India will take on New Zealand in a must-win second one-day international of the three-match series at Seddon Park, Hamilton, on Sunday, November 27. The Kiwis won the first ODI by seven wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the series. Tom Latham’s unbeaten 145 off 104 balls and captain Kane Williamson’s unbeaten 94 off 98 balls helped the Blackcaps chase down the target of 307 runs.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and chose to bat. The rain has stopped play, with India on 22/0 after 4.5 overs. A couple of changes are expected in the line-up after failing to defend 306 in the previous match, and the Men in Blue made two changes, with Deepak Chahar and Deepak Hooda replaces Sanju Samson and Shardul Thakur.
Arshdeep Singh Bowled Like It Was A T20 Match – Danish Kaneria
Speaking on his YouTube channel, Danish Kaneria stated that Team India’s young left-arm bowler Arshdeep Singh cannot have the same approach in both ODIs and T20Is. He suggested the bowler make a few changes to his game for longer formats.
“Arshdeep Singh still seems to be in T20 mode. He bowled like it was a T20 match. He wasn’t able to adapt to the longer format, given that he was playing 50-over cricket after a considerable amount of time. He needs to learn how to bowl in the longer versions of the game.”
India Should Back Umran Malik – Danish Kaneria
Kaneria believes that the Indian team’s management should persist with tearaway pacer Umran Malik, hailing him as the future of the team’s bowling lineup. He stated that the speedster was still very raw and needed to be given a long rope.
“Umran Malik did a fantastic job in the first ODI. India should back him and make him play more matches. Yes, he is still a rookie and can be a little wayward, but he has got speed. He is the future of the Indian bowling attack.”
Malik made his ODI debut against New Zealand in the first match, and he was impressive against the Kiwi batters. He took the wickets of Devon Conway and Daryl Mitchell while conceding 66 runs from his full quota of 10 overs.