The 2nd ODI between India and New Zealand called off due to rain(ICC)
IND vs NZ 2022, 2nd ODI highlights: The second ODI between India and New Zealand has been abandoned due to rain. We had five overs when the play was stopped initially and then the game resumed for a while with the match reduced to 29-overs-per-side at 12.5 overs it started to rain heavily and the umpires decided we cannot have any further game. Suryakumar Yadav 34(25)* and Shubman Gill 45(42)* were at the crease. Earlier Shikar Dhawan tried to up the scoring rate but perished to Matt Henry. India will go to Christchurch for the 3rd ODI.
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(L-R) Deepak Hooda, Deepak Chahar and Kuldeep Yadav are likely to play in the second ODI against New Zealand.
The absence of a batter who can bowl is hurting India again and again. India’s lack of an extra bowling option is another major factor why Virat Kohli (in 2021) and Rohit Sharma (in 2022) looked clueless during the partnerships of Babar-Rizwan and Buttler-Hales. Shikhar Dhawan faced the same thing in the first ODI, when Kane Williamson and Tom Lathing were at the crease.
Ahead of the series opener in Wellington, stand-in coach VVS Laxman said multi-dimensional players are the need of the hour in T20 cricket. “We need bowlers who can bat and batters who can bowl.”
Indian Express argues for the inclusion of Deepak Hooda, Deepak Chahar and Kuldeep Yadav for the second ODI clash against New Zealand. (READ MORE)
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