Toss New Zealand Chose to bowl vs India
Kane Williamson won the toss for the second time in the series, and once again elected to bowl first. The toss was delayed by 15 minutes due to cloudy conditions, while the pitch was covered in the lead-up.
New Zealand made one change to the team that comfortably beat India in the first ODI in Auckland, replacing fast bowler Adam Milne with all-rounder Michael Bracewell, who conceded 67 runs from his ten overs on Friday. This meant that James Neesham, who played alongside Nigel in the first ODI, continued to miss out.
Indian captain Shikhar Dhawan said he too would bowl first, citing cloudy conditions, and announced two changes to his team: Deepak Chahar for Shardul Thakur, and Deepak Hooda for Sanju Samson. With Hooda in their line-up, India have a sixth bowling option, which they lacked during the first ODI.
The hosts lead the series 1-0 by seven wickets in Auckland, and will go top of the ODI Super League table if they win again today.
New Zealand: 1 Finn Allen, 2 Dion Conway, 3 Kane Williamson (captain), 4 Tom Latham (wicket), 5 Daryl Mitchell, 6 Glenn Phillips, 7 Michael Bracewell, 8 Mitchell Santner, 9 Tim Southee, 10 Matt Henry, 11 Lockie Ferguson .
India: 1 Shikhar Dhawan (captain), 2 Shubman Gill, 3 Shreyas Iyer, 4 Rishabh Pant (wicket), 5 Surya Kumar Yadav, 6 Deepak Hooda, 7 Washington Sundar, 8 Deepak Chahar, 9 Imran Malik, 10 Arshad Singh, 11 Yuzvendra