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Second ODI between India vs New Zealand will be played at Eden Park, Auckland on February 8.
The coverage begins at 11.55 IST on Star Sports Network.
Here are things which we can expect at the venue:
Do or die game for India as it is a 3-match series
India skipper, Rohit Sharma is 35 runs short to break Martin Guptill’s T20I record (Most runs- 2272 runs)
Wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav is expected to play as the ground dimensions are short, he is likely to replace Vijay Shankar in the playing XI
New Zealand has won 5 matches out of 17 T20Is played at this Eden Park, Auckland (including 2 ties)
The highest total scored at the ground is 245/5 in 18.5 overs (Australia) and the lowest is 107 all-out (New Zealand)
Tim Southee has scalped 11 wickets at the venue (in T20Is) and is currently in-form (ended with 4/17 in the 1st match)
Weather– Windy, Cloudy around 20 degrees celsius
Psychological advantage- New Zealand won the first T20I by 80 runs (men) and women (by 23 runs)
India has never played a T20I at Eden Park.