India Women vs. New Zealand Women: Second ODI Preview
India Women vs. New Zealand Women: Second ODI Preview

India Women lambasted the White Ferns by nine wickets in the opening One Day International of the tour and seem well set to enhance their status in the fifty-over format. A talented side with quite a few gun players, the Indian women were quick to put behind their off-field issues and bring out their best performance against the White Ferns. They will hope to do as well when the teams meet again on Tuesday.

Conditions: Sluggish wicket with help for seamer's and spinners. Lower totals expected.

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Wicket-keeper: Taniya Bhatia (8 credits)

Bhatia didn't get to bat in the first ODI but effected two stumpings and took a catch to underline her value. She is a fierce striker of the ball and a good player on sluggish wickets which yet again makes her a valuable pick for Tuesday. The wicket-keeper batswoman is known for her cameos and one of them could surface sooner rather than later.

Batsman: Smriti Mandana (10 credits)

A hundred in the first ODI got Mandana going and the Indian opener, who knows to make her form count, will be banking on her pristine driving and self-confidence to drive the Kiwis into the ground. The White Ferns had no answers to her bullishness in the first game and she could be in line to torment them again.

All-rounder: Sophie Devine (10 credits)

Devine was one of the few to get a start on Thursday but she will hope to convert it to something more substantial. On

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