New Delhi, Sports Desk. After winning in Hyderabad, the team India has reached Raipur. The second match of the three-match series will be played on Saturday. Team India had an optional practice in Raipur on Friday. Where most of the players took part in the practice session. Whereas, some practiced on the nets. Seeing the excellent performance of the batsmen and bowlers in the first match against New Zealand, there may be a problem in choosing the playing XI for Rohit Sharma in the second match.
In the first ODI, Shubman Gill scored a brilliant 208 as India won by 12 runs on Wednesday. With this performance, Shubman has given a befitting reply to the critics. Also, this has also put an end to the debate of opening with Rohit Sharma. Virat Kohli missed out on a big score in Hyderabad but is eager to perform in Raipur.
Ishaan and Suryakumar can Remain in the team
With KL Rahul on leave and Shreyas Iyer ruled out, India have few options to make changes to their batting line-up. Ishan Kishan batted at No.4 in the last game. Suryakumar Yadav and Hardik can continue in their places.
Team India Performed well in Bowling
At the same time, Team India performed well in bowling. In the first match, Siraj took 4 wickets while Shami put pressure on the New Zealand batsmen. Shardul Thakur has also left his mark. However, India have not been able to overcome the problem of restricting runs in the death overs. Umran Malik can be seen playing in place of Shardul Thakur on Saturday.
India’s Probable Playing XI for the second ODI against New Zealand
Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur / Umran Malik