It was a good day at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Wednesday for Team India and it was a batting paradise. The crowd witnessed a high-scoring first ODI between IND vs NZ and a thrilling end to it which went in favour of Men in Blue.
On Saturday, both teams will collide again in the 2nd ODI at Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium in Raipur. The visitors will be looking forward to levelling the series and to get great odds you can turn your attention to any top bookmakers in India.
IND dominated the first ODI with their batting as they scored 349 runs in 50 overs at a loss of 8 wickets. The opening lineup was ferocious and the same momentum will be expected in the second ODI.
NZ struggles with their bowling and batting lineup during the initial game. The bowlers were unable to get early breakthroughs and the batters struggled to have a constructive partnership.
Our experts believe that Team India will register another win. When it comes to batting you can place your odds on Virat Kohli as it is highly unlikely that he will fail once again. Mohammed Siraj can be the pick of bowlers once again.
The betting tip is...
IND will Win
Shubman Gill has become the new star of the show for team India. He gave winning momentum to the whole team by scoring a double hundred at a strike rate of 139.60. In the middle, Suryakumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya played a cameo to help the team reach a massive scoreline.
In the bowling department, it was a brilliant day for Mohammed Siraj as he picked up 4 wickets in 10 overs at an economy of 4.60. Kuldeep Yadav and Shardul Thakur also contributed with two wickets each.
Team India will surely not tinker with the winning formula and are likely to go with the same playing XI. This could be the expected line-up for IND:
Predicted Lineup: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj
The Kiwis will be disappointed to see the results of the first ODI. They gave a tough fight but in the end, the result was not in their favour. The absence of Kane Williamson and Tim Southee will be hurting them in the den. Finn Allen gave a stable start to the team but he was unable to get any support from the opposite end in the batting.
Michael Bracewell gave a major push to New Zealand from the lower end and scored 140 runs at a strike rate of 179.49. The bowlers performed below average and displayed higher economy.
Despite losing the first ODI, NZ almost clinched the match. The team performance was not up to the mark but Kiwis might go with the same line-up as well. Here is the predicted XI for NZ:
Predicted Lineup: Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Mark Chapman, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c & wk), Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Doug Bracewell, Lockie Ferguson
It will be another thrilling fixture in Raipur between the two teams. Team India has its regular players in form and they are turning out to be match-winners. We predict a win for team India in the 2nd ODI.