India had survived in the first ODI by the skin of their teeth against New Zealand after they had won the opening game by 12 runs. The home team will look to take an impregnable lead in the series whereas the Kiwis will seek parity in the series in Raipur on Saturday.
We look at the current form, head-to-head, players to look out for, and squads of both teams in our match preview.
Current form for India: W W W W W
India has been in sublime form as they have their last five matches after losing two games against Bangladesh. The batting unit has done a good job for the team in racking up the runs but the bowlers have not been up to the mark.
Current form for New Zealand: L W W L NR
New Zealand has an inexperienced bowling attack and they could not put the brakes on Shubman Gill in the first ODI. However, Michael Bracewell scored a knock for the ages as he smashed 140 and he was a big positive for the Kiwis.
Head to Head: Matches: 114, Won by India: 56, Won by New Zealand: 50, NR: 7, Tied: 1.
India holds a slight advantage against New Zealand in the head-to-head battle.
Players to look out for: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Shubman Gill, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, and Mohammed Shami will hold the key for the home team.
Tom Latham, Finn Allen, Lockie Fergusson, Mitchell Santner, Devon Conway, Ish Sodhi, and Glenn Phillips will be the crucial players for the visitors.
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan (wk), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Suryakumar Yadav, KS Bharat (wk), Hardik Pandya (vc), Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik.
New Zealand squad
Tom Latham (c), Finn Allen, Doug Bracewell [for Matt Henry], Michael Bracewell, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Jacob Duffy, Lockie Ferguson, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Henry Shipley, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner.