New Zealand will look to bounce back from a loss in the first one-day international, while West Indies will look to take a sizeable 2-0 lead in the series when the two sides clash in the 2nd ODI in Napier on Sunday.
Where to Watch Live
The 2nd ODI is scheduled for a 6.30am IST start with live coverage on Neo Prime in India. Unfortunately, there is no official live streaming option available in India, but viewers in Africa can catch the match via live streaming HERE. Viewers in the US can live stream the match HERE.
In a low-scoring opening one-dayer, West Indies just about managed to pull off a two-wicket win, chasing down the small target of 157 after bowling New Zealand out cheaply.
Dwayne Bravo had gone into the ODI series saying their superior bowling strength would make the difference in the series, and going by the first match, the WI skipper might not be that far off in his assessment.
"There's a confidence in the bowlers and it showed," Bravo, who took four wickets himself, said. "They put the pressure on the Kiwis and helped our fresh faces integrate into the lineup. I've had honest and open chats with them and as the frontline, it's important to discuss our brand of bowling and the attitude out there.
"This is what I'd like to see as a leader. Our bowling from Ravi [Rampaul] and Jason [Holder] was tight and precise and factoring in Sunil Narine, this gives us an advantage.
"Over the past few years, we've always had strength in bowling and we must play to this. We made sure to execute our game plans with the ball against New Zealand and I, myself, had to improve after coming into question as a death bowler this year
"So we all knew we had to step it up. Our bowling and fielding were spot on and we still have to note that there's room to improve with the bat. The pitch wasn't the best to bat on but it was a good one to deliver to."
While the bowlers did their job admirably in the first innings, putting West Indies in a seriously strong position to take a series lead, the batsmen at the top, barring Lendl Simmons, failed miserably, and it needed a brilliant 43 not out from Darren Sammy to see them through.
The Kiwis showed they also have the bowling to trouble the West Indies, and the home side will hope for a better performance from the batsmen, with New Zealand even managing 156 only thanks to the McCullum brothers Brendon and Nathan, who scored 51 and 47 respectively.
The West Indies will be without Darren Bravo for the rest of the ODI series and the T20s after the left-hander flew back home due to personal reasons.
Expected lineups: New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Jesse Ryder, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Brendon McCullum, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi, Jimmy Neesham, Nathan McCullum, Kyle Mills, Mitchell McClenaghan.
West Indies: Johnson Charles, Kieran Powell, Kirk Edwards, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Bravo, Narsingh Deonarine, Denesh Ramdin, Darren Sammy, Jason Holder, Sunil Narine, Ravi Rampaul.