Auckland New Zealand opener Martin Guptill said on Friday that his team will play an offensive against India in the second ODI on Saturday so that the series is decided tomorrow. New Zealand won by chasing their highest target in the first ODI.
Guptill said a good performance against the spinners was the key to victory. Kiwi batsmen beat Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav fiercely. He said, ‘The situation here is completely different. We need to play more aggressively. Here the ball will not take that much spin. We played the Indian spinners well in the first match and will maintain that rhythm. ‘
He, however, said that the Indian team cannot be taken lightly. He said, “Taking India lightly would be a huge mistake. He has world class match winners. We have to do well tomorrow. ‘
Regarding playing Jasprit Bumrah, Guptill said, “We can never play in front of him easily but slowly we get used to it.” His action is different and he specializes in his skills. We played him better in the first match.