The 2nd ODI between India & New Zealand was washed out due to incessant rain. The Men in Blue had managed to score 89-1 in 12.5 overs. Suryakumar Yadav was seen in blazing form as the right-handed batter scored an unbeaten knock of 34 runs in 25 balls where he smashed 2 fours and 3 sixes.
New Zealand would be eyeing winning the Series in the 3rd ODI. Skipper Kane Williamson would be hoping that the openers give the team a rollicking start as every time the middle order batter won’t bail out the team.
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Suryakumar Yadav on Knock
Suryakumar Yadav was having an interaction with ESPNcricinfo and was asked about his 2 favourite knocks. “I think the one which I got on debut… debut fifty. We won that game so that is very special to me,” said Suryakumar Yadav.
“There was a knock which I played in Qualifier 1 in 2019 between MI and CSK in Chennai. It was a tricky chase of 130-135 runs. There I got 70 not out and we won that game. So that is also very special. I can watch that innings again and again,” he added.
Exciting Contest on Cards
The 3rd ODI between India and New Zealand promises to be a fascinating contest. Men in Blue would be hoping to end the tour on high as earlier they had won the T20I Series by 1-0.
India would be banking on the star left-handed batter Shikhar Dhawan to give the team a rollicking start as he has the knack of playing long and significant innings.
Head Coach VVS Laxman will have to pull a rabbit out of the hat as New Zealand is on a roll. The management has a conundrum with Sanju Samson as playing him would mean that the team has only 5 bowling options.
It would be interesting to see whether the management takes the bold decision of dropping Rishabh Pant as the batter has looked scratchy.