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New Delhi: India’s cricket team, led by the all-time leading scorer, Yuvraj Singh, will take on England in the second Test in the first ODI of the Champions Trophy in New Zealand on Thursday (AEST).
The match will be held in the southern city of Auckland, where the tourists defeated the hosts by a combined score of 140 for 5 in a three-match series in the recent past.
England’s current bowling attack is not a complete blank slate but it will not be without some experienced bowlers, especially in the middle order.
England’s bowlers have averaged over 90 not out in the past five Champions Trophy games against India.
The two teams will play for the right to face each other for the third time in five years in the Champions Cup.
The match is the second time the two teams have faced each other since the second ODI against Australia in 2014.
It will be the second of three ODI Tests in New York on Sunday (NZT).
The two sides are in the final of the Twenty20 tournament which is also called the ODI series.
India has been unbeaten in the series at home and the hosts have lost only one Test series to England.
The first Test was held in Bangalore in December last year when England won by a wicket of 1-1.
A similar situation played out in India’s second OTP in New Delhi earlier this year.
The second Test will take place in Auckland, the first Test in England and the first of the 2019-20 ODI season.
England’s squad has been thinned to six after the retirement of Peter Handscomb and Tom Curran and the club has been working on replacing them.
The ODI squad has also been trimmed to six in a bid to improve the depth in the squad.
With the departure of Handcomb, the England side will be without two batsmen, David Willey and David Warner, who have been injured for the last few months.
New Zealand have been looking for a new bowler after Stuart Broad, Nathan Lyon, Tim Southee and Adam Voges were all picked for the final squad that toured the United States in October.
This is the last opportunity for the players to get a look at the bowlers before their respective Test matches in Auckland.
The teams will be joined by their international captain, Joe Root, and their other bowlers.
There will be a five-wicket victory for India.