New Zealand opener Martin Guptill on Friday mentioned his crew will look to pump up the aggression in opposition to Indian spinners throughout the second ODI right here on Saturday in pursuit of an early series win in opposition to the fancied guests.
The Black Caps chased down their highest-ever whole in ODI cricket at Seddon Park on strategy to their 4-wicket win in the first ODI for a 1-zero lead in the three-match series.
Guptill mentioned the key to New Zealand’s victory was taking part in nicely in opposition to the spinners. Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja had been taken to the cleaners in Hamilton by Kiwi batsmen and leaked 148 runs in all.
“It’s completely different conditions, isn’t it? You have to be a little bit more attacking here I guess and have the confidence that the ball will probably will not spin past your edge as much. You know the odd one might as it did the other night,” he mentioned.
“I thought the way we handled the Indian spinners in Hamilton was some of the best we have done it in a long time. So we can take confidence from that going forward in the series.”
Guptill additionally warned his aspect in opposition to complacency, saying it can not afford to take a world class crew like India evenly.
“I don’t think you can count India out. They are a world-class side, they have got match winners batting and bowling. So, we still have to put up a very good performance tomorrow to be get another win under the belt and take the series,” he mentioned.
“Come tomorrow, hopefully we will play well and showcase our skills again.”
The 33-year-previous opener additionally mentioned the distinctive problem of dealing with Jasprit Bumrah.
“Don’t know (it ever will get) snug dealing with him (Bumrah). But you actually get used to him. He has bought a distinctive motion, he is available in and he is excellent together with his expertise. I believed we performed him nicely on the different night time.
“He bowled very nicely with the new ball and when the time got here to take boundaries off him I believed the guys in the center did that actually nicely and negated him and (did not permit him) to take early wickets,” he mentioned.
Guptill mentioned the odd dimensions of Eden Park will play a half in the second ODI and he alongside together with his new opening accomplice Henry Nicholls will look to construct the innings similar to they did in Hamilton.
“This ground is different, isn’t it? You want to go out and start the way we can and stay as positive as possible. It could be 70 for no loss or it could be 40 for no loss. You just don’t know until we go out there and assess the conditions. Once we get out there tomorrow, we see how we get on,” he mentioned.
“You want to go out there being positive. Unfortunately in the game of cricket if you lose couple of wickets early you have to rebuild. But if Henry (Nicholls) and I can get across the 10-over mark then hopefully take it as deep as possible.”
Guptill additionally heaped reward on stand-in skipper Tom Latham, who smashed a 48-ball 60 to take the recreation away from India in Hamilton.
“I thought Tom played brilliantly. He gave himself some time to get in and then flipped the switch when he needed to and took the pressure a little bit off Ross (Taylor). It allowed Ross to settle into his own innings as well,” he mentioned.
“Then between 25 to 40 over mark, they just took the game away from India with that match winning partnership,” Guptill signed off.