Cricket Prediction – India vs New Zealand – India tour of New Zealand 2019/20 08.02

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Cricket Match Information:

The India vs New Zealand second ODI cricket match will be played at Auckland on Saturday. After winning the T20 cricket series, India lost the first ODI against New Zealand. Our prediction expert reckons that an intense cricket match is in store for the fans, with India making a strong comeback. 

  • Tournament: India tour of New Zealand 2019/20
  • Cricket Match format: ODI
  • Cricket match time07:30 am IST
  • Cricket match date: 08.02.2020
  • Venue: Eden Park, Auckland
  • Weather: Temperature: 24 degrees, Thunderstorms: 0% 
  • Team A: India
  • Team B: New Zealand
  • Team A Captain: Virat Kohli
  • Team B Captain: Tom Latham 


India are being led by Virat Kohli in this ODI cricket series. They won the T20 series by 5-0 but lost the first ODI to New Zealand. They will try to learn from their last game and will carry the momentum forward in this game. 

In the last ODI match, India managed to put up a huge score of 347 runs but failed to defend it, courtesy of poor bowling from everyone. There were plenty of extras given in the forms of wides, which are unacceptable when you are playing against a side like New Zealand. 

India will once again be looking at their skipper Kohli to take the responsibility on his shoulder and lead the way as their experienced top-order players like Rohit Sharma and Shikar Dhawan are not playing the series. 

Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game.  

Here is our prediction of India’s playing XI:

  • KL Rahul
  • Prithvi Shaw
  • Virat Kohli
  • SS Iyer
  • Kedar Jadhav
  • Jasprit Bumrah 
  • Mohammad Shami
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • Mayank Agarwal
  • Navdeep Saini
  • Ravindra Jadeja

New Zealand

Skipper Kane Williamson has been ruled out of the first two ODIs hence, Tom Latham will be leading this cricket game as well. This should not be a problem as Latham led the side wonderfully well and won the first ODI. 

New Zealand bowled poorly but managed to come back during the later stages of the first game. Their batsmen employed a good technique of sweeping and as a result, they managed to dominate India spinners like Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav. Skipper Latham made a contribution of 69 runs of 48 balls and Ross Taylor showed his elite class during his knock of 109 out of 84 balls. 

Tim Southee will not be playing this game hence, our prediction is of the inclusion of Scott Kuggeleijn as his replacement.

Here is our prediction of New Zealand’s playing XI:

  • MJ Guptill
  • Henry Nicholls
  • Tom Latham
  • TA Blundell
  • James Neesham
  • LRPL Taylor
  • Colin de Grandhomme
  • Mitch Santner
  • IS Sodhi
  • Hamish Bennett
  • Scott Kuggeleijn

Expert Prediction: IND vs NZ

India continued its recent tradition of losing the first game of the ODI cricket series. They recently lost their first game against Australia as well but managed to bounce back to win the series by 2-1. Now they would be hoping that they would be able to replicate the same success against New Zealand because one more loss would mean that they would lose the series. 

New Zealand, on the other hand, would be thrilled with their first win because it has come after many losses. The manner in which they won the first match considering the score put on by India would have really pleased them. 

Ross Taylor once again led the way for New Zealand in a high run chase. He has been instrumental in many such wins for New Zealand in the past. This was New Zealand’s second consecutive win against India. The first one of course being the famous World Cup semifinal. 

Although the ODI is not on the radar of any team right now, keeping in mind the upcoming T20 World Cup, it is still important to note that the next four-year cycle has begun for teams to prepare for the 50-over World Cup. 

In the last five encounters, both teams have managed to win two-two games each while one was abandoned due to rain. India have recently shown a tendency of making a comeback after being 1-0 down in the series hence, our prediction is of India’s victory in this cricket game. 

Astrology Prediction: IND vs NZ

One win or loss does not make or break the summer. Hence, the stars and luck are expected to shine on India in the second ODI. Hence, our prediction is of India’s victory. 

Toss prediction?Following the history of this pitch, the chasing team have won more matches. Our prediction is that the team winning the toss would like to bowl first. 

Who will win? – New Zealand

Top Batsman – KL Rahul (IND), Ross Taylor (NZ)

Top Bowler – Mohammad Shami (IND), Colin de Grandhomme (NZ)

Most Sixes – KL Rahul (IND), Ross Taylor (NZ)

Man of the Match KL Rahul (IND)

Team Scores Batting first – India (300+), New Zealand (290+)

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 India – 1.52

New Zealand – 2.45

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