Pressure on Kohli, Rahul to go big in absence of Rohit
Auckland: After losing the first ODI in Hamilton, Team India will look to bounce back and take the ongoing three-match series into the decider when they take on New Zealand at the Eden Park on Saturday.
India couldn’t manage to defend a stiff 348-run target as New Zealand rode on Ross Taylor’s unbeaten ton to take a 1-0 lead in the series. However, Kohli and boys will feel confident in their abilities to level the series and set up a decider as they did the same against Australia at home, wherein they bounced back from a 10-wicket opening defeat to take the series 2-1.
The main concern for Kohli will be their bowling which has been a touch expensive. Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja went for plenty in the first game and even pacers, including Jasprit Bumrah, failed to put pressure on the Kiwi batters.