The last match provided India with the reality check they needed, NZ outplayed the all in form Indian line-up and apparently easily won the match, however India are known for the fightback, and the captain would love one right now.
Pitch and conditions
The track tends to be a good wicket for batting and expect lot of runs to be scored as boundaries which are not long enough.The last test here was between India vs Australia where India lost to Australia and the match ended on third day and ICC rated the pitch as poor.Later on the same venue an ODI was played between India vs England where more than 700 runs scored,which India won 350+ with Kohli and Jadhav hitting tons.But Pune pitch curator Pandurang Salgaoncar has said that wicket for the second ODI between India and New Zealand will be a sporting wicket with something for everyone in it.However the spinners are known to play their part as the game progresses.
Team News – India
After shocking defeat, India might be very conscious not to lose series.Even though all five bowlers gave good performance still India stood on loosing side and also expecting India to go with same XI and thus far there are no injury concerns.
Team News – New Zealand
It will be a poor decision if NZ makes any changes after such a win, though Milne went for plenty of runs in first ODI expect him to retain his place from his previous performance also Ish Sodhi was seen practicing in nets and bowled to Ross Taylor,who spent most of his time in harnessing his skills against spin.