IND vs NZ 2nd ODI: Will Rohit Sharma take a tough decision to drop this player from the playing XI?
Talking about the performance of Mohammed Shami, in the last 10 ODIs, Shami has taken 13 wickets at an average of 39.30, while his economy during this period has been 6.07. Umran’s figures are much better than this.
The second match of the three ODI series between India and New Zealand is to be played on Saturday i.e. January 21 in Raipur. Team India has taken a 1-0 lead in the series after winning the first ODI by 12 runs, so tomorrow India will be aiming to capture the series. Captain Rohit Sharma can make a change in the playing eleven by taking a tough decision for this important match. Rohit may drop Mohammed Shami from the playing XI considering his dismal performance in the Raipur ODI. Umran Malik may return to the team in his place. Umran has done exceptionally well in safe ball cricket of late. The merchant of pace has improved his line length a lot due to which the batsmen have faced a lot of trouble.
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Talking about the performance of Mohammed Shami, in the last 10 ODIs, Shami has taken 13 wickets at an average of 39.30, while his economy during this period has been 6.07. Talking about Shami’s strike rate, he takes a wicket almost every 39th ball. These figures do not suit any senior bowler of the team.
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On the other hand, if we look at the statistics of young sensation Umran Malik, Umran’s economy is only slightly higher than Shami, but he is much better than this experienced bowler in terms of average and strike. Umran Malik has taken 13 wickets in the 7 matches he has played so far at an average of 25.25. During this, his strike rate has been 24. This means that Umran shows the way to the pavilion to a batsman every four overs. This speed of Umran can prove to be very effective to dismiss the tail batsmen as well.
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India’s probable playing XI for the second ODI against New Zealand Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Siraj, Umran Malik