New Zealand defeated India in the first ODI on Friday. The teams will clash again on Sunday in Hamilton. Here, we look at the pitch report of Seddon Park and the weather conditions in Hamilton for IND vs NZ 2022.
Although Team India’s team selection was better, a few tactics backfired. Having just five bowling options did not work in the team’s favour. It is important to have a squad with depth in both departments. Hence, for the men in blue, there could be a change in the strategy for the next encounter. The likes of Shardul Thakur could be dropped after a disappointing outing.
New Zealand, though, will be happy with the returns on Friday. While Tom Latham was in top form, skipper Kane Williamson also showed glimpses of his best. Although the team would still have some loopholes to fix, they would start as favourites at Hamilton.
Seddon Park, Hamilton pitch report for IND vs NZ 2022
That's that from the 1st ODI.
New Zealand win by 7 wickets, lead the series 1-0.Advertisement
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 25, 2022
The Seddon Park has seen 37 ODIs so far. Out of this, 22 games have been won by sides batting second. Hence, we could expect a similar trend on Sunday.
The average score batting first is 239, which is more of an average of the games held since 1981 on this track. Therefore, we can expect some bigger scores at this stadium. Back in 2019, India was all out for just 92 at the Seddon Park. The men in blue will look to avoid such a result this time around.
Hamilton weather conditions for IND vs NZ 2022
1-0 up in the Sterling Reserve ODI Series! An unbroken 221 run stand between Tom Latham (145*) & Kane Williamson (94*) sees the team to victory at @edenparknz.Advertisement
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) November 25, 2022
Weather has been an issue in this competition between India and New Zealand. Although the first ODI went as per plan, we could expect some hindrances in the second fixture.
While the temperature will be around 18 degrees celsius, the precipitation is 100% while the humidity is predicted to 82%. A thunderstorm is expected and this is bad news for the fans.