The second match of the three-match ODI series between India and New Zealand is to be played in Raipur. For the first time an international match is being played in Raipur, so it is going to be a great moment for the people here. The Indian team has won the first ODI of the series played in Hyderabad. In such a situation, his effort will be to win this match and take an unbeatable lead in the series.
Before the second game, BCCI shared a video on Twitter, in which spinner Yuzvendra Chahal is seen surveying the TV dressing room. In the video, Chahal says, ‘Today we will get the survey of the dressing room done.’ Chahal then introduced everyone to the captain and vice-captain. Chahal is also seen joking with Ishaan Kishan in the video. Chahal asked Ishaan “Will you tell our viewers about my contribution behind your double century?”
Ishaan jokingly replied, ‘Before the game, he (Chahal) told me to be serious and sleep on time. He told me to believe in myself, you have to score a century, but I did not listen to a single thing from him. Chahal immediately interrupted and said, ‘Because I was not there (Bangladesh). Then both of them laughed out loud.
Inside #TeamIndia‘s dressing room in Raipur!
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 20, 2023
After this Chahal went towards Indian captain Rohit Sharma. Rohit shook hands with Chahal and said, ‘You have a good future.’ Chahal then takes the audience on a tour of the food court, which is stocked with delicious dishes. Let us tell you that the Indian team has to beat New Zealand 3-0 to get the number-1 ranking in ODIs. Despite scoring 349 runs in the first ODI, the Indian team had to struggle hard to win. Kiwi batsman Michael Bracewell had brought the Kiwi team very close to the target by playing an innings of 140 runs.
Lower order batsmen increased the trouble
If we look at the last few matches, Indian bowlers have had to sweat to get the lower order batsmen out. Players like Dasun Shanaka and Mehidy Hasan are examples of this who troubled the Indian team a lot. Indian bowlers will have to find an alternative plan to stop the lower order of the Kiwi team.
India’s ODI team: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, KS Bharat (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya (vice-captain), Rajat Patidar, Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik.