In both games, New Zealand’s top order provided them with minimal returns. Despite some nice names up there the runs are staying away. Had it not been for Bracewell’s heroics, New Zealand would have struggled in the first game. They go to Indore looking for answers with their top-order.
India though has found some answers to issues they have had over the years. The new-ball bowlers are doing really well while the batters too are doing a decent job. With one more game to go though, India will hope their middle-order gets some more game time.
Date: January 24th 2023
Time: 1:30 PM IST
The weather at Indore is a touch cooler and dew is likely to play a huge role with dry weather likely.
Indore has some of the smallest boundaries in the country. The track is also likely to be a little flatter and a lot of runs are expected.
Played- 115 | India -57 | New Zealand – 50 | No Result- 7 | Tie- 1
Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Shardul Thakur, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Umran Malik, Mohammad Siraj
Devon Conway, Finn Allen, Henry Nicholls, Tom Latham, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, Mitch Santner, Mitchell Bracewell, Adam Milne, Lockie Ferguson, Jacob Duffy
Mohammad Siraj has become Rohit Sharma’s go to bowler. He knows how to make the new-ball talk and is doing really well with Test match lines. His bowling doesn’t stop there though. As the ball stops swinging, Siraj has developed the wobbling seam ball and an effective slower ball.
Without Kane Williamson New Zealand may find it tougher to handle the spin threat that shows up in India. After Williamson, Devon Conway is one of the best at facing spin and without Williamson, Conway will have to play really well to ensure New Zealand to remain competitive.
New Zealand won the only ODI in the last season against a depleted Indian side. India this time around are closer to full-strength and that should make them feel more comfortable.