India will enter the field on Saturday with the aim of securing yet another limited-overs series at home. The Men in Blue registered a 12-run win in the 1st ODI against New Zealand in Hyderabad. Shubman Gill and Mohammed Siraj were the stars for India in the game as the hosts took a 1-0 lead. The 2nd ODI will be played in Raipur on January 21.
The biggest positive for Team India has been their batting. Youngster Shubman Gill is enjoying a dream run in ODIs. The 23-year-old scored a stunning double-century in 1st ODI to help India post a mammoth total of 349.
While other bowlers went for plenty against New Zealand in the first ODI, Mohammed Siraj was once again the savior for Team India as he picked 4 wickets to help Indian win. Team India was struggling to break the threatening partnership between Michael Bracewell and Mitchell Santner when Siraj stood up and gave India the much-needed breakthrough.
While we are expecting another high-scoring thriller in the 2nd ODI, will the weather permit a full 100-over game?
India vs New Zealand 1st ODI Weather Updates
The fans will enjoy a full 100-over game as the sky is clear in Raipur on Saturday. While the temperature on the day is expected to be around 32 degrees Celsius, the evening is expected to be a little cooler with the temperature to be around 19-20 degrees.