New Zealand v India, 2nd ODI, Hamilton January 22, 2014

India down 2-0, lose No. 1 ranking

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New Zealand 271 for 7 (Williamson 77, Taylor 57) in 42 overs beat India 277 for 9 (Kohli 78, Dhoni 56, Southee 4-72) in 41.3 overs by 15 runs (D/L)
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

New Zealand pushed India off the No. 1 position in ODIs with another clinical performance although India's middle order demanded that their bowlers stay at it till the end. Largely, though, the match followed the first ODI's script. Jesse Ryder went bang bang for too brief a while, Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor scored fifties to set up a final assault, Corey Anderson nearly blasted the fastest ODI fifty too, India had a big chase at hand and were kept alive by Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni but New Zealand kept producing timely wickets to pull India back every time they brought some semblance of parity to the chase.

There was supreme synergy in New Zealand's innings, cut down to 42 overs because of rain that arrived in the 34th over. When Martin Guptill took his time at the top, Jesse Ryder smacked 20 off 11, making sure New Zealand were under no pressure when the ball started gripping for spinners on a slow surface. Guptill overcame the slow start, and added 89 with Williamson in 15.3 overs. Williamson and Taylor then nicely set it up for big hitting, and when the rain arrived New Zealand had lost only two wickets, which meant they would get a big boost when the target would be readjusted. And then Anderson and Taylor went berserk in a 74-run partnership in 4.4 overs. During that period that proved to be the difference in the end, Anderson scored 44 off 17, holing out when he went for the fifty off the 17th, and Taylor took 26 off 11.

That brutal hitting was in direct contrast to the delightful batting of Williamson, who played the most difficult shot to play on a slow pitch, the back-foot drive on the up, with ease. He didn't play shots that left mouths agape, but found all the small gaps on the field. When he was set for a century - he was in the last game too - the rain arrived, and with only 8.4 overs to go on the comeback he perished trying to charge at Ravindra Jadeja in order to go over extra cover.

This wasn't exactly bad news for New Zealand. Williamson had batted superbly without violence, but now was some time for violence. And violence there was when Anderson and Taylor set themselves up to clear the short boundaries. Anderson hit a six over long-on, and two each over long-off and midwicket; Taylor preferred the gaps, hitting only seven fours and no sixes. India pulled New Zealand back with only 23 in the last 3.2 overs, but like in the first ODI it turned out to be too little and too late.

Especially with the way the opening exchange went after India had been asked to chase 297 in 42 overs. Kyle Mills, playing in the absence of Adam Milne, and Mitchell McClenaghan were spot on at the top of India's innings. They bowled with skill and accuracy, and with no loose balls available India had crawled to 21 for 0 with two reprieves when Tim Southee showed up in the eighth over. By now Shikhar Dhawan had become desperate and was bowled to an ugly swipe. In Southee's next, Rohit Sharma finally managed to get out, and the asking rate had already crossed eight.

Kohli, though, seemed to be playing on a different plane from the moment he on-drove Southee past mid-on for four. This was an uncharacteristic innings, though. Usually Kohli manages to keep the risks to the minimum even when going at the kind of high strike rates he does. Here, with his team-mates stuck at the other ends and the asking rate shooting through the roof, he had to play lower-percentage cricket, premeditate a little, but somehow the shots kept coming off. In presence of Ajinkya Rahane, Kohli turned the lost match into a fight, but that man McClenaghan came back again to dismiss Rahane with a sharp bouncer.

Dhoni promoted himself with 170 required in 18.2 overs, but soon saw Kohli get out to his aggression. Suresh Raina and Dhoni kept the chase going, but Brendon McCullum kept attacking, bowling out his main bowlers one by one. It paid dividends when Mills got Raina in his ninth over when most captains would have been worried about the fifth bowler's three overs remaining out of the last six and the asking rate within the batsmen's reach. The final blow, though, came with Anderson's offcutter getting Dhoni to sky a catch with 40 required off 17.

Further rain made sure India played only 41.3 overs in the chase, but by that time they had been well and truly beaten.

Sidharth Monga is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • slasher on January 22, 2014, 23:10 GMT

    That was a fantastic one day match! just great to see passion, competitiveness and a never say die attitude from both sides. NZ won because they wanted it more, its as simple as that.

    NZ is a better side than their ranking suggests because they are on the up, they still have a few areas to work on and can compete for a top 5 in the world position easily. The Bangladesh white wash was an anomaly, but it was needed for the team to refocus and address their short comings to produce the kind of cricket we see today.

    My last point is that Kohli is a privilege to watch, absolutely brilliant, but by comparison everyone else will always look second rate which is why it is hard to get a line on the rest of the Indian batting line up

  • on January 25, 2014, 5:07 GMT

    Its si very famous, Indians have no competitors in copy acts. I wonder have many excuses they produce!

  • mohsin9975 on January 24, 2014, 15:01 GMT

    Laughable that some fans hav been raising ?? marks over D/L system now. Maybe its bcoz its for the 1st time that runs hav been added to the oppostion teams total after the rain-shortened innings and India hav lost by that added margin of runs. This shows that many of my indian fans do not watch cricket unless its india playing it. Many non-indians r under the impression that indians r cricket-crazy. Infact they watch only india matches/IPL, nothing else. I m very ashamed that we indians stoop to such low levels and become sore losers that we begin to challenge any rrule that goes against india in a particular match. First the DRS, then the 4-fielders outside circle, then the small uneven grounds, the rains, and now the age-old D/L system. All these rules r same for both teams, stop cribbing guys. India fought well, NZ played better & r 2-0 up. MSD cant select playing 11. Period

  • 11_Warrior on January 24, 2014, 11:21 GMT

    India has just regained the No 1 team status.

  • Patties1984 on January 24, 2014, 7:15 GMT

    India has many quality allrounders 1>Bipul Sharma 2>Rishi Dhavan 3>Rajat Bhatia 4>Sachin Rana 5>Surya Kumar Yadav 6>Laxmi Shukla 7>Irfan Pathan 8>SUmit Narwal 9>Stuart Binny 10>Ravi Jadeja. Top three need to be tried. They have all done excellent in Domestic.

  • Solid_Snake on January 24, 2014, 6:33 GMT

    Lol..The fans of "Champ at home" are now demanding to kick out Rohit Sharma..The same guy who scored 200 recently is now asked to leave the team..Don't worry..He'll score another 200 once India plays at home :P

  • Naresh28 on January 24, 2014, 6:30 GMT

    ITS GOOD FOR WORLD CRICKET that NZ has risen from almost no where to be a force to be reckoned with both in ODI and TESTS. They played well against WI as well just few days back.

  • Suresh.C on January 24, 2014, 6:28 GMT

    Being an hardcore Indian fan feeling tired of the poor team selection match after match. Rohit and Ishant are a total misfit in the team. Rohit selection is done purley based on his IPL perfomance where he never fails anyway. He should be sacked forever just for his careless attitude toward the game which is very much visible. Ishanth should play only the test matches and not ODI and T20. Why is Pujara not in the team? He could be a perfect partner for Dhawan as an opener as he puts a price in on his wicket. And calling Jadeja an all rounder is a total crime and can't remember the last time he scored decent runs. May for the next 3 matches Ashwin to should be replaced with Amit Mishra, which might work. With this unit we might get knocked out of in the QF in the world cup in Aus.

  • neazahmed on January 24, 2014, 5:13 GMT

    ooooo 2-0 so far ? bangladesh used to whitewash this team consecutively 2 series in a row....this is why india need to be putted into a different layer !!!

  • MelbourneMiracle on January 24, 2014, 3:59 GMT

    There is a famous saying in Sri Lanka, "Corey pitata murrey" (murrey sounds as in Andy Murrey) which means, there's a new problem on top of the existing problem. I'd like to change that saying slightly as "Murrey pitata Corey." Murrey = McCullum + Taylor....and the Corey = Corey Anderson. When India landed NZ, the only problem they had in their mind was the power hitting of McCullum + Taylor = Murrey. But now they have another big headache on top of it. And that is Corey. So I'd like to say that India is in a "Murrey pitata Corey" situation at the moment.

  • slasher on January 22, 2014, 23:10 GMT

    That was a fantastic one day match! just great to see passion, competitiveness and a never say die attitude from both sides. NZ won because they wanted it more, its as simple as that.

    NZ is a better side than their ranking suggests because they are on the up, they still have a few areas to work on and can compete for a top 5 in the world position easily. The Bangladesh white wash was an anomaly, but it was needed for the team to refocus and address their short comings to produce the kind of cricket we see today.

    My last point is that Kohli is a privilege to watch, absolutely brilliant, but by comparison everyone else will always look second rate which is why it is hard to get a line on the rest of the Indian batting line up

  • on January 25, 2014, 5:07 GMT

    Its si very famous, Indians have no competitors in copy acts. I wonder have many excuses they produce!

  • mohsin9975 on January 24, 2014, 15:01 GMT

    Laughable that some fans hav been raising ?? marks over D/L system now. Maybe its bcoz its for the 1st time that runs hav been added to the oppostion teams total after the rain-shortened innings and India hav lost by that added margin of runs. This shows that many of my indian fans do not watch cricket unless its india playing it. Many non-indians r under the impression that indians r cricket-crazy. Infact they watch only india matches/IPL, nothing else. I m very ashamed that we indians stoop to such low levels and become sore losers that we begin to challenge any rrule that goes against india in a particular match. First the DRS, then the 4-fielders outside circle, then the small uneven grounds, the rains, and now the age-old D/L system. All these rules r same for both teams, stop cribbing guys. India fought well, NZ played better & r 2-0 up. MSD cant select playing 11. Period

  • 11_Warrior on January 24, 2014, 11:21 GMT

    India has just regained the No 1 team status.

  • Patties1984 on January 24, 2014, 7:15 GMT

    India has many quality allrounders 1>Bipul Sharma 2>Rishi Dhavan 3>Rajat Bhatia 4>Sachin Rana 5>Surya Kumar Yadav 6>Laxmi Shukla 7>Irfan Pathan 8>SUmit Narwal 9>Stuart Binny 10>Ravi Jadeja. Top three need to be tried. They have all done excellent in Domestic.

  • Solid_Snake on January 24, 2014, 6:33 GMT

    Lol..The fans of "Champ at home" are now demanding to kick out Rohit Sharma..The same guy who scored 200 recently is now asked to leave the team..Don't worry..He'll score another 200 once India plays at home :P

  • Naresh28 on January 24, 2014, 6:30 GMT

    ITS GOOD FOR WORLD CRICKET that NZ has risen from almost no where to be a force to be reckoned with both in ODI and TESTS. They played well against WI as well just few days back.

  • Suresh.C on January 24, 2014, 6:28 GMT

    Being an hardcore Indian fan feeling tired of the poor team selection match after match. Rohit and Ishant are a total misfit in the team. Rohit selection is done purley based on his IPL perfomance where he never fails anyway. He should be sacked forever just for his careless attitude toward the game which is very much visible. Ishanth should play only the test matches and not ODI and T20. Why is Pujara not in the team? He could be a perfect partner for Dhawan as an opener as he puts a price in on his wicket. And calling Jadeja an all rounder is a total crime and can't remember the last time he scored decent runs. May for the next 3 matches Ashwin to should be replaced with Amit Mishra, which might work. With this unit we might get knocked out of in the QF in the world cup in Aus.

  • neazahmed on January 24, 2014, 5:13 GMT

    ooooo 2-0 so far ? bangladesh used to whitewash this team consecutively 2 series in a row....this is why india need to be putted into a different layer !!!

  • MelbourneMiracle on January 24, 2014, 3:59 GMT

    There is a famous saying in Sri Lanka, "Corey pitata murrey" (murrey sounds as in Andy Murrey) which means, there's a new problem on top of the existing problem. I'd like to change that saying slightly as "Murrey pitata Corey." Murrey = McCullum + Taylor....and the Corey = Corey Anderson. When India landed NZ, the only problem they had in their mind was the power hitting of McCullum + Taylor = Murrey. But now they have another big headache on top of it. And that is Corey. So I'd like to say that India is in a "Murrey pitata Corey" situation at the moment.

  • on January 24, 2014, 3:40 GMT

    India is lacking "Medium/Fast All Rounders" while SA, AUS, NZ, ENG are having enough of them. This is one particular reason why Dhoni sticking to part-time bowlers to cover death bowling issue & even middle/lower order batsman not able to perform. - Rohit always lacks confidence/intensity in batting/fielding. - Ishant always makes same mistakes, don't think/learn how to bowl differently. - Ashwin/Jadeja are gud in Indian pitches but not on overseas. But Dhoni is playing spoil sport sticking to Rohit, Ashwin, Jadeja, Ishant & not giving chances to gud performers like Ohja, Rayudu, Mishra, Binny & don't forget Wasim Jaffer who has outstanding record in Ranji has not been considered. Full politics in Cricket too :(

  • Shaun_wick on January 24, 2014, 2:05 GMT

    Indian team need few overseas ODI matches and it clearly will show what rank they should have in ODI ranking list. Indian team normally have big long odi series in India and as usual they win and it keep them in high ranking. But it doesn't mean they are real rank one and it proof this time. To hold rank number 1 normally team should be good in any surface. I think Australian team is truly talented team even outside. Not only in their soul.

  • on January 24, 2014, 1:25 GMT

    Normal service is restored. I'm really enjoying watching these primadonnas dance to the chin music. Blaming the bowling is a red herring - the problem abroad has always been the batsmen.

  • Bishop on January 23, 2014, 23:12 GMT

    Looking forward to the next time it rains with India batting first and well positioned at 100/0 after 21 overs..... Where will the comments slagging the DL system be then I wonder...

  • Nampally on January 23, 2014, 22:53 GMT

    Just like the great Don Bradman was a scoring machine & scourge of the England bowlers, England brought in Larwood with body line bowling to deal with Don. Anderson is the Hitting machine with 4's & 6's hard to contain.India & Dhoni's main task will be how to contain Anderson. As long as Anderson is at the crease, India is in the danger of Defeat. So India, my first advise is to find a firm strategy of getting Anderson OUT. Even if he plays 10 balls he can get at least 30 runs. In an ODI that is adding to an already huge total. Mr. Dhoni - Plan how you will get Cory OUT first before you can think of winning ODI3. Also do not give him 3 wkts!

  • Pelham_Barton on January 23, 2014, 20:30 GMT

    @Neville Menezes on (January 23, 2014, 9:49 GMT): You have it exactly right.

  • on January 23, 2014, 17:55 GMT

    @Nur_Nsu Not sure how many times I must repeat but NZ have won bilateral series vs the then no. 1 South Africa and no. 3 England. Also they've drawn it in Sri Lanka without Rosco,Kane,Bmac. Infact we have poor home odi records.

  • rsurya on January 23, 2014, 17:17 GMT

    Cricket is boring without Sachin. Even if India wins there is no life in it. A team without proper bowling attack should be banned from ICC rankings.

  • Harmony111 on January 23, 2014, 16:57 GMT

    Facing a target of 297 runs in 42 overs, India replied with 277. By all means this is very impressive. It becomes even more impressive when we see that India were 36/2 after 10 overs.

    Even with their utterly weak bowling, India lost the match due to the way they batted in the first 5-6 overs. Rohit was horrible, he made Dhawan lose his rhythm too. Someone should tell him that as an opener, he got to have a high SR. You can't be 9 of 24 balls and then hope to make up for it. What if you fail (as Rohit did later).

    I am actually dazzled by Kohli & Dhoni. They may have failed these two times but the amount of confidence they display in such tough situations is amazing. With the smallest of help from others, India would have won these two ODIs.

    Some ppl here are talking about what India will do in 2015 WC. Well, even if they fail, that won't be the end of the world. 2011 WC will always be theirs. Dhoni has won titles all over the world. This is more imp than any bilateral series.

  • Nur_nsu on January 23, 2014, 16:34 GMT

    @slasher: 7 straight losses to Bangladesh was not exactly an anomaly. I mean the way you addressed it. It happened in two series's back to back and with a lot of noise. NZ just didn't have any answer on the foreign soil just like most cricket teams. They have been always solid on their own lands. Its nothing new. Let them visit Bangladesh or any other countries now, I am telling you they aren't gonna look as cool. May be not whitewash but they will be off colored. I just hope NZ will play the same abroad.

  • Temuzin on January 23, 2014, 15:38 GMT

    Indian fans can blame Dhoni as much as they want but unless India produces two good bowlers, they will lose many more matches. All replacements fans are proposing are even the worst. Binny is a medium pacer and will prove to be another vinay kumar. Umesh is eratic and no better than Ishant sharma. Ishwar pandey is no better than Umesh yadav. Ashwin is no worse than amit Mishra and so on. They all will do well in one match and then will fail in many matches. Only Pujara can be a best replacement for Nohit Sharma. Pujara cant do any worst than this Nohit.

  • i_amVIVA on January 23, 2014, 14:49 GMT

    Beginning of B3 India's free fall from grace. After Hockey from the subcontinent, now it's Cricket that's been planned to be destroyed by the BCCI aka Srinivas. Has he ever palyed or understood the game other than being a prominent politician and businessman. When the players will learn to take over the game from the politicians!!! and keep the game alive?

  • on January 23, 2014, 13:08 GMT

    I am indian super star plz icc make sure i play my all matches on dead flate tracks on india

  • on January 23, 2014, 12:55 GMT

    All Indian bowlers r club level ...............The so called good bowlers r actually mediocre among the pool of poor

  • Al_Bundy1 on January 23, 2014, 12:44 GMT

    No more Sharmas - Ishant or Rohit. India play Sharma, India lose. Simple as that. Also, get rid of Ashwin for good. Bring in Ishwar Pandey, Rayudu, and Binny.

  • Indiyo on January 23, 2014, 12:38 GMT

    Ishant, Raina, Ashwin, Rohit, Jadeja

    Most of the comments on different forums have the mention above ames. It is high time Dhoni thinks of dropping this non-performers. Also give others enough chance to perform.

  • on January 23, 2014, 12:27 GMT

    Well I don't think this was coming as a surprise! Our weak & pathetic bowling attack (excluding Shammi) is not capable of picking up wickets even in swinging conditions. Its been a ridiculous decision to stick around with Ishant & Ashwin. Rohit Sharma is useless & its sad that he is being given a place bcz of his double century on a flat track. Over rated player that's all he is. Keeps putting pressure on Dhawan to pick up boundaries. RS needs to b thrown. Get back Gambhir. His experience in NZ is just too good & he will once again play if given a chance.

  • Solid_Snake on January 23, 2014, 12:03 GMT

    India cannot even win from NZ..lol The World Champs are Champs at home only.. Champs cannot even win from Bangladesh outside India Hahaha Remember last Asia cup? Indian team can win from Zimbabwe only..So... True ranking of Indian team should be in between Zimbabwe and BD :P

  • mzm149 on January 23, 2014, 11:47 GMT

    More than 1000 comments on this article are due to many reasons:

    1. India lost their number 1 ODI ranking. 2. People are finding flaws in Dhoni's captaincy specially his favoritism. 3. People don't see the playing XI right. 4. Number 1 team (now number 2) is on the verge of losing series to number 8 team. 5. Sri Lankan and Pakistani fans want to to prove that their team is better than India and Indian fans want to prove that their team is better. 6. India's overseas record is getting worse with each match.

  • on January 23, 2014, 9:49 GMT

    Hi, just seeking clarity on the margin of victory (or defeat). Cricinfo has it at 15 runs by D/L, but on Sky TV and in NZ media it was reported as 19 runs D/L. I think the confusion rests in which adjusted target is seen as the final target when the game was called off.

    Initially, when India started their chase, it was 297 from a full 42 overs. However when rain ended the game at 41.3 overs, India needed to be at 293 to claim victory. That they were at 277-9, meant they lost by 15 runs at the time the game was called off. Cricinfo is therefore correct, it would appear. Had they batted for another 3 deliveries, and scored no more runs, the margin of defeat would have been 19 runs as the they needed to be 297 after the full 42 overs.

    Is this correct?

  • NareshPodi on January 23, 2014, 9:28 GMT

    IND Team order should be - openers - Ajinkya and Dhawan 1st-Virat 2nd-Dhoni 3rd-Rohit 4th-Stuart Binny 5th-Aswin 6th-Jadeja 7th-Bhuvi 8th-Shami 9th-Ishwar Pandey

    Note: No Raina and Ishant. Give a chance to the bowlers on the bench. We have already seen many performances from Raina and Ishanth.

  • shyam857 on January 23, 2014, 9:14 GMT

    lets wait till the series is over , and later if we perform good and then no one will speak and if we perform bad and then next comes the IPL,they will glow in thier backyards and as usual we will forget and yet again one more series...its been long time since indians tasted a win out side india in a bilateral series, and WI is played outside india :(

  • on January 23, 2014, 9:11 GMT

    @Agila Had there been no rain, we would have compiled 400+. Don't see Dhoni and Kohli chasing everything. It must be you, who should feel fortunate. Now "Gimme a break".

  • rickyvoncanterbury on January 23, 2014, 8:33 GMT

    1000 comms out of a billion people, 2.5 million likes on facebook (cricinfo) 57,000 Indian likes (cricinfo) , not an advertisers dream, but I 'll buy one.

  • siri12345 on January 23, 2014, 8:25 GMT

    i was explaining the game of cricket to an american during the 2nd odi and told him that currently rank 1 and rank 8 sides r playing a game.he surprisingly asked me nz being so small country is even number 1 in cricket apart from rugby and i almost fell off my chair lolzzzzzzz.

  • on January 23, 2014, 8:17 GMT

    Actually it is not the mistake of Indian Batsmen coz they are trained on their traditional Indian grounds where the ball comes below the knee height. So whenever they will have to play in the foreign territory they will always suffer. So I request Indian team to keep playing in India and maintain their No. 1 Ranking through it.

  • Sandt on January 23, 2014, 8:14 GMT

    Everyone here saying India is good only in India not in overseas conditions. Can they please tell me which team is doing well in outside their country.Aus doing well in Aus against ENG. what they have done in ENG and India. please advise. Eng is good in English condition. not outside.Only team who can perform well outside their country is SA. Pak-forget about it.They will win one match and loose another 5 anywhere in the world. SL is much better.Admit that India is pathetic in outside India but before thrashing them think about your favorite teams and open your mouth.

  • ramli on January 23, 2014, 8:00 GMT

    Well ... the match was surely competitive ... time for India to think differently with bowling ... bring in Binny, he will at the most be as expensive and ineffective as Ashwin ... bring IP for IS, it will definitely emerge as a master-stroke ... prefering to bat second has not worked overseas, why keep harping on that theme ... time for change of thinking, if we want to nurse any hopes of competing in WC-2015

  • Harmony111 on January 23, 2014, 7:57 GMT

    Oh my god.

    1000+ comments for an Ind-NZ ODI match? They say Tests are the real thing but I never saw any article about tests getting so many comments.

    Face it guys, this way or that way, it is India that drives the game. You may hate them or you may love them but you can't ignore them.

    Indians fans watch India's matches cos they want to see India winning. Non-Ind fans watch India matches cos they want to see India losing. But they all watch.

    This is why India are the darling of advertisers.

    I think this is the most commented upon article ever on Cricinfo. I request the Cricinfo Mods to pls check the records for comments and publish those stats in an article.

  • Atish_Man on January 23, 2014, 7:49 GMT

    @Albert_campbell You missed few players. Kamran akmal = Adam gillcrist , imran farhat the best opner game have seen, Asad shafiq the next Boycott and sohail tanvir the next johnson.. Keept it up mate . U r real entertainer.

  • Naresh28 on January 23, 2014, 7:42 GMT

    This is a GOOD LOSS for India. I hope things change like team composition - these failures are a REALITY CHECK and maybe the selectors will see to it that we dont go into the next WC unprepared. The bowlers are simply not GOOD enough. I feel at least we will not go into the WC as favorites. Pujara is our best batsman outside Indian conditions - he has played U19 WC ODI.

  • on January 23, 2014, 7:29 GMT

    @Zycr9

    Well said! This is precisely my team!

  • rajcl on January 23, 2014, 7:14 GMT

    @ Albert_Campbell--go & ask ponting when you r n peak who stoped u to in tests or odis 1st india & i accept 2nd pakistan , for your kind information tests in 2001 in kolkatta australias 16 concecutive wins ended by india & in 2008 in perth again australias 16 concecutive wins ended by india & 2008 9 cosecutive series victory stoped by india then what r u talking about

  • on January 23, 2014, 7:13 GMT

    @slasher

    Beating NZ 4-0 whitewash twice back to back is not anomaly....beating ind Bangladesh has improved a lot last few years and now they hold the ability to beat any team of the world.. specially India would be a piece of cake considering their recent mundane performance....their recent performance has been such a disgrace for the world champion title position...thanks to their cricket board BCCI... I wonder what could have happened if BCCI wasn't there!

  • sguha12 on January 23, 2014, 7:03 GMT

    @bobbo2, totally agree with you on all counts. Some Indian fans here cannot appreciate a good opponent and their own shortcomings.

  • on January 23, 2014, 6:57 GMT

    well done black caps.... india outplayed no excuses.

  • TheAnalyzer on January 23, 2014, 6:40 GMT

    So called world champions will not make it to the semi finals in 2015 world cup.. Everyone knows that.. IND cant defeat SA, AUS and END in bouncing pitches.. PAK, WI, NZ and SL also doing better than IND in these type of pitches.. Prepare for the worst IND.. You are not going to make it to the semi finals.. I will die with the happiness.. OMG..

  • sachin_vvsfan on January 23, 2014, 6:39 GMT

    1000+ comments that overshadow the NZ brilliance. But sadly most of them are not from Indians rather our neighbors who chase use like vultures. Sorry NZ you probably deserve better mention here.

  • ProteaMan on January 23, 2014, 6:36 GMT

    Well done NZ!! Now you go for the kill.

  • rajcl on January 23, 2014, 6:35 GMT

    lets see ending of 2 serious aus vs eng & ind vs nz who is better they r no1 & 1Q faulkner is good or indian bowlers is bad oooooorrrrrrrrr faulkner is good or england bowlers is bad & what about nz & aus pitches almost scoring 300 runs per inngs what about that & low confidence eng also scoring 300 runs what about that ??????

  • iNsiDers on January 23, 2014, 6:35 GMT

    Dear Indian Fans - Don't worry for losing the number 1 spot. Your board is too smart to make up for it. They will quickly arrange few home series against weak teams like WI, ZIM, Bang. India will thrash them and regain the number 1 spot as you guys did in the past.

  • DD_f0rever on January 23, 2014, 6:31 GMT

    only Team that can beat Aus and SA is none other than PAKISTAN.

    Be it tests or ODIs.

    We have batsmen like Bradman..and bowlers like Marshall...and all-rounders like Sobers...

    Junaid is our next Akram.

    Misbah is equal to Bradman...

    And Hafeez is like Sobers...

    Pure Quality...

    Learn Ind learn.....

  • on January 23, 2014, 6:29 GMT

    I am from Pakistan i have a one question from Indian Selectors i.e R. Aswin is not performing from last one year. and if you compare his performance (Bowling, batting, fielding and winning sprit) with Bahjji you will find a huge difference between them. Why not bhajji again he is young and play play India for 2/3 years more. I think so he is not isn the good books of Dhoni or he is not playing from Chennai thats why he is not in Indian team. I think so the selection cretaria in Indian cricket team is either your in the good books of Dhoni or you are playing form Chennai. Plz correct me if i am wrong.

  • Yousafahmed11 on January 23, 2014, 6:28 GMT

    Some one argued Australia deserves no:1 because they can perform well in anywhere in the world. Just wonder does they won the ODI series in India? If they win only at home that doesn't matter.lol.

  • soumyas on January 23, 2014, 6:25 GMT

    It is unfortunate for India to have such a great captain Dhoni who cherishes favoritism especially when we have such talented pool of players. Rohit,Jadeja,Ishant,Raina should play only IPL in Indian conditions, but not international matches in foreign conditions.

  • anniebansal on January 23, 2014, 6:16 GMT

    indian bowlers have to do lot of work in the end overs. They always give runs in the rate of 8-10 r.p.o in last 10 overs. i think this is the main reason of indian defeat.

  • RMCroos on January 23, 2014, 6:15 GMT

    GREAT NZ we need 5 NIL please!!!!!!!

  • sandeep33 on January 23, 2014, 6:06 GMT

    win or lose indians are world champians,,dats all folks,,

  • Avi56 on January 23, 2014, 6:03 GMT

    @Santosh_G_Vashista: It is not the runs scored that matter but the way the game was played..NZ were at a run rate just above 5.00 per over..becos the gameplay was 50 overs...suddenly it rains and they take 8 overs from you...what you planned is completely out..you will have to change the gameplan...however, when india batted they had a fixed target so they could plan it accordingly..hence, its fair and square.. Indians had to bowl 8 good overs to NZ..but they ended up giving 101 runs.. imagine if they bowled very well and gave only 40 runs...would it look fair for NZ...india were close to the target...there were loopholes at the beginning and the end of innings...so accept the defeat and wait for the next match.

  • on January 23, 2014, 6:00 GMT

    I know only one thing that New Zealand was better team in previous 2 matches, rest are excuses

  • rajcl on January 23, 2014, 5:59 GMT

    dhoni belives his team then what he want to do, prove others was wrong bring varon for ishanth & binny for ashwin & virat as opener & u belive jadeja batting lets move up order for few mathes bring confidence in him, bring rayudu ( water man for long time ) my 11 ---1- dhawan ( play with freely with virat natural game if he fail send him) 2- virat 3- rahane 4- jadeja ( 2 or 3 matches just try ) 5- rayudu 6- raina 7-dhoni 8- binny 9- bhuvi/panday 10- shami 11- varon plz dont bring rasol or aparijith at present bcoz even jadeja has got 3 300s in domestic or even better bowler than others but what he done in international ????? they 20+ lets play more to show what they are ( new commers dont have weakneess so they play freely & make runs ) plzzz publish

  • anver777 on January 23, 2014, 5:58 GMT

    Dhoni's quoted before the series that "Ind team is settled & ready for away games" but the way the selection is done, i believe barring few players Ind is not 100% ready & will struggle in 2015 WC if they goes like this.... Indian team is good & best chasers only in sub continent not outside !!!!

  • Santosh_G_Vashista on January 23, 2014, 5:36 GMT

    India still Won, NZ scored 271/7 in 42 overs, IND scrored 277/9 in 41.3 overs. B'cos D/L method, India have lost... This is not true cricket

  • Giant-Guru on January 23, 2014, 5:32 GMT

    If India's captain "MS Dhoni" persisted with the same old inflexibility in selection of the playing XI then this is what you would get to see in the remaining 3 ODIs too. Why play Rohit SHrama/Ishant Sharma/R. Ashwin and why not try S.Benny/I.Panday/or Rayyudu/Amit Mishra or Varoun Arun. If we have to lose then its always better to lose while experimenting with new players. I only wish if someone can put some common sense in Dhoni's head.

  • Harmony111 on January 23, 2014, 5:28 GMT

    @PrasPunter:

    Someone else had talked about Sydney 2008 Test match and I had replied to him asking about it. You did not see that?

    The Sydney2008 issue was primarily about poor umpiring. The need was to get better umpires, not expensive tools that would tend to fail in marginal cases and would work for those cases that could have been handled easily using slo-mo replays and some common sense. I repeat BCCI did not ask for DRS, it asked for better umpiring.

    Before you preach us about DRS, why don't you first ensure that the tool is stable? 4 yrs back you had said DRS was good enough but now we hear about a Review System for DRS itself !!! How crazy is that??? We all saw how DRS messed up Root in England when the operator failed to turn the cams on time. Why don't you first perfect the system? Why don't you first ensure that your own players learn how to use it? It seems comical when they make funny referrals (or not). Remember the referrals/non-referrals of Watson, Warner & Rogers?

  • santhoshg016 on January 23, 2014, 5:27 GMT

    It was a Close finish, I think for the 3rd one day there will be some changes needed. Stuart Binny is a good player to replace Jadeja/ Raina. he is medium pacer, good fielder, and he can bat, . Binny reminds me as Robin Singh who played for INDIA as a all rounder.. so he should play for next game.. and Ashwin should be dropped give a chance for Mishra and Ishant should be dropped Varun Aron should replace his place.. If this 3 changes happens definately there will be a huge chance for INDIA to win the series...

  • on January 23, 2014, 5:25 GMT

    Yes it may be true that India are just flat track bullies, but lets not forget that both Napier and Hamilton have both been very flat tracks to bat on with consistent bounce and pace throughout both games. Napier is in fact NZ's flattest batting track and it was a very generous gift from New Zealand to allow the first of the ODI's to be played there. So just to rub salt into the wound, India can well be considered flat track bullies but in fact they were beaten twice on very flat tracks by the team ranked 8th in ODI's deserving to lose their 1st placed spot.

  • bobbo2 on January 23, 2014, 5:22 GMT

    Stop moaning about DL system. It accounts for the fact the first team do not know the overs they will bat. India lost because the bowlers are no good. Simple as that. DL has been around for ages now and everyone knows the rules. No point in making excuses.

  • on January 23, 2014, 5:09 GMT

    WHATS DUNCAN & SANDEEP PATIL doing? Cant they pull up Mali ? Are Binny & the rest just sent as tourists ? Y play 2 spinners who give away more than 150 runs in nz per match? come on, theres a limit to everything ! I think the best way to get into the Indian team is to be friends with MALI!

  • on January 23, 2014, 5:08 GMT

    Its not team India, it is team Dhoni. Now it is proved that team Dhoni can only win matches at home. What ishant sharma, rohit sharma and ashwin doing there? Only aggressive is Virat Kohli, that is good sign. Shikhar dhawan, I doubt he can ever make 50 outside India.

  • on January 23, 2014, 5:08 GMT

    my team..dhawan gambhir kohli raina rahane dhoni y.pathan r.jadeja s.binny i.pathan m.shammi

  • dganger on January 23, 2014, 5:05 GMT

    Dhoni are you listening to the billion cries from your countryman regarding your team selection?? Or, you just going to give your usual "I don't care: attitude. Get Umesh Yadav and Varun Aaron in ths team, u will see the difference. This guys will might go for runs in few matches, but trust me eventually this guy will turn up to be your fearsome warrior. I can gurantee you dont have to go through a prolong 2 years of disaster in Bowling. U have tried the loosers for long, enough is enough man, now change them pls. U still have good 1 year time to prepare them. Get Pujara in the team. If Dravid can have a sussesfull ODI career i dont see any reason why a supreme talent like Pujara will not perform. He will be an asset in Australia next year. And finally one note on this Newzeland team, I think this guys going to be a team to watch out in world cup, specially in thr condition they have found some really exciting talent. Good luck Newzeland

  • on January 23, 2014, 5:03 GMT

    D/L method is really a faulty one. this consider all wickets equally either a top order batsman or a tail batsman...according to dl method kohli is equivalant ishant in batting...

  • on January 23, 2014, 4:58 GMT

    black_bird, you do know why the Duckworth-Lewis method (however flawed vs. other more modern statistical models like WASP) is in place right? If the batting team knew it was reduced overs, they would of went harder, scored more runs and thus the total would of been higher. the D/L compensates for that. The whinging from the Indian fans literally defies logic at times. I bet if the teams were swapped around, you wouldn't be saying that.

  • on January 23, 2014, 4:52 GMT

    MarinManiac the Duckworth Lewis system takes into account the frame of mind of the team batting first ie batting for 50 overs will take a different approach to batting for 30 etc. If they had known there would be reduced overs from the start, they would have been more urgent.....

  • on January 23, 2014, 4:51 GMT

    India is purely loosing coz of their week bowling. They would have never scored as many runs as they did if there were any other top one day side playing in this match. secondly, no player other than virat kohli gives an impression that they are going to stay on the pitch for longer periods of time. 30s n 40s dont win the match. Although I still believe NZ were lucky in this match bcoz of the rain n dw & lewis.

  • karthisaida on January 23, 2014, 4:49 GMT

    Due to Dhoni adamant approach to keep Ishant sharma,Rohit sharma ,aswin and even Raina is prime reason v lost 2 matches,being had many bad memories of Ishant how comes he keeps on selected by electors and dhoni ,he is not fit to play for delhi but he is playing for india,many young bloods are awaiting for the chance,unless Dhoni loses his adament nature it would be downfall for team india.

  • Rohit... on January 23, 2014, 4:49 GMT

    Dhoni's Finishing Touch is not working in this series and thus Kohli's effort is going into waste... Kohli is still the top scorer in both the matches but because of low performance from the team-mates, he is unable to win matches for the team... He is getting a taste of Sachin's feelings of all those years when his team-mates fail to back his performance... Cricket is a team game and No one can win it single-handedly... Absolutely No One.

  • THE.KAS on January 23, 2014, 4:48 GMT

    @MarinManiac im supposing that you already read about D/L method so no need to explain that. the reason why India's total is increased is that when they came to bat they where batting for whole 50 overs. not for 42 overs. and as you know until 35,40 overs teams tries to maintain a good average so that they can accelerate in last 10,15 overs. so when rains hit and NZ inning is reduced to 42 overs they had missed there 8 golden overs for slogging. if D/L was not applied then india will already know that they have to get that target in 42 overs so they will get edge on NZ. that's why D/L is applied on every second inning of rain effected match in cricket

  • on January 23, 2014, 4:43 GMT

    Oh! India lost 1st position? So bad. After spending so much money and having total control on ICC, how the hell that happened!!! After making Cricket more business, less a game, thats not the reward they should get!

    ICC should start the ranking from 2nd position. 1st position should always reserved for India. Come on, ICC, make some new rules!!!

  • Harmony111 on January 23, 2014, 4:42 GMT

    @Darksack:

    If you do not know what I meant by one side having 24 wickets and the other side having 17 wickets then you have no idea about what that match in particular and what this game in general is all about. Probably you started watching cricket from 2009. There are resources like Match Bulletin, Almanac Report etc available to find exactly why the Sydney2008 Test is ill-famous but why would you do that? Score card is all you think is sufficient.

    As per your logic, going by the current score card says that India scored more runs than NZ, so why haven't they won the match? That is cos my dear, some stuff lies outside the scorecard.

    Why don't you read a bit before making such baffling comments?

  • Andy_D on January 23, 2014, 4:40 GMT

    The biggest issue for India at the moment is BOWLING!! Specifically Ishant Sharma - everyone says he is the most experience bowler on side but his record tells something else. He doesn't deserve to be on Indian team at all. If a fast bowler couldn't get wickets in SAF and NZ pitch; what can one expect from him? Drop Ishant and reinforce bowling department to regain no. 1 spot.

  • Albert_cambell on January 23, 2014, 4:39 GMT

    Finally the No.1 spot goes to a deserving team like Aussies. They can play competitive cricket anywhere in the world. My request to ICC, please dont give any overseas matches to India. They should play with Nepal, Afghanistan, Kenya, UAE on bouncy wicket before taking on the big boys in overseas conditions. But I still doubt if they can atleast compete with these teams.

  • on January 23, 2014, 4:34 GMT

    india people compare jadeja to shakib...what a joke!!!!!!!!!!

  • on January 23, 2014, 4:33 GMT

    Bring back Viru & Gambir to the opening slot. It is very clear Harbajan is far better than these guys in one days.Where? Irfan and Yosuf! Dhoni doesn't like Yousuf too. I advocate to include these players in then the result will be 5-0 win for India.

  • amarnath79 on January 23, 2014, 4:21 GMT

    If India wants the World Cup bring back Gautam, Pujara, Yuvi and Bhaji. You need heart to win especially in limited-over cricket.

  • Sameeratennakoon on January 23, 2014, 4:14 GMT

    Why Dhoni holds his CSK team mates?.. And keep rejecting Gambir for their personal matters.. I think dhoni may step down as the captain and give it to a player like Kohli or Gambir. Just like SL did.(I'm not talking about chandimal's captaincy.) Indians are going to recover the future retirements of great players in a wrong way. They should add young blood into the team along with explained players.

  • on January 23, 2014, 4:13 GMT

    Our openers are failing too often as can be seen in SA and NZ. A good start is important. Perhaps it is time to drop R Sharma and bring Ambati Tayudu. Binny must be given a chance in place of Jadeja or Aswin. Also Ishant Sharma needs to be replaced. Otherwise writing is clearly on the wall. Raina also needs to be replaced as he is good only in sub continent and cannot play short pitched balls.

  • Humdingers on January 23, 2014, 4:12 GMT

    Relax all - this is all part of Dhoni's mater plan for back to back wins at the WC. 1. Lure the opposition into a false sense of security. 2. Keep playing the same bunch of losers while secretly the likes of Pujara, Pandey, Chand, Sampson etc. are in a secret ODI training camp in the jungles of Honduras 3. Keep touting Ishant as the India's great fast bowler when secretly a frankenstien bowler with DNA from Steyn, Johnson, McGrath and Marshall is being created in a lab in Beijing. 4. Let Nohit, Ashwin, Jadeja, Raina keep doing their thing (related to point no.2). 5. Use these Overseas assignments as recruitment drives for CSK. 5. Try and break Steve Waughs record of 16-0 (but in reverse). Keep going Dohni - almost there mate! 16 losses in a row here we come!

  • pull_shot on January 23, 2014, 4:12 GMT

    Playing same team in India,Saf,Nz is insane and 2 spinners is questionable especially when they r non performing, Seriously ashwin,ishant,raina have to go, jadeja z ok but with only problem bowling 4 or5 short ball outside off stump which r cut away for boundaries.

  • drnaveed on January 23, 2014, 4:09 GMT

    i think , with this combination , India will not be able to win any match outside sub-continent . dhoni seems to be having too much faith on his 2 spinners jadeja and ashwin even on conditions ,which doesn't suit them for bowling at all , who might be "match winners" for India on Indian tailor made spin pithes, but outside India ,they are simply match losers for their side.while playing abroad ,they seems to be neither a batsmen nor a bowler.he should go in with 4 fast bowlers ,one of either jadeja or aswin (if he still wants to play them ) ,and use kohli ,raina or even himself as the 6th bowler option. he should also try pujara.

  • on January 23, 2014, 4:08 GMT

    What a shame for us DHONI'S eleven lost Rank 1 glory. The 200 scorer Rohit cannot score at a average of 20.

  • on January 23, 2014, 4:04 GMT

    Dhoni please left your players for this series only. Australia again takes their position. Many young crickter wants their place. Ishant is the culprit all time for India. See the NZ bowlers, they are not experience, bur Rohit, Shikhar and many batsman failed to score. I think it is the right time to take Pujara to open for this series. Its not seen IND vs NZ, it seens Virat, Dhoni, Shami vS NEW ZEALAND.

  • safiullah.asifi on January 23, 2014, 4:02 GMT

    It truly unbelievable to see the same players for the second ODI, I am not sure why they are still insisting to play with Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, And Ashwin - please give opportunities to the new guys and let them prove.

    Come on Dhoni..........

  • on January 23, 2014, 3:46 GMT

    This loss reiterates that "if you keep doing what you've always done, you'll keep getting what you have". Keeping the same team and electing to field was a perfect recipe for a repeat of napier. The bowlers failed to deliver putting pressure on the batsmen as always. Shikhar and rohit gave a bad start elevating the pressure on the middle order. Onus was on kohli and dhoni to save the day and they tried their best. Jadeja failed to impress again, and it was game over for india. Jadeja needs to be replaced by stuart binny and ishant sharma needs to make way for ishwar pandey or varun aaron, and also rohit sharma can be replaced by pujara, if india wants to make a comeback in this series.

  • nicevans on January 23, 2014, 3:34 GMT

    @samfisher Change the record. Bmac scored a good 30 off about 20 odd in the 1st odi. In the context of that game, where he had to start striking immediately it was a good contribution. This game he failed, so what, Taylor was very lucky not to be out on 11 and very early on in the 1st odi, thats odi cricket, it happens. He leads by example on the field, it doesnt necessarily have to be with the bat. This team is going very well at the moment. Thankfully you arent a selector!

  • on January 23, 2014, 3:30 GMT

    The trouble is with his team selection. India need not to carry someone like Ishant anymore. He should be replaced by Aaron / Pandey . Umesh should be in ODI squad as well.Also Rohit needs to come down the order and Rahane should open. Also Ashwin not in playing XI in overseas. Instaed a medium pace allrounder ( Binny / Rishi Dhawan / Nayar) . Also Pujara should be given a chance to play ODIs as he can hold one end up and India is full of stroke makers who can bat around him or Rahane

  • Haider-pak-awsome on January 23, 2014, 3:29 GMT

    As a Pak fan I think India has done a fair job so far. The trouble for Ind is their mediocre bowling which needs actions immediately. The score board or 0-2 series status doesnt tell real story how close both the games were. To all Ind fans, you shouldnt be disapointed because NZ batted against weaker bowling as against Kholi or Dhoni who faced quality NZ bowling and still nearly pulled both the matches. RESPECT!!! To all SL fans, you should be worried about your own team who has displayed only negative tactics. The last test with Pak is known to the whole world. It was some master-class by Pak otherwise no other team would have won last match against SL negative bowling. At one point I even felt that only Pakistan is playing Cricket and on the other hand SL is playing some different sports. SHAME !!!

  • khanjamal12345 on January 23, 2014, 3:27 GMT

    icc should rethink the ranking formula..i mean here is a team which is unbeatable at home and lost 2 odi in a row to no8 team..and still they r at no 2 in the ranking..secndly india should say bye bye to no 1 spot as they have no homes series in near future.unless ofcourse they arrange a seriesat home against w.indies nd the sad part is if they arrange such a tour they will drop the talnted players like rahane and raydu nd bring back yovraj nd raina..any how good luck to india they have sme new fast bowlers nd talnted batsman so they will put a good show in eng nd aust

  • kiwicricketnut on January 23, 2014, 3:21 GMT

    there you go aussie, the world number 1 ranking nicely gift wrapped for you, no thanks needed always a pleasure beating india, one good turn deserves another though so if you could get out of bed with the indians and put a stop to this so called big 3 takeover that would be much appreciated, its not good for the global game, find it ironic how out of all the cricket power house's of the game only south africa has said no to this cricketing aparthied, shows how far they have come and good on them, they have my respect, hope you guys across the tasman follow suit for the good of the game.

  • Agila on January 23, 2014, 3:20 GMT

    With the kinda some pessimestic Indian fans here, Team India doesnt need any enemies..NZ should thank the D/L for this win, else they already lost the match!! Gimme a break

  • sunilvaidya on January 23, 2014, 3:18 GMT

    frankly i dont like this new idea of playing 5 batsmen and 5 bowlers..in the past the 6 batsman and 4 bowlers (with part timers bowling remaining 10 overs) was successful and i think that should be tried again...

  • on January 23, 2014, 3:11 GMT

    ha ha so called India cannot even beat NZ.... Flat track bullies... Sure they'll out in group stages of 2015 world cup......

  • shan_abc on January 23, 2014, 3:09 GMT

    India will probably lose the series now, and have a blow to their morale. They'll probably need to wait till they meet SL again, to pick that up. lol.

  • black_bird on January 23, 2014, 3:09 GMT

    India should ban this pathetic DL method. since we are generating more than 70% revenue. All patriotic indian should step up to change this DL. Our batsmans, bowlers were way better than #8 newzeland. we scored more than nz. But the result goes in favor of #8 team.Who are bashing extremely talented players rohit(200 in odi), dhawan, ashwin, jadeja, sharma. They will make entry to any other country like australia, england, south africa. try to respect our great player who won 2 world cups.

  • NumberXI on January 23, 2014, 2:55 GMT

    The funny thing is that India lost the match despite scoring more in 41.3 overs than NZ did in 42! NZ's winning margin was contributed by the 13th men - Duckworth and Lewis!

  • on January 23, 2014, 2:55 GMT

    India lost ................. as expected.they have make no. 1 place playing in their own soil but outside of their country they are big 00.00 (Zero).I will not surprise if India drop down to no 5. India makes record in their own soil every time they should try make record outside of their soil.God bless India............

  • TheUltimateTruth on January 23, 2014, 2:50 GMT

    I can understand people wanting a Varun Aaron in Ishant's place. But, I don't understand the popular push for Pujara's inclusion. Against a lowly team like Zimbabwe, playing second when the pitch was better for batting, he scored 13 and 0 in the two ODI chances he got. That 13 score was at a strike rate of 54% or so. What makes people think he will be more successful in NZ against better bowlers? Should he be given more chances? Yes, sure. But to blindly believe he will be the answer to India's problems is being far too optimistic. Additionally, India shouldn't play two spinners. Neither one is great with the bat or ball. Pick one and replace the other with a batsman or a fast bowler.

  • on January 23, 2014, 2:50 GMT

    Dhoni has settled team so pls dont distrub this team fr atleast another year, with this team we can loose all the matches on abroad nd break all records nd some players sitting on the bench on this tour i request them to go nd watch Nz beautyfull places becas u would not get single chance under dhoni captaincy, frm last 3 months mishra fixed to the bench he doesnt got a chance to play, Rayudu last 3 months he has been on the bench,ishwar pandey same case, dhoni do not trust new players..

  • on January 23, 2014, 2:45 GMT

    sports ovserver. stop making funny comments mate. Who says 2007 WC was a disaster after India were knocked out? NO ONE. Haha...infact it was more interesting. Bdw this type of losses only prove that India are nothing but flat track bullies.

  • siri12345 on January 23, 2014, 2:44 GMT

    as i expected at the end of the 1st innings -many indian fans here r confused why they didnot win the game even if they scored more than nz in the same over.http://www.espncricinfo.com/tri-nation-west-indies-2013/engine/match/597928.html.i request them to plz have a look at above link.in that match ind scored 119 runs in 29 overs and sl was asked to score 178 from 26 overs .this is the way dl works guys .it sometimes works in ur favour n sometime against u.in the 2nd odi against nz ,ind couldnot even win the game even after dl favoured them.theyu were extremely lucky only 20 odd runs were added against nz score whereas in reality it would hav been more.even after being on the wrong side of dl i will say well played nz though actually one doesnot even need to play well to beat ind outside india.

  • Cricdew on January 23, 2014, 2:36 GMT

    @Nathan.........keep dreaming...

  • gothamknight on January 23, 2014, 2:35 GMT

    another option for India:

    shikar, rohit, virat, pujara, suresh, rayudu, dhoni, binny, kumar, aaron, shami.

    this is a powerful batting lin up with a better bowling attack. Jadeja would miss out since the nz tracks do little good for spinners but virat, suresh and rohit can all bowl spin too. there is no point having two specialist spinners when none are even performing.

  • rezauk on January 23, 2014, 2:34 GMT

    I now understand why we can't allow the big 3 to be relegated , however can anybody advise if there are plans for the big 3 to be forced to qualify for the semi finals of big tournaments or will they commence with the semi finals.

  • vsmohan on January 23, 2014, 2:34 GMT

    India won the match by scoring more runs, better run rate etc. But lost the game because of D/L system. It is time to make some changes in D/L system. If the team batting first bats for a minimum number of overs and if the innings is reduced due to rain, the match can e reduced to that many overs. If the match is again terminated due to rain without completing the allocated overs D/L system can be adopted. With this formula India could have won the game.

    Mohan VS

  • bumsteer on January 23, 2014, 2:32 GMT

    Kiwis have always been a very good ODI team on their day. Ask the Aussies . Their trouble is consistency and touring. (except when in Oz which is just over the ditch!). India is a brilliant team at home but suffers from a stubborn and negative captain overseas. As for Hesson - true test is yet to come. As for Fletcher - is he still alive?????

  • gothamknight on January 23, 2014, 2:25 GMT

    india could have won if they had enough wickets in hand. furthermore, the slow start of the openers always puts pressure on the middle order. Shikar needs to attack while rohit plays himself in, but THEY NEED TO LOOK FOR 1/2's TO KEEP THE SCOREBOARD TICKING. This is what makes dhoni the boss - he runs about and reaches 20 odd without hitting a boundary so has his eye in to smash it. also, the shot placement (and selection) of the indian batsmen is very poor - so many have been caught on the boundary because they dont place it - they are practically getting themselves out by giving practice to the fielders. Ishant is definatley a major problem - he needs to go. I think ashwin should also go for rayudu, and ishant for aaron. Cheteshwar needs to replace rahane - I feel he still needs to work on a few things.

    Shikar, rohit, virat, cheteshwar, suresh, rayudu, dhoni, jadeja, kumar, aaron, shami.

    Rohit, suresh and virat can all bowl so there will be plenty of bowling options to utilize.

  • on January 23, 2014, 2:10 GMT

    its hard to see india winning a one dayer you cant come to NZ with 5 good baters and no bowlers its only going to get tougher good luck india you will need it

  • WC2011Champs on January 23, 2014, 2:03 GMT

    Not a total loss but India must get back to winning ways soon. Scoring 277 in 42 overs deserves some credit. The opening stand and inexperienced bowlers are losing the games for us. Need some adjustments and brave decisions. Rohit was out twice for 20 runs again. The guy is so insecure how can he contribute to the team? Please bring back out-of-form Gambhir. He will give 50+ score every 4th innings. Try Rayadu as opener for god sake! But not Rahane as opener and not Rohit as middle order. Both are already proven failed operations. As a matter of fact Rahane is too sound technically for ODIs. We need a blaster like Yuvraj and Corey in the middle. Another change that is badly needed is the bowling coach. There are so many renowned retired bowlers out there to keep the bowlers physically and mentally fit. Ishant is nowhere near a bowler he could have been. Now BK is losing confidence. He is afraid to attack stumps. It is good to see both of them at 136-137kmph though.

  • on January 23, 2014, 1:59 GMT

    @Nampally, the reason # 1 as to why India lost, was because New Zealand was too good.

  • CricketFever11 on January 23, 2014, 1:46 GMT

    Dont blame single player or MSD. India lost because of the shape of the ground.

  • on January 23, 2014, 1:32 GMT

    Should come down to no10 in world ranking!

  • dannyboy036 on January 23, 2014, 1:21 GMT

    To all the so called "cricket fans" still complaining why India had to chase more runs under the D/L method: when it rains part way through the first innings and the number of overs are reduced, the team batting first (in this case NZ) would be at a disadvantage, as they would have been expecting to have more overs to bat to set a total. If the team batting second only had to score exactly what the first team made it would be unfair as they would be able to plan their run chase better as they would know how many overs they have to get them. So, the D/L method adds more runs to the total to even things out. That's the way it is. Get over it.

  • on January 23, 2014, 1:12 GMT

    How long, how loooooooooooooong we have to bear the sight of Ishant in the Indian team. Not counting the playing XI! I just hate the way he approaches games. Shami is a good pair with Yadav or Aaron.

  • MiddleStump on January 23, 2014, 1:11 GMT

    Hard to tell who lost. They scored six more runs and had a better run rate to boot. Now that India has lost they can use their clout to get the D/L system flushed down the toilet where it belongs. And maybe some good will come out of this defeat to the cricket world after all.

  • on January 23, 2014, 1:10 GMT

    Same irony of South Asian cricket fans, if you win match you are above all, if you lose a single match, you are the worst. Come on Indian fans, don't b harsh on your team. Their good time will come. Gods of rain were against India in this match. I'm not Indian cricket fan, I'm from Pakistan, but we shouldn't be emotional anymore. Be patient, and show patience towards your team. In good time, the right combination will come.

    Many people say we the south Asians are masters of our ground. I ask the same people, what about Australia, new Zealand and England for that matter? What's their track record on sub continental pitches? Aren't they the masters of their own pitches? That's why it's called home advantage. At the end of the day enjoy cricket. And let the cricket win. Don't be over criticizing.

  • on January 23, 2014, 1:08 GMT

    Indian heroics seems to be limited to Indian soil - swinging wickets their shot selection is very poor.

  • on January 23, 2014, 0:50 GMT

    India is the most overated team in world cricket (away from home they are useless) whilst Nz is probably the most underrated team along with Bangladesh. This result doesn't surprise me, and shouldn't surprise anyone else. India cant win away from home.

  • on January 23, 2014, 0:49 GMT

    If Dhoni still persists with the same XI, I think it will be the time to bring DK as keeper & Kohli as Captain... Both Sharmas & Ashwin/Jadeja should not play the 3rd ODI

  • Meety on January 23, 2014, 0:19 GMT

    Thanks to our little cuzzy bro's from across the ditch for giving us the #1 spot! == == == Shami will get tonked a bit in ODIs - but he is a very good wicket taker!

  • on January 23, 2014, 0:11 GMT

    And they say they want to take the control of cricket. Can some one tell what India did for cricket???? Are they deserve to take place in top 3 with these bowlers and slow track bully batsmans????

  • zn264 on January 22, 2014, 23:58 GMT

    I think EVERYONE is forgetting one thing! NZ were the better side, that's why the won...nothing to do with who India played or who they played, we just out 'played' them. BOOM.

  • GrindAR on January 22, 2014, 23:55 GMT

    In a way Dhoni's outcry was right...but nothing is given in chase...

    Useless folks: ======== Rohit Sharma (what is difference between this one and Sehwag when it comes to recklessness) R Jadeja (To which teams favour are you playing?) Raina: Where is your power hitting..? what made you soo sleepy in the crease?

    Bad Short Selection (under pressure): ============================= Dhawan - Usually good at yorkers... could have handled better in his natural game AM Rahane - It was half hearted / premature stroke. I would say bad luck than short selection, but leaving out alone would have done better.

    Ashwin - You cannot show your premeditated readiness to TS... he is not that dumb... Just think about it... You could have handled it a lot better... Wash your mind immediately after bowling session is over... Come back to batsman mode... You are not justifying your capabilities... I would like to see you batting to your natural game

    Bad Luck Dismissals: ============= Dhoni Kohli

  • on January 22, 2014, 23:43 GMT

    Indian cricket team's dismal record overseas against major teams in the past 3 years (in bilateral matches):-

    1) Tests: Won 0 out of 13 2) ODIs: Won 1 out of 14 3) T20s: Won 1 out of 4

    I guess Dhoni gets away with such a report card mostly due to the IPL frenzy & the amount of meaningless ODI series played on docile flat tracks in the subcontinent (&half of them played against SriLanka

  • Snowbadger15 on January 22, 2014, 23:37 GMT

    India have made some poor selections but kiwicricketnut is correct, Indian fans should give credit where it is due and they have been quite close matches we have taken key wickets at the right time. Corey Anderson has been sublime with the bat and has basically taken us to competitive totals. Also pleasing to see our bowling attack is not reliant on mitch to take big wickets.

  • Snowbadger15 on January 22, 2014, 23:36 GMT

    India have made some poor selections but kiwicricketnut is correct, Indian fans should give credit where it is due and they have been quite close matches we have taken key wickets at the right time. Corey Anderson has been sublime with the bat and has basically taken us to competitive totals. Also pleasing to see our bowling attack is not reliant on mitch to take big wickets.

  • on January 22, 2014, 23:31 GMT

    i am sorry to say but its a proven fact that indian team is dead tracks bullies !!!

  • Bishop on January 22, 2014, 23:05 GMT

    Amazing the number of people who don't understand the D/L system. A cricket innings is rarely linear in terms of run-rate. Nearly all teams accelerate throughout. The more wickets you have in hand, the more you can accelerate. D/L takes this into account.

    To over-simplify, imagine that a typical innings consists of 20 overs @4, 20 overs @6, and 10 over @10 for a total of 300 from 50. If team A loses overs 35-42 (as NZ did) you can see how that disadvantages them compared to team B who lose their 8 overs from the top of the innings. D/L addresses this imbalance by adding runs to the total. In this case, D/L determined that had they had 50 overs, NZ would likely have made 340-350. It is not unreasonable therefore that India should require 297 from 420.

    D/L is not perfect, but it is a heck of a lot better than what we used to have. My criticism with it is that with the advent of T20 cricket, typical acceleration is more extreme than it used to be. D/L therefore perhaps sold NZ short!

  • londondoc on January 22, 2014, 22:47 GMT

    So the team scoring more runs in less overs loses the match!! Amazingly nonsensical.

  • KapilsDevils1983 on January 22, 2014, 22:35 GMT

    NZ are a very good ODI side, especially outside the subcontinent and they showed that today, so I do not mind India losing to them or losing the no.1 ranking etc.

    What I do mind is the consistent underperformners being picked in the team repeatedly. Ishant - No bowler we have on the sidelines can be worse than him, infact Aaron has shown promise.

    Ashwin - has lost the ability to take wickets, gotten complacent - he needs to bowl and bowl in Domestic cricket. (Worth bringing in Rassool /Rishi Dhawan based on conditions) - Bring in Mishra.

    Jadeja - Not an allrounder by any stretch, his bowling is indifferent outside India - (Worth bringing in Rassool /Rishi Dhawan based on conditions)

    Dhawan - Flat track bully. Worst part, India's best bat in all conditions, sitting on the sidlines - Bring in Pujara

    Rohit - Simply too slow, by the time 7 overs are gone india are playng catch up. DK deserves another chance, was dropped too easily.

    Raina did ok today, worth giving him a game more

  • The_Wog on January 22, 2014, 22:19 GMT

    Quite so, @SportsObserver. In fact, rankings should be based on revenue generated from the game over the preceding 4 years - wins / losses are such an outdated measure. There should be a playing condition that the Holy Trinity loses a QF, they are deemed to have won the QF. In fact, the same can apply to Test series.

    Have you considered a career in sports administration? The ICC needs this kind of 21st century thinking.

  • MarinManiac on January 22, 2014, 22:16 GMT

    I'm sorry, and I know I don't understand D/L, but if NZ scores 271 in 42 overs, why should India be forced to score 292 in 42 overs to win? Rain or not, that's just plain absurd. India scored 277, and therefore they did BETTER in three balls LESS than NZ did -- so could someone explain why the game was awarded to the team that scored fewer runs in more deliveries? This is plain illogical.

  • Temuzin on January 22, 2014, 22:16 GMT

    @ Nampally wrote : Dhoni's XI lost India World #1 spot! Ya ya ya. But Dhoni's XI was also the one who took India to World number 1 spot. Cricket is the game and no one is sitting permanently on Number 1 spot. Teams lose spots and may regain it. No need to hyperventilate.

  • i_amVIVA on January 22, 2014, 22:15 GMT

    B3 Ind sliding started from here on by R7 NZ... what a game

  • Roy2010 on January 22, 2014, 22:03 GMT

    If India can't compete with NZ attack, how would they will compete with Aus, Eng and SA on supporting wicket. Secondary, why would Indian players push their bodies and get injured and lose their domestic money. I think Indian team should always stay at their home and never come out of India :) That's where big money is and that's what every Indian player wants. Instead of Big3 idea, they should promote BigOne idea.

  • on January 22, 2014, 21:59 GMT

    Brind back harbhajan and yuvraj. Throw out rohit, ashwin, jadeja and ishant. Give chance to binny and pujara

  • Temuzin on January 22, 2014, 21:57 GMT

    Only 3 changes are needed. Pujara for Nohit Sharma, Anybody who can hold the ball for nobrain Ishant sharma and Baba Aprajith/ Rasool for Ashwin. Team will be good. Those crowing for binny or irfaan to replace jadeja are delusional. Those 2 guys are flops even in domestic circuit. Forget them in overseas conditions. They will be just fodder for opposing teams.

  • Temuzin on January 22, 2014, 21:53 GMT

    @ Nathan Bell : NZ was just plain lucky in this game. India made more runs in less overs than of NZ so dont gloat unnecessarily. BTW NZ is plain home track bully. They were minnows when they visited Bangladesh last time. And just imagine if they play India in India.

  • on January 22, 2014, 21:51 GMT

    ** Continued from last comment **

    BOWLING Having said all of the above, our biggest worry is the bowling - which SERIOUSLY lacks penetration - it is because of the bowling that we have to keep chasing 6 - 7 rpo every match. Only Shami seems to be promising, Ishant is the most consistent poor performer (1 good performance in every 20 matches), Ashwin continues to disappoint, Bhuvi a containing option at best, Ashwin highly disappointing and Jadeja is ok.. Yadav, Aaron, Ishwar Pandey and Ojha need to be given chances.. If the bowling can be sorted out somehow, we can be a truly sustainable #1 side. However, till then we'll always be a side who can reach #1 at intermittent times, but will soon slip back down again.

  • ProdigyA on January 22, 2014, 21:51 GMT

    I agree with u Nampally. This is not India XI but Dhoni's personal favorite XI. It is unbelievable to see the same non performers playing again and again when much better players are being benched forever. I think Dhoni's captaincy is costing India too much he must be sacked from captaincy and given to Kohli.

  • Collegefastbowler on January 22, 2014, 21:45 GMT

    The problem is the same as we saw a few years ago in England. It is the weakness in the bowling and that is caused by wrong selection policy. Why does Dhoni have bowlers like Varun Aaron and Umesh Yadav sitting on the sidelines while he persists with Sharma? Two spinners are too many on these tracks. Shami, Yadav and Aaron will be too hot for NZ batsmen to handle.

  • on January 22, 2014, 21:44 GMT

    India should play this squad for odi 3

    1. Rohit Sharma 2. Ajinkya Rahane 3. Virat Kohli 4. Shikhar Dhawan 5. MS Dhoni 6. Stuart Binny 7. Ambatti Raydu 8. Bhuvenesvar Kumar 9. Amit Mishra 10. Mohammed Shami 11. Ishwar Pandey

  • on January 22, 2014, 21:44 GMT

    India should have two separate teams for Test & One day, then only india can get back to number 1 position,Shami & Ishanth skills are missused by bringing them into one day game, they should play only Test cricket, Ojha should be in test game by dumping Ashwin for a better game...While coming to batting, dhawan should not play Test & he must be kept only for one day game, pujara should stay permanently for Test game. Rohit, Raina, Jadeja, Ashwin should be dumbed from India team as there are many talented players.

  • on January 22, 2014, 21:41 GMT

    The extent to which foreigners go to belittle the Indian team is just amazing! India did not reach #1 pedestal by dancing around officials, they reached there on the back of strong performances at home, as well as a CHAMPIONS TROPHY win in England. They deserved the #1 ranking then. But yes, based on current performances, I agree they don't deserve it now.

    Let me break down batting and bowling separately: BATTING Whoever says that the Indian batsmen are flat track bullies are kidding themselves. They've got the skill and talent, and will learn to play better on foreign pitches gradually. Kohli and Dhoni are firing on all cylinders, Rahane is showing promise, Dhawan and Rohit will get better eventually (Don't forget the way they played in England last year!), only Raina is a bit of a worry with his lack of form off late. But yes, Pujara does need to be drafted into the team ASAP.

    ** Continued in next comment**

  • on January 22, 2014, 21:33 GMT

    The loss of second one day is only because of MS Dhoni and selection committee.they bought 16 people to NZ. and when the stars not performing well they are scared to choose from the 16. yesterday they choose d again I sharma instead of BINNY and ashwin instead of MISHRA.

    If they want to win next game they should include rayudu for rohit and varun for Ishant and binny for jadeja.and mishra for ashwin

    hope the selection committe will do best for INDIAN CRICKET If they cant to do this why to bring 16to NZ?

  • slazenger on January 22, 2014, 21:32 GMT

    I think India is lack of match practice in NZ. Once they used to the pitches they will deliver.

  • GrindAR on January 22, 2014, 21:32 GMT

    Honestly, I have my favorite players in NZ. They kind of found rythm recently to act as a unit. They have two main contrinutors recently... Corey Anderson and Kane Williamson... I like KW personally because, he has the beauty of the game in his sleeves. Corey in is getting stronger day by day. But his technique is not as good as the numbers. KDM & TS my favorite bowlers, and recently they are trying to pull their sleeves up for better... I would say, Orthan Aussies, NZ is going to be the key team. They have to shrug off their nerves in the semis round to get past to taste the championship. They are well capable. I am going to say, 2015 is going to be a repeat of 92 affair with a slight change, eng will be out early instead of Aussies. I wish NZ lift the cup.

  • wolf777 on January 22, 2014, 21:30 GMT

    Nohit Rohit…only thing consistent about him is his consistent failure. Walking wicket # 1 Suresh Raina…always one good short ball away from getting out. Walking wicket # 2 Ashwin…there is no win here…His stats from past few matches…0/58, 1/48, 0/63, 0/52 and wicket less yesterday. 200 plus runs and only one wicket to show for…bet he will play the next game. Ishant 'the Spearhead' Sharma…Spearhead? Really???

  • on January 22, 2014, 21:21 GMT

    It was the bowling that cost India the match, but Dhoni is not talking about it. I think we should throw out Ishant in the next match. It is just insane to concede more than 50 runs in power plays (54 in first 10 overs and ~50 in the second 3 over pp).

  • GrindAR on January 22, 2014, 21:21 GMT

    Ok Dhoni.. 2 matches of with the team of your choice did a terrible job. Unchanged team is ok for first 2. If the 3rd lso continue like this, and you don't have plans to tinker the setup with the learning of two matches (actually outplayed in all fronts). You kind of push many of your supporters to rethink. A good leader will seek help in fixing things and digest the whole thing and comeup with a clear strategy... I am not worried about batting. What is your thought about the bowling department and importantly fielding department? Fielders slept on half chances again and slept soundly... forget about taking catches, atleast in stopping runs. You sit with your team and talk to them on what is their job and what is expected from them. If you say, you've got what is expected of them, then you have to think about what you need to change in your expectations... It is pathetic to frequently getting into lousy bowling/fielding performances. Fans don't deserve this kind of lousy strategy.

  • Kokako on January 22, 2014, 21:16 GMT

    Again, I don't understand why India is accused of being "flat track bullies"? That was a flat track (almost subcontinental in nature) and still they lost. I laugh at the comments made by some one-eyed Indian fans. What's of far more significance are the corrupt and sinister "Big 3" administrations attempts to gain control of the game - for pure greed. This is what Indian fans should really be concerned about at the moment, because the rest of the cricket world is not going to welcome you with open arms if things go the way they seem to be heading.

  • Syed_imran_abbas on January 22, 2014, 21:15 GMT

    India should only play at home to stay on number 1 spot. You need to have a good bowling attack to be a world number 1.

  • vish2020 on January 22, 2014, 21:04 GMT

    Dhoni is soooooo stubborn!! his stobborness is killing indian cricket right now. he needs to change his bowlers and take rohit, raina out of team. this is too much!! we are a great team and we have too much talent in india. our under 19 team wins abroad all big tournaments and you are telling me indians can't play abroad?? please its dhoni and his inabilities

  • on January 22, 2014, 20:56 GMT

    If you check up with the Tour of Bangladesh you will see it was a very different team......many players were unavailable and therefore was not a team full of confidence within itself.....infact everytime we go there we struggle to get a team together that resembles our normal team.....it is not new found skills or form. that we have suddenly struck...this is just our A-Team with all the positions having other players pushing to get into the team.....people like BOULT,VETTORI, RUTHERFORD,FULTON,MILNE (just injured and will want a spot again),LATHAM, ISH SODI and the list goes on....we will be one of those teams to win overseas consistantly too....NZ will work its way upto #3 spot comfortably within 3-4 seasons.....and in tests we will also be steadily rising back up to a similar spot.....keep NZ as your team to support outside your Indian team...

  • on January 22, 2014, 20:55 GMT

    Its a shame to compare rohit with kohli

  • on January 22, 2014, 20:54 GMT

    Dhonis comments summed it all up... He is waiting for the kids to grow up! And if that costs the country matches so be it. Dhawan and Rohit looked lost. I was ashamed to call that our opening pair following in the footsteps of Sachin, Sehwag and Ganguly. Let us persist with Dhawan at the top but he cannot play his natural aggressive game if he doesnt have a solid partner i.e. Rahane or Pujara. Ishant has to go. He isnt learning. Case in point is how Kumar and Shami get hit but improvise albeit too late but still get back at the batsmen. Jadeja and Raina are not dependable. Those are crucial spots for bowling and batting and need solid allrounders. I would keep Ashwin, he is a quality slow bowler.

  • on January 22, 2014, 20:49 GMT

    Except Kohli and Dhoni, no one deserves place in Indian team........Gambhir is more reliable batsmen after these 2.

    Dhawan need to learn saving his wicket,stop easily getting out. Rohit suits only for Indian pitches Rahane doesn't have power to hit hard Raina's batting is worst

    Indian bowlers doesn't qualify for world cricket........I think, school kids can play when they bowl.

  • on January 22, 2014, 20:44 GMT

    Please drop Rohit Sharma, Ishant Sharma, and Jadeja, perhaps also Ashwin. Pujara, Binny, and some others perhaps!

  • Silverbails on January 22, 2014, 20:33 GMT

    Oh dear, oh dear, yet another pathetic overseas display from India in what was supposed to be their strength: the traditional 50 over ODI thrash. So, now that they are pathetic at Test match cricket, they have now extended that to the ODI arena. How sad…And, why, oh why, go in with the same losing team? Surely, time to bring in fresh players. Poor management in yet another meaningless, money - making overseas series. Looks like being another 5 - 0 overseas ODI drubbing. India, once again, proving to be extremely poor travellers…tigers at home, but lambs to the slaughter on the much more pacier NZ wickets...how sad and disappointing...

  • on January 22, 2014, 20:31 GMT

    Plain and simple...India has a few very good batsmen. When these batsmen play in india which favours batting, then India is almost unstoppable. When this team plays in conditions which bring the bowlers into the mix a lot more, then suddenly India have competition. We keep seeing this when India play away. New Zealand have a very good team on paper, and finally they are playing like that too. Corey Anderson is so far the player of the series, lets hope that continues because he is just incredible.

  • on January 22, 2014, 20:25 GMT

    NZ always good on their soil and so is India :) Both of them never perform extraordinary when they are overseas.

  • on January 22, 2014, 20:23 GMT

    A billion Indians and their cricket team still gets beat. Quality not quantity, this is the kiwi way. Imagine if there were a billion kiwis.

  • satchander on January 22, 2014, 20:19 GMT

    Dhoni has got so much power now that he can get away with anything....I am willing to bet he is not going to change the lineup even in 3rd ODI...

  • Al_Bundy1 on January 22, 2014, 20:18 GMT

    If Dhoni is not willing to change his team, maybe our Selectors should step in and change the captain. After all how long will this farce continue??

  • on January 22, 2014, 20:09 GMT

    MSD must think out of the box and start developing a team which can win matches all over the world. its true binny is medium pacer but develop him fast bowling allrounders r hard to come by as its tough task. jadeja or ashwin are not all rounders in true sense. i like rasool he surely can bat. also in middle order and a good off spin bowler plus he s aggressive by nature. in recent past india has the services of ganguly n robin singh who can seam the ball and both produced results with bowling then why not give binny three ODI s n find another genuine all rounder who can bat before MSD which allowa MSD to finish games. rasool is not in the squad pls try ishwer n amit for all remaining ODI s

  • Rj_Kiwi on January 22, 2014, 20:08 GMT

    To the very few who are complaining how India scored more runs and should therefore be the winner......You do not have to understand how Duckworth Lewis works, you just have to understand cricket. Obviously when a team loses the knowledge of how long the innings will be, because it is reduced, will then be compensated. NZ had lost just two wickets after 33.2 overs for 170, they got just another 8.3 overs so of course a team is compensated for lack of knowledge about the length of the match. How stupid are you to not understand this???

    Every team has been subject to this rule, it isn't knew and it won't go away, so don't cry like babies. India knew how long their innings would be, they have the strike power to chase any total, but they failed.

  • on January 22, 2014, 20:07 GMT

    MSD must think out of the box and start developing a team which can win matches all over the world. its true binny is medium pacer but develop him fast bowling allrounders r hard to come by as its tough task. jadeja or ashwin are not all rounders in true sense. i like rasool he surely can bat. also in middle order and a good off spin bowler plus he s aggressive by nature. in recent past india has the services of ganguly n robin singh who can seam the ball and both produced results with bowling then why not give binny three ODI s n find another genuine all rounder who can bat before MSD which allowa MSD to finish games. rasool is not in the squad pls try ishwer n amit for all remaining ODI s

  • TommytuckerSaffa on January 22, 2014, 20:06 GMT

    +1 to Greatest_game's comment. Great and accurate summary of proceedings as usual.

  • Rj_Kiwi on January 22, 2014, 20:01 GMT

    While nearly all Indian supporters are angry at their team, they should realize most subcontinent teams will struggle in NZ conditions. NZ pitches have been dulled down for you for many years, but now they are more what the conditions dictate they should be. Last time India came they were given pitches to suit India because it was demanded. But when the World Cup happens, this is how the pitches will be in NZ, and Australia won't give you pitches with even more bounce and carry. So get used to it now and India will probably win another World Cup in 2015.

    Also, NZ is ready to fire. The new look Kiwi team are missing another batting star like Kohli but in ODI's you can expect a competitive unit. NZ are better than you realize.

  • on January 22, 2014, 19:59 GMT

    I notice that the Indian supporters always put down India's losses to their own failures rather than their opponent's good play. Maybe it's time to start realising that NZ is a good team with good players?

  • Desihungama on January 22, 2014, 19:58 GMT

    Kohli is the Misbah-ul-Hq of Indian Cricket, Ever consistent and always looking to perform. What a talent. I am in awe of the confidence this guy exudes. From a Pak Supporter.

  • on January 22, 2014, 19:54 GMT

    To all those who said Dhoni should change the playing 11 for next ODI and on...I do support you guys. BUT I don't think he would change the playing 11 yet, he would only change if India lose the series in the 3rd ODI. And than in 4th and 5th ODI he would completely change the team. After he changed the team in 4th and 5th ODI, IF India loses the 4th and 5th ODI, he would than slam "us" the fans for making the change. So, all in all It does not look good unless we win those game when their is a playing 11 change.

  • nicevans on January 22, 2014, 19:52 GMT

    @samfisher Change the record. Bmac scored a good 30 off about 20 odd in the 1st odi. In the context of that game, where he had to start striking immediately it was a good contribution. This game he failed, so what, Taylor was very lucky not to be out on 11 and very early on in the 1st odi, thats odi cricket, it happens. He leads by example on the field, it doesnt necessarily have to be with the bat. This team is going very well at the moment. Thankfully you arent a selector!

  • on January 22, 2014, 19:50 GMT

    Dear Dhoni, either you mend your ways, or I will change my sport. Hockey league is coming and atleast those guys tries to change combination if they lose

  • on January 22, 2014, 19:48 GMT

    O wait didnt Bangladesh whitewash NZ a few days back. Now NZ doing the same? Wonder why india doesnt want to play BD. It's hilarious.

  • Nampally on January 22, 2014, 19:19 GMT

    Dhoni's XI lost India World #1 spot! There were 3 reasons for Indian defeat; 1. India again went with the same failed XI - Ishant Sharma, when Aaron was available & fit. Dhoni is still refusing to bring in Pujara to reinforce their weak batting. 2. From 170 for 2 in 33 overs, NZ added 100 runsin 9 overs- huge turning point. A good fast bowler like Aaron would have got Anderson. 3. India was given a terrible start by Dhawan & Rohit- 37 for 2 after 10 overs- leaving India an uphill task of chasing 256 in 30 overs @ 8.5 runs/over! If India has any hope of winning the ODI#3, bring in Pujara to open the innings + replace Ishant with Aaron. Also replace Ashwin with Binny/Yadev. Both Pujara & Yadev are in the Test squad & available. The Selectors should replace Dhoni with Kohli as captain for the ODI 3. Kohli did a good job vs. Zim, as ODI captain. Also under Kohli's dynamic captaincy, Pujara will be in the ODI XI- a huge Plus. Dhoni's personal issues with talented players is sadly visible.

  • Overseas_Stats on January 22, 2014, 19:05 GMT

    Stats of Raina

    52 ODI's in SA, NZ, WI and Aus. 2 half centuries and 1060 runs.....how long do we have to bear this...

  • abhishek_NYC on January 22, 2014, 19:03 GMT

    To be honest Indian players lacked the hunger to win the match at any point except few [Virat, Dhoni and Shami]. Addition to that the poor bowling from Sharma made the NZ batsman look like monsters. In fact these same group of players looked very ordinary when they visited Bangladesh. I think NZ is never a great team there bunch of players focused on hard work. That's all. India should focus on choosing a better combination and not think about NZ.

  • on January 22, 2014, 19:02 GMT

    Come on guys, stop over-reacting. NZ won two games which were closely contested. It is not the end of the world, and let us go easy on the number 8 number 1 thing. Between first tier teams, there isn't all that big a gap. If India has gone to Afghanistan or Canada and lost two matches, that is a different thing. India is not the best team in the world, whatever the ranking says. Our bowling sucks. However, saying Indian batting only performs at home is really not true. Our batsmen put up a fight against good fast bowling, while the opposition gets Ishant Sharma dollies. For instance, in SA, Kohli and Pujara faced much much sterner tests against Steyn and Morkel, than ABD or DuPlesis against our "fast" bowlers, and their performance deserves some respect

  • Greatest_Game on January 22, 2014, 19:01 GMT

    A wonderful game, with a not unexpected result. It is clear now that India's #1 ranking was little more than a home track bully achievement. As soon as India plays on surfaces that provide competition for batsmen, they become paper tigers. Losing 5 ODIs in a row, with only rain rescuing them from a 6th defeat, is unquestionable indication of the fragility of this lineup. On a good surface, any team with decent bowling can take them down.

    Kohli, Dhoni, Rahane & maybe Raina should stay. Dhawan & Nohit must go. Why Pujara is on the sidelines is a mystery. Shami is the attack lead - replace the rest if India want to win outside the SC.

    India's World Cup dreams recede into the distance, and New Zealand's grow bigger with each match, and deservedly too - a fine team growing from strength to strength.

  • SportsObserver on January 22, 2014, 18:54 GMT

    We need the "big 3" idea to made into law right now, while at it also make a law saying none of the big 3 can be knocked out of the world cup before semi-final stage just like the relegation exemption idea. India getting kicked out in 2007 world cup group stage was a disaster, cricket lost that day. We can not let that happen again.. 2015 world cup is upon us, act now!

  • gvarun1975 on January 22, 2014, 18:54 GMT

    Can anyone pls clarify what is the role of jadeja in the team,where he cant bowl and cant bat.I agree he is seful on spinning Indian pitches.But on these conditions Y not drop him and give chance some other batsman who can bat a little bit and help the team to win in slog overs

  • glen1 on January 22, 2014, 18:47 GMT

    Losing with the same team twice is insanity; Dhoni is a master at this. Throw out Ishanth for Pandey, Ashwin for Mishra, Jadega for Binny, and Raina for Rayadu. if you don't, you will risk the fan base; get it?

  • THINK_BEYOND on January 22, 2014, 18:45 GMT

    Binny, Rayadu, Ishwar, Mishra and Aaron - You can make your holiday plans next 1 week and visit all nice tourist spots in NZ and AUS. Enjoy guys! You would anyway not be in the playing eleven. Mr Dhoni has the best world class team already, which he would not like to disturb anyway.

  • on January 22, 2014, 18:43 GMT

    Sigh... Just imagine if Vettori was fit and back bowling for NZ with a fresh new contract! Poor India would have been destroyed even more. Its a shame injury has plagued Vettori over the last 2 years

  • on January 22, 2014, 18:41 GMT

    I'm amazed at the apparent complete lack of understanding of the D/L system from a lot of the Indian supporters.

  • on January 22, 2014, 18:41 GMT

    We need some old guns to get rid of this... yuvi shud replace 4th position, gambir as opener wit dhawan followd by kohli. rohit/rahane/rayudu can fit 5th or 6th position along with dhoni. raina at 7, jaddu or ashwin followd by bhuvi, shami, zak.... can be a perfect 11. and umesh/varun as a reservd quicks..

  • M.gundroo on January 22, 2014, 18:38 GMT

    What India lacks is bowling strength with too many all rounders who have consistantly failed to deliver in alien conditions.With its batting strength does it need such a batting depth.With next WC only year away is this not the best time to test your bowling strength.

  • JoshFromJamRock on January 22, 2014, 18:35 GMT

    As a neutral watching this Indian team develop since the '07 WC, I must say that its obvious who are good anywhere compared to those who are FTBs in the subcontinent. Since India play such much anyway, maybe they should just have two teams depending on tour location.

    Overseas XI: 1)Dhawan 2)*Pujara 3)Kohli 4)*Gambhir 5)Rahane 6)Dhoni 7)*Binny 8)Jadeja 9)Bhuvi 10)Shami 11)*Yadav/Aaron

    Home XI: 1)Dhawan 2)Pujara 3)Kohli 4)Rohit 5)Rahane 6)Dhoni 7)Ashwin 8)Ohja 9)Bhuvi 10)Shami 11)Zaheer

    * - signifies the replacements to the last played XI. I would play the overseas team in any format, any where in the world.

    Have your say....

  • bplusa on January 22, 2014, 18:33 GMT

    Looking at the performance of today's match it is very much evident that Indian team is relayinng heavily on Kohli and Dhoni to win matches. If they click then team India competes and stays alive in the match else all is gone shortly.Their Bowlers are not so effective resulting in large targets which their young talented but inexperienced Batsmen are unable to chase. With such quality of Bowling line Indian team can win on flat tracks at home & even in the Sub-Continent but not in Australia, England and South Africa where experinced players are required.

  • on January 22, 2014, 18:27 GMT

    Mccullums captaincy has been good. Still hardly contributing a single thing as a specialist batsmen. The credit should go to the players performing and if if you look at who has stepped mccullum is about only one who hasn't maybe guptill as well. That's like saying if nz keep winning and mccullum continues not to contribute he shouldn't be doubted as a starting player.

  • on January 22, 2014, 18:27 GMT

    let's bring gambhir and sehwag again. Sehawag is a better batsman than Rohit and dhawan in overseas conditions. Atleast sehwag can give up firing start which we really need when you are chasing 300+ runs

  • on January 22, 2014, 18:25 GMT

    Given that it appears that everyone can win at home it really needs to be enforced that everyone plays everyone else in equal sized series home and away or the rankings need to be adjusted for teams that have played more away games etc

  • Solid_Snake on January 22, 2014, 18:23 GMT

    Such performance is a disgrace to Cricket...NZ team is winning as if it's a piece of cake..It's like NZ playing against a minnow.. All the titles and Test status should be taken away from India.. They should go play & IPL to get their form back

  • on January 22, 2014, 18:19 GMT

    R.Sharma is stingy towards ball where as R. Sharma is generous .Either there should be exchanged attitude or both Sharmas should be dropped for possible Indian victory.

  • sixesandfours on January 22, 2014, 18:18 GMT

    India should prepare team like australia with chances to other players not just picking loosing combination always. Spinners are leaking runs Ashwin and Ishanth should be replaced with Stuart and Ishwar/Varun that will strengthen lower order batting and big plus for India future overseas tournaments and World Cup. All the best.

  • on January 22, 2014, 18:17 GMT

    Why are indian fans dragging other teams in this discussion. Fact of the matter is that indian team is world champ and so called ranked number one but are they performing like world champs? And fact of the matter is that they brag about being custodians of cricket. But the truth is that they have club level team if you exclude kohli and dhoni. Rest of the team is just back yard flat track bullies ... So please do not compare your team failures with other teams failures.. Any by the way teams are going overseas and winning take examples of South Africa, Aussies and also for argument sake pakistan is playing all games overseas and they have won in South Africa and in india last year

  • on January 22, 2014, 18:16 GMT

    Where are the nay-sayers now with regard to Brendon McCullum as captain and Mike Hesson as coach? NZ team is looking the best it has for a very long time!

  • on January 22, 2014, 18:15 GMT

    too many chances are given to ishant and rohit...but they did nt perform with consistency......I dont know what point dhoni wanna prove with ishant sharma's bowling by giving him chances again and again.......

  • on January 22, 2014, 18:14 GMT

    BCCI really need to re-think Dhoni's role at the helm as a captain. Why does he insist so much for Sharmas when both of them are big failures - one for leaking runs and the other for not being able to score runs. Why does he insist on Raina, Ramachandran, Jadeja? We have much better options in Chand, Rayudu, Rahane, Pandey, Yadav, Aaron, Ojha. Shami really need support from bowlers who can bowl 140+. If he does not consider Raina or Rohit's failure as a failure then why not give a chance to Sehwag, Gambhir and Yuvi? If he does not consider Ashwin and Jadeja's failure a failure then why not give chance to Harbhajan again? This is just absurd that we get to see these failed cricketers again and again. Any vested interests Mr. Dhoni???

  • on January 22, 2014, 18:13 GMT

    When Yuvraj's performance was not good in SA tour the selectors dropped him for NZ tour. Everyone knows that yuvraj is an ultimate match winner. What Dhawan ,Rohit,Raina,Ashwin, Jadeja & Ishant are doing in the team? I agree Dhawan and Rohit are good for indian pitches not for fast bowling pitches, they are just playing test matches!.

  • melvn on January 22, 2014, 18:09 GMT

    If we win everybody praises the team ,but when we lose everybody starts cricticizing. The thing that dissapoints me is that we are not fully using our resources , we are not playing our best team. Players like Rohit sharma, Jadeja & ashwin are only good in subcontinental pitches, they havent proved themselves in the foreign conditions yet. & we have some players who have already proven themselves outside the subcontinent, Yuvraj should come back, Pujara deserves a place as he has proven himself in south Africa & be patient with Dhawan ,he hit 2 hundreds in England last year. Also be patient with Raina , he is a wonderful lower order batsman ,India needs him. Irfan Pathan wud be a much better option than Jadeja considering the next world cup is in Australia & Ishant???? God knows how he still makes into the team!!!!!!!

  • on January 22, 2014, 18:07 GMT

    MY WC INDIA TEAM,

    Dhoni: Cap Wk Ghambir: opener dhawan: opener need more tempo and calmness.. Kholi: perfect place Rahane:Batting Ryadu: need some matches to settle S.binny: all rounder need some matches to settle yuvi: all rounder should give him chance to bowl. Bajji/ or jadeja aron: Fast bowler shami: fast bowler

    Let us Play with the above team.. sure it will be tough team to beat

    Please selectors conisder my above team asap... 100% it will work.

  • on January 22, 2014, 17:50 GMT

    India should move all there game to India if they want to be = 1 odi team they can't even beat New Zealand you can't win game only can play home person make 200 run at ho can't even score 10 run what shame

  • on January 22, 2014, 17:47 GMT

    People please dont react abruptly. it was a good match, where NZ played better than India. yes for india some of the players are not performing good but it doesn't mean remove them. let them play and get some exposures...... all the players people are bashing on their day can win single handedly. if sehwag can get so many chances why not rohit, jadeja if nehra and powar can get so many chances why not ishant and ashwin ?

  • Iceman29 on January 22, 2014, 17:47 GMT

    This match was snatched buy NZ at two stages..once in the last 5 overs when NZ batted and then in the first 5 overs when India batted..as simple as that...Well played Newzealand you deserve this win...congrats...NZ have some amazing allrounders along with Aus at the moment....

  • cricket_lover1 on January 22, 2014, 17:41 GMT

    India lost 2nd match and guess wo to blame (Dhoni). First of all poor selection of playing 11. Rohit should be replaced with Rahane as an opener. Rohit should play at number 4. Rayudu should be in for Raina. Binny should replace Ashwin. ISHANT should be replaced with Varun Aaron. also Ishwar Pandey can be tried and bhuvi should be rested for couple of ODIs. playing 11 should be 1-Dhawan, 2- Rahane, 3-Kohli, 4-Rohit, 5-Binny, 6-Dhoni, 7-Rayudu, 8-Jadeja, 9-Shami, 10-Varun Aaron, 11-Ishwar Pandey. Also Rayudu should keep the wickets so that Dhoni can relax and focus on batting.

  • on January 22, 2014, 17:41 GMT

    When will Dhoni learn that Ishant Sharma and Rohit Sharma are not ODI players. Dhoni has never been a very good captain so he should play as batsman but not as a captain. Jadeja has failed as a batsman but has performed better than main bowlers. So it would be unfair to drop him when he as an all-rounder has done better than the bowlers.

  • on January 22, 2014, 17:31 GMT

    This is really heart breaking for the Indians after all the recent devlopments in Cricket we failed to perform to our merits and due to which our chances looks gloomy for the 2015 world cup.

  • on January 22, 2014, 17:24 GMT

    Why is any one not complaining against this pathetic D/L system? How can the target be 293 when New Zealand made 271? India was the true winer

  • ravindran2369 on January 22, 2014, 17:20 GMT

    Shock of my life if Ishant bowls a maiden over in ODI..... A miracle if he bowls less than 6 an over...utter disbelief if he is dropped.....

  • on January 22, 2014, 17:18 GMT

    i need following changes

    ishwar/aaron for ishant. mishra for ashwin binny for jadeja rayudu for raina openers or dhawan and rahane rohit will play place of raina in middle orders.

  • on January 22, 2014, 17:17 GMT

    Dhawan and Rohit should be dropped from opening innings, both are playing like test match since last 10 odi innings. Ashwin and Jadeja also failed from last 10 matches. both are not bowling accurately. Jadeja always failed to bat.

    All these four fellows are capable to play in domestic conditions not in foreign pitches.

    They failed in England, Australia, South Africa and now in NZ pitches.

    Call Sehwag, Gambhir, Harbajan, Umesh Yadav into team.

    Need all rounder for team, current Jadeja and ashwin both are not all rounders they are all blunders. Take binny and so many played in ipl better than these two players. All above players are suitable in domestic not in foreign.

  • zion13 on January 22, 2014, 17:16 GMT

    I think Jadeja bowled well in South Africa and deserves his chances..But the real concern is Ashwin who is hiding behind Dhoni...India should definitely look at other spinners for overseas tour.

  • Karam_Toronto on January 22, 2014, 17:14 GMT

    I think Dhoni is in love with Ashwin, Jadeja, Raina, and Ishant. I don't see any other reason for him to keep these players still in the team. If Dhoni had given these many chance to Yuvraj Singh instead of Raina, even Yuvraj would have performed better than Raina.

  • lobsterchampion on January 22, 2014, 17:08 GMT

    I think for India, their bowling, especially in death overs is the biggest problem. I have some hope for B Kumar and Shami, but have lost all confidence in Ishant. Ishant has been playing at international level for so long, but still gets pressurized very eaisily. I dont understand why BCCI cannot find ways to produce good fast bowlers for India. Such is the state of Indian fast bowling that someone like Ishant who probably would not have lasted for more than 10 tests if he had played for any other country has played more than 50 tests for India and still is considered for selection even after such shabby performances.

  • on January 22, 2014, 17:07 GMT

    I think indian team is lucky playing mostly home. If they don't play home at all then we see where they stand on ranking. It's never easy playing always away. Indian fan from uk

  • on January 22, 2014, 17:07 GMT

    India ODI team (abroad)- Dhavan(Gambhir),Rahane,Kohli,Pujara,Dhoni,Rayudu,Stuart Binny,Bhuvaneshwar(Ojha), Shami,Varun Aron,Umesh Yadav In India Replace Rahane ,Stuart Binny and Varun Aron by Rohit,Jadeja and Ashwin Test team abroad- Bowling unit should be Zaheer(Ashwin), Shami, Umesh Yadav, Varun Aron(Ojha) In India use Ashwin and Ojha instead of 2 fast bowlers other than Shami

  • vijipan on January 22, 2014, 17:02 GMT

    Come on you guys, I am an Indian supporter and I think this game was won by NZ and not lost by India. We should learn to give credit when it is due. In both the games NZ played better and won.

  • thaikkathameed on January 22, 2014, 16:59 GMT

    Dhoni's issue with Pujara is very simple. If Pujara is given chance then there is no place for Dhoni in the team, he knows that very well. Therefore, unless and until Dhoni is kicked out of the team Pujara will be only warming the benches. Varun, Ishwar and Binny are far better players that this so called "Talented guy" Rohit Sharma and the self proclaimed "Spearhead" of Indian bowling attack Ishant Sharma.

  • myStraightTalk on January 22, 2014, 16:58 GMT

    Some one has to take responsibility for the India loss.. if Dhoni is not responsible then we are responsible for still supporting Dhoni,Ishant,Ashwin and co.. Dhoni is not even closer to deserve a second chance abroad. What a waste of time and money by Indians. Just like Dhoni keep picking Ishant Sharma, I hope Crickinfo will publish my comment.

  • sheru-sher on January 22, 2014, 16:57 GMT

    People, People.... Once Dhoni is captain 3 other players are automatic selections Ashwin, Raina, and Jadega.That is a given. Misra and Ojah cannot get into the side because spinners Ashwin and Jageda are there once Dhoni is captain. That is called captain's perogative. So stop complaining. Dhoni never gives the new ball to Ishant but Ishant is the best fast bowling option when compared to the rest. Ishant has remained while people like Balaji, Parveen, Aaron, Unadkat , Mohit , Shreesant Vinay and many others have fallen by the wayside . Shami and Bhuveneshwar are not international class bowlers.They do not look the part except like schoolboys trying to do a "man" job. They look out of depth and make a sorry picture .It tells on their faces. Nohit and Dhawan can only bat on Indian flat tracks which make them FTB's Kholi is the only Indian batsman who could find a place in any international team and has proven that he could bat anywhere.

  • Karam_Toronto on January 22, 2014, 16:57 GMT

    I think Dhoni should come out of the closet and accept he is gay and he is in love with Ashwin, Raina, Jadeja, Ishant for sure, and Rohit may be. I don't see any other reason for him to keep these players in the team.

  • on January 22, 2014, 16:54 GMT

    Nz finally appear to be delivering on talent. Lets keep in mind they beat South Africa away and england in Odis last year. However lost to bangladesh. Consistency this year will be the key.

  • Chncricfan_2k0 on January 22, 2014, 16:53 GMT

    Dhoni's decision to bowl first in this Hamilton pitch played a major role in today's lost, bcoz Kiwi's are not very good chasers and the pitch has slowed down a lot in second innings, this is the same mistake he made in SA of asking the opposition to bat after winning the toss ..Anyhow still India can win this series with their batting talent with some changes in their squad, bring in Varon Aaron in place of Ishant, Drop Jadeja or Ashwin, and play extra batsman like Rayudu or Binny, as he can bowl few overs in the middle of innings..Rohit must play as a middle order batsman like what he used to do in the early phase of his career..Either Rayudu or Binny to open the innings with Dhawan..But most importantly India lost both matches very closely, If today D/L didn't come into play, the result would have been different..As Im a die-hard fan of Indian team, Indian win is inevitable in the third ODI..come on Guys..Cheer up, show the World what U guys are capable of...!

  • on January 22, 2014, 16:51 GMT

    Target for India:297 in 42 overs RRR-7.88 Score after 10 overs:38, that's almost 25% of the available overs, and short by 40 runs already! India lose by 20runs (forget D/L adjustment). Don"t that say it all? What a strategy for opening the innings!But ask the team management and they'll tell you it isthe same for Tests, ODI and T-20! Cheers!

  • Raja.sh on January 22, 2014, 16:46 GMT

    Karthik,yuvraj,gambhir,sehwag these all players can removed bcoz of scored 250runs in 10matches. Vijay scored 57runs in his last two odi. But Rohit last 4odi not scored overall 50runs and his strike rate is in under 50, last 4innings in test not scored overall 50runs in 4innings, same like jadeja not scored 50runs in 6 to 7innings, and he bowled per match one wicket or no loss with the econ of more than 6, then how he is to be all rounder, then ishant no use of to keep in the team, raina not scored 50runs in last one year. But these guys are still in team bcoz of friends to dhoni. Its not good for cricket.. Give chance to others to prove. Keep giving chances to 15matches and scored any of one match with 50 or 100 then again to give 100chances is not a right one. Talented peoples want to sit in a bench or want to play in domestic itself. Rohit only fit for IPL & domestic.

  • on January 22, 2014, 16:43 GMT

    Ever since Kirsten stepped down. Since WC 2011, India has been on the decline. Even their victories at home have not been dominating ones. Lost to Eng, Aus overseas. Lost to Eng at home! They did beat a few sides at home but not like in those days of Kumble and co. So Fletcher has been a disaster. there have been a few victories like the champions trophy and brilliant chases by Kohli. But as a team India have lost Sachin, Dravid, Laxman, ganguly before that, and the lesser ones like Irfan, Munaf, Yousuf, dinesh karthik, and match winners like shewag, gambhir, yuvraj, harbajan. The replacements - Rohit, Raina, jadeja, Aswin, vijay, vinay, unadkat...have been terrible except when playing in the IPL. Looks more like CSK vs NZ ;)

  • Raja.sh on January 22, 2014, 16:40 GMT

    Dhoni always want to prove what he decides that to be correct. likewise he used ishant in champion trophy. but its always not works today he planned to play with the same 11 and want to win. but lost. Ranked no 1 team played against ranked 8th but now we playing is look like there at no 1 we are at 3rd or 4th. When dhoni realise rohit,ishant,jadeja are useless that time only india going to win otherwise the series end in 5-0. Most important place in playing 11 is 7th. Most teams had very good player in 7th. But we had jadeja. He played like 11th player..

  • on January 22, 2014, 16:38 GMT

    We all know that batting on a turning wicket needs some skills (foot work, judging the flight correctly, swift footwork etc.) which clearly the non sub-continent teams don't have in plenty. But, of late, we have seen England and Australia did proper homework and managed to defeat us in our own backyard (Australia did not win the series but it was a closely contested one). How much homework do we do before leaving for foreign shores? Looks like only very few in this India team (e.g., Kohli, Pujara) did that properly.

  • on January 22, 2014, 16:34 GMT

    U have to back ur Indian team. Yes it sucks to lose but u can't blame Dhoni. The very same players u have problems with r the players who on any given day can win you the game. The replacements I see being mentioned are not much better and if included doesn't really mean Ul do better. Selection isn't really an issue. India need to keep playing away and they will get it right... Eventually. Plus, they have won world cups, so don't talk down on champions. NZ is playing really well, they were in a heavy slump not too long ago but now they seem really dangerous, since they've got a nicely balanced team. Big ups to NZ. One last thing though, SA will be dominating all forms in a year or so... So watch out... GO PROTEAS!

  • DD_f0rever on January 22, 2014, 16:33 GMT

    What an IRONY.

    Highest Run Scorer - Kohli

    Highest Wicket Taker - Shami

    And still Ind losing...Talent is there,,It is just about the right selection of players..

    Keep CALM !

  • FarSight on January 22, 2014, 16:23 GMT

    Considering that it is a truncated game with D/L going against India (they should come up with a better system than D/L- it is not working) Indian team actually did well in this game to come close enough to win. By now one has to look at the new team composition beginning with the SA tour. India did not win there and they have no won yet on this tour. While serious look at the team should be attempted at the end of this NZ tour, some general observations are emerging. First, India as a team remains seriously limited when it plays abroad. There is much hype about their home performance without proper perspective. Most of the "young guns" don't know how to play cricket outside India. Dhawan, R Sharma and Raina seem to be vulnerable. I Sharma should better be in test team but not in the limited version. Ashwin can't bowl abroad. India seem to be picking a team for reasons other than cricket.

  • TSJ07 on January 22, 2014, 16:22 GMT

    continued.....Ashwin,Raina who can not play aggressively. Jadeja can contined coz he is allrounder and can play as single spinner.If India play Bhajji/Mishra for Ashwin then Jadeja can dropped for Irfan(if full fit), Rishi or Binny whoever is better. If Rohit is out of team after this series then Rahane can be moved up and we can play two fast bowling all rounders in the team.This way tail would be long and it will be needed in WC15 as seen in the last 2 matches. Anyway players like Ghambir,Yuvi,Bhajii have to play in this team if we want to win WC15. This present bunch can not bring us the WC. We have to decide now as it will be quite later after this.

  • SherjilIslam on January 22, 2014, 16:19 GMT

    Can we finally see the back of two Sharmas, SRJ and Raina. Raina is so pathetic that bowlers with speed of even130 ks are bouncing him out. The most complete batsman of the team is warming the bench and team CSK is getting games after games. Can't understand what's Dhoni's issue with Pujara is. I don't see India winning any matches unless they don't change the team composition.

  • on January 22, 2014, 16:19 GMT

    Reality for India off their surface....but credit to New Zealand who found supreme form against the West Indies side recently also on home soil....

  • on January 22, 2014, 16:19 GMT

    selectors pls drop ashwin,rohit,raina,ishant,bhuvaneshwar,jadeja and bring young talents.the above players are still playing for india only because of personnel friendship with dhoni.sack dhoni from team and bring young blood like vijay zol,sanju samson,parvez rasool,iqbal adbulla.

  • batman_gothamcity on January 22, 2014, 16:18 GMT

    Hope we see these changes in next match . Varun Aaron for Ishant , Binny for Ashwin and Rayudu for either Dhawan/Rohit and Rahane to open . If we can bowl decently the batsman can win for us . Still Hopeful but crazy selections should stop.

  • on January 22, 2014, 16:18 GMT

    Dhoni is a great player and good captain for matches played within India. When you face challenges, you should be willing to take risks for rewards. His conservative approach of not willing to change the decision of winning toss or changing the team has hurt us big time. With problems abroad and his lack of out-of-the-box strategy, we should try to promote Kohli as captain for the rest of the series - that's almost lost and not much to lose anyway. Let him decide whether to keep Rohit and Ishant.

  • Dhali_BD_Fan on January 22, 2014, 16:15 GMT

    NZ realized on the 34th over that they had only 7 overs left to play, expecting and having prepared an inning very well for the full 50 over quota. Am certain that the way progressed, had they their full 50 overs they would have scored significantly more. Thus the way DWL applied here is fully justifyiable. NZ had a good position throughout and thus be default should benefit from the DWL. The only two problems in this match was Indian bowlers and the Rohit S taking his time and allowing the RR to go up. Yes there was good bowling but that bowling was not challenged either. NZ needs to stay at a 100%, because India was in the same situation with AUS a few days ago and won the tournament.

  • on January 22, 2014, 16:14 GMT

    Funny how one from big 3 is going to whitewashed by a team, that is whitewashed by us. They think they are some big hotshots by winning on extremely biased home soil. I agree to the fullest, that we are no different. But the way India, England, Australia are behaving, that's a disgrace to cricket, disgrace to them & everyone else. At present BCCI is more focussed on money, than the betterment of the game.

  • on January 22, 2014, 16:08 GMT

    india's biggest problam is their bowling, not batting, very difficult to chase around 300 runs every time, so they have to put zaheer in instead of a 2 spinners policy, because raina and kohli can share 5 to 8 overs between them if needed

  • JustMyView on January 22, 2014, 16:08 GMT

    I dont understand why people talk about Gambhir and Sehwak now. They are good players and not in form, not doing well even in domestic, not in 15 members squad. And you cant drop player based on the last 5, 6 match. Why people hate Dawan and Rohit. It is not easy to bat while chasing always 300 runs in overseas against a quality bowling and excellent fielding. Only changes needs to be done in batting is either change the batting order or Try Raydu instead of Raina. Why Dhoni needs to filed first in all the games. and filelding set up is not good at all. Why Isanth, Aswin/Jadeja,.. Use Aron/Pandey, Binny. Bat first if you win the toss NZ is always good when they bat first. If Dhoni goes with the same team, we better stop watching Inida match anymore.

  • TSJ07 on January 22, 2014, 16:04 GMT

    I am quite happy that we lost and I would wish that the team that has gone to NZ loses 5-0, then only Dhoni,his boss and selectors will wake up.Fans are saying Dhoni's hands are tied due to poor choice of selectors.But IMO selectors hands are tied due to Dhoni's closeness to his boss.These two are killing Indian cricket fast. Rohit Sharma after all these chances in the last 6-7yrs should not be given free rope now.However this series he can play all 5 matches coz of his performance in last one yr.If he fails this time its hould be bye bye Nohit for rest of his cricket life. Dhawan can also be continued this and next 1-2 series.But the likes of Raina,Ashwin,Ishant should be dropped with immediate effect.These guys have proven over time that they are just few match wonders and cant play overseas.Bhajji for Ashwin,,Aaron/Yadav for Ishant and Yuvi for Raina will make this team much stronger.Remember last WC,Bhajji did well whenever required.These guys play with passion unlike....tbc

  • crangs81 on January 22, 2014, 16:02 GMT

    The rain definitely stopped NZ scoring a higher total. @ 9 wickets down it would be hard to say the same for India. NZ would've hit out earliear if they knew at the start of their innings they were only gonna have 42 overs. India doesn't have any such excuses. Going strictly ball foor ball you could have a situation in a game reduced to 25 overs, where team A scores 120 after 25 overs and 300 after 50 overs, having to defend that 120 knowing team B has 25 less overs to throw their wickets away. Suck it up ladies.

  • on January 22, 2014, 16:01 GMT

    3 freeloaders in the team - Rohit Sharma, Ishant Sharma and Ashwin Ravichandran. Get rid of them in the pacific and India will be back to her winning ways.

    Well played New Zealand. You rocked!!

  • Al_Bundy1 on January 22, 2014, 16:00 GMT

    It is quite clear that we can't win outside India with bowlers like Ishant and Ashwin, and batsmen like Dhawan and Rohit Sharma. They should be replaced ASAP. Ishwar/Varun can replace Ishant and Binny can replace Ashwin. Maybe Rayudu and Rahane can open instead of Dhawan and Rohit. Dhawan and Rohit are typical flat track bullies - good only in India - send them back to India. Likewise, send Ishant and Ashwin back to India, and fly in Pankaj Singh/Anureet Singh/Samad Fallah and Rasool.

  • on January 22, 2014, 15:54 GMT

    indian team is only good at home conditions with tailor made pitches , indian players are just flat track bullies , and as soon as they are out of there comfort zone reality pops out.. and world no1 start packed indian team looks like an ordinary team, proof is second consecutive loss against NZ, the same NZ that was white washed by bangladesh just recenly, india haven't even won any series one sided at home except against zibabwe. they lost to pak , won 3.2 against aussies and similar results in some other series as well.

  • Raki99 on January 22, 2014, 15:53 GMT

    The bowling looks completely horrible except for shami and an ok bhuvi, and the same thing with the batting, Kohli and Dhoni can bat and others are just not contributing. Horrible captainship by dhoni for not giving others the chance at the top level.

  • ProdigyA on January 22, 2014, 15:51 GMT

    I think it's high time now that the selectors step in and question Dhoni's selection of final XI. It's hard to understand his obsession for nonperformers in th team like Rohit, Raina, Jadeja and most importantly Ishant.

    Dhoni is clearly ruining Indian cricket and also the careers of youngsters. He must be replaced as captain by Virat.

  • on January 22, 2014, 15:51 GMT

    @ricflairforlife- the actual calculation might be a little cumbersome,but the principles are sound,when rain interrupted for the first time NZ were playing as if it was a 50 over innings and were planning the tempo of innings accordingly,since they were having wickets in hand,we can safely assume that they would have scored more than what they eventually did,if they were aware of the 42 over innings.

  • wolf777 on January 22, 2014, 15:50 GMT

    Stupidity is to try same thing over and over again and expect different result every time. The same side going into the game with the No. 1 spot on the line??? What was the point of continuing overseas failures like Nohit Rohit, Ashwin and Raina? What was Ishant Sharma doing in the playing eleven? Only thing consistent with Nohit-Rohit is consistent failures; but, somehow he figures in every series and gets to play every game. Suresh Raina is always one good short ball away from getting out. Guess what? He too gets to play. Ishant 'the spearhead' Sharma has hardly done anything noteworthy since long time; he was only dropped temporarily. Look at Ashwin's performance as a bowler in last few games… 0/58, 1/48, 0/63, 0/52 and still Dhoni persists with him under the guise of weird 'India does not win and cannot complete 50 overs with four seamers' theory. Well if India cannot complete its quota of overs in allotted time limit with four seamers and the Captain Stubborn gets banned, guess

  • on January 22, 2014, 15:49 GMT

    IShant and ashwin should be removed. if we remove these two players the indian teams score card would have been better and maybe they would have won. and why are we not playing genuine fast bowlers like varun aaron . india has two genuine fast bowlers at present. and instead of using them in such a good conditions we are using Ishant sharma and ashwin who wont be able to bowl in even if there was a team from Antarctica and they were the only two pl;ayers

  • MaruthuDelft on January 22, 2014, 15:49 GMT

    @ Honey Sud, Philander gets more than his due rewards because of the fear created by Steyn and Morkel. The latest Ashes proved the value of fast bowling with Johnson getting into the minds of English with his pace. Kumble got wickets but never was an inspirational bowler. India needs to nurture three genuine fast bowlers at a time but has found none. Umesh must be tried but he doesn't look to be potent.

  • on January 22, 2014, 15:45 GMT

    Current Indian team is top team..hats off..because they are ranked 1 and 2 in test matches with useless players such as rohit,ishant ,raina..just have look at this line up uthappa,gambhir/dhawan,kohli,rahane,yuvraj/raina/rayudu,dhoni,jadeja/binny/irfan,ashwin,bhuvi/umesh,Aaron,shami....select playing xi from these according to conditions.. But dhoni is partial.. Towards vinaykumar,and sharmas-rohit,ishant,mohit and list goes on..this series is predictable.. India will fight hard in every game and will lose it 4-1 ..dhoni won't play Aaron or pandey and he will play this xi not only in this series but till wt20

  • on January 22, 2014, 15:45 GMT

    Dhoni can't be too rigid in team selection. It is good to back your players but then why carry a 17 member squad if you want to play the same bunch regardless of their performance. Varun Aaron must be tried, only then you can judge. What has Amit Mishra done wrong? Its time we play him. Stuart Binny too should atleast play in 1 match. Feel really bad for Rayudu.

  • on January 22, 2014, 15:33 GMT

    i think only one out of jadeja /ashwin can play...stuart binny must play and probably open the batting alongwith dhawan...rohit must drop down the order and ishant should be replaced by aaroon..NZ are playing some quality cricket and deserve the 2 victories... backing your players to the hilt maybe good but MSD has probably gone a bit too far...

  • on January 22, 2014, 15:32 GMT

    Why is Pujara so systematically neglected? Except for Kohli he is the only batsman who performed well in South Africa.

  • Raja.sh on January 22, 2014, 15:32 GMT

    Dhoni always want to prove what he decides that to be correct. likewise he used ishant in champion trophy. but its always not works today he planned to play with the same 11 and want to win. but lost. Ranked no 1 team played against ranked 8th but now we playing is look like there at no 1 we are at 3rd or 4th. When dhoni realise rohit,ishant,jadeja are useless that time only india going to win otherwise the series end in 5-0. Most important place in playing 11 is 7th. Most teams had very good player in 7th. But we had jadeja. He played like 11th player..

  • on January 22, 2014, 15:30 GMT

    Its proven that NoHit Sharma and Dhawan are flat track bullies. There is huge talent why selectors are destroying others and giving infinite chances to NoHit and Ishant.

    Please wake up selectors when it comes to abroad make some well needed changes.

    Ashwin, Jadeja, Rohit, Ishant and Shikar should be rotated not totally removed.

  • on January 22, 2014, 15:28 GMT

    I really think... Ishant Sharma should go out.. Maybe get umm.. Praveen Kumar in. Gautam Really HAD to come on this tour, incase the openers didnt perform and thats what is happening. We really Need an Allrounder like maybe Corey Anderson OR James Faulkner And a really good Fat bowler Like Mitchell Johnson

  • on January 22, 2014, 15:27 GMT

    yes, as expected we have the customary outrage by Indian supporters regarding the DWL system, which in this instance worked against them. The solution is simple my Indian friends...the BCCI should immediately draft a proposal that the DWL system may never, under any circumstance, increase the targets of India, England and Australia, all other teams must on the other hand, just accept whatever is dished up to them

  • on January 22, 2014, 15:26 GMT

    @mravikiran "In this game, India went pass the score comfortably but still lost, because of 3 balls that were reduced and D/L was applied. Doesn't make sense at all". New Zealand only batted 42 overs, and that's more than 10% you mentioned. The D/L score India were chasing was 297 out of 42 overs so they were well short.

  • thunda.masala on January 22, 2014, 15:26 GMT

    Rohit is killing the entire team's tempo. Since he takes his sweet time to settle down for doing nothing, the batting partners get under pressure to try to accelerate the score. This is exactly what happened with Shikhar Dhawan. Now we know the value of Sehwag in setting up the tempo.

    On the other hand, Ishant is a liability to the team. Based on his performance during last 2 years, can anyone give a good reason why he is in the team?

  • dabbadubba on January 22, 2014, 15:24 GMT

    the DL method needs some readjustment.. it has been proved that it is error prone and benefits the team batting first.. get rid of this and bring is some other logical rule.

  • Texmex on January 22, 2014, 15:24 GMT

    Sorry but very poor captaincy my MSD. When Ashwin bowled a very good first 2 over spell which resulted in Guptill getting out to Raina what does he do? Instead of attacking the new batsmen with Ashwin who was bowling well he brings on Jaddu who was expensive in his first spell. Dhoni as captain does not try to get wickets, he is always looking to get through quiet covers and tries to conserve his best bowlers for last 15 overs! When will he realize that wickets will bring down scoring??

  • ricflairforlife on January 22, 2014, 15:23 GMT

    I don't understand how a team scores more than another in the same # of overs and loses. I just don't understand the logic behind these DL calculations.

  • on January 22, 2014, 15:23 GMT

    Please stop Ishant Sharma from playing remaining matches, I don't know why he is given so much of chance without performing. Being 6+ feet tall and bowling at 140 kms speed doesn't make a good bowler and why people and some useless ex cricketers insist for a fast bowler who bowels very fast, unless and until you bowl a good line and length a bowler cannot succeed at any format of the game. Look at Vernon Philander he rely on good line and length rather than pace, thats why he takes more wickets in the match. India wants wicket taking bowler like Anil Kumble.

  • cric_passion76 on January 22, 2014, 15:23 GMT

    We probably weren't the most deserving for the No. 1 spot. Until our team conquers the final frontier (SA/AUS/ENG), it would be fair to place them somewhere between 3-5. As for the current ODI series, given the current bunch at Dhoni's disposal, my first 11 for the next game...Dhawan, Rahane, Kohli, Raina, Dhoni, Rayudu, Binny, Jadeja/Ashwin, B Kumar, Shami, Pandey. Need someone in form to provide some solidity at the top (Rahane), we badly need a bowling all-rounder (Binny), extra batsman who is quick between wickets (Rayudu), one spinner (Jadeja OR Ashwin), one pacer preferably tall (Pandey)

  • ARJa on January 22, 2014, 15:22 GMT

    Same old story for India. Big shots at home. Useless in challenging conditions. Lost 4 of the last 5 abroad ODIs. Would have been 5-0 had the third ODI in South Africa was not affected by rain. Would have been fun to see Tendulkar retire against a decent opposition in an away tournament. Instead he bid farewell against West Indies who is weaker than an Indian club team. Shows that the administrators in India knows their team is weak outside the subcontinent.

  • SamikGhosh on January 22, 2014, 15:21 GMT

    Plz drop Ishant .. Enough chances given!! give Ishwar a game or two and see how he performs. Drop Rohit to the middle order for a few games and give Rahane a go.. And plz plz bring in Pujara, even though he's not a brilliant fielder as some other are. Try a rotation policy for bowlers to keep them fresh and also to make it more competitive among them for a place in the team. Anybody who is not performing for 2-3 games needs to be dropped from the 11 to make them work that much harder to retain a place in the team. As a country of more than a billion and with the popularity cricket has I'd like to believe that we can keep unearthing new talents. A captain has to back his team, but, Dhoni is overdoing it by quite a margin now.

  • on January 22, 2014, 15:17 GMT

    This current Indian team, if we look at past year performances, we find it is not India as team winning but only individuals were winning. In some matches, either Rohit or Dhawan struck good and in most matches Kohli was performing. This team never loos like a TEAM. While you teams like Australia or NZ, most of the batsmen stuck to task and scored consistently. If any one of them get hundred it is a bonus to team. Coming to overseas series, in SA, Kohli failed and India lost by big margins. Here Kohli played lone hand in both matches and though it looked like a smaller margin of victory, opponent will be looking to get Kohli out and rest will follow. As far as bowlers, Apart from Shami no one looked like taking wkts. Kumar was good in patches. The bowlers need to understand their limitations and bowl good line & length and not experimenting too much.

  • on January 22, 2014, 15:13 GMT

    And today wasn't even a green or classical bouncy pitch, hamilton s pitch is pretty much as flat as a raod and still india struggled, I just can't wait for a hard bouncy pitch to be played on in this series and if that happens india would barely able to make 200

  • StatisticsRocks on January 22, 2014, 15:10 GMT

    As an Indian I would first like to congratulate NZ team on winning the second ODI. You are a team to reckon with in the coming WC. NZ has a great batting lineup with the dangerous Corey Anderson, vow ! what a player and has very good bowling attack. For those who r so happy to see India losing, first this was not the team that was responsible for #1 ranking. Second, we are in a rebuilding phase with more than half the team that won the WC not even making the cut. NZ is winning at home just like all the other teams, not sure what the big deal is. Further how come n o one is commenting on short grounds....We like this hat red towards us, please keep it coming. Coming to MSD, not sure why he is so stubborn with Ishant, Jadeja, Ashwin. For petes sake play Pujara. Rohit is only suited to play on Indian pitches, and it seems Shikar Shawan still is living in his past glory. Our bowling, no surprises is pathetic.

  • Temuzin on January 22, 2014, 15:08 GMT

    Unless selectors get rid of both sharmas Rohit and Ishant, there is no hope for team India. I have a feeling that Dhoni's hands are tied when it comes to both sharmas.

  • viru-319-219 on January 22, 2014, 15:07 GMT

    Indian batting lacks consistency and that was the reason we lost 2nd test in SA (One poor Innings). Only Kohli and Pujara in tests along with Kohli and Dhoni in ODI's are consistent. I was a big fan of Rohit and believed he should be given more chances but now I feel he has become a overhead to the team. He should be in 15 but Rahane should replace him in XI at the top. Yuvraj will be back with a bang and he will be at 4 so no other options there and if Yuvraj is Injured then we can go for Pujara there at 4. Slot 5 requires capability to play long Innings and also aggressive innings. Rayudu or DK or Tiwary can do that (No Raina please on bouncy tracks). Dhoni follows and allrounder for foreign conditions should be Irfan, Binny or Dhawan should be tried until Irfan is fit. Play Mishra as a spinner and Bhuvi,Shami along with one from Aaron,Umesh,Zaheer as pacers.

    So XI for next ODI (with available players) Dhawan,Rahane,Kohli,Raina,Rayudu,Dhoni,Binny,Mishra,Bhuvi,Shami and Aaron

  • mravikiran on January 22, 2014, 15:06 GMT

    I think we must have a rule stating that D/L should not be applied if number of overs reduced is less than 10% of the total overs planned.

    In this game, India went pass the score comfortably but still lost, because of 3 balls that were reduced and D/L was applied. Doesn't make sense at all.

  • on January 22, 2014, 15:05 GMT

    Doesn't take a genius to work out why they are no good away from home. India only good with 4 spinners on putrid pitches.

  • on January 22, 2014, 15:04 GMT

    Newzealand proves that the indian team is hero at their home. Selectors come on why are u keep faithing still in ishant. He not deserves o be a part of indian team. Plz call back Zaheer.

  • getgopi on January 22, 2014, 15:01 GMT

    I thought that was a very close game. The brief interludes of rain may not have been such a bad thing after all. It was worth staying up to watch.

    If I remember right, two NZ players and no India players got out to the short ball. Whatever Kohli said in that interview must have hit home. Great practice for both teams in these conditions.

    Dhoni is not going to tinker with his playing XI much so close to the WC despite all the whining I see on here. NZ looked a very capable unit all the way toward the end of the chase. Looking forward to more such matches.

  • Cruzan on January 22, 2014, 15:01 GMT

    Rohit is too slow, wastes many balls, time for him to sit back. Ishant too. Things are quite close and this will make difference. Dhoni too defensive in foreign lands.

  • AshwinPandey on January 22, 2014, 15:00 GMT

    India has still now not loose the no.1 spot. Today, openers did not score and if they continue this it will be very hard for the team to score big. Rohit needs to back himself for going on the field with positive attitude. India will bounce back because now they would have been woke-up after 4 back to back defeats in ODI's.(5 defeats in back to back international cricket)

  • ThatsJustCricket on January 22, 2014, 15:00 GMT

    @mak112, you are dead right, mate. Ishant won't even make second eleven of a county side. But, I guess, it pays to be a good mate of the captain. The same applies for Raina as well. As per Dhavan, I think after his good run at home, he deserves at least this series to show if he can adjust to overseas conditions. If he continues at this rate then this series should be his last. Besides, given that the next WC is in Aus/NZ, we definitely should look at having Pujara in the side, preferably at 3 or 4 as an anchor man who would hold the innings together and allow the hitters to play around him.

  • on January 22, 2014, 14:51 GMT

    Binny for Ashwin, Pujara/rayudu in place of rohit, Varun aaron in place of Ishant may make it better but for all the good Dhoni has done for Indian cricket i feel his ego (super ego) is harmful for Indian cricket remember 8 losses in test cricket with the same team and we changed the test team they did wonders why not do the same in one day. we r sick of seeing the same losers walking out every time. GOD BLESS virat lone warrior

  • on January 22, 2014, 14:47 GMT

    Lol... Not so Great when they play outside of India!

    India has a strong batting line up, but it also has one of the weakest bowling attacks of recent times!

    If India can't replicate great performances outside of India consistently then they have no reason to be No. 1!

  • on January 22, 2014, 14:43 GMT

    Team India is one of the biggest underachievers in world cricket.They have lost their number one ranking which I feel they didnt deserve because of many reasons.First of all they do not have a good bowling attack which is a must for a top side in the world and the second thing is that they are only good at home.A team should be number one on the basis of consistent performance both home and away but if you look at Team India's performance abroad in the past few years it has been dismal to say the least.Yes,agreed winning and losing are part of the game but the way in which the team has been losing is a matter of great concern.There seems to be no fight at all.This is where the coach and the team management must step up and come up with solutions to help the team which unfortunately is not happening at the moment.

  • on January 22, 2014, 14:41 GMT

    @wapuser Dont hyper ventilate. Dinesh Karthik is no threat to Dhoni. I think India, particularly, Kohli is getting much required experience to play on fast bouncy track. I will not worry about batting. But bowling is a no no. Every match bowlers are conceding more and more and batting order is struggling to keep up with huge asking rates. Batting is OK but bowling is horrendous. I cannot fathom why Dhoni is continuing with Ishanth Sharma and Bhuvanesh Kumar. PLease give a chance to Varun Aaron and Umesh Yadav along with Muhammed Shami. Previously Dhoni made the mistake of placing prolonged faith in Vinay Kumar, who IMHO is a shit bowler. Dhoni is making similar mistake with IShant and Bhuvi. THey must go.

  • Nandu_Athadu on January 22, 2014, 14:40 GMT

    it is expected that India lost no.1 ranking....I am certainly happy that we are no more a No.1 ranked team..we are not consistent...some say we won ICC world cup and Champions trophy..it only shows that we were consistent during that trophy..on the other hand No.1 ranking should be for the team who won most of the games over a period of time..Correct rankng system shows the consistency of teams and team winning major tournaments shows its ability to raise to bigger occasions..on that lines India was a team which was consistent for tournament period.. and it is not a consistent team across different series, different countries and different period...as a ardent Indian supporter I dont believe India is a No.1 ranked team..

  • on January 22, 2014, 14:40 GMT

    India Need very good fast bowlers, But were they would come from if Dhoni likes Vinay Kumar & Ishant sharma so much and he would give them so many chances and make them New fast bowlers sit on bench match after match. With so much critisism in his bowling, Vinay kumar was at last dropped, Now again critisisim going up on Ishanth, Why does he need loads of chances to perform ? India have potential Bowlers like Umesh Yadav & Varun Aaron who can bowl 145 kmph Plus. But Dhoni doesnt have confidence in them because of which, Umesh only plays test match, Varun aaron even though in the side just warming up the benches because he doesnt get a chance. Ishwar pandey a very good bowler who is selected, doesnt get the chances, Parvez rasool selected as an all rounder in the earlier tour,he didnt get a chance to showcase his talent and he is out. I Like Dhoni as a captain and a player, however he should look for new talent in bowling department if he wants opposite team to respect the Bowlinglineup

  • Solid_Snake on January 22, 2014, 14:33 GMT

    @Francis Mel: Remember last time when India went to play full series in England? Same thing would happen again..Another White wash as usual... There was some hope in ODI but no hope now after watching India playing like that..No hope in ODI as well...BCCI should cancel all the tours outside India..These tours are having a bad effect on team India..It simply exposes Great Indian players

  • maheshwar_reddy on January 22, 2014, 14:33 GMT

    For 2015 World cup indian team- Dhawan/Sehwag,Rahane/Gambhir,Kohli,Karthik,Raina/Rayudu,Dhoni,Jadeja/Ashwin,Ashwin/Binny,Bhuvi,Shami/Ishant,Umesh/Ishwar

  • on January 22, 2014, 14:31 GMT

    I am big fan of Indian batting of years. But now on the consistency in Indian batting is missing completely especially when you play overseas. Matches not won by batting according to great Javed sayings. Indian bowling always is weaker site. But my best wishes to Indian team to come back this series.

  • on January 22, 2014, 14:29 GMT

    India became no. 1 Team because other Teams like England and Australia lost their matches. NZ are playing in their backyard and so do well, like most of the countries' do in their back yard. Look at England and Australia they both beat each other at their home grounds and lost in the opposition's backyard ! Just Dhoni needs to wise up and use other players available to him so that the selectors and him would know who is suitable in the Australian sub-continent and, if none, can find others as India have no dearth of players. There is no point in saying bring back so and so, better to look towards greener pastures. It was rank bad batting by Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit that put the screws on the Team. They let go some of the easy balls which they could have hit, for that matter any club level cricketer could have hit, and got out to bad shots.

  • on January 22, 2014, 14:26 GMT

    That's an excellent bowling performance by Kiwis. In both the matches Anderson with his bat for 2-3 overs was the difference. While this guy seems a powerhouse, his technique is yet to be tested; he looks a little one dimensional. I wonder why NZ team had such a terrible Bangladesh series. Is this sudden the raise of NZ or has B'desh really improved to challenge rest of the world?

    How long would Dhoni stick to Sharmas.. They let us down again. Time to push Rahane to open the innings and play the likes of Rayudu or push Rohit down the order; after all he is a make shift opener.

  • lazydoc on January 22, 2014, 14:23 GMT

    sorry to say that indian team never tries to win and they give up easily.They do not play as a unit,Dhoni should be replaced by kohli as captain and Pujara should be brought in place of Raina.Ishant should be replaced by Aaron or Binny.

  • on January 22, 2014, 14:23 GMT

    How the DWL system works is it takes account of the overs left to play and how many wickets you have. In this case New Zealand had 3 wickets and 8.3 overs compared to India that had one. Giving that equation New Zealand were much more likely to post a larger score hence the bonus runs credited to their score. Generally a lot depends on when the rain appears but this system tends to allow the team batting first a fairer deal. There have been situations where the team batting second has lost due to falling just behind the rate but at least they know what there target is and therefore usually have the advantage.

  • on January 22, 2014, 14:18 GMT

    India's always play well on home ground. i think every team is tiger on their home ground.but it doesn't called good team

  • on January 22, 2014, 14:18 GMT

    Please remove ishant, raina, jadeja, dhawan and rohit sharma for God sake. They don't deserve to be selected

  • mak112 on January 22, 2014, 14:17 GMT

    Well well well, I am from Pakistan and I am the fan of cricket. I wonder why Indian team dropped Zaheer khan and harbhajan singh. Why on earth they are keep going with Ishant Sharma. He is ridiculous bowler.

  • CRICKETMENTOR on January 22, 2014, 14:17 GMT

    Am really not worried about the current result and rankings as far as the team is learning to cope up with the NZ situations which would definitely help the team during WC 2015. But they need to make sure that they are considering the take aways and make necessary changes to the team in upfront having WC in mind. We must not forget that we are not losing in a huge margin which was happened against RSA. Anderson's performance is the major difference between 2 teams, and we do have those kind of players as well. Happy to see the cameo from Raina today!!

    Let's take it from 3rd ODI on Saturday..

  • on January 22, 2014, 14:15 GMT

    if new-zea-land has taken all the catches what will be the indias score...? dhoni started playing mis timed wild pulls and hooks.. which means ,, he is uncomfortable with abroad series which clearly suggests his body language. he started fearing.. and his decisions on his batting partner. till now dhoni always cools his batting partner. he takes the game till the last over.. but know he is giving license to play shots ..its crystal clear he is out of ideas . simply he is playing under kohli.. he started preparing for series loss. both rohit and shikhar are proving him damn wrong..which he took them in the places of viru , and gauthi.. rohit looks like a gully batsmen since SA tour.and shikhar also..where is the quality..(atleast fight)dhoni simply siding his senior players..jedeja in da place of yuvi, rohit for viru , shikhar for gauthi..you cant compare these players with them.in selection its one man show.

  • nawazcric on January 22, 2014, 14:14 GMT

    The first thing that india need to do in the 3rd ODI would be bat first if they win the toss. The team has to be changed. Rohit sharma or Raina should be replaced by Rayudu and opening should be done by Rahane.Ahswin should be replaced by Binny.Ishant must be replaced by Varun Aaron because we need pace.Their is would be rain for the rest of the series , so bowling has to be improved.Otherwise india will loose for sure.

  • Blackholesun on January 22, 2014, 14:12 GMT

    What a shame that we lost the Number One position. I am unable to understand why Dhoni persists with Ishant Sharma ? The sight of this man irritates me, he is good for nothing ! And how many chances are we going to give to Raina?

    Shikhar Dhawan is keen on proving that he is indeed a flat track bully. Rohit is taking too many balls upfront and then in order to make for it, plays a rash shot. Ashwin doesn't seems tp have the ability to take wickets on foreign pitches. Jadeja is a consistent failure with the bat.

    In the next game Binny MUST be played and probably Aron too.

    Corey Anderson is a indeed very dangerous. He is gonna get a big purse in forthcoming IPL, all teams would want to buy him.

  • AjitDJ on January 22, 2014, 14:11 GMT

    Does Rohit think he's playing test matchces now? Why the terrible scoring rate when the target is so high? Other players that need replacing immediately are Raina, Ashwin, Ishant. I don't know why the hell we are hanging on to Ashwin. 2015 world cup is a long way away but Dhoni already seems to have made up his mind on who to take. And half his team consists of highly inconsistent performers.

  • partyanimal on January 22, 2014, 14:07 GMT

    That young Indian team is very talented, no second thoughts on that, they need some exposure on this pitches and good teams like SA, Aussie and Kiwis that will help them in the world cup matches.Changing players is a bad decision because Kiwis are very good side and much better than any sub continental teams, Indian team keep shuffling their team is not giving any good result it's make think worse.

  • da_man_ on January 22, 2014, 14:07 GMT

    @Indian fans: This is unacceptable right? India lost the game. If India continue to lose, you guys won't watch the games, and as India produces 70% of revenue, cricket will be the loser. So for cricket's sake, India should only play at home, and be declared winner regardless of the match outcome. Including all their world cup matches, from which they should always win, and win every world cup. Otherwise cricket loses money. Cricket is a business after all as you guys keep harping on about, not a sport. We already have 3 teams exempt from relegation, what next? Whichever team beats the "big 3" get shot by a firing squad maybe? lol.

  • on January 22, 2014, 14:04 GMT

    Can any tell me why Dinesh Kartik is not playing.....I say there is no reason to drop him from the team.I bet he can perform better in any country like Kohli.May be MSD is fearing of losing his place !!!

  • on January 22, 2014, 14:00 GMT

    why in the hell pujara is not getting selected,with this kind of team India is no where near the winning world cup,and I don't know what's going in dhoni mind he won the toss and selected to bat I know its going to rain but pitch is still slow

  • sumit1982 on January 22, 2014, 14:00 GMT

    I think ishant main problem he is not blowing close to the wicket ,he blowing from wide of the crease that give lesser chance to get the batsmen bowled or getting catch in slip.

    If a batsmen like dravid and Hashim Amla has provide success in ODI then Why can't pujara.

  • on January 22, 2014, 13:58 GMT

    India will bounce right back and also do well on the England Tour. This team will go from strength to strength and will be crack unit by the World Cup. Non performers will wash up and only consistent seasoned campaigners will remain. We have tremendous potential which many Teams cannot boast of. India did not play to their potential but NZ did and outplayed India. They were simply better in all departments.

  • on January 22, 2014, 13:58 GMT

    Congratulations NZ... NZ will win the series because Indian team is good at home conditions only with dead flat pitches...

  • Solid_Snake on January 22, 2014, 13:57 GMT

    @Atish_Man:No other country struggles in ODI like that..Even NZ won in SA recently..Aus almost won the series in India..Pak won in SA..Look at India..Lost in SA and now in NZ..This trend would continue..

  • on January 22, 2014, 13:56 GMT

    i could not understated why ishant sharma & Rohit Sharma is getting chances Rohit is always performing in Home ground ,ishant got fare amount of chances ,Let other get there chances ..

  • calcu on January 22, 2014, 13:53 GMT

    India made 6 more runs than NZ in 3 lesser balls, yet they lost. Goodness knows how DL works.

  • on January 22, 2014, 13:50 GMT

    Double standards in indian cricket selection .people like raina ,ashwin ,ishant ,rohit sharma regularly are failing but still in the scheme of things .very frustrating for fans

  • shane-oh on January 22, 2014, 13:50 GMT

    @Mandeep Singh Bindra - they weren't given a target of 50 overs - if they had, then their target would have been 323. And in fact, it would have been more, allowing for the fact that NZs RR would have accelerated over the last 10 overs at least. If NZ had batted 50 overs, they would have scored a minimum of 320, probably closer to 350. D/L isn't perfect but overall it works pretty well, I'm guessing you don't complain when your team wins a rain affected match.

  • on January 22, 2014, 13:48 GMT

    India should never lose their ODI number one ranking. They should be reinstated to number one. If they are immune from being relegated (regardless of performance) under the new ICC proposals for test matches, then surely the same should apply for ODIs. Why such inconsistency? India is the biggest ODI money generator, so why snatch their number one ODI ranking from them? Rankings should all be based on money and power. Who cares about cricket anyway? This is not a sport but a business these days. The ICC should issue its shares to the public and should give all the dividends and bonuses to officials from BCCI.

  • thunda.masala on January 22, 2014, 13:47 GMT

    A surgeon's scalpel is needed. Remove Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma cuz they are affecting the performance of the entire team by there temperament, or lack thereof.

  • faissalsami on January 22, 2014, 13:46 GMT

    its game it comes some times win some times lose ... but i have some advice for Ms dhoni with alot of respect because he is the world best captain one said in his comment that dhoni should leave captaincy to kohli how soon he forgot what dhoni did for indian cricket ... gave them first position gave them world cups gave them name in world of cricket ... any way my advice for dhoni is this that you can use irfan pathan instead of ishant sharma coz he bowls well bats well than ishant ... i can not see my best player in your list sehwag he have kick him out of list ... he plays better than rohit same ghamber both were best openers and ghamber is still young but once be out of list its not fair ... give them some chance special to sehwag because every one wants to see him he is perfect he is great ... thanks all .

  • TropicPleasure on January 22, 2014, 13:45 GMT

    @Hishon: "DWL calculates a higher target to make it fair on new zealand". This logic is as sound as that of a drunken man. Cricket is played on the field, not on a computer. It's been called the game of glorious uncertainties because it is. Who would have thought that after being 80 for 3 chasing 300, and with 57 needed and 9 wickets down, Aus would have won the 2nd ODI? There have been too many examples where things are going well and a couple wickets fall and everything changes, or things are going badly and the unlikeliest of partnerships change things. This is what cricket is D/L can't and doesn't factor this. This is the only sport where one team outscores another and loses. It's makes no sense to project that NZ would have scored 291 in 42 overs had it not rained. They scored 74 in 4.4 overs AFTER it rained. Would they have done that had it not rained? We won't know. Rain has always been part of cricket. Accept it. No team should lose after outscoring another

  • Whale_Fart on January 22, 2014, 13:42 GMT

    I fail to understand why Ishant sharma is never left off despite of continuous bad performance. Another mystery is Raina, does anyone notice is series of scores in 30s? Never seen him hit 40.

    India should have 2 teams when it comes to international cricket, one which only plays in India, another who are good players in foreign conditions. Those shouldn't be mixed.

  • on January 22, 2014, 13:41 GMT

    it always happen when indian go outside india the lost they r good player in home. they need quality fast bowlers only shami cannot do any thing every time. they have strong batting what happen to them its means they play well in batting wickets

  • on January 22, 2014, 13:41 GMT

    there's no point bringing back sehwag and yuvraj. they are failures.you understand mate, they are not performing on domestic base what will they do on international level lol. india should play English county matches and big bash to get bouncy pitch practice . india will be sinking in 2014 ha ha ha

  • on January 22, 2014, 13:39 GMT

    india need some bowling changes Ishant Sharma out, Varun Aaron in. Ishwar Pandey/ Stuart Binny needed some chances in place R. Ashwin/Ravindra Jadeja,

  • devil_in_details on January 22, 2014, 13:39 GMT

    Even though we have lost 4 ODI matches in a trot (and almost lost the fifth), there has been an overall improved performance from the Indian batting side which has been good to note. However bowling as a pack has to do better, no way we can chase 300 as of now with the batting also settling down. So the experiments have to continue in order to search for greater balance. On the whole not too disappointed, I would rather loose these ODI matches now and find out who my best players are rather than worry at the time of world cup. Time to give Ishant, Jadeja and Raina a rest and give Aaron/ Pankaj, Binny and Rayadu a chance. Would give Rohit and Shikhar more chance- they have class and can turn it around.

  • Atish_Man on January 22, 2014, 13:38 GMT

    Guys plz stop bashing indian team. They are still at no 2. And for the losses outside india , i think every team is strugling to perform outside their home..

  • on January 22, 2014, 13:38 GMT

    On current form the best one day Indian side might be :- 1) Ajinkya Rahane 2) Murali Vijay 3) Cheteshwar Pujara (cap) 4) Virat Kohli 5) Dinesh Karthik 6) MS Dhoni (wk) 7) Ravi Jadeja 8) Amit Mishra 9) Bhuveshwar Kumar 10) Zaheer Khan 11) Mohamad Shami 12th man : Suresh Raina

  • on January 22, 2014, 13:37 GMT

    Also not to worry, we will get at least 2 wins and back to No.1 :) again!!

  • Foxymoron on January 22, 2014, 13:36 GMT

    This is real cricket. Some great players on both sides and enthusiastic crowds. India should enjoy the challenge! NZ are also experiencing similar issues, such as the form and selection of a few players (Guptill, B McC), injuries (Milne) as well as rain. They whole NZ team simply want it more. Having aggressive captaincy, a white-hot Anderson, a matured Williamson, and a good seam unit make them a great team not only capable of beating anyone - but actually doing it.

  • tarique14 on January 22, 2014, 13:35 GMT

    when we were winning matches in india, the reason was batting got supported from either of the openers and kohli was battingly without a single failure. so it was expected that if openers flops indian batting will struggle. too much already said and written about both mr. sharmas. Here is a trivia.... which indian batsman has scored only one half century in last 30 matches in odi's. (Highest score 65 during this period)....come on dhoni...how on earth anybody can justify carrying on such a poor cricketer? on d basis of fielding alone

  • on January 22, 2014, 13:35 GMT

    First South Africa thrashed India 3 - 0 and now this hiding by New Zealand. Please explain to me how India can expect preferential treatment and payment with the new proposed ICC structures. India is pathetic outside of India. Love seeing them prove this time and time again.

  • on January 22, 2014, 13:33 GMT

    All the blame shuld go to Dhoni becas he has been stick to same team despite losing game ofter game... Hw can he stick to Raina,Rohith, ishanth nd Ashwin, i could not understand his stratergy..

  • on January 22, 2014, 13:32 GMT

    I feel sorry for indian youngsters esp bowlers who dont have much of international ground exposure. indian batsman esp kholi are great and back in india batsman can easily back bowlers but I feel bowlers should know by now where and how to bowl.

  • Sameeratennakoon on January 22, 2014, 13:32 GMT

    India loses again and fans talking about switching players... Whole Indian team depends on Kohli and Dhoni. Everyone else is flat track bullys and batsmen who can't play the short ball. Once again kohli and dhoni were brilliant. I'm a SL fan and I really love them. Specially Dhoni. But they should add some more experience to their team..

  • sandy_bangalore on January 22, 2014, 13:31 GMT

    To add to my previous post, its staggering that a country like NZ with around Bangalores population can come up with competent teams and bowlers, while we are a one sport nation with all the human resources, but still cant find a consistent world class team. The likes of Dhawan, Raina,Sharmas, jadeja etc must consider themselves luckiest people to be born, that despite mediocre performances(especially away from home), they are still idolised and seen as super-stars by the media and the public. I know it'll never happen, but i hope someday the public stays indifferent to the Indian cricketers. And if the likes of Raina spends time improving his technique instead of tweeting about his latest porsche, he would be able to look comfortable playing in challenging conditions, and not just in the environs of Indore and Rajkot

  • Solid_Snake on January 22, 2014, 13:31 GMT

    How India won the CT? The answer is simple..Top order performed consistently throughout the tournament..Lower order batsmen never got chance of batting. Dhawan became a run machine and then kohli also performed well..Why India getting hammered After CT?The Answer is simple...Top order isn't performing and this thing exposed weakness of Indian batting line up..Currently there are only a few players who we call as 'international level players'..Shammi and Kohli..Dhoni is also great..Rest of the Indian players wont even make into the club level team of any country.. The so called next 'Sultan of Swing' B.Kumar..Suddenly he forgot to bowl just after starting his career..I knew it from the very start that his Fate would be like Irfan Pathan..Some big hype in the beginning of career..And then he disappeared as if never existed..Same case with all other Indian Pacers..Shammi though is a real find..Great Pacer..He will stay in the team for long

  • Saif-Suhail on January 22, 2014, 13:31 GMT

    India can play good on their home ground.its now clear

  • on January 22, 2014, 13:30 GMT

    I still don't understand why Dhoni is so protective about Ashwin, Raina, Jadeja, Rohit. I mean we could have won last match if Jadeja/Raina had played sensibly . Today's match was gone once Rohit and Dhawan came to opening. But still Dhoni blames that losing his own and Kohli's wicket were the things that cost us match both times. I mean come on, atleast openly accept that these guys have problems playing out of India. The more you protect them worse it will be for country and to them. India is(was) No 1 team and Dhoni should understand that they have a reputation to live to. I mean you cant blame lack of preparation/shapes of grounds etc factors for losing. Instead Shoni should accept that, It was players like these who lost us game on both occasions.

  • mensan on January 22, 2014, 13:30 GMT

    I like Ishant approach. Do well in 1 match and then fail umpteenth times...

  • Front-Foot_lunge on January 22, 2014, 13:30 GMT

    This is a quirk in the rankings system that happens from time to time when top ranked teams, close in ranking, are playing concurrent series. It shouldn't be used as a definitive guide for the overall progress of a side.

    As an England Fan, the same thing happened to us when we flirted with the #1 ranking in tests for 3 months or so. There, it was only rain that washed out New Zealand's test against South Africa which helped us keep the ranking beyond the minimum term required to keep the ICC Mace and cash reward.

    However, that quirk in rankings, sorted itself out and we've been unfortunately, on the downward slope for the past 3 years or so...not that many fans noticed!

  • on January 22, 2014, 13:30 GMT

    Same old Story......Same after match presentation comments.......no balme on batsmans...think if everyone gets out below 10 runs or less, may happen just like bowlers have a bad day ( although its everday).....why Ishant is still in the team ? cant not remember such a bad spin attack anytime was in India.....Ashwin & Ishant needs to be dropped without any further chance......no point of carrying other fast bowlers if Ishant plays all 5

  • on January 22, 2014, 13:30 GMT

    @Darksack ICC generate 70% of it's revenue from cricket involving indian team/ india.

  • class9ryan on January 22, 2014, 13:29 GMT

    The openers have failed 4 times in a row now. This is a concern, playing at flat decks at Nagpur is far more easier than Napier. But what surprises me, even where there is little bit of bounce, they struggle. Hamilton by far wasn't Napier and remember who were we thrashed in Pune where the Aussies bounced us out of the game.

  • on January 22, 2014, 13:28 GMT

    They (Indian) can just play good in home!!! why they don't come out of home to play against other cricket playing countries and conditions.

  • on January 22, 2014, 13:27 GMT

    hi everyone, sure india will win the one day and test series. the second ODI favors newzealand by d/ L method. india need a little change in bowling side. wait and watch our further moment.

  • sandy_bangalore on January 22, 2014, 13:26 GMT

    Well played NZ! Our flat pitch kings(barring Kohli and Dhoni, as usual) again showed their true colours in slightly challenging conditions(on the same pitch where NZ looked comfortable). NZ meanwhile look very strong indeed, and are a quality spinner away from a top notch side.

  • on January 22, 2014, 13:25 GMT

    Really can't understand why the Sharmas have become so indispensable for Dhoni... IMHO they have been given too many chances and people like Pujara and other young bowlers from domestic circuit should be given a chance... Also a relook on the usefulness of raina and jadeja is necessary... Pujara should be definitely tried in ODIs, especially with the next world cup being played in Australia, we need a technically sound batsmen to support Kohli and other big hitters...

  • on January 22, 2014, 13:25 GMT

    IN my view INDIA team need some changes gambir in , i.sharma out raina & ashwin need replace. jadeja is need in sub continent only he is lack in batting from above changes can win

  • on January 22, 2014, 13:24 GMT

    Dont understand why MSD is sticking to the same team after repeated failures ..Does he plan to do the same in WC as well?.With todays 30+ Raina will play for the rest of the series for sure.

  • on January 22, 2014, 13:23 GMT

    @Hishon I understand ur explanation but tell me why India were not given 50 overs but was given a target of 50 overs. Todau India was beaten by Dwl and not New Zealand

  • on January 22, 2014, 13:21 GMT

    I don't understand why we Indians see all bilateral tournaments as just a build up to another World Cup. These tourneys are important both for self esteem and national pride. Let's not say we are wiser because of the mistakes that we have learnt from which will ultimately help us next year, but face the actual present fact- that we lost to a supposedly weaker team. And credit to Anderson for his innings.

  • SauShar on January 22, 2014, 13:18 GMT

    Another loss due to same reason "the captain cool MSD". I think the time has come when Dhoni should give up as a captain and hand it over to Virat Kohli. Though, Dhoni's position in the team is undoubtedly very much secure as a wicketkeeper batsman who proved himself as a best finisher in the world. I personally feel that Dhoni does not do his homework properly, and moreover do not have creative and innovative thinking as a captain while on field. I strongly believe that the captain can change the result of the game in his favor at any point of time by making strategies against every player of the opposition. And, while fielding there are 300 balls i.e 300 chances to prove yourself because batsman needs only one ball to get out. But Dhoni looks as usual as ever while on field without any homework. Give up MSD else you will lose the reputation of being the best Captain. Changes: Binny & Rayudu should be IN place of Raina & Ishant. Rahane should open with Shikhar Dhawan & Rohit @ No4

  • on January 22, 2014, 13:17 GMT

    never call back the old chinks like Viru, Gambir or Yuvi. never get despaerate and this the Team for the future, stick to it

  • on January 22, 2014, 13:16 GMT

    the world cup is in nz and aus. this performance really shows us how indians are going to fare. if they are losing to nz, imagine what SA and Aus will do to them in these conditions.

  • Bdcricketdebator on January 22, 2014, 13:16 GMT

    @Newzealand,please donot hold your catches.drop dhoni when he hits the ball to u.pleaze do not hold kohli he cant score hundred if u dont drop him.please prepare slow low track or u will b too much for india.

  • on January 22, 2014, 13:14 GMT

    Definitely anderson will be a huge demand of this years ipl aution ......get ready franchise.

  • on January 22, 2014, 13:11 GMT

    New Zealand, your Antipodean cousins thank you !

  • First_Drop on January 22, 2014, 13:11 GMT

    Well done, NZ - now the Aussies are No.1!!

    NZ are a good ODI side - could be the dark horse at the next world cup.

  • SurajG on January 22, 2014, 13:07 GMT

    Its very sad to see india lossing Such games... Both tha opening batsman not performaning well. Dhoni should now make some major changes with his team, bring bck Sehwag, Ghambir, Yuvi back.

  • Darksack on January 22, 2014, 13:07 GMT

    @ubaidaleem You say India earns 70/ of the revenue. Who's revenue are you talking about?

  • on January 22, 2014, 13:07 GMT

    Hahahaha. I can see another away whitewash for the Indians. To avoid future shame, India should only play home.

  • on January 22, 2014, 13:06 GMT

    Well played Black Caps. A renaissance of sorts for us. Let's see how the tests go.

  • FurqanKhan on January 22, 2014, 13:06 GMT

    Its a serious concern for India, 4 straight losses in abroad including two against newzealand is a real concern considering their W.C chances as the conditions will be the same...bowling is proving a real concern as they have continously conceaded over 6 an over for too many matches before being concerned...!!!

  • Hishon on January 22, 2014, 13:06 GMT

    I find it strange that a lot of people are struggling to understand the DWL method. new zealand made 271 in 42 overs, but it was only in the 33rd over that they found out that they only have 42 overs, so all that time they should have been scoring high, they where slowly building a platform unaware that the game was going to be shorted, there for giving india the advantage. So to make up for that advantage DWL calculates a higher target to make it fair on new zealand. So you see the DWL is pretty simple. india did not play better, they just lost fair and square with all respect to the indians.

  • on January 22, 2014, 13:05 GMT

    lost interest to watch the match,. dhoni always extends his support to raina, ashwin, jadeja and rohit irrelevant of their performances.

  • Atish_Man on January 22, 2014, 13:05 GMT

    I think India batted well. Its the bowling which has let them down again.....

  • shrastogi on January 22, 2014, 13:05 GMT

    NZ had controversy over captains but I think they have taken a right decision in making Brendon the captain. His bowling changes were spot on and everytime one thought he needed wicket his bowling changes got him one. Though India conceded 101 in 8.4 overs which looked to be too many it was under better than a T20 situation. At least in T20 there is one more player outside circle. NZ could score those many but they lost 5 wickets in process which indicated that they were going for broke. Series is still open but India has to change its tactics. Dhoni has to think about batting first also and think about opening combination and someone other than Ishant Sharma. If two spinners are a luxury then Binny can also be tried. So good luck to India. Hopefully you would do it in the ground for us to not bother about things in hindsight.

  • on January 22, 2014, 13:05 GMT

    Even though I am an Indian , my favorite team is not India But here duck worth rule is very stupid one team out score other team but still lose the match.

  • eilsaky on January 22, 2014, 13:04 GMT

    Well played New Zealand. They have some serious talent and the form going their way. With all-rounders like Corey Anderson, Jimmy Neesham, Nathan Mccullam they are going to be a major force in limited overs cricket.

    Champions trophy was played on slow low surfaces without any seam movement that is why India emerged victorious. Indian team needs to do serious introspection, considering the world cup will be played in Australia and New Zealand. Players like Ashwin, Jadeja, Raina, Shikhar and Rohit are not good enough to play on these fast and bouncy surfaces. If India keeps players like Sehwag, Gauti, Yuvraj out of the team they better have good reasons to do so. Apparently as this moment it seems that it is just because of Dhoni's discomfort with them.

  • shortsillypoint on January 22, 2014, 13:03 GMT

    2-0 up for NZ and deservedly so. Kohli and Williamson are world class and what price for Anderson in the IPL? India look to be a batsmen /all rounder short and might need to bat first for a change.

  • soumyas on January 22, 2014, 13:03 GMT

    1) Pujara.... 2) Dhawan... 3) Kohli.... 4) Rahane..... 5) Dhoni.... 6) Rayudu... 7) Binny.... 8) Ashwin.... 9) Yadav.... 10) Shami .... 11) B kumar.... These players can make a gr8 team............ provided they give fair chances to Binny,Rayudu.... At least they should get 10% of the chances which was given to Rohit,Jadeja,Ishant,M.Vijay... But dhoni, Srini doesn't want to win with these players, it is OK for them to lose with Rohit,Jadeja,Ishant,M.Vijay...

  • know_ur_game on January 22, 2014, 13:03 GMT

    Ishant alone can win the series 5-0 for NZ

  • on January 22, 2014, 13:02 GMT

    Tchh tchhh.... After loosing series in Southafria now giving poor performance one after another in against newzealand india proved that they only win in their home grounds...

  • ThePacifist10 on January 22, 2014, 13:01 GMT

    India should treat short tours like SA and NZ as tours for experimenting. Don't tell me fans were expecting huge victories with a brand new team in such alien conditions with no practice!! We've discovered what Vijay, Pujara, Kohli, Rahane and Shami can do. Bhuvi seems to be improving. No doubt losses like these will persuade MSD to select some fresh talent. We have around 6 or 7 certain options in front of us. By the time we reach England, we ought to be ready.

    Last time, we went to Australia and England with aging seniors, and extremely inexperienced players. Quite simply, we never stood a chance. Some fans are also overstating the extent of the losses. Apart from the SA ODI series, this new team has always come very close to victory, in the SA tests, and these ODIs as well. We'll start winning soon, I'm sure. Guys like Raina and Ishant will not last after this match. I'm definitely expecting big changes for the next match. Come May/June, we will be ready to battle England and Aus!

  • prakash_mishra on January 22, 2014, 13:01 GMT

    I am glad that this is happening to team India..because now they are being aware that they are an average side. It looked good for a while when some new blood was drawn into the side but seems these new players lacks the class which their seniors had.Its people and media who start making them demigods out of one performance.Ishant is still reaping the fruits of Perth 2008,Ashwin is already being considered better than Bhajji,Dhawan is the reply to the arrogant pacers all over the globe,Rohit is considered next Sachin/Sehwag already.These are false claims.Players like Kumble,Ganguly,Dravid,Sachin,Gavaskar,Laxman,Bhajji,Sehwag,Kapil,Azhar were not just made over a year.They passed the tests over several years to be in the ranks of few greats among indian Cricket.The media hype and over expectation has led to downfall.Indian team has few good players like Kohli,Dhoni(for his courage),Shami,Bhuvi..rest need to rest.hope team India find few good players before the world cup next year

  • looloogun on January 22, 2014, 12:59 GMT

    sourabh tiwary -- big hitter can be calm and sensible finisher baba aparajith -- good offspinner and solid like dravid at the top rohit goes back to middle order jadeja should be the premier spinner use a extra batsmen or binny like for ashwin 3 fast bowlers jadeja biiny is enough or 2 fast bowlers jadeja binny rasool ! aparajith , rahane kohli sharma stiwary raina dhoni binny rasool/ jadeja yadav shami zaheer

  • Ubaidaleem on January 22, 2014, 12:59 GMT

    India did not loose this series how can they.... They generate 70% of the revenue...

  • mrcricket300 on January 22, 2014, 12:58 GMT

    The reason NZ got extra runs in D/L was because they didn't it know it will be 42 over innings until the halfway when it started raining, plus their run rate was pretty good.

  • on January 22, 2014, 12:56 GMT

    Damn... D / L rules... always hurts Asian countries.

  • TheWayCrciketShouldBePlayed on January 22, 2014, 12:54 GMT

    By the looks of things, India may lose this series. Hope Dhoni allows new players to make into final 11 and get some experience

  • mrcricket300 on January 22, 2014, 12:53 GMT

    @heretic. If the rain didn't interfere NZ would've scored 300+.

  • on January 22, 2014, 12:51 GMT

    Corey Anderson is alone a nightmare for India forget the rest of NZ team.

  • keerthitommy on January 22, 2014, 12:49 GMT

    India is not lucky .Today their middle order performed well but it was the rain which made nz the favourites. Why on hell rohit and ishant are in the team. Captain Dhoni please bring rayadu instead of rohit. Rahane will open the innings. Bring binny instead of ash .Ash needs a break. ONE IMPORTANT MESSAGE : Please bring aaron instead of ishant . Give ishwar atleast 2 odi or 2 tests. India could have pulled the first game but it was mclenaghan who made the breakthrough. India could have won the 2nd odi. So india is doing well .Just make few changes . India will easily win the odi series. In tests i think india will win the series .

  • Waves239 on January 22, 2014, 12:49 GMT

    First giving credit to New Zealand how well they started off the series. Team looks more solid now with recent additions Mitchell and Anderson gelling well with senior pros. Especially Anderson adding power strength and slow bowling options to team composition.

    India's team composition is seriously questionable. Shikar, Rohit played well in the past season and with world cup not far away they may get few more chances. Virat and Dhoni in good form. Rahane is included recently to add stability. Three of Raina, Jadeja, Ashwin can not be in playing XI. Raina is not looking good to take India home in chasing. Jadeja lacks batting skills required for no.7 and Ashwin looks scratchy with ball and not power hitter either. India should prefer the likes of Stuart Binny or Irfan Pathan if fit. Enough of Ishant it's time for new pace bowler. Hope team India bounce back and in the next match.

  • skobe on January 22, 2014, 12:48 GMT

    Dhoni has to change the selection, bring in Binny and drop Ishant.Dhoni is so stubborn to make changes, if he does'nt do it now when will he learn.Tired of seeing the same players making the same mistakes all the time.Kohli alone can't win games ,he needs support from the openers and the rest of the team.Time is running out better buck up before the world cup.

  • on January 22, 2014, 12:46 GMT

    4-1 likely

  • THINK_BEYOND on January 22, 2014, 12:45 GMT

    Heeee heee heee............Raina bowled better than Ashwin and Jadeja, the actual spinners in the team. Can anyone imagine? DHONI please play these two guys in next WC in AUS and NZ, if you are serious to be out of the tournament before quarter final.

  • Crazy_Pk on January 22, 2014, 12:45 GMT

    I have no interest in this boring series as 2 very poor ODI sides are playing....

  • on January 22, 2014, 12:44 GMT

    Now what Mr. Dhoni will say , in first odi he was defending his blowers..i think these are rut so do the fame batting lineup..

  • on January 22, 2014, 12:44 GMT

    Dhoni never going to change in spite of India losing heavily.His surprise element has lost its shine.I feel he should give captaincy to kohl and be there only as wicket keeping batsman.Revamp the bowling attack totally bring in bowlers who can bowl 140 consistently.Bring in seam bowling all rounders. Bring in pyjama. Otherwise India will only finance world cricket.Nothing else

  • on January 22, 2014, 12:41 GMT

    Very sad to see continuous failures from our team, cause is the board who selected the team and dhoni, for no reason they are still sticking to worthless batsman and bowlers like ishant, dhawan, rohi etc,,, board is not throwing light on performers in Ranji, we wasted pankaj singh who is 30 now, also we are wasting Rishi dhawan, though we select people they are not given chances in playing 11, as like rayudu, mishra and now pandey added to the queue. Binny was not given a chance, my playing 11 for rest of the 3 odi is, order to be followed is Dhawan, Raina, Kohli, Ashwin, Dhoni, Rahane, Rayudu, Binny, Pandey, Shami and bhuvi. But we should consider Parvez, jadav and rishi in forthcoming matches.

  • on January 22, 2014, 12:40 GMT

    We have started paying for MSD's arrogant decisions. He will continue with Ishant, Raina, Jadeja and Ashwin even after 100 more failures.

  • on January 22, 2014, 12:40 GMT

    @Rajappa 71 i feel like laughing at comment. I dont think you have any knowledge about either indian cricket or world cricket.You still want to play with oldies.Brother the team is good in batting line up and we are just lacking a bowling allrounder who can take 2 wickets and play cameo of 30 runs in lesser ball.

  • on January 22, 2014, 12:38 GMT

    Well done NZ. Best wishes for the reaming matches. Sorry for the Indians who almost unbeatable in the home soil but very ordinary in abroad.

  • TropicPleasure on January 22, 2014, 12:38 GMT

    I suspect that I'm the only one left who hates the D/L method. I'm not an India fan and NZ is my second favourite team, but not team should lose a match after outscoring the other team. The results of sporting events ought to be decided on the field and not by a computer. I hated the D/L from the start and nothing has happened to make me hate it less. We can go into a lengthy argument as to whether or not there's a better or fairer way. How can it be fair that NZ scores 271 in 42 overs and, somehow, some computer projects that, had it not rained, they'd have scored 291 in the same 42? That India must score 292 in the same number of overs that NZ scored 271? But then, this is the ICC, and we all know how much it really cares. After nearly 50 years of playing, following and covering the sport, my interest has waned, thanks to the nonsense by the ICC

  • SWAMY_1978 on January 22, 2014, 12:38 GMT

    D/L method has some error in it.

    pl find my argument as below

    Team batting 1st scores - 36 runs / Over for 50 Over = Total = 1800.

    there is rain interruption

    Team batting 2nd has only 42 Overs. As per D/L Method - has to score 1651 Runs where theoretically if you see 36 runs/ Over for 42 Over will get only 1512 Runs. well short of 139 Runs. Even before the 2nd Team Starts batting The match is lost.Again this calculations only to fine tune the D/l Method

  • GoCho on January 22, 2014, 12:37 GMT

    So Pak won a odi series against SA in SA before we went there and got the biggest thrashing in a long time. Now WI drew the odi series against nz and we are getting whitewashed again! if at all one needed proof that the rankings were a farce, this is it! And Rohit Sharma - next time someone tells me he has potential I will smack him real hard. He is just a flat track bully, doesnt have the technique or the Kohli-esque grit to succeed in all conditions

  • on January 22, 2014, 12:37 GMT

    job well done new zeland :) hard luck to india..

  • on January 22, 2014, 12:36 GMT

    Powerplay rule should be changed.in bowling power play there should be 6 player outside the ring for 5 over.

  • umalik712 on January 22, 2014, 12:35 GMT

    Only 2 changes should made. Ashwin & ishant out Varun & Pandey in. Dhoni should bat up the order no 4. to handle the situation & good use of middle overs small grounds etc. Kohli is always improving but no one can score 100 in every match. Rohit, Dhawan & Raina has to take responsibility. Role of Rahane not specify in these condition Raina or Rahane only one has to play & Rayadu or Binny need a chance in these conditions.

  • on January 22, 2014, 12:35 GMT

    How disgusting.. Indian players are not have the ability to play outside the India. They shown their true performance in the last two series. Except Virat no one has the guts to play over seas.

  • on January 22, 2014, 12:35 GMT

    From a Pakistani Fan: I really think India played a batsman short here. With a weak bowling; adding an extra bowler only weakens you more. I seriously don't understand Ashwins selection. He might be a great HOME-bowler (as per stats) but outside he has never made any mark. Add his over-cautious appeal. Jadeja scores, fields and bowls. Drop Ashwin and add an extra seamer.

  • on January 22, 2014, 12:34 GMT

    @Pankaj Verma. i thought you guys wanted to win 5-0. after that 4-1. and now 3-2?. will you change it after next match?.

  • on January 22, 2014, 12:34 GMT

    So Mishra, Pandey/ Aaron now at least?? Consistent run..

  • crangs81 on January 22, 2014, 12:29 GMT

    Haha all the people blaming D/L for Indias loss might want to get some perspective. Flip the Argument the other way and say NZ were robbed by not being able to bat their 50 overs. NZ scored 97 runs in their last 8 overs and still had the batsmen there at the end to continue it so concievably were looking at a 340+ score. India weren't even gonna make it out of the 42nd over and probably wouldn't have scored much more than the 277 they finished with. Funny how bias works :D

  • heretic on January 22, 2014, 12:28 GMT

    India made more runs than NZ in less number of balls than NZ - how was NZ the better side?

  • on January 22, 2014, 12:28 GMT

    Nobody seems to understand , India is playing outside india now so please forget about what they have been doing in india . this is where the real talent is supposed to show . i think after this series india is going to be playing cricket only at home because thats the only way to stay at the top of the rank.

  • on January 22, 2014, 12:27 GMT

    And there we go back to everybody bashes dhoni bandwagon.

    I dont think that the last 2 loses were humiliating, these were two close matches and were pretty competitive to say the least. A loss by 20 odd runs cannot be called humiliating. Mohd Shami has been a revelation. He has consistently taken 3 wickets per match in last 5 odi's. Virat Kohli is presently the best odi batsman period. Jadeja as batsman has been disappointing but cant blame the poor chap as he has come in a really difficult situations, bowling wise he's been the better among the 2 spinners. The major concern is the 2 sharma's Rohit and Ishan. While Rohit sharma had a great ending to 2013, all seems to have fade away this year, his approach has been too defensive but Dhoni should still persist him as an opener for rest of the series, merely based on his talent, cant say the same for Ishant though, bowling speed gone to 120's and u can sense the nervousness when he's bowling. Binny n Aaron needs to come in now.

  • on January 22, 2014, 12:27 GMT

    why dhoni picked ishant I don't know

  • on January 22, 2014, 12:27 GMT

    Ashwin has figures of 5 for 395 from his last 8 ODI's .....wonder what he's doing in the team.....

  • Monjur_Elahi on January 22, 2014, 12:22 GMT

    They are even struggling with NZ as they are not playing in their forecourt. The difference between 'Big' and 'Smaller' teams are getting narrower every day. It probably makes sense why India is trying to protect its benefits by reshuffling ICC. Out of fear comes all the crazy ideas and brain fades!

  • Tedtheo on January 22, 2014, 12:21 GMT

    Hapless India all awash at sea...looking out of their which ever country they play in bar Kohli who has a bit of mongrel in him to accompany his classy attacking style.

    Promising players coming through for N.Zealand lets hope they team keeps getting better. Next WC should be a cracker.

  • Sunilkatke on January 22, 2014, 12:19 GMT

    India is only lacking common sense here, i do know that the team will think that the fans will praise on wins and scold on losses, but today match should have been an attempt to set a target by batting first and setting up a total and defend it, lets not give a wrong message to the world that we have the worst bowlers, its not true, we can produce best bowlers just need to show some confidence and find new raw talent. Ranaji should not be the only platform to select the indian team, what about those spectacular players who dont have the money to pay and get a place in the squad even after having talent. what if they dont have access to even play at ranaji level. i think we should learn from team pakistan for bringing in players who can be match winners and who are not only a display record makers...

  • Crazy_Pk on January 22, 2014, 12:19 GMT

    hahaha......hahahaha..........India is the team for home ground only.....

  • rajappa71 on January 22, 2014, 12:15 GMT

    I can't understand why M.S. Dhoni elected to field after winning the toss by knowing very well our team can not chase more than 250 outside India. Our no 7 batsman Jadeja is not a big hitter and kumar, sharma and shami are not the all rounders. So dhoni decision to field is main reason for the loss and moreover he is giving repeated chances to the non performers rohit, dhawan, ishant, ashwin and Jadeja results our team loss to south africa and now in Newzealand . So bring back yousuf pathan, gambir, sehwag , harbhajan singh , Irfan pathan, Monoj Tiway and youraj if India wants to win the world cup 2015.

  • on January 22, 2014, 12:15 GMT

    If Ind manage to win the series 3-2. They'll remain at top So let us not be sad about ranking, we still have a chance to remain at top.

  • Mikethompson on January 22, 2014, 12:14 GMT

    Great job NZ team , now u guys can be the world champs, just play Jimmy nesham in instead of Luke ronchi and make Brendon muccullum keep the wickets, Today corey got lucky in the last few overs and was able to pull it off.....but it will not happen every time....dhoni could have easily finished it as well....so play with one more bowling allrounder instead of ur wicket-keeper batsman.....that will make ur team comparable to the Aussie side.....u have the talent just need to get ur plans right.

  • on January 22, 2014, 12:13 GMT

    Though our rivalry is the mother of cricket, still I have seen some Indians were praising Pakistan for our victory against Sri Lanka and its time for us to show our support now.. Indian fans themselve should convince theirself that Indian team is the best ODI team but win and lose is a part of game.. They know better where their weakness lie and they will definitely do come back..

  • on January 22, 2014, 12:13 GMT

    india can only win at their home grounds in india...if they tour an other country they will lose every game!!! india aint a good team, a good team is if the team win in other count.

  • Gladiatorthrone on January 22, 2014, 12:10 GMT

    I blame my own countrymen who selected such political influenced team or bad selection . Whatever just what Rohit sharma doing here,after so many chances he will keep failing and when it comes home he fires few hundreds and justifies. He's clearly not match winner not better than sehwag. His strike rate and calm lazy movement gives me blood pressure.For ODI:- 1.Shikhar Dhawan 2.Robin Uthappa 3.Virat kohli(VC)4.Rahane5.YuvrajSingh6.Raina7.Dhoni(C)8.Ashwin 9.Shami 10.Bhuv kumar 11.Unadkat (Sub) 12.Irfan pathan 13.Jadeja 14.ishwar pandey/zaheer 15.Dinesh karthick We have beautiful T20 side:- 1.Sehwag 2.Uthappa 3.Kohli 4.Yuvraj(VC) 5.Raina 6.Yusuf pathan 7.Dhoni(C) 8.Rahul sharma 9.Bhuv kumar 10.Shami 11.Irfan pathan sub 12.Dhawan 13.Jadeja 14.Mohit sharma 15.Binny Test side:- 1.Shikar dhawan 2.Vijay 3.Pujara(VC) 4.Rohit sharma 5.Virat kohli(C) 6.Badrinath 7.Dinesh karthick 8.Amit mishra 9.Zaheer khan 10.Shami 11.Ishwar pandey 12.Ishant sharma 13.Rahane 14.ashwin 15.Umesh yadav

  • on January 22, 2014, 12:08 GMT

    Some positives to take though amidst repeated mistakes- We didn't let Corey Anderson and Nathan McCullum to get through their overs. In the end Rohit IPL Sharma scoring 20 runs at 50 strike rate in powerplay overs was the real difference. We cannot afford to waste Ajinkya Rahane's good form anymore !! He has to take Rohit IPL Sharma'a place at the top.

  • on January 22, 2014, 12:08 GMT

    dhoni got all his sucess with three players.... yuvi, gambhir and sehwag..... really they are far better than dhawan, rohit and jadeja/rahane....

  • Kappa69 on January 22, 2014, 12:07 GMT

    India is not the number one team. They dont deserve it cus a team who cant perform overseas is not a real team to be the number one team. South africa and australia deserves to be on that place cus they can perform any in the world

  • Sunilkatke on January 22, 2014, 12:06 GMT

    Simple solution to team india : Set benchmark height and weight criteria : batsmen should have a weight of 90KG and height of 6 feet and above, bowlers weight should be 75 KGs and 6 feet and above. get all build muscles so that they can massacre the opposition just by their looks... when batsmen have power they can clear the boundaries, when they have height they can have a better reach and can play well for short pitched balls. bowlers on the other hand can extract higher pace and bounce from their build... dont allow people who are no strong... in today time u see only those with healthy weight and height combination perform consistently like Gayle, Pollard, Symonds, Anderson, etc.... if india selects players only on the basis of their performance in ranaji trophies then u will shortlist dwarfs and weaks among the same cluster. its like shortlisting a kaana among the Andha's.... if u have a 11 who are 6 foot and above and well build muscles, opposition is down 60% before the match...

  • gundapps on January 22, 2014, 12:05 GMT

    The problem being faced by the Indian is two-fold: 1. In the last 12 of the last 14 ODIs played their bowling attack has been giving away more than 280 runs. For batting sides to consistently score more than this in all matches is definitely a tall order. So the need of the hour is to make some immediate changes to the bowling attack 2. Most teams have some big hitters in their line up to keep games alive even after 7 wickets fall but the Indian team folds up even after 5 wickets are lost.

  • madhu_ayyagari on January 22, 2014, 12:03 GMT

    For the first time in my life, I was worried that India may WIN a match (when Raina and Dhoni were batting). Imagine Raina scoring a 60 or 70 and India winning this match, Raina would be playing the next 20 matches and scoring at an average of 10/match, in effect, reducing India to a 5 or 6 member team (Rohit, Ashwin, Jadeja,Dhawan,Ishant being the other 'absentee' members)

    How many more matches we have to lose before the selectors/captain show some sense?

  • on January 22, 2014, 12:02 GMT

    Team needs few changes especially in bowling department. But fans from other countries, watch your team performances first and india didn't play that bad in this match. if not for that stupid D/L rule india would have won easily.

  • on January 22, 2014, 12:01 GMT

    It is a torture to watch Indian bowlers' unimpressive bowling performance match after match. I pray that selectors infuse fresh talent in the team.

  • Roysingh1972 on January 22, 2014, 11:58 GMT

    Well done NZ, I guess WI did not do that bad to draw with this super NZ team. The way NZ is playing cricket now make me think, cricket is not only mastered in Aus, Eng and India, but the game belongs to every one, hope to see some lower ranking team win the next World Cup. NZ, Ban, Pak,NZ Or Ireland.

    World Cup cricket should be like soccer, every continent having some representative, then the entire world will look forward to watching it.

  • SinSpider on January 22, 2014, 11:58 GMT

    Indian openers lost the game for India. Dhawan and Rohit together played 56 balls (9.3 overs) and scored 32 runs. Their run rate was 3.36 when the Required Run rate from the outset was 7.07.

    They left 265 runs to be scored in 32.3 overs at a rate of 8.2 with 8 wickets in hand.

    The best way for India to win is to bat first.

  • on January 22, 2014, 11:57 GMT

    rohit sharma costed india the match

  • CricketMaan on January 22, 2014, 11:57 GMT

    Take Corey and Kholi out of these two sides, not much difference between them!!

  • ravindran2369 on January 22, 2014, 11:54 GMT

    I blame Indian selectors, look at George Bailey, Australia dropped him for south africa series. India should select 2 teams ,one to play in the subcontinent and one for outside the subcontinent. My one day team for away tours will never include Rohit, Dhawan, Ashwin, Jadega and definitely not Ishant even in the Subcontinent. Select players like Vijay jol , Sanju samson, give opportunities for Rishi dawan, etc. India cannot win away tours if they pick the same team as in Indian conditions

  • on January 22, 2014, 11:54 GMT

    why indians dont understand that nothing is wrong with their players...they have very good players...nothing wrong with the captain as well..Dhoni is a very brave and intelligent captain...the only thing wrong here is they are not playing in India....Indian team has become number 1 by playing in their home country...If India plays a whole year abroad...then at the end of the year they will be at number 10

  • CGKK on January 22, 2014, 11:54 GMT

    The New Zealand newspapers are saying that Inshant Sharma now holds 2 WORLD RECORDS! One for the biggest six ever seen in NZ, 122metres by Anderson in Napier...and one for the fastest six...165klm again hit by Anderson when he hit Sharma's 125k speedball over mid off!!

  • Yousafahmed11 on January 22, 2014, 11:51 GMT

    @Blade-Runner . You cannot forget the winning sixes from Dhoni in your lifetime. :P No:2 spot is far better than no:7 place of mediocre SL team. Look at the score, India lost to DL method than NZ.lol

  • on January 22, 2014, 11:51 GMT

    Too right Aaron great win again for NZ we're looking good for the World Cup next year respect is deserved

  • dunger.bob on January 22, 2014, 11:51 GMT

    Well done NZ. Finding some form and players just in time for the WC I see. I'll be surprised if you don't make the quarters/semi's this time around. Actually, thinking about it, you usually do don't you.

  • siri12345 on January 22, 2014, 11:51 GMT

    really really humiliating loss by team india.it has come at an absolutely perfect time.just a few days back even the weak west indies rank 7 team in the world managed to draw the series against black caps but what looks here is that we may hav to watch two useless matches 4th odi n 5th odi if nz just work a little bit harder and win the 3rd odi.now it must have cleared alll the doubts that ind is not even the best team in asia leave alone world which will be more clear next month once asia cup starts .

  • sachinssnn on January 22, 2014, 11:51 GMT

    WOW i'm amazed with Anderson & Mitch...Specially Anderson with both bat & ball..previous match & this match...true all rounder..one of a kind...hope he will not loose consistancy like Thisara Perera of SL...I see a bright future for NZ cricket...They have a reliable captain in making with Kane...WOW but i really like to see Boult instead of Mills...Best wishes guys...From SL fan

  • Naresh28 on January 22, 2014, 11:50 GMT

    @SLslinga and @bladerunner - Wait till India/SL meet instead of giving your pathetic comments here like 2 tier system. We gave NZ a run and YES we lost. Compare PNG doing that - so buzz off and look at PAK/SL series.

  • PPL11 on January 22, 2014, 11:49 GMT

    @SLslinga - But with this way Tigers of Circus will find no place even in 6th Or 7th Divisions, how about that?

  • aussie1993 on January 22, 2014, 11:49 GMT

    KOHLI is the best odi batsman hats off to kohli from any aussie but rest of indian team r home track bullies I cant understand y varun aaron is not getting a game by replacing mr long hair I cant understand selectiors selection process

  • cricket_jaya on January 22, 2014, 11:48 GMT

    Rank no 7 team defeat rank no 1 team twice in raw... ops. where is the world best?

  • on January 22, 2014, 11:48 GMT

    isnt it common sense wen jadeja as a bowler goes fr more than 5 per over..u might play an extra batsman...atleast play match winner like yuvi..atleast he ll ve a quick fire 30 ..its sad to c jadeja..ashwin I dnt kno whether hes a wicket taker or control runs..he doesn't do none.. play harbhajan instead if nt wicket atleast might control by wicket to wicket bowling. .get in experienced gambhir..I feel this is a 3 man team..kohli dhoni n shami..dhoni pl get rid f ya stubborn attitude..rahane is no gud if he has to chase 8 per over in overseas..either needs play on top or give away fr some other..please stick to diff plan overseas. .hurt to c common sense nt used..selectors need to drop ash jaddu ishanth or else dhoni vl neva give chance to neone..shuffle for right combination bfo wc..nt wen ders one month..disgusted

  • on January 22, 2014, 11:46 GMT

    Rohit Sharma Score 20 From 34 Balls Last 9 Balls 28 Runs Require Remove Rohit Sharma Inning It Would Be 48 Runs in 43 Balls

    And For Ishat What Can I Say Everyone Know his So Talented That Other Bowler than Him Give 7 Per Over

    So Dhoni is Playing With This Useless 2 Sharmas

  • Indiyo on January 22, 2014, 11:46 GMT

    With world cup just one year away this is wake up call for team india. India has not been getting the selection right. One of the reason India won the Worl Cup is 2011 was that Yuvraj had turned into genuine all rounder performing both with the bat and ball. In almost every match he would ball his quota of 10 overs. Secondly playing in sub-cobantinent wickets never affected our batsmen. Need to do following changes if India need to do well in World Cup 2015: 1) Play Gambhir, Pujara instead of Rohit, Dhawan as openers. 2) Drop raina and Jadeja . Give chance to Rayudu, Yuvraj, Binny, Rishi Dhawan. 3) Drop Ashwin. Give chance to Parvez Rasool. 4) Drop Ishant. Give chance either Varun Aroon, Ishwar Pandey.

  • AMMAR3438668158 on January 22, 2014, 11:44 GMT

    india will not think negative for this loss because wc2015 in aus & nz so india find there mistakes and specially dhoni need to think agressively.rohit ashwin dhawan and sharma improve their mistakes and played well.if india want to win series they think like aussie approach when they played nz.

  • on January 22, 2014, 11:42 GMT

    PPL criticizing rohit shrma r just playing to the galleries I believe. its just that they don't like him & want him to b sacked at a drop of the hat. anybody who has watched him play today would have noticed some delightful stokes he played. it shows he is timing well. Its just that he got out when he was just set to take-off. And fans craving for gambhir & sehwag should watch their videos of home series against Pakistan & England. As for techinique- rohit & shikar r streets ahead compared to sehwag & gambhir. so ppl wishing for their recall r living in fool's paradise bcos those two r done & dusted. I THINK dhoni should trust his openers & elect to bat if he wins the toss. This will let them bat freely without any score-board pressure.

  • smudgeon on January 22, 2014, 11:42 GMT

    Okay, this is a fine result for NZ - even when he doesn't score big, the team just looks much better with Jesse Ryder there...like everything is the way it should be! And Corey Anderson is a great find, really exciting ODI player. The thing that confuses the hell out of me is that India did manage to outscore NZ...but because of the D/L method, they needed to score 24 more runs than NZ? The D/L method is considered the fairest way to deal with rain interruptions, I get that. But how the hell do you explain this system to people who don't know, or are new to the game? I guess there are other methods which have been tried, but as as the D/L method is here, I'm just going to stop watching the score after rain delays and just gaze at the purdy lights...

  • unbeleaveable on January 22, 2014, 11:42 GMT

    Yes,India have played their best and now NZ beleave, finish them off put them out of their misery. India never play well at Eden Park.

  • ArnoldVDH on January 22, 2014, 11:41 GMT

    Take Dhoni and Kohli out of the Indian team and they are rubbish.

    No wonder they are trying to manipulate the ICC to ensure the game suits them.

  • JustAnObservation on January 22, 2014, 11:41 GMT

    May I request Cricinfo to pass on all the comments on the page to Indian Selectors. It seems that in the past couple of years, they have hardly bothered to check the performances and continue to select the same set of failures like Ishant, Ashwin, Rohit, Raina and Jadeja. In the name of consistency, only a few players keep getting selected despite pathetic records, while others are not given an opportunity or are discarded after a match or two. PLEASE SHOW OUR SELECTORS THE RECENT PERFORMANCE SHEET OF THESE PLAYERS OR TELL THEM TO READ ALL THESE COMMENTS.

  • on January 22, 2014, 11:41 GMT

    That was heartbreaking performance from the Indian opener batsmen they could not bat well in the first opening overs frustrating to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • on January 22, 2014, 11:41 GMT

    Horrible team selection . Not sure if there are things which are not seen in public domain but without anything like that I am not sure how Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma are being played / persisted for years and years . This is getting even worse than those old times . Let's face the fact . India (barring WI and Champions trophy) have not won any matches ( incl tests + ODI's) outside home conditions . That is a telling fact on the kind of players being retained and made to play . MSD is now running the team as his own fiefdom rather than selecting players based on recent performances and match winning capabilities . Players like Isahnt , Rohit , Ashwin , Jadeja are to be shown the door and taken off the contract for atleast 3-4 years . I have completely lost faith in the the team and it's players.

  • sachin_vvsfan on January 22, 2014, 11:40 GMT

    @TheBigBoodha " India ..., and were never in the game at any point" I think you watch only youtube videos.Aus lost 6 wickets under 150 (symonds got 3 reprievals). The most baffling one was the stumping chance that bucknors refused to refer to third umpire (how can u explain that? One can understand if it was lbw or nick but why did he refuse the stumping despite dhonis appeal?) Symonds went on to score big runs but India still managed to get some 70 runs lead YEAH NEVER IN THE GAME??. What followed then in 2nd innings was some bizzare decisions like dravid caught behind(excessive appeal) and this resulted in Indias loss. True they were playing for the draw as chasing that target was impossible but it was Bucknor who won the game for you. WORSE he was hugging Aus players after the game. Also in the same mohali match Gambhir was given out wrong which meant it wouldn't have gone till the end and You cannot compare lbw decision(that appeared marginally going leg) with symonds dismissials

  • on January 22, 2014, 11:40 GMT

    Spare a thought for virat kohli who Is fighting along with MSD and also for varun aaron and binny who r being underestimated.

  • TheBigBoodha on January 22, 2014, 11:39 GMT

    If you can't work out why India had to score more runs under the D/L system then you aren't trying very hard. Teams that have wickets in hand score heavily in the last 10-15 overs. NZ had eight wickets left and had eight overs removed from their innings. With the new rules about fielding restrictions they would be expected to have compiled around 350 total. Anyway, if this has to be explained to someone I suspect they aren't going to listen.

  • atique.sa on January 22, 2014, 11:38 GMT

    india team is useless they only knw how to play in their own backyards,new zealand is the team was whitewash by bangladesh what a shame for BCCI

  • Gzero on January 22, 2014, 11:37 GMT

    @ Hishon,

    272 in 42 overs is a pretty good score. with that rate they would have piled up 350 runs. & if you are not able to protect 272 in 40-42 overs then there is a serious bowling concern for Nz though they have won.

  • on January 22, 2014, 11:37 GMT

    India pls play IPL & CL regularly....lol. @Gzero: NZ Was not sure it will be rain at the start of their innings….and they were targeting 360+ as they had wicket in hand. If there were no rain India could be defeated by around 60+ run. So stop blaming D/L. Rather start opposing D/L like you opposing UDRS as you are trying to get all power of ICC.

  • 512fm on January 22, 2014, 11:37 GMT

    Why do so many Indian fans have to be such sore losers? We beat you fair and square, stop blaming D/L, home advantage and the boundary size and just accept that you lost to a better team and give them some credit. I still wouldn't be surprised if India wins the series but they shouldn't even be in this position really. Why do you guys not hold your team to a higher standard? With the amount of power India has in world cricket there is no reason why they shouldn't be as good as the All Blacks are at rugby but in cricket.

  • on January 22, 2014, 11:35 GMT

    Indian Team us becoming CSK Team.

  • gopivissu on January 22, 2014, 11:35 GMT

    The team composition clearly suggests team India is lacking a one quality openor, one middle order batsman and one all rounder. Dhawan is still can be given chances as he played very few and could be a dangerous batsman on his day. But Rohit should be sent to middle order in foreign conditions. The opening slot is good for Pujara as he is current number 3 in tests and can play better in seaming conditions.We need kedar jadhav at 5 who averages 50+ in listA and Rishi dhawan as all rounder at 7. Ashwin can not be a good choice in foreign soil and Jadeja should be considered as a specialist spinner who can bat a bit in death overs. Ishanth and bhuvi should be replaced with pankaj singh or Anureet singh and in the playing 11 Yadav and Aaron should be given enough chances as they can be key players in Aus and Nz conditions. Time to rotate the quicks between Aron, Rishi, Yadav and Pankaj.Middle order with Rohit, Jadhav and Zol.Opening slots only one that should be between Shikar and Rahane

  • vsroc on January 22, 2014, 11:35 GMT

    It was a close encounter between India and New Zealand in the second ODI played at Hamilton.New Zealand won the match by 15runs margin through D/L method.Nature has really helped New Zealand.Anyhow,India enjoys a moral victory.

  • on January 22, 2014, 11:35 GMT

    i must salute the captaincy of b.mac....love the way, he attacks all the time, n show never say die spirit..

  • gauravm5 on January 22, 2014, 11:34 GMT

    @SLslinga: But wat about ur SL team. Ok, put India in that category but how would you feel if SL continuously looses match against 2 tier team India.

  • imran baig on January 22, 2014, 11:34 GMT

    the main problem of Indian team is ? India is not having a perfect all rounder , if batsmen got out then the others will also out .. india need a alrounder that he can play if 5 batsmen got out . replace ashwin with yusuf or yuvraj and replace rohit with gambhir.. and bring irfan pathan in bhuwaneswar place ..

    selector plz keep in mind that not only 5 batsmen play the match and keeping hopes on them .. make the proper team to play and win

  • tirthasg on January 22, 2014, 11:34 GMT

    Tough luck for India in this match even though they fought well till the end.I think we need to persist with the openers for few more matches since changing players at the top may cause instability.The only area that needs to be worked on is the bowling department.It high time we leave out Ishant Sharma and give chances to Varun Aaron who can bowl quick or to the accurate Ishwar Pandey.I personally think it was a good decision to play Ashwin since the pitch was playing slow for the last few matches that have been played here.However the next match is in Auckland.It would be great if Stuart Binny gets a chance in place of Ashwin.His medium pace bowling and hard hitting at the end is the need of the hour for team India! Congratulations to New Zealand on winning this one and hopefully India will win the next match!

  • on January 22, 2014, 11:34 GMT

    India already played as well as they can, New Zealand will only get better, especially at Eden Park, put them to the sword now.

  • aussie1993 on January 22, 2014, 11:33 GMT

    what a talent in the form of rohit nd dhawan I saw dhawan saying he likes to play short balls but I m quite surprised that he always bets out to short balls what abt ipl bully nd banglore bully nohit he has been in international cricket from.2007 but always fails outside india

  • Iceman29 on January 22, 2014, 11:32 GMT

    The team need to be sanitized as simple as that....Starting from the coach, Nohit, Ishant, Jadeja, Raina, Ashwin..even Dhawan's time is running out...

  • gauravm5 on January 22, 2014, 11:31 GMT

    Ishant should start thinking about putting down his base price for the IPL auction. No team (except Dhoni's CSK) will even think of buying him at 50000 US Dollars.

  • PerfectTen on January 22, 2014, 11:29 GMT

    How many wake up calls you can give this captain? For the next match, if I see Ishant Sharma and Ashwin playing, I will hold a dharna in front of the BCCI office in Mumbai. If that doesn't work, I request all the cricinfo boarders with Indian interests in mind to support me in calling for a CBI probe into the final 11 selection procedure. Something's really fishy here!! On a serious note, we should stop taking Ashwin overseas. He's a tremendous asset in Indian conditions - he can be declared Man of the Series in advance whenever we play at home. And, as for Ishant, I heard the Delhi ranji team has threatened to pull out of the domestic circuit if he's released from the Indian team. A real problem here!!

  • on January 22, 2014, 11:29 GMT

    India must open ODIs with Ajinkya and I would say Ashwin, followed by Virat, Rohit and Dinesh Karthick/ Robin Uttappa and two out of Dhawan, Raina and Jadeja

    Dhawan Jadeja and Raina must be given a little kick at their backs, but not dropped

    Bowling : Give that poor Ishant a rest and bring in fresh legs. How much worse can Undakat, Aaron, Umesh or Pankaj Singh do ?

  • JagKhan on January 22, 2014, 11:29 GMT

    When will India learn? Problem 1: Ishant Sharma: Just because he gives it his all best and tries hard in the nets, does not mean he is good enough for international cricket. Replace him with Varun Aaron or Umesh Yadav. At least they will intimidate batsman with raw pace and look more dangerous than the toothless bowler Ishant. Problem 2: Rohit Sharma: His way to slow at the start, and when he fails to perform, which is more often than not, he leaves the rest of the Indian batsman with playing catch up. Replace him with Gambhir. Gambhir is more solid and sets the platform well. Plus he gives it his 100%. Rohit sharma seems like he doesn't care. Problem 3: Drop Ashwin. Ineffective overseas. Plus playing two spinners overseas does not make sense. Jadeja is doing a better job than him in the bowling department. Replace him with Irfan Pathan. Problem 4: You cannot leave a class act like Pujara out of ODI's. He does score quickly. I do not understand why he is not in the ODI Team.

  • Rajesh.Kumar on January 22, 2014, 11:29 GMT

    Isn't it funny that so many people today are celebrating that India has lost its # 1 ranking in ODIs. As long as India wins major tournaments (like WC, CT, T20WC....) I don't care what India's ranking is. It is better to be a big match player than to choke in big matches, yet keep winning inconsequential ones and be called # 1. So I am glad that detractors of India today have something to cheer about...

  • balajit on January 22, 2014, 11:28 GMT

    Once again stupid team selection cost India today's match. Credit to NZ who also played really well.They will be strong contenders for next world cup.

    We all like our team to do well however how is it possible if the captain & team mgt keep making same selection blunders? it is just no rocket science that ishant Sharma is not a intl class bowler still keeps playing for India. jadea & ashwin are half players outside India still get selected.Rohit become nohit in seaming conditions still opens. dhawan is out of form.Rahane needs to open.Raina a big ? binny varun & rayudu need to play.

    What nonsense of excuse by captain when he says if you play 4 fast bowlers either the team loses or captain is banned as if other teams playing with them always have captain banned or they lose

    The stark reality is India as a team has to go a long way before becoming world class squad competing in all conditions. however BCCI is not concerned about all these as they are busy playing board room politics

  • yorkslanka on January 22, 2014, 11:28 GMT

    Well played by New Zealand on another deserved win in this series. I saw the last few overs and the fielding was not up to your usual excellent standards and if so, this could have finished much quicker. Well played to Kohli on scoring runs abroad again, all he needs is someone to score with him..it's frankly embarrassing though for decent indian fans that some are bleating that they actually scored the same so won?lets not be so silly please?

  • on January 22, 2014, 11:28 GMT

    So india r 2-0 down & they have got themselves to be blamed. Dhoni should change tactics & play to our strength which is batting. our bowlers r leaking runs a plenty & putting undue pressure on our batting esp openers who already r a bit under confused state. they r required to score more than run-a-ball which is not easy under these conditions. the moment they have got their eye in, either of them is getting out. on the other hand NZ r making merry. As for ppl's criticism of some indian players, a couple of bad series don't make u bad. once india puts runs on board, NZ will feel the heat.

  • on January 22, 2014, 11:27 GMT

    india played very well. it is common people blame when india lose and celebrate feast when we win. in any game winning and losing comes alternatively. let us hope for the best next time

  • on January 22, 2014, 11:27 GMT

    India lost again !!!

  • on January 22, 2014, 11:27 GMT

    Get harbhajan, yuvi , gambier in team if they want to get good results

  • on January 22, 2014, 11:27 GMT

    Don't forget to give credit where credit is due. NZ have been playing well lately (who knows where they found the form) and deserve a pat on the back. I'm sure India will bounce back though. There is a lot of talent in this series on both sides.

  • Sir_Ivor on January 22, 2014, 11:26 GMT

    This looks like a great New Zealand side of the future. It also looks like we are watching the next group of great all rounders take position. Ben Stokes and Corey Anderson already look the replacements for Ian Botham and Richard Hadlee coming as they do from England and New Zealand. Two more will make the complete foursome. The year has just started and maybe 2014 will complete that also. This New Zealand side is my favourite to win the World Cup 2014. They seem covered on all fronts. Bring in a fully fit Milne and you probably have a team that can be a great side. Best of luck to this group of extremely talented people.On today's game,though India scored more than New Zealand in a lesser number of balls while chasing they still lost. That is the irony of the D/L ! But what this performance will do is to ensure that Dhoni goes with an unchanged squad for the next match ! The selectors obviously can do very little about it as long as Srinivasan and Dhoni remain.

  • Rajesh.Kumar on January 22, 2014, 11:26 GMT

    One thing which I don't understand about Dhoni's decisions is why has been opting to field every time he wins the toss. OK, that was the right thing to do when in India, because there you never know what the right target is. And Rohit and Dhawan were in good form, so he felt confident that India could overcome any target. But, now that Rohit and Dhawan are not in such a great form, isn't it better to bat first on winning the toss. Who knows, without the pressure of a target Rohit and Dhawan may play freely and come back to form. I hope Dhoni opts to bat next time he wins the toss. That is if the pitch is a normal one, and not damp.

  • VisBal on January 22, 2014, 11:26 GMT

    @keithmillersmesserschmitt and wanatawu: The D/L method also takes into account when the rain came down and overs were lost. When it started to rain, NZ were 170/2 in 33.2 overs, i.e. just getting set up to accelerate and they lot 8 overs. If they had known a priori that it would rain and that they would only bat 42 overs, it is likely they would have accelerated earlier. The team batting second has the advantage of knowing exactly how many overs they will play and how many runs are to be scored. If the target was set at 272, it would have been unfair to NZ because their innings was cut short and they could not plan for it. The 25 runs added on are to account for this. In fact, if New Zealand had lost fewer wickets, the target would have gone up a bit more. In any case, D/L has been around for nearly 15 yrs, and everyone knows that it is slightly biased towards the team batting first, or strongly biased to the team batting second if they get a good start. Then why did MSD insert NZ?

  • on January 22, 2014, 11:25 GMT

    Tigers at home....abroad preety much loser's i think indians cricketers should only play IPL ......

  • mansel on January 22, 2014, 11:25 GMT

    Aussies on top where they belong. Could we see an Aussie vs Kiwi final in the World Cup?? Would be nice!!

  • CricketMaan on January 22, 2014, 11:24 GMT

    No problem with losing No.1 as i dont think we deserve after 4-0 drubbing overseas (SA + NZ), but i dont think there is any one team at the moment whcih is truly No.1. Most teams win home games and in flat pithces India have had som upper hand. Asia cup might once again chagne this equation, but not the reality. In my opinion, the World Cup winners are the No.1 Team. period. keep it simple. Dhoni won't make radical changes to XI although if we loose 3-0, then the likes of Varon, Binny could get a go. I can't see Rohit and Dhawan pair change for this series or Raina dropped. Such his is faith in them. Ashwin may lose his place if Binny comes into equation, but Dhoni likes his spinners so won't risk playing 4 medium fast bowlers.

  • on January 22, 2014, 11:23 GMT

    Just for those India supporters who are angry their side can't handle 'foreign' pitches: today, NZ Cricket gave your team a slow pitch and short boundaries, just like home! A little piece of India dropped into the middle of Hamilton. Yet, the visiting team failed to see the opportunity they had been presented and were beaten by a side that adapted better.

  • gauravm5 on January 22, 2014, 11:21 GMT

    @Blade Runner: Your Sri Lanka's so called great batsman Mahela Jayawardena's TESTS batting average in Australia is 31.42, in South Africa is 27.87, in New Zealand is 27.71 & in England is 34. AND in subcontinent Mahela averages 56 with bat. So who is the flat track batsman? Please answer Blade Runner.

  • on January 22, 2014, 11:20 GMT

    not at all a good performance....what the hell is Dhoni still doing with Ishant in the team....!! its high time someone else is given a chance instead of Ishant.... Well played NZ.....

  • on January 22, 2014, 11:20 GMT

    The current trend in the world cricket is everybody is winner in their home grounds.nobody except South Africa that also up to some extent is done in the recent past.India had a good chance to prove it but they just manage to escape with a draw in South Africa.Now the cricket world is looking for the Aus Vs SA series.whether Aussies can change the current trend to be turn out, we will have to wait & see.Because the Kiwis who toppled India from No.1 is struggled against Bangladesh in their recent tour.Better luck to India in the forthcoming matches for that MS will have to leave the CSK support attitude ( Ashwin , Jadeja & Raina ) & to go for Raidu, Binny and so on.

  • Darksack on January 22, 2014, 11:20 GMT

    @Harmony111..I am baffled??? How does 1 team get 24 wickets in a game of cricket?? You probably need to read the rules of cricket before you read any more scorecards

  • tanstell87 on January 22, 2014, 11:20 GMT

    every time this Dhoni's team leaks 300 runs with 5 bowlers whats the use of playing 5 bowlers then...Ashwin - he cant even turn the ball at home or away...

    play with 7 batters & Jadeja at 8...Binny/Yusuf/Robin/Irfan/Nayar at 7...

    where is Dinesh Karthick who was smashing bowlers in Champions Trophy & in West Indies...

    Dhoni fears if Karthick scores runs consistently in ODIs, Karthick might be permanent fixture in test team where everyone know's Dhoni's talent...& ultimately will lose captaincy...guys stop following cricket until Dhoni 's jokers take Team India further down.

  • sapnil2000 on January 22, 2014, 11:19 GMT

    now i understand--why inia never play with lower ranked team, very smart

  • Nero28 on January 22, 2014, 11:19 GMT

    Everybody was saying about dropping raina. But if remember the days one or two year before, when India consistently scorded around 300 total. There was gambhir and kohli or yuvi who built the innings and MS and raina score quick after 40overs till the end. But i had missed this when he begun to bat at no.4 . The whole order is wrong since. In between ,ind scored a lot of 300 , but it was dhawan,kohli or rohit since the chmp trophy. When they get out india's whole order fail soon. India haven't a batting order like australia, where batsman play till the no.11. Each of their bowlers like faulkner, jhonson, siddle, starc, pattinson can play a batsman role. My suggestion to dhoni is he should drop one of jadeja or ashwin, as both are of same ability,but jadeja is preferable over ash because of his fielding and big hitting ability. He should bat at no.8. Raina can do the 2nd spinner job. He can do that better than ashwin of neither work(bowling ,fielding, batting). India should play a specialist batsman at no.7, that may be binny but as a batting allrounder. Since dhoni never plays 4 seamer due to slow over rate. Raina, binny together should play the 5th bowler role as . And in pace department pandey and aaron should be experimented at least. Forget about the openers . They deserve some chances. With the extending batting order india won't loss their last 5wicket in 3-4overs. My team- 1. Dhawan,2. Rohit,3. Kohli, 4. Rahane/Rayadu,5. Dhoni,6. Raina, 7. Binny/Raydu,8. Jadeja,9. Pandey/ bhuvi,10. Shami11. Aaron

  • on January 22, 2014, 11:18 GMT

    Well done NZ!!! Well played India too!!! Good match. A Sri Lankan fan. :)

  • on January 22, 2014, 11:18 GMT

    In my opinion the difference b/w India and NZ is their fielding NZ fielding is far better and admirable than India although today is not their best on the field they dropped to many and giving Chances India to put the fight otherwise they almost made the difference of 40 runs in the field. One more thing they took anderson bowling below par and look to attack him which wasn't a good choice either they will have to target certain bowlers not one bowler only so its a good series and we will watch the remaining of the matches upcoming.

  • on January 22, 2014, 11:17 GMT

    This is absolute TEAM Dhoni is playing near about 2 years. His inform (buttering) players are: R.Sharma, Dhawan, Ashwin, Jadeja and I.Sharma. Also his (buttering) bench strengh is Murli Vijay, Saha, Manoj Tiwari, Ojha etc. in future they will take Indian Team from 1 to No.10. Hurrey............................

  • on January 22, 2014, 11:17 GMT

    Anyone who criticizes Rohit and Dhawan for their performances in SA and NZ is welcome to open in thier place ! Those two coupled with Australia are the most difficult places for any Indian opening pair, and history teaches us that

    My objections with the way things are being run are very fundamental though. This is strictly related to ODIs, esp overseas ( read SA, NZ and AUS). One cannot have the same solution for all ills, Dhoni comes across as really dumb and never thinks on his feet regarding two crucial aspects viz selection and batting/bowling orders.

    Fisrt of all why does Dhoni take his own place in the team for granted. Why doesnt he sit out and let Dinesh Karthick or Robin Utthappa have a decent go ?

    Now this is not based on 2013 or 2014 results but I still think Rohit is being wasted as an opener...he never was one ...a great 2013 doesnt make him an opener !

  • on January 22, 2014, 11:16 GMT

    Damn!!!....Darn D/L method to hell

  • SenG on January 22, 2014, 11:15 GMT

    So yet another lose... four in a row.. could have been five (rain saved last ODI inSA) But what about persisting with the same losing side... i mean when you are winning matches you can stick with your same playing XI.. but while loosing consistently you can try for some other guys...Indian board have send more than 11 player not to spend a vacation in NZ but to play if needed...ashwin been wicket less in how many matches i have lost counting... when was ishant last bowled less than 7 per over only the statistician can tell (if not get bored while searching)...common captain cool... show some aggression..get some new trick out of your hat..try pandey, arron, mishra,binny,rayadu...think something out of the box.. be logical..or else though time ahead and surly the honeymoon period ( don't take it personally ) is over..only nightmare to follows ( England in june and Australia in Dec )...

  • tanstell87 on January 22, 2014, 11:15 GMT

    hey Indian brothers dont defend our team...its Dhoni's CSK team....the mediocre Ishant,Ashwin,Raina & Rohit will play the 3rd, 4th & 5th ODIs also....Stuart Binny wont play play any game nor will Mishra,Pandey & Aaron...stop watching Dhoni's stupidity again and again....why selecting to bowl first after winning the toss...Dhoni trying to justify his decision to bowl first in South Africa in ODIs...but at what expense India's expense...

    Why are listless & mediocre Ashwin,Raina,Rohit & Ishant given long rope....had Gambhir, Sehwag, Yusuf Pathan, Karthick & Uthappa would have played so much they would have atleast won some matches for India...

    there is only one solution to this injustice...stop following India cricket until this stupidity of Dhoni continues...Jaeja is neither a bowler nor a batsman still he bats at 7 for India...the number 7 batter is big hitter in other teams - Corey Anderson/David Miller/Maxwell/Thisara Perera/Pollard/Afridi...then why Jadeja at 7...

  • gsingh7 on January 22, 2014, 11:15 GMT

    aus - eng series result does not matter if india defeats nz 3-2 in this series . it will make sure that india still remain as top team in odis after this tour. now team india needs few changes and bring back yuvi(big match player). jaddu (sir),dharwaan,isanthan(sharma ji) ashwin(swami ), ronit(sharma number 2 ji) needs rest for few games. hope india make necessary changes and win series 3-2 to reclaim top spot in rankings.

  • Bdcricketdebator on January 22, 2014, 11:14 GMT

    I was one of those against 2 tier system.but now i understand it will only make cricket compatative.imgine ind is relegeted in 4th divission along with ken uga png.ind need to stay in the 4 th divission by beating png.it will b awsome.icc please active the tire system

  • gauravm5 on January 22, 2014, 11:13 GMT

    @Blade Runner: Please have a look at ur SL team defeat. SL always boast themselves of having one of the best bowling lineup in the world but your team failed to defend 300 runs in the 60 overs on the last day of the test match on a deteriorating pitch and that too against a below average pakistan's batting line up.

  • on January 22, 2014, 11:12 GMT

    Now this clears the picture very well. Look how the ICC Rankings can mislead u. This victories by NZ over the Mighty India according to the Rankings are mere Upsets. I mean you would not expect a no. 7 team to beat the no.1. But this is what Cricket is. You can't just be No.1 by inviting other team to your home soil and win as many matches as you possibly can. The Rankings Criterion should be revamped and teams should should be given points on the basis of their home and away performance and there should be lesser points for victories at home than the victories away. There should also be then a balance between the home and away ratio of matches so that India and NZ can justify their places in the Cricketing World. This would go great for other teams as well and the merit would always be justified.

  • on January 22, 2014, 11:12 GMT

    No ,one should be surprised at this result , as this team has hardly any international bowler, at batting front all of them are FTBs ,so this team which have got this rank, by inviting avg. teams , in there home and making hay of them, on flat pancakes with knee high bounce . This team is boring, with 125 kph being thier fast t fast bowler . They should only play at home and manipulate games as the 2011 world cup suggests.

  • CaptainPiha on January 22, 2014, 11:12 GMT

    Sheesh, India, India, India and on and on. A non cricket watcher reading these comments would have NO IDEA who India was playing such is the tunnel vision and narrow minded arrogance displayed by India's fans. Look beyond your own backyard and appreciate a truly global sporting contest! Let's deal in facts: it was an excellent game of cricket played by two very evenly matched teams. What is happening in NZ, Australia and Dubai right now proves that fortunes of teams are constantly changing and the game is in a healthy state. Why on earth the BCCI, CA AND ECB would want to further narrow the focus is a complete mystery to me. Unless of course a country of 1 billion just can't handle losing to a country of 4 million. Or to put it another way, the poor kids are upstaging the rich kids and everyone knows the rich like keeping to themselves.

  • on January 22, 2014, 11:11 GMT

    Dhoni ur game over plz get retire.

  • on January 22, 2014, 11:11 GMT

    no one odi team sike lol jus by playing at home lol

  • Bishop on January 22, 2014, 11:11 GMT

    @Rony Harun...Shane is right...both Banglawashes were in Bangladesh. They were also not consecutive series as many BD fans want to think they were. In between, BD got soundly thrashed in NZ, including one 50 over game that was won by NZ in the 6th over of the chase. But then, I can see why you wouldn't want to remember that series!

  • on January 22, 2014, 11:11 GMT

    New Zealand 271 for 7 in 42.0 overs India 277/9 in 41.3 overs India made 6 more runs than NZ in 3 balls less

    But how come India Looses ? Head Less Rules !

  • SridharKalyan on January 22, 2014, 11:10 GMT

    No problems of losing the No 1 ranking - did not deserve it in any case, considering the way we have been playing over the past 8 - 12 weeks. Shikar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, have joined Suresh Raina in the League of Flat-track Bullies. Ishant Sharma is probably Delhi's replacement for Ashish Nehra - the one who is perenially under a 'one-more-chance' option. Cant believe that Nathan McCullum can bowl better as a spinner than Ashwin and Jadeja - but then he has, against those who are supposedly the best players of spin. Considering the Pakistanis are doing so well at their 'exile', may be exiling this lot might help them lift their game. Shameless goons.

  • Coolcapricorn on January 22, 2014, 11:10 GMT

    Just like the 1st ODI, the match result was predictable as soon as you saw the Indian bowling combination. Nothing has been learnt from SA & playing two frontline spinners simply doesn't work when playing abroad. Then you keep on picking clueless bowlers like Ishant whilst far better ones are warming the bench! As early as the the 14th over, Dhoni started bringing his part-time bowlers like Raina & Kohl - which in itself shows a lack of confidence in his main bowlers - & all NZ had to again do was play risk-free cricket with no pressure at all in building a platform for their stroke makers like Anderson, McCullum etc. This type of bowling may work back home but it seems to be a policy of containment rather than taking wickets - even if you get lucky in taking the odd wicket like Raina did. Thought the days where non-performers kept on being chosen in the team were gone but obviously not! MSD's intransigence is simply frustrating - we are going to be again well beaten in NZ like in SA

  • on January 22, 2014, 11:09 GMT

    Indian team is like this..They are No.1 bcz of only playing on their home conditions and by some luck..BUt Virat and Dhoni are awesome players...Rest of them are really waste.Now for indian team scenario is like that straight away go to ground and chase 300++..Once virat and dhoni got out you can see lot of comedy of batting buy rest of them.

  • Cricket_is_my_dream on January 22, 2014, 11:09 GMT

    @bladerunner.. Well said man.. I am from india and I am enjoying each defeat under this fooling captian dhoni.. Team selection is utter foolishness and captian's personal interest. He didnt give even half the chance as ashwin and jadeja to bhaji.. Bhajji is far better than those 2 with bat and ball.. I dont understand why media is not coming against dhoni yet.. Did dhoni buy media also.. He wont pick gambhir with the fear of losing his captiancy.. Wont pick sanju or karthik with the fear of losing his place in team.. clever and wicked captian.. will lose all the matches.. praying for all the teams who play against this dhoni's team.. this team should lose for the betterment of Indian team..

  • PrasPunter on January 22, 2014, 11:09 GMT

    @Harmony111, how is that for no real reason , Sydney 2008 is brought into picture ? And if you are so furious, why don't you raise the issue your board on why it is adamant on DRS ? Can't have the cake and eat it too. Either accept progress ( which i doubt ) or accept the events as part of the game. Can't have both.

  • Sagarneel on January 22, 2014, 11:09 GMT

    Let's face it - we don't have a single batsman other than Kohli or a bowler other than Shami who is worth being considered as effective in foreign conditions. This team still needs players like Gambhir and Harbhajan, who at least try to put up a fight, and not these tattooed, long haired jokers, who can thrive only on Indian conditions. A team which consists of batsmen like Raina and bowlers like Ishant and Ashwin don't deserve to be tagged as No.1. This reality check was long due and got delayed as India was playing at home. The moment they move out of their comfort zones, they get trashed, and that is justified given their lack of talent. Unfortunately, in India talent is only measured by the entertainment value a player provides, and a century on a flat Indian track by a player of the caliber of Rohit Sharma is labelled as an innings played by God himself. Unfortunately, even with all these losses, nothing's gonna change - that's the sad truth of Indian cricket.

  • British_North_America on January 22, 2014, 11:09 GMT

    Shane Bond Because they played only once against you outside Bangladesh since 2009.

  • Iceman29 on January 22, 2014, 11:08 GMT

    The fans of cheating team is back with a bang again to cover up their foul play against pak...Ind Lost purely because of bad team selection period...only Dhoni should be answerable for this defeat....

  • humi_cric on January 22, 2014, 11:07 GMT

    @ cubersamy, you must have a great mind ;) LOL , as I was also trying to quote this (great minds think alike, though I know in this part of world in our native language its very funny LOL).

    "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Albert Einstein "

    Can someone send this quote to Coach or Captain of Indian team by SMS or e-mail??

  • on January 22, 2014, 11:07 GMT

    The team that is thrashing India lost their last two series against Bangladesh in a margin of 4-0 and 3-0 and you Indians keep calling us "minnows". Get a mirror at home guys so that you can see yourselves

  • zion13 on January 22, 2014, 11:07 GMT

    @bladerunner ..did u forget the drubbing by Pakistan few days back?..13 years without a test series win abroad ur SL team is worse than a third grade club team..and u forgot ur own advice stay away from other forums.

  • on January 22, 2014, 11:06 GMT

    Now Indian team became like 90's team, Out Sachin win the game.Now out Virat Kohli

  • on January 22, 2014, 11:05 GMT

    Take rohit and give chance for Gowtham he will play. He played in 20-20 World Cup and 2011 World Cup plz with out him we haven't won those 2 World Cup. Plz understand Indian cricket board and the selectors. He had a major roll in many games.

  • on January 22, 2014, 11:05 GMT

    India should have been 2-0 up but for these factors:

    1. Rohit and Dhawan not in form. A mad maverick like shewag could have helped. Rohit is better down the order in these conditions. 2. Raina out of a knock and Jadeja cannot play as an all-rounder in these pitches. Yuvraj was needed. Or why not try Samson/Binny? Or yousuf. 3. Aswin hopeless here. Harbajan is better. 4. Ishant should play only in tests. Irfan should have played. 5. Dhoni's captaincy is declining since 2011 WC. He has grown too powerful and misses simple things like trying out new players. Yes don't experiment too much but give others a chance. Raina, Jadeja, Ishant, Aswin and Rohit have been miserable. 6. Too much pressure on Kohli, Dhoni and Shami. 7. NZ is playing well and as always plans well. Of course that doesn't work against SA, Aus or even Eng.

    Therefore, India will continue to lose.

    India is playing like in 2011. They need a new coach and go in with an underdog tag.

  • gauravm5 on January 22, 2014, 11:05 GMT

    Ajinkya rahane should feel himself lucky to score some runs today. He should put one thing is his mind that his surname is RAHANE not SHARMA and he is never going to get as much chances as Rohit & Ishant got. One question has been hitting in my mind that despite being having SHARMA as his surname, Mohit SHARMA was dropped after 2 failures.

  • Samdanh on January 22, 2014, 11:04 GMT

    India, with 3 more matches to come up, can turn it around. So, India fans, keep it cool. Winning and losing are part of the Game. And the losses have not been of big margins.

  • on January 22, 2014, 11:04 GMT

    Dhoni 11, outside India.....hahahhahaaha.

  • Hishon on January 22, 2014, 11:04 GMT

    @ Gzero how naive are you? new zealand was playing with the intent that they where batting 50 overs not 42, so in the end the 272 did not nearly reflect on the score they where going to make. so no india did not play better than new zealand, while it was good to see some good batting form from the indians this was new zealands game.

  • Indiyo on January 22, 2014, 11:04 GMT

    It is wake up time for team india. It is sad that certain players consistently failing are persisted with. In the batting area only Kohli and Dhoni have been consitent. Rohit, Dhawan, Raina, Jadeja all have been quite inconsistent.In the bowling Ashwin has not been among the wickets for a while now while Ishaant Sharma has been as usual erratic. Selectors need to take bold decision considering the worsd cup is just one year away. 1) Gambhir,Pujara instead of Dhawan,Rohit 2) Yuvraj instead of Raina. give proper chance to Rayudu. 3) Parvez Rasool instead of Ashwin 4) Drop Ishant and try some consintent person from domestic season ,

  • on January 22, 2014, 11:03 GMT

    Problems : Rohit is not clicking expected as he has played 3-4 good mataches , last 6 years he has been like that, play for few matches and lose the focus. Raina in the team as fielder , I guess Indian team now has good batsman who are also good fielders, so not sure why Raina is there , may be Dhoni effect ? Jadeja is a bowler not a batsman so either Ashwin or Jadeja can play but not both. The basic problem still remain for India, we cannot unearth good bowlers. Best of India are average or below average in world bowling standards ? now that includes spin as well .

  • on January 22, 2014, 11:03 GMT

    Home made no 1

  • Sesh_TCL on January 22, 2014, 11:02 GMT

    India's problem is two pronged. First the Opening slot - Rohit Sharma in particular drops the run rate to late 90's while he may have the potential to catch up, provided he stays till 30th over. We can count the number of times he has done that, given the number of opportunities he has had in the past. If we compare the opening partnership we had earlier either the Sehwag / Gambhir era or the Sachin / Sourav era.. Things were relatively different as the openers knew how to rotate the strike and thereby giving head-ache's to the opposition, owing to the Left-Right combination. 1. Rohit needs to know how to rotate strike and DO NOT bog-down the Partner with his DOT BALLS. 2. Rohit should start to open up his mind that he can be an attacking batsman too and he need not wait till the 30 or 35 over to start striking cleanly. Finally the GREAT "Ishant Sharma". Neither he is learning from his mistakes, nor bowling quick or containing the batsman. India will benefit if he plays Ranji Trophy

  • on January 22, 2014, 11:02 GMT

    Ironically Kohli, like Tendulkar, is another selfish run accumulator who cannot win matches?????????…………………… hahhahahha…………………..The fact of the matter is, WITH TERRIBLE INDIAN BOWLING NO BRADMAN CAN WIN MATCHES.

    Richards won matches bcz he had legendary bowling support. 90 % Lara's & Tendulkar's ODI 100's were match winning till 2003. Their SR & Avg remained same post 2003 but win % of their 100s decreased to 20 % only because Indian bowling declined & Walsh & Ambrose retired for WI.

    India is demanding 7 8 rpo SR every innings & Indians advocating for Pujara's selection who is accumulator. India is losing on SR front not on wickets. India requires another crazy hitter in place of even Rehane. The way Indian bowlers r leaking runs, soon India will be requiring 500 totals in ODI & 11 out of 11 crazy hitters

  • Naresh28 on January 22, 2014, 11:02 GMT

    This is a GOOD LOSS for India. I hope things change like team composition - these failures are a REALITY CHECK and maybe the selectors will see to it that we dont go into the next WC unprepared. The bowlers are simply not GOOD enough. I feel at least we will not go into the WC as favorites. Pujara is our best batsman outside Indian conditions - he has played U19 WC ODI.

  • gauravm5 on January 22, 2014, 11:02 GMT

    Indian bowling has done nothing shocking, they have been consistent in gifting runs. The main reason behind India's defeat is no contribution with bat from number 7. In past, it was Raina who performed that role perfectly but jadeja weakness against fast bowlers is costing defeats. The best India can do now is to bring in Stuart Binny in place of Ashwin and make him bat at number 7 with jadeja at number 8. AND in case Dhoni want to stick with Ashwin then make him bat at number 4, Ashwin is very much capable of scoring at a strike rate of around 75-80 but he doesn't have the power to hit boundaries.

  • on January 22, 2014, 11:01 GMT

    A steady diet of Australia and England can't come fast enough ;-)

  • on January 22, 2014, 11:01 GMT

    Rohit and aswin only play in Indian pitches. Plz understand Dhoni bro.

  • on January 22, 2014, 11:00 GMT

    Drop rohit and bring sewhag and bring Gowtham back to the team.

  • Rocky0027 on January 22, 2014, 10:59 GMT

    Ok 2-nill down now what...Need to make some changes. Get Rohit out of the Team- Let Rahane open - Bring Ambati Raydu in Middle order. And Replace Binny with Jadeja and Ishant with Aaron. That shud be sufficient

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:59 GMT

    Cant understand why the target got modified with no change in number of overs to be bowled.can someone make me understand?

  • PrasPunter on January 22, 2014, 10:59 GMT

    @Gzero , yes, ask your board to change the D/L rules. They are pretty much capable of that.

  • Samdanh on January 22, 2014, 10:59 GMT

    @Shanks1967: You got it wrong if you are talking of ODIs in Eng. Aus won that series 3-2. India lost ODI series 4-0 in England. Not all teams are so bad outside home so consistently, after all.

  • StevieS on January 22, 2014, 10:57 GMT

    Rony Harun when has Bangladesh ever whitewashed New Zealand at home? What a load of rubbish, have they even ever won a game in any format in New Zealand vs New Zealand?

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:56 GMT

    Ask rohit, dawan, ishanth, aswin to die there itself. Whether they are playing for India are for their own to earn money. There are n number of people might not getting chance in the Indian side. But these guys got chance and wasting. How come there are able to play IPL matches but not for India. If Gowtham and sewhag Might got these many chances they may come back to the form. Play for India not for ur sake.

  • Rajesh.Kumar on January 22, 2014, 10:56 GMT

    This may well be a 5-0 thrashing for India. But, I am not too worried. India will put this experience to a good use in the world cup and perform very well there. Remember 1 month before 2003 world cup we were defeated 5-2, by the Kiwis in their home. Then what happened one month later in South Africa in World Cup 2003. We went all the way to final and lost only two matches, both to Australia. Along the way we defeated NZ very badly because they could come up with only 152 runs against us!!! Mind you history is being repeated, and these losses in NZ will lead to a lot of positives later on. Dhoni is a captain who is loyal to his players and does not drop people in a hurry. That is why he is persisting with the two Sharmas. But, after the NZ tour, if they don't turn it around, they will be dropped by the selectors. Nothing wrong in Dhoni's approach of giving a long rope to talented people.

  • BloodBeat on January 22, 2014, 10:55 GMT

    NZ getting better day by day and it seems that Dhoni believes that Ishant and Rohit can perform in foreign conditions(Ishant doesn't do it anywhere)(Cricinfo plz publish

  • Naresh28 on January 22, 2014, 10:53 GMT

    @blade_runner - You should shove off and review SL. No need to brag about club level. If you dont have any constructive criticism. Yes our bowlers are not suited to these type of pitches. We lost fair and square.

  • TommytuckerSaffa on January 22, 2014, 10:52 GMT

    R.Sharma, Dharwan, Ashwin and I.Sharma should only be allowed to carry Team India's luggage to and from their hotel next time they go on tour.

    Apparently Jadeja has scored a triple century in domestic cricket and averages 50- is this a joke? Talk about flat track bullies !!

  • keithmillersmesserschmitt on January 22, 2014, 10:51 GMT

    What a stupid result! The D/L system desperately needs some adjustment. The team batting second bats for three balls less and is required to score 22 more?????

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:51 GMT

    @Rony Harun Banglas have never even won a game against us outside Bangladesh let alone a whitewash. Completely irrevelant.

  • SanjivAwesome on January 22, 2014, 10:50 GMT

    NZ are a revelation under the leadership of Captain McCallum. Well done NZ!

    India did not lose. Team Dhoni lost. Dhoni's selections disappoint. Team Dhoni tracking for a 5-0 drubbing from a truly world class group of Kiwis.

  • ImiiJaved on January 22, 2014, 10:50 GMT

    India's oversea's team should not include Rohit Sharma, Raina(I don't understand his role in team), Ashwin and Ishant Sharma(not even in home team, such a useless bowler he is). If India persists with these in the rest of the matches, then I guess Dhoni should also sit out as he is doing injustice to those sitting on bench. I am from Pakistan and I like Dhoni as a batsman but as captain he is simply clueless as what to do, he keeps on selecting trash players over and over again and those who deserve are sitting on bench and he is not even willing to give them a chance. This way India's team will online decline.

  • wanatawu on January 22, 2014, 10:50 GMT

    This DL rules does not work India score more runs in the same allotted overs but still lose

  • Yuosufahmed on January 22, 2014, 10:50 GMT

    @gsingh7: For that, we have to prevent Ausies beating Eng in their remaining matches which is highly unlikely.

  • Yuosufahmed on January 22, 2014, 10:50 GMT

    @gsingh7: For that, we have to prevent Ausies beating Eng in their remaining matches which is highly unlikely.

  • Harmony111 on January 22, 2014, 10:49 GMT

    @siri12345:

    Oh, so you are now blatantly lying? When did I say that India have effectively won the match by scoring more runs than NZ in the same overs? Can you point out that comment of mine and quote the relevant words? Either you can't read properly or you just talk without thinking or you talk randomly to prove your points. Talk about facts here.

    @Darksack:

    What excuses? Who is giving excuses? Yeah India lost, so what? India can't chase 300+ runs every time. They still do it more frequently than other team though.

    And you looked at the scored card of the Sydney 2008? Probably you do not know what happened in that test match. It was 24-25 wickets of Aus vs 16-17 wickets of India. Those who saw it happening will tell you better. And if you know what happened there and still pretending that nothing went wrong there, then you are clearly not very honest.

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:49 GMT

    Well played NZ, you deserve your win, the old cliche rings true for the first two matches in the series, 'a good team will always beat a team of good players'.

  • bouncer709 on January 22, 2014, 10:48 GMT

    @Fast_Track_Bully So India should start opposing D/L like thye opposing DRS, had there been no rain, NZ was scoring 350+.

  • Blade-Runner on January 22, 2014, 10:48 GMT

    Ah..what a disappointment. I was expecting to see a double century from Nohit. lol And, the best slogger in the world/Dhoni to finish off the match by a big slog over deep mid-wicket. But then again, it wasn't a tailor-made Indian flat deck. What was I thinking ?? I actually feel for our Indian compadres as they can't call themselves no.1 team..like ever again. LOL That must be painful for 'em. Anyway, enjoy your no.2 spot. !!!

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:48 GMT

    Bring in Robin Uthappa for Nohit Sharma for God Sake..

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:48 GMT

    New Zealand gong on a right way they just need to b consistent with bowling and need more threatening bowlers.they should keep this side available and then they can have good chance on world cup.corey Anderson is new blaster

  • Yuosufahmed on January 22, 2014, 10:46 GMT

    @gsingh7: For that, we have to prevent Ausies beating Eng in their remaining matches which is highly unlikely.

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:45 GMT

    I still cant understand why Dhoni is carrying with ishanth sharma and rohith sharma.Both are not learning anything from their continuous failures.Now its seems like india is simply relying on two batsmen dhoni and kohli.dhoni should immediately do some repair work on the team.Drop ishanth sharma, bring rahane to the opening spot instead of rohith.

  • rockingrrr on January 22, 2014, 10:44 GMT

    The abroad woes continues for india..mainly bcos of poor team selection..wat dhoni s doing????lost no 1 rank too..is there tis team have any shines of no 1 in world??no..ishant,rohit,ashwin,should be dropped..give pandey,aaron chance..binny s also an all rounder,finishd games in ipl..y he is not playin???is dhoni wants tis same team in world cup 2015..if it is india wont go to super8 even.worst team n worst coach..one year is there so time to rebuilt..keep my words.after ipl surely sehwag,yuvi will come in to indian team..pujara should palr odi as an opener,aftr wicket falls,with kohli he would stick around..so dhoni should think hard..they lost test no 1 against eng ..nw agains nz..whitewash on d way????dhoni..

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:44 GMT

    So those who wanted Raina to be dropped, how good was his innings today , shows his value to the team.

  • annys on January 22, 2014, 10:44 GMT

    senseless selections is the main reason for this defeat, rohit,raina,aswin,jadeja,ishanth needs to be dropped and pujara,rayudu,amith,ishwar/aaron,binny needs to play else no point watching these matches

  • Gzero on January 22, 2014, 10:42 GMT

    Nz 271/7 in 42 overs.

    India 275/9 in 41.4 Overs.

    India played better than Nz. they lost to Duckworth Lewis.

  • NUsman on January 22, 2014, 10:42 GMT

    India's Last 5 ODI's Outside India: Won: 0 | Lost: 5.

    v/s Sa: Result: Lost v/s Sa: Result: Lost v/s Sa: Result: Lost v/s Nz: Result: Lost v/s NZ: Result: Lost

  • dnaik909 on January 22, 2014, 10:42 GMT

    India must just stay in India and play IPL the whole year. Showing they real colors now that they travelling.

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:42 GMT

    @TheBigBudha. I only listed a few reasons why Aus won that Test. The evidence is overwhelming. If you consider yourself a true cricket fan you will look into it rather than relying on your memory. I only brought it up because Assie1993 commented India has not won a Test series in Australia. I am not a person blinded by any prejudices and my opinion is based entirely on facts and Incidents in their context in the game. I am not going to continue for it matters little to me if you concede or not. It requires a big heart and true spirit to accept a difficult truth. I had held Australia upto those highest standards but not after the way the Team defended their despicable actions. That day I realised that Australia will compromise their values for a win and I lost a lot the respect I had. Winning and losing are part of the game but cheating should not have a part in it. And to think of your condemnation of Broad. Smacks of double standards and hypocrisy.

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:42 GMT

    Need Sehwag for the opening again

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:42 GMT

    Just goes to show how difficult New Zealand can be on their home ground in the upcoming world cup. India just need to change a couple of players in their line up and they can win. Some one from the top order must score and Ishant and Ashwin/Jadega must go.

  • Yuosufahmed on January 22, 2014, 10:40 GMT

    @gsingh7: For that, we have to prevent Ausies beating Eng in their remaining matches which is highly unlikely.

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:40 GMT

    new Zealand will win 4-1 guaranteed. india are real losers. this year they also got tour of eng and Australia. lol. no chance !!!.

  • BloodBeat on January 22, 2014, 10:40 GMT

    Nz are a force to reckon with-and on top of that the world cup is being partly staged on their own soil.

  • Yuosufahmed on January 22, 2014, 10:40 GMT

    @gsingh7: For that, we have to prevent Ausies beating Eng in their remaining matches which is highly unlikely.

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:40 GMT

    Somebody please put this guy Ishant Shawarma out of the team.This guy can lose a game for his team even if 100 runs are required in 5 overs with 1 wicket in hand.

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:39 GMT

    Next match Team combination should be: Dhawan, Rahane,Kohli,Rayudu,Dhoni,Raina,Binny,Jadeja,Sammy,Bhubneshwar,Aaron.

  • bumsteer on January 22, 2014, 10:38 GMT

    Its a pity the BCCI spends more time trying to run the ICC than trying to run their own team!!!!!!

  • Yuosufahmed on January 22, 2014, 10:38 GMT

    With the way our team is heading with a bunch of useless CSK players, we will be going to loose to Ban pretty soon. We have to keep in mind that Ban easily bangla(white)washed the same NZ team.

  • rahulkb on January 22, 2014, 10:37 GMT

    For the 1st time ever, I prayed for India's after seeing the same playing xi after toss. Unfortunately, dhoni still hasn't opened his eyes as he said that the fast bowlers "did well" after the match. Why can't he see that his leading wkt taker is his fastest pacer. This clearly calls for more pace but he still goes for the 125-135 kmh bowler with neither line nor length when guys like yadav and Aaron, who regularly bowl 145-148 with occasional 150s handle drinks. He needs to realize batting is not the only discipline in cricket.

    In addition, a new bowling coach is needed ASAP..I have no clue what the current guy is doing. he is making no results whatsoever ESP. with Ishant when every commentator has been citing problems with his run up, release, seam position, wrist position, drop in pace etc.(list goes on and on LOL). Having a former great fast bowler like akram, waqar,Brett lee etc. may do something for Ind bowling.

    A

  • AlSmug on January 22, 2014, 10:37 GMT

    No surprises here at all. Australia are the best all round side if you take into consideration competitiveness on foreign pitches. India need to tighten their fragile little minds and realise they have an awful amount of work to do to be any chance in the upcoming world cup,

  • calidfern on January 22, 2014, 10:37 GMT

    Any comments Indians... Hope u could win in India only.. this is what u call Cricket.. U r not the best team in the world. if so u need to win ODI's in other countries also.. Well done Kiwi's..

  • Blade-Runner on January 22, 2014, 10:36 GMT

    Well, No more no.1 spot to brag about..eh ?? lol No.7 team is on a roll here to whitewash India, the biggest club team in the world who simply can't even win a backyard cricket match outside India. New Zealanders dropped so many catches that even a team like Afghanistan could win that game.Dhoni was dropped so many times that I lost counts. But with club level players like Dhawan, Nohit, Raina, Ashwin, Dhoni,Jadeja, Ishant, Kumar n so on, Its not a big surprise that they got thrashed. So, I'd like to wish our neighboring nation a happy rank No.02. :)) G'day to y'all !!

  • Darksack on January 22, 2014, 10:35 GMT

    Does anyone know how big the boundaries are in IPL?

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:35 GMT

    Hahahahaha REST IN PEACE World best Batting Line Up :D

  • Sreenivas_1966 on January 22, 2014, 10:35 GMT

    Why India always chase? when they won the toss? They were unable to chase in SA.....

  • AltafPatel on January 22, 2014, 10:34 GMT

    Amazed that Anderson hadn't been Man of The match. He played quick innings with 5 sixes and picked up 3 wickets (including price of Dhoni and Jadeja) at crucial stage of the game.

  • alipk52 on January 22, 2014, 10:33 GMT

    297 Revised is still very low target considering NZ already played more than half of their innings as a 50-over match, when the game interrupted, this is absolutely unfair to NZ that they received just a mere 26 runs as compensation, but wait..it's not over yet, they still go on and won the match, because they were positive, all in all it's always entertaining to watch such a tight contest between the two equally matched teams.

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:33 GMT

    Strange, we batted 3 balls less than NZ, had 0.22 RR more than NZ and 6 runs more,and we lost. ?????

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:33 GMT

    I don't get why people are criticising only rohith. Dhawan is even worse than rohith ,who can score only in Indian pitches. It's high time India get rid of this pathetic dhawan-rohith opening combination.

  • prawinq on January 22, 2014, 10:33 GMT

    First I like to appreciate Kholi and sammi for their continuous good performance..

    India cricket team is not learning basics from his past.. Again the same old story continues when we are away from sub continent. Indias body language totally changed, they are not thrust to win.. I also dont understand why some players getting more chances when they fail continuously and some players dropped immediately when they fail in just 2 or 3 games.. How long India going to judge the players with sub continent performance.. Millions of people watching the game, MSD & BCCI I request you to do it in professional way..

  • lovemadan on January 22, 2014, 10:33 GMT

    Dear Dhoni , i would like to express my views to you . Presently i feel to replace dhawan , Ishanth with Rayudu and Binny . This will enable the team composition like 1)Rahane 2) Rohit 3) Kohli 4) Rayudu 5) Raina 6) Dhoni 7) Binny 8) jadeja 9) ashwin 10) kumar 11) shammi for the remaining three ODI s .

    This composition will allow the team to shuffle and make changes as per requirement of the game. Experienced Players like Ghambir , yuvraj should be in the present ODI team. They will sure make the difference on their day. i strongly believe Instead of jadeja we can play Yuvraj . It will give solution to 4 slot and yuvraj can bowl the ten overs quota with his slow left hand spin. Yuvi come back plzz

  • ImiiJaved on January 22, 2014, 10:31 GMT

    India should not make flat pitches that are well suited for batting only but damaging their bowling department, as this way their hunt of good bowlers will never be resolved. Give them bowling pitches at home and let them have some confidence otherwise this complaint of weak bowling department will never get out of sight.

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:30 GMT

    Time to recall Shewag for opening Slot. Ishant, Ashwin, Jadeja has to perform lot worse then a school level cricketers to get dropped. jai Ho!!

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:29 GMT

    plz................replace rohit shrma and give chance to gambhir or any other opner.

  • MANEESHROY on January 22, 2014, 10:29 GMT

    Indian bowlers are doing very badly.Rohit Sharma,Shkihar Dhawan are not scoring enough runs.What to do ? In practice sessions the BOWLERS should be taught to bowl straight and BOWLERS should practice big batting shots because quite often the contribution from bowlers while batting is not enough to push Indian victory. Whatever bench strength is available in batting,should be used. Ravichandran Ashwin,Ishant Sharma should stop playing one-day matches,their bowling is being adversely affected by too much cricket. Let's hope that if rain gods are happy India wins remaining matches.

  • NZisbetathnEnglnd on January 22, 2014, 10:29 GMT

    @Alexk400 - Your comment was a surprisingly shallow observation, both Ronchi and McCullum are match winners for New Zealand. In fact in the recent tour by the West Indies (last month) Ronchi made Man of Match performances twice and has been given limited opportunities given he comes in at a position where he has to hit from get go. McCullum on the other hand I rate as one of the best Captains in international cricket plus he also comes in at a time where it really is 6 or out. India on the other hand have been absolutely terrible - how were they number 1? Aside from Dhoni, Kohli, possibly Kumar and Shami India are terrible. Once that 5th wicket goes its game over, saying that Dhoni and Kohli are simply fantastic. I would not change the NZ team at all, India on the other hand...have work to do.

  • THE.KAS on January 22, 2014, 10:28 GMT

    @o_1_again I totally agree with you :)

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:28 GMT

    Great win for the kiwis, once again Anderson and maclennagan where the x factors combined with the class of Williamson and Taylor . Indian fans need to calm down, every home team is always strong at home and this black cap team is as strong as has been for a long time. Your time will come.

  • AltafPatel on January 22, 2014, 10:28 GMT

    No.1 team loses series 0-2 in South Africa and now 0-2 down against last ranked team in major teams ! After WC 11, India's record in overseas including Eng, Aus, SA and NZ in ODIs is 14-1 (that only victory too not against host team, it was SL in Aus) !

  • Anandscricket on January 22, 2014, 10:28 GMT

    first dhoni has to remove the scraps of indian team like ravindra jadeja,ishant sharma,raina ....bring st.binny as an alrounder

  • latecut_04 on January 22, 2014, 10:28 GMT

    Swap Rohti and Rahane's places (Rahane to open,Rohit in the middle order;if Rohi doesnt score in the remaining 3 matches drop him till WC 2015.) Play Jadeja as the spinner. cant understand why there is so much flak thrown at him. he came to bat at the death in 2 matches and didnt have a chance to settle down by any means.also his bowling figures are much better than that of Aswin. DROP Aswin and Ishant.Consider Ojha,Umesh,Aaron,Ishwar,PKumar as replacements. Raina is also droppable if he doesnt scroe off against short balls and play Pujara who can play the anchor role.(need one anchor outside India) And STOP CROWING indian can win only in backyard.margin of defeat was 17 runs and NOT 70 runs.Leaky bolwing (by select bowlers)and woeful batting(again by select players NOT all)caused the defeat. Sensible selection need of the hour

  • Mervo on January 22, 2014, 10:27 GMT

    While the Indian batsmen need more experience outside of India, Ashwin, when there is any grass in the pitch, cant take wickets. He has almost no flight variation and relies on spin on the grassless Indian wickets. He is a limited player outside of India. NZ have a balanced term right now and are competitive in ODIs. Sami was again the best bowler. They need more like him. Ishant ... well it has all been said and done. There must be someone else.

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:27 GMT

    I am sad the road is open for India 'a best opening batsman to come back just in time for another World Cup! Gambir highest scorer if World Cup final!

  • ashes267 on January 22, 2014, 10:27 GMT

    @James .. I would suggest , drop ishant , Rohit .. bring in Binny and any other bowler ... Rohit + Dhawan both are flat pitch bullies .. Dhawan is somewhat good but not rohit .. since so many years , he has been given chances but he have never used them .. just one double century does not mean , he would become tendulkar in one day .. We need to do something with Andersons , Faulkners

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:26 GMT

    I have some concern with comments that NZ are easy beats playing above their station. In the last 18 months they have won away series in SA, Eng and SL. At home, over same period they have against Eng and the WI. Now it's India's turn.

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:26 GMT

    Better to play in home only for the team..then only 1 rank will be with us.Dont know whats that much strong relation b/w Ashwin/Ishant/Raina and MSD.MSD wants to play only with his CSK players? There are soo many talented players are waiing for chances.From how many matches Rayudu is in the probables.Y not he considered? Varun Aron is there for bowling alternative.Its not good to a team to depend on a single player(kohli) for every match.Is kohli only responsible for Indian cricket team?Bowlers should be changed and openers also.If there is a standard foundation by openers,then followers will play well.Last match also lose by 20+ runs,today also like that only.If Ishant is not there india can win.If another batsman plays well then also we can win the game.Wakeup MSD atleast now.Its not CSK match.Its India team,for next world cup.

  • Blade-Runner on January 22, 2014, 10:26 GMT

    Well, No more no.1 spot to brag about..eh ?? lol No.7 team is on a roll here to whitewash India, the biggest club team in the world who simply can't even win a backyard cricket match outside India. New Zealanders dropped so many catches that even a team like Afghanistan could win that game.Dhoni was dropped so many times that I lost counts. But with club level players like Dhawan, Nohit, Raina, Ashwin, Dhoni,Jadeja, Ishant, Kumar n so on, Its not a big surprise that they got thrashed. So, I'd like to wish our neighboring nation a happy rank No.02. :)) G'day to y'all !!

  • ImiiJaved on January 22, 2014, 10:26 GMT

    Here I see Indians Criticizing the slow game played by the Indian Openers, but they were not playing their own natural game rather they were playing the script provided by the team(Capt+Coach). So criticizing them would be unfair to them as they were playing in accordance with the team's plan. However i feel there was nothing much wrong with that, as if they would have continued playing without getting out, they were pretty much capable of scoring quickly but since both openers are struggling with their form, so the plan didn't work. But Kohli what a player he is, if he would have stayed the match was India's for sure. And he is the only one at present, who can easily go beyond Sachin's records. And I think he is a better player than Sachin. I m from Pakistan.

  • shane-oh on January 22, 2014, 10:25 GMT

    @wapuser - classic excuses and refusal to acknowledge this minnow out-performed you yet again. Actually, NZ's batters contributed all the way down. The 2 key performers were actually Williamson and Southee. In any case, is there any point in saying "we only got beaten because some of the opposition players played better than us"? That, afterall, is how cricket works.

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:25 GMT

    Rohit,Ishant and Ashwin should immediatly be replaced by Ambati,Varun and Amit.Rahane can open..Even Stuart forJadeja is an option.

  • hnlns on January 22, 2014, 10:25 GMT

    India lost today because of the way they batted in the first 10 overs with Rohit Sharma being the chief culprit. Rohit Sharma does not merit a place in the team anymore in any capacity, same for Ravindra Jadeja as an all-rounder. They need to be shown the door, and Dhoni must allow Rayudu and Binny to play in their place. There are still 3 games left, so the Indians can at least try out fresh faces rather than persisting with flop shows like the ones mentioned above. Delaying it till they lose the series will do no good to the morale of the team. Dhawan can be given one more game to see if he will make up in Eden Park with its smallish boundaries, which is tailor-made for somebody like him.

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:25 GMT

    If I'm not mistaken, some commets just busted out of frustraction without any cricket sense.... If some team is rated no1 in the world, we must respect that, rather giving funny commets...

  • Darksack on January 22, 2014, 10:25 GMT

    @rsr89....that was a flat track!!!! Any more excuses????

  • siri12345 on January 22, 2014, 10:24 GMT

    according to india,s fans like harmony111,grvjpr,dravidplastic,s logic ind scored 277 runs in 42 overs whereas nz scored 271 runs in same over.so ind won this match by 6 runs and series is still 1 all lol.

  • gsingh7 on January 22, 2014, 10:24 GMT

    its only temporary ranking. even if india wins 2 odis and 1 odi gets washed up, india will still retain top spot in odis to go with second spot in tests and third spot in t20. india needs few changes and try to win the series and return to top of odi rankings in next 3 games. good luck india, win the series 3-2 now.

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:24 GMT

    Rohit Sharma wastes so much balls in the opening few overs that India always ends up losing by 20-30 runs... Rather than starting with boundaries chasing 7.5 per over, Rohit ensures that required Run Rate creeps up to 8.5 -9 after initial ten overs... Then he gets out....Change openers to change outcome..else 5-0 on the cards..

  • crazytaurean on January 22, 2014, 10:23 GMT

    New Zealand have the home advantage. Indian openers have suddenly started appearing to be more circumspect. Two of the main reasons for these results. Then we have a guy in Corey Andersen who ensures NZ finish with a fluorish. Rohit needs to fire in the next match, otherwise Mr Rahane looks a better bet at the top. Bring in Stuart Binny and Varun Aron/Ishwar Pandey. The pace battery needs some serious spice. Ashwin can make way for his average bowling of late.

  • AustAshes1989 on January 22, 2014, 10:23 GMT

    Who's number one? Australia? Bring it ON!

  • MANEESHROY on January 22, 2014, 10:23 GMT

    Indian bowlers are doing very badly.Rohit Sharma,Shkihar Dhawan are not scoring enough runs.What to do ? In practice sessions the BOWLERS should be taught to bowl straight and BOWLERS should practice big batting shots because quite often the contribution from bowlers while batting is not enough to push Indian victory. Whatever bench strength is available in batting,should be used. Ravichandran Ashwin,Ishant Sharma should stop playing one-day matches,their bowling is being adversely affected by too much cricket. Let's hope that if rain gods are happy India wins remaining matches.

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:23 GMT

    Heres a soloution for the indian cricket ,stop playing cricket ouside of india ,cos for sure in your own back yard @ your own turf u can easily chase 300 plus

  • mak8874 on January 22, 2014, 10:23 GMT

    i was listening names which dhoni was calling to his bowlers , Jaddu, Ash etc while his own name mahi (people call him) ,,,, common yaar, be men ,,, if you are rated so high then common prove it on each level ,,,, when he called ashwin, ASH suddenly ashwaria came to my mind ,,, lemme tell you india team needs changes otherwise due to their 3 international tours this year, they will go done to 5th ot 6th ranking and it take years to regain top spot ,,,,,,

    india will lose 5-0 and if not 4-1 ...... they own ICC,,, why it that their property, its for all cricket playing nations ,,,, india dont like DRS so ok there will be no DRS in indians game ,,, WHY is this some kind of joke ,,,, rules are rules and it must be implemented on all ,,,,,, india cricket team down fall starts NOW ,,,,,,

  • Messa1 on January 22, 2014, 10:22 GMT

    Well done and well played NZ

  • shane-oh on January 22, 2014, 10:22 GMT

    @Rony Harun - factually incorrect, this has happened twice but on both occasions it was in Bangladesh, never in NZ.

  • bouncer709 on January 22, 2014, 10:20 GMT

    Anther 350 runs given by Indian bowlers, every day is not Sunday, can't expect your batsmen to chase 350 runs every time. Wonder a country of 100 million people can not produce 5 good bowlers.

  • Darksack on January 22, 2014, 10:19 GMT

    BCCI should look at where India play,we can't keep playing overseas all the time. This is the second tour in a row,a bit of common sense here please!

  • ScottStevo on January 22, 2014, 10:19 GMT

    As an Aussie, we too learned a lesson the hard way - never underestimate the Kiwi ODI team in their own backyard. In fact, I recall losing 5-0 against the Kiwi's, only to then go into the WC and win it undefeated (probably didn't have to face the Kiwis). They have some unbelievably good limited overs cricketers, so it should come as no surprise when they mix it with - and beat - the best. Seriously underrated team...Worse still for Aus fans is that they generally play even better against us. I wouldn't at all be surprised if a chap in black is handed a WC in 2015, and if they play the style of ODI cricket they generally do, I wouldn't be disappointed either. Good luck to them too. As for the Indian team, they need to understand that this ISN'T any easy tour and is excellent experience for some of their younger batsmen who have rarely played outside the SC...

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:17 GMT

    How long Dhoni will persist with Aswin, Jadeja, Ishant and even Rohit ......these guys continue with their rotten performance from SA. On doubts if there is more than meets our eyes.....

  • jb633 on January 22, 2014, 10:17 GMT

    This NZ side is developing perfectly and is shaping into something serious. Given the world cup is on home soil they have an excellent chance of progressing into the heart of the tournament. They have a captain who is adventurous with a great cricketing brain.

  • No_1_again on January 22, 2014, 10:17 GMT

    NZ scored 271 and India scored 277 but still lost. Should be India against DWL (like against DRS)?....LOL

  • umairasgharbutt on January 22, 2014, 10:17 GMT

    india should drop ishant sharma immediately

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:17 GMT

    India not playing on Indian grounds...:)

  • Cleadence on January 22, 2014, 10:16 GMT

    Ha sounds like sour grapes from Dhoni, not once did he make mention that he was beaten by a better team(even if it was just on the night) nothing, just excuses. Those Indians are shameful sportsman, beaten by a country of 4 million people , and its not even close to being their number one sport....embarrassing for you Dhoni and the Indian cricket team. But that kiwi team would be one of the best they have ever produced, looking forward to the tests and the World Cup.

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:16 GMT

    India need to reconsider its strategy of playing only IPL and inside India as this series will prove to be the last nail in the coffin of flat track Indian team,,,,,,,,,,,,,Can India produce any good fast bowler who can bowl above 140kph hahaha no sorry they can't..................

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:16 GMT

    Well fight by India...........Most of the time whole team depends on same few players. Rest of them must be showed some good efforts especially Dhawan,Rohit,Jadeja and Ashwin.

  • CGKK on January 22, 2014, 10:15 GMT

    New Zealand is really building a nice cricket side in all three forms of the game at the moment. I still find it amazing they can leave out their best bowler in Trent Boult! Also to all the Indian fans. if Ryder is out injured for the next ODI they will either promote Colin Munro or Jimmy Neesham who both smash it like Anderson. Check out what Jimmy Neeshan did to Tino Best in the last over recently in NZ'S win over West Indies in the T20...4,6,4 game over.

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:15 GMT

    India was known for losing!!! Not winning some time ago!! The man who brought India to its winning stand was Captain Dhoni!! Not Tendulkar or anybody else. Give him a chance he will win it for you!!

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:15 GMT

    Time to show the door to Rohit, Raina, Ashwin and Ishant. Enough is enough.

  • chillu_chillu on January 22, 2014, 10:14 GMT

    stop criticizing MSD. Within a span of six years he has won the world T20, ODI WC & champions trophy. Also India held no.1 ranking in tests for a year or so. Name any other captain who has achieved so much in such a short time.

  • kiwicricketnut on January 22, 2014, 10:14 GMT

    so funny how the tune on these chat forum changes so quick, indian fans gave us no respect at all, all this talk of white washing us, with our pathetic small grounds they would smash all kinds of records, blah blah blah, looks like the only record they will break is losing the most games in a row, now all indian fans are pointing the finger at the selectors and captain rather than just accepting nz is the better team in home conditions, to hard to swallow humble pie i guess. don't be too hard on your captain, only him and kohli are keeping you in the fight, rest, well i don't really need to tell you how bad the rest have been.

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:14 GMT

    No shame in losing. But the only frustrating thing is - why do we lose by making the same mistakes again and again. We are picking Ishant Sharma and Rohit Sharma as though our lives depended on them. What if we have to pay a small price of losing games and wasting form players by keeping them on bench and even destroying careers of a few and spoiling our dented reputation further ? Long live Ishant Sharma, Rohit Sharma !!

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:13 GMT

    Kindly inform Dhoni not to select Rohit,Ishant & Aswin in the playing eleven..its nt subconti..its SA & OZ..

  • vwazalwar on January 22, 2014, 10:13 GMT

    India should now rest Ishant, Jadeja and ashwin and try a hand with stuart, mishra and arron.. Please even after continuous poor overseas performance by ishant ashwin and jadeja.. india can jumble with them and also give a thought to open wid rayudu or rahaneand get rohit back in middle order.

  • MPeter999 on January 22, 2014, 10:13 GMT

    A slightly better margin of loss Team India..!!! But still it is a LOSS..!!! We lost by 24 runs in the first game and we lost by 15 runs today.. Mr.Dhoni are u still happy with your/our bowlers.. Especially Ishanth Sharma.. Ofcourse his Economy was better than Shami's.. But Is that enough..!!! If still your are not able to realize the catastrophes bound to happen in coming days if there is no changes in the Team.. Then God save our Team.. Bcoz beyond this only God and super natural forces can save us from defeats.. Please Captain Cool..!!! Cool down for a while and analyze the teams performance.. You'll know we have players who can perform even much more better than this.. Kindly.. Please.. Replace Ishanth Sharma with Varun Aaron.. Replace Ravindra Jadeja with Stuart Binny.. Replace Rohit Sharma with Ambati Rayudu.. See the results and then decide Captain.. Which Team is the Best.. Whether the one of the first 2 ODIs or The Team of 3rd ODI.. Thank you.. Best of Luck beyong this Boss..!

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:13 GMT

    How about giving credit to New Zealand. They pnce again outplayed a good team (India).

  • hagar009 on January 22, 2014, 10:13 GMT

    Indians are not made for overseas games.....

  • aussie1993 on January 22, 2014, 10:13 GMT

    If Australia beat England in both their games, India won't be able to regain their no.1 status even if they beat New Zealand 3-2.

  • Gladiatorthrone on January 22, 2014, 10:12 GMT

    I blame my own countrymen who selected such political influenced team or bad selection . Whatever just what Rohit sharma doing here,after so many chances he will keep failing and when it comes home he fires few hundreds and justifies. He's clearly not match winner not better than sehwag. His strike rate and calm lazy movement gives me blood pressure.For ODI:- 1.Shikhar Dhawan 2.Robin Uthappa 3.Virat kohli(VC)4.Rahane5.YuvrajSingh6.Raina7.Dhoni(C)8.Ashwin 9.Shami 10.Bhuv kumar 11.Unadkat (Sub) 12.Irfan pathan 13.Jadeja 14.ishwar pandey/zaheer 15.Dinesh karthick We have beautiful T20 side:- 1.Sehwag 2.Uthappa 3.Kohli 4.Yuvraj(VC) 5.Raina 6.Yusuf pathan 7.Dhoni(C) 8.Rahul sharma 9.Bhuv kumar 10.Shami 11.Irfan pathan sub 12.Dhawan 13.Jadeja 14.Mohit sharma 15.Binny Test side:- 1.Shikar dhawan 2.Vijay 3.Pujara(VC) 4.Rohit sharma 5.Virat kohli(C) 6.Badrinath 7.Dinesh karthick 8.Amit mishra 9.Zaheer khan 10.Shami 11.Ishwar pandey 12.Ishant sharma 13.Rahane 14.ashwin 15.Umesh yadav

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:12 GMT

    India should start searching a genuine fast bowler. A team needs a fast bowler who can threaten the opponents with his pace. I wonder what is MRF academy is doing in INDIA. This NZ team is not a great team, but they played positively today though. Congratulations to them.

  • CricketFever11 on January 22, 2014, 10:12 GMT

    ODI double centurions cant make even a half century. Lol. I wonder how India became world champions.

  • Yousafahmed11 on January 22, 2014, 10:12 GMT

    Just wonder the logic behind Ishant's role in ODI team and Aswin's role in overseas!

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:12 GMT

    if only opener lik Sehwag and Kohli in middle more then Ind will win more matches... thse two matches would hav easily won if Sehwag was there ...

  • SHK1 on January 22, 2014, 10:12 GMT

    India may be a good at chasing totals but its about time MSD realises that they are able to do that only in India. Next time he wins a toss he should bat first and give the opposition a big total and put some pressure.

  • iamgroot on January 22, 2014, 10:11 GMT

    Irritating..! High time Dhoni dropped some heavy baggage from Indian team. This so called backing of players is rubbish. You can back players who will prove in at least 2 games in a tour but Rohit sharma? Ishant sharma? game after game and series after series they are reaching new lows with new failures. How long we indian fans have to bear the brunt of this illogical team selection? what is worst is he drops catches and doesn;t have fielding and extremely arrogant fellow this rohit sharma. thorn in the flesh. Team composition should be ..1) Pujara, 2) Dhawan, 3) Kohli, 4) Rayudu,5) Raina,6) Rahane,7) Dhoni,8) Binny, 9) Varun Aaron, 10) Shami,11) B kumar... Dhoni needs to know the value of Stuart Binny ..He can bat, bowl medium pace.2 in 1 player.. no place for rohit, ishanth sharma, jadeja, ashwin overseas.. 3 must drop players..

  • SaluteSachin_MSD on January 22, 2014, 10:11 GMT

    So now all the useless SL and other fans who got nicely from IND in the past will come and say some nonsense.. i still feel we arent thrased .. its Jus NZ day today..defntly Rohit and jadeja 7 ashwin will be dropped at the end of this tour.. we should b proud of our boys giving this much of time during our rebuild phase.. let the haters bark as much they wan and our boys will reply them shortly... and for those Obnoxious SL fans.. u shud nt forget that ur team will get thrashed even if a match is scheduled tomo with us...

  • fairfan70 on January 22, 2014, 10:11 GMT

    The common thread in all these comments is the frustration that even the fans from other countries have expressed with the way Dhoni is continuing to select non-performers in the team. India could have won selecting better players from its touring squad in NZ presently. Having said that, I am surprised with two things so far - NZ bowling does not look that great compared to what I expected at the start of the series, but their batting is doing exceptionally well (even taking into consideration the poor Indian bowling).

  • soumyas on January 22, 2014, 10:11 GMT

    @bhushanB...... get Pujara in & kick Rohit................ get Rayudu in & kick Raina.............get Umesh in & kick Ishant........... get Binny in & kick Jadeja....... Looks like Binny is selected just to avoid him playing Ranji trophy for karnataka..

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:10 GMT

    Ashwin and both the Sharmas need to be dropped. Pujara should be playing ODIs he can do what Williamson has been doing for NZ in conditions like these. Ishwar Pandey and Rayudu should be given a chance for the next game

  • shanks1967 on January 22, 2014, 10:10 GMT

    As it is clearly shown over a period of time, all teams are strong at Home. England beat aus comfortably at home. Got Thrashed by Aus in Aus. India beat Aus at Home in both test and ODIs. India also beat NZ in ODI and Tests in India. But now they are losing to NZ in NZ. All the big teams Aus, Eng, Ind, NZ, Pak, SL, SA are very good at home. It is outside or in away series all teams struggle. Why are you singling out India..It is a common theme. India got top ODI ranking because of WC win, Champions Trophy win, beating NZ, WI, Aus in ODI bilateral series. To be fair I think the NZ team is in the process of building a new team. Young guns like Anderson, Mcgleeshan, Williamson are making a mark. Boult, Milne are also good. With Jesse Ryder, Taylor and Mccullum they are growing into a good side at home. But can you expect them to beat Aus/SA/India/England/Paksitan/SL away from New Zealand. So let us be realistic folks.

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:10 GMT

    Carry on New Zealand white wash bad Indian and kick them out of cricket world.

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:09 GMT

    @TheBigBudha: Symmonds refused to walk on an edge that was as clear as daylight. I dont remember the score but it was under 50. Sure it was a glaring Umpiring error but Symmonds went on to make 165. Clark claims a grounded catch and Ponting convinces Benson its out. He then døesnt walk after flicking Ganguly down legside. Before the series starts he approaches Kumble and asks him to enter a gentlemans agreement. And you have the audacity to tell us we were not in the game? We saw how much you guys can cop it over the Broad incident. Your team behaved disgracefully. If we would have won the Test instead of losing it we would have won the series. We make no excuses for the way that Aus has dominated us at home and a lot of us admire Aussie cricket. But dont condone blatant cheating. If you do then your a cheat too. Your statement that were not in it is not accurate and you would stand corrected if you bothered to check. We won it fair n square.

  • Alexk400 on January 22, 2014, 10:08 GMT

    My thoughts on the game. Mccullum is not doing much in lost 2 games. if he gona be like that atleast he should be wicket keeper. brendon mccullum actually weakening nz team by being non performing captain. if he becomes wk , nz can have extra fast bowler or pure batsman. Luke ronchi can't bat at all. NZ needs to have frank analysis of their team and identify weakness and try to improve those areas. Team composition is not good for nz. For india , Rohit sharma is kinda get exposed at opening.May be time for rahane to open. Kohil is playing like rambo now. :) . He is kinda player who will the team to win. NZ were scared until dhoni was in the crease. I really think pujara should come after kohli and drop rohit sharma completely from overseas ODI. He is unfit and lazy. His swish (bat speed) is so slow he gets out on short ball. :)

    Knowing dhoni he will play same team until selectors call for rohit sharma head because dhoni do not want to get involved in special case people. :)

  • gangs_cric on January 22, 2014, 10:07 GMT

    One thing I don't understand about Mr.Cool's strategy of still including Ashwin in the team with out a wicket in from past 80+ Overs he has bowled. Instead why can't he give chance to Ohja or harbhajan. Dont know why he want only chennai superkings players only in the team inspite of they not performing up to the mark.

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:07 GMT

    dhoni backing rohith shrama how many years ..he played middle order plop show..played opening same old story..plaese try once again robin uttappa..or gambir..austrlia pitches good bounces so this players fitt ..binny should play next mach ..drop ishanth sharma or raina

  • HarrowXI on January 22, 2014, 10:07 GMT

    New ODI rules are mixture of Test match and T 20. You need test match style batting at the top of the order. Keep wicket in hands and maximise last 20 overs. To get this formula right. India need Pujara and Rohit open the innings. Kohli and Rahane to consolidate further untill 35th over. Keep wicket in hands and back yourself to score as much as possible in 15 overs.

    same with the bowling. Test match bowling in first 30 overs and good skilful death bowling in last 20 overs. We need wicket takers like Bhuvi,Jadeja,Pravin Kumar type of bowler to take wickets in first 30 overs.

    and smart T 20 bowlers like Said ajmal,Umar gul,Sunil narine kind of bowler to last 20 overs when team try to explode .....Team managed to apply this will win WC 2015. Its look like South Africa who tick most of the above boxes. I am backing them to win next wc.

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:07 GMT

    Consistent high scoring has been happening only in Indian matches on all tracks worldwide. The same tracks however look lively in non-Indian matches producing only low totals… The fact of the matter is, exactly same happens on Indians tracks too & It might surprise many that even avg ODI inns totals on Indian (so called flat) tracks (excluding Indian matches) is only 240, which is no different than world-wide tracks. Pak, on last tour of India, conceded 200 below totals in all 3 ODIs. This clearly proves that Indian tracks r not flat at all.

    Same is true with ODI rules: as Avg team totals (in non Indian matches) have hardly changed since ODI rules change. Only Indian bowling is getting more thrashing.

    This proves that Indian analysts wrongly blame ODI rules change & Indian tracks to be batting friendly. It is only due to the combination of exceptional Indian batting & very poor Indian bowling that Indian matches are high scoring & scores getting even higher since rules change.

  • mzm149 on January 22, 2014, 10:07 GMT

    India is no longer number 1. Thanks New Zealand.

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:06 GMT

    take it easy, guys. When other teams come to Ind and lose series, Ind are called Flat Track Bullies. When Ind go out and lose series, they are called Flat Track Bullies. Are we too focused on Ind being the strong or weak team and overlooking the opposition strength? NZ just like Ind know their conditions well and know how to strategize better on big moments in their conditions. That goes for any other team which is playing in their home conditions. They are expected to win in their conditions but if the opposition is Ind and they lost, they lost because they were flat track bullies. Guys speaking like that sound too hurt for some reasons and forget to give credit to the other team which is as good as any other team.

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:06 GMT

    There are a lot of people who want wholesome changes which i dont actually think is fair. If a team is making close to 280 in 42 overs then they are batting quite well. The concern is the bowlers. Just remove Ishant and it will make a massive difference. On the batting front maybe Rohit was doing exactly what Guptil did so I dont think there is an issue as he catches up after a slow start. Raina I believe should be batting where he was today, at 6. This allows more time for MSD (who is an ODI great) to bat and can provide some energy and fast runs when Virat and MSD get out. If you look at his stats Suresh Raina averages 50 batting at 6 at a strike rate of 90+. In 2012 he was one of the best finishers but once he was promoted up the order he struggled. Leave Raina at 6 and allow him flourish off the innings. As I said if you are making nearly 280 in 42 overs the batting is generaly ok. Its the bowlers who I would be more concerned, particularly IShant.

  • madnayar on January 22, 2014, 10:06 GMT

    Team India can play well and win matches only when playing at home.So why go for overseas tours at all ( to bring disgrace ?). Look at poor Ashwin conceding over 6 runs per over and no wickets in 2 matches. If he is there as a batter - wonderful ! 17 runs in 2 matches.Ishant sharma has lost his bowling prowes and is a dead weight on the team. Try some new combinations dear MS and drop Raina and Rohit for the next match so that nobody takes his place in the team as guaranteed unless he delivers. Anyway the team is losing and no harm in trying out new talents

  • Frendz XI - Neil on January 22, 2014, 10:06 GMT

    The Indian openers need to play ODI as ODI and not as test match. Shikar dhawan and rohit sharma has to play positively without fear. The way they give away their wicket is not good. Indians apart from openers have batted well today with tremendous contribution from kohli and dhoni and good support from Raina and Rahane. If the same continues India will drop down further.

  • sathishkumar.es on January 22, 2014, 10:06 GMT

    don't worry India! from next month you will never have to worry about losing your #1 ranking!

  • bouncer709 on January 22, 2014, 10:06 GMT

    @Preston Major: The match was reduced to 42 overs due to rain, and when rain affect any match, they apply a rule, that is called D/L method, an algorithm, to give revised target to the chasing team. So After D/L method India target was 297 in 42 overs. Which they could not complete.

  • Sandeshgk on January 22, 2014, 10:05 GMT

    why dhoni have done same mistake winning toss and chose to bowl??? Why ishant again and agin???? please try other bowler.give rest to ashwin as well this type of combination (indian team) not work out side of asia.

  • shane-oh on January 22, 2014, 10:05 GMT

    @Preston Major - a complicated system called Duckworth-Lewis which is used to determine results when rain interrupts during a match. It's designed to eliminate any advantage gained by a team that is batting second and is therefore presented with a need to score at the same rate for a shorter time, when the team batting first didn't have that same advantage.

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:05 GMT

    if you give them target 350 they can chase but only in india.....

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:04 GMT

    Dhoni has repeatedly failed to respond to cricketing challenges outside of India . There are three players being carried in this team.....ishant, jadeja and rohit Sharma ....and those 3 players are consistently the difference between winning and losing while playing away from home in the shortened form of the game. We are sliding backwards into the morass of the 90's when we were a 3 player team

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:04 GMT

    Dhoni always picks team members on his personal liking. Does Ishant, Jadeja, Ashwin and Raina deserves a chance for the next game? They must learn from Pakistan which made changes in the last test against Sri Lanka and new comers Rehman, Azhar and Talha helped them to win that fantastic test match.

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:04 GMT

    Before leaving to Nz tour Dhoni said its a settled team..? He sent the signal to Yuvi,Gambir,shewag nd zaheer, Dhoni unlikely too include this seniors becas something happend inside dressing room, if dhoni wants this four players thy would get a chance bt he doesnt lik to giv a chance, Dhoni decisons failing and his blunders lik including ishanth,Raina,Rohith,ashwin nd jadeja, u keep on playing this playerd failure ofter failure frm Ausies onedays, i can score on indian flat pitches thts why dont hype players if thy score on indian flat decks...

  • jb633 on January 22, 2014, 10:04 GMT

    Australia are a far, far better ODI side than India anyway. The series in India was against a second string side and India scrapped a win against them just. India get hammered abroad without question. They have some great players and the likes of Kholi and Dhoni are great ODI cricketers, two of the best i have ever seen. However they have too many guys who live off a reputation carved out of smacking inept domestic bowlers in the IPL around on the flattest wickets imgaginable. They desperately need to find a set of bowlers that gives MSD some options. Every time he is trying to juggle poor bowlers around. Indian fans say some of these guys are his darlings but surely it is the job of the selectors too? I said during the home series against WI that Ojha is the best spinner in India. I was laughed off because Jadeja and Ashwin were getting clueless batsmen out. However Ojha is a must in foreign conditions. He can beat people in the air as well as off the pitch. You need that deception.

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:03 GMT

    Now this is the time for a change in the bowling line up..Ishant must go for Yadav/Varun... Since the wiekcet is not spinner friendly, we should leave at least one spinner for a seemer too...Jadeja/Ashwin for Pandey

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:03 GMT

    Unfortunately indian bowlers will always leak runs, and their batsman have got them out of trouble many times and the inept bowling has been overlooked due to the wins they have been achieving. Having said that, chasing such a large total the openers really should have got of to a flying start if india was to win. They got in and then got out. To get as close as they did in the end was an achievement and so hats off to kohli and dhoni, but they need an aggressive opener in such circumstances and the game could have been won. If the openers made the exact runs that that they did in half the balls actually faced then things could have been different.

    However much I dislike virat kohlil, have to admit he is seriously talented and India are lucky to have such a player who will no doubt go on to be a legend. We would be happy to give citizenship in the UK.

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:03 GMT

    @ Gagg, Bangladesh has whitewashed New Zeeland twice at home and away.. please check the records..

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:03 GMT

    I don know what & how D/L method calculates the conditions but I reckon there should be a better method than this.

  • soumyas on January 22, 2014, 10:03 GMT

    Kick Jadeja,Nohit out of team and get Binny, Gambhir in place for them.

  • shanks1967 on January 22, 2014, 10:03 GMT

    Congrats to NZ. Indian bowling is letting the team down. Ishant Sharma has to be dropped. Kohli, Dhoni put up a good show with the bat. This is not a thrashing. The match was close till the time Dhoni left. Jadeja and the rest obviously cannot finish things off. So once Dhoni left match was in NZ's bag. To all the guys who say people win at home, Yes- Pls see Aus- 4-0 IN TESTS AGAINST INDIA in India, Lost to India 2-3 in One Dayers In India, Lost to England In England. Now they thrashed England in Australia which is Aus home. So every team is winning at home and this is nothing new. Even Australia in their peak could not win a series and Steve Waugh could not conquer the Final Frontier. So please stop trashing India. Rankings came because of India's WC win, Champions Trophy win and other bilateral series victories. Please ask your respective teams to win some world tournaments and then talk OK.

  • __India__ on January 22, 2014, 10:02 GMT

    Some of these days, Virat Kohli will stage a walkout while chasing 300+ scores & sit on dharna with esteemed CM of Delhi outside BCCI headquarters pleading for sub-250 targets, proper team-selection, world-peace, end to global warming, violence in Delhi etc!!!! I really feel sorry for the lad, how he wishes for a day when he would be asked to chase 250-odd totals, but he doesn't need to bother as Nohit,Dhawan & Raina would be there to lighten his load & bask in the glory.

  • Frendz XI - Neil on January 22, 2014, 10:02 GMT

    The Indian openers need to play ODI as ODI and not as test match. Shikar dhawan and rohit sharma have to play positively without fear. The way they give away their wicket is not good. Indians apart from openers have batted well today with tremendous contribution from kohli and dhoni and good support from Raina and Rahane. Ishant sharma must be dropped and other bowlers should be given chances.

  • Blade-Runner on January 22, 2014, 10:02 GMT

    Well, No more no.1 spot to brag about..eh ?? lol No.7 team is on a roll here to whitewash India, the biggest club team in the world who simply can't even win a backyard cricket match outside India. New Zealanders dropped so many catches that even a team like Afghanistan could win that game. So, I'd like to wish our neighboring nation a happy rank No.02. :)) G'day to y'all !!

  • raj3006 on January 22, 2014, 10:02 GMT

    India don't deserve to be NO.1 having worst Raina(1 50 ag Zim in last 23 inn), Inconsistent Ishanth,Bhuvi,Dhawan,Jadeja, Flat track bullies Ashwin & Rohit & unable to get opposition out in 50 overs & conceding 300 runs everytime(today it was 42 ov otherwise it would have reached ) Bowling avg of Indain bowlers from Aus series

    http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=2;filter=advanced;orderby=bowling_average;size=100;spanmin2=13+oct+2013;spanval2=span;team=6;template=results;type=bowling

    overall a captain who is always sticking to the same inconsistent team

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:02 GMT

    O yeah. That's great. Can't wait for more india defeats.

  • siddhartha87 on January 22, 2014, 10:02 GMT

    Ashwin does not need only rest he needs to go for good.one wicket in his last 6 international appearance costing 400 runs.

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:01 GMT

    And Dhoni says fast bowlers did a good job. Looks like his fast bowlers are blackmailing him.

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:01 GMT

    Dhoni should differentiate between Srinivasan, CSK, and team India. To accomodate trash players like Ashwin, Jadeja, Raina from his IPL team and not give chance to others is criminal and not in the interest of cricket and the country. Rohit Sharma and Dhawan are playing as if they will not be reviewed for another 50 matches because of their past performance. This is the worst prepration for the 2015 word cup. If Dhoni expects to chase in all the matches and team india cant defend totals then I think we will slip further in the rankings. OUr bowling is so shabby that Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Bermuda etc can also score over 300 easily.

  • kapilesh23 on January 22, 2014, 10:01 GMT

    It is hard to digest this loss. Not only because I am Indian fan lost but also because Dhoni and Kohli fought so hard but were still unable to clinch victory for India. It happens, its sports. I am just wondering if it is hard for me as a fan, how hard it should be for the cricketers.

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on January 22, 2014, 10:01 GMT

    Congrats to Kiwis! Isn't it a shame that Dhoni goes to such lengths about playing conditions, when we were batting, to blame today's loss on? Isn't he embarrassed about himself? How can he sleep peacefully when he rests his head on pillow at night? This is blatant politics at its ugliest zenith. Meritocracy at its lowest nadir. His straight face while cooking up lies makes me sick to my stomach. No matter how hard we squint, it is beyond any such squinting to justify Nohit, Raina, Jadeja, Ashwin and Ishant in this team. Dhawan can be added to the list, I guess. Man! this politician Dhoni knows very well that IF he gives a couple of chances to Pujara, there's no way he himself will be able to kick Pujara out and that it'll be curtains for his blue-eyed poster boys. This politician needs to understand that CSK won many matches in IPL because of Mr. Cricketer but not because of this third rated CSK buffoons that are there in our Team India right now. Come on Kiwis, please win this series.

  • Anisar on January 22, 2014, 10:00 GMT

    Having Rohit, Ishant, Jadeja, Raina in the side my prediction for the present tour india will win the seris 0-5. Hahahahaha. Come on india. Well done. Keep going.

  • Kashi0127 on January 22, 2014, 9:59 GMT

    India losing #1 spot is rightly so , they never deserved it having accumulated points primarily by paying at home. This is real test and NZ is not a top team either. I would not be surprise if the come down to 3 or 4 very soon if they play outside India. India cricket team away from home are a scared lot and that is also the reason BCCI did not want Sachin Tendulkar last match away from home.

  • AamirKhan-SuperStar on January 22, 2014, 9:59 GMT

    Bowling issues started with Australia series when both sides forgot there's something called yorkers and continued into SA series, India responded in the right way by bringing in young bowlers but yet again here in NZ we find ourselves as frustrated as ever. Now can India win 3 in 3 to get back their no.1 ranking.

  • rsr89 on January 22, 2014, 9:59 GMT

    Funny India scored more runs than NZ in the match and only lost to DWL still a flat track bully? People just need no reason to bash India

  • Yuosufahmed on January 22, 2014, 9:59 GMT

    We are still not at our right place which should be after SA, Aus, Eng and Pak. We have to slip down 3 more places.

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:59 GMT

    Very disappointed with Dhawan, Team india should now keep two sides one for the home games and the other one for away games. Well played kiwis

  • HatersAreOrdinary on January 22, 2014, 9:58 GMT

    And you call india among big 3! Lol! This nz team was banglawashed couple of months ago n india no 1 ranked team going to be kiwiwash this time! How funny! Imdia is lion in their home soil n outside of it lamb :D

  • shane-oh on January 22, 2014, 9:58 GMT

    Regarding the new, secret proposals to take over world cricket - if NZ beat India, do they take India's place in the "Big 3"?

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:58 GMT

    With this young team abroad, players need an aggressive captain...

  • philipsmgp on January 22, 2014, 9:57 GMT

    If really god exists... I beg him pls give dhoni some common sense... pls make him drop ishanth and jadeja. Pls get rahane to open and let rohit in the middle order. Bring in Aaron or pandey in place of ishanth, Binny for jadeja. Bunny is a better batsman, a good fielder and a useful bowler. Doesn't matter even if he fails. At least give him a chance to fail. He won't fail though. Jadeja is more a t20 player. How much time does a team management and captain need more to know their players. I am not worried abt Loosin. I am more worried abt persisting with same players and loosing.pls god do something let ishanth and jadeja spend some time with their family. Pls.

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:57 GMT

    please drop Ishant Sharma

  • deloyar on January 22, 2014, 9:57 GMT

    India u beauty!!! Plz concentrate on game..rather the BIG Three!!! Dont worry u cant control cricket forever.

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:56 GMT

    BCCI should cancel all their tours immediately and focus only in playing in india to save indian cricket other wise this desaster will continue to hurt or they should stop focusing on money and IPL and improve quality of cricket to be more competative

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:56 GMT

    When 2 sides play one wins one looses .. I think this was a good chase and without getting into WHY 1 LOST and making a mockery of it, lets just appreciate the good cricket that was played which let us spend some good time with friends & family.

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:56 GMT

    hai, i am waiting for some excuses from Dhoni i.e why they loose, how they loose, bowlers let him down, i get early, jaddu should stay till end, kohli is little unlucky to get out Balan..balan..balan oh i misses the name of ISHANT

    I still remember his statement "we will not take NZ Lightly" Ha Ha Ha 5-0 is waiting

  • irishhawks on January 22, 2014, 9:56 GMT

    Hang on guys! why we should be concerned with the performance of Indian cricket team when our cricketers are not bothered? Captain cool will offer some nice excuses in press and thats it! They will come back with nothing in their kitty bags to show but nice shopping stuff! They play IPL, earn millions they live a damn good life..Pride has taken backseat.. Indian public has weak memory...they will foget this shameful overseas record when Dhoni and co will hit sixes in IPL... Its same story at the end of the day...U lose match but payment has been made in your bank account guys..Whats there to worry about?

  • Harmony111 on January 22, 2014, 9:56 GMT

    Logic of some ppl here is that even if India lose by 15 runs chasing 297 in 42 overs, it makes a thrashing but if India win in 37 overs chasing 321 then that is not a thrashing. Such ppl are beyond hope. You can't argue with them. Their brains have curdled.

    A lot of blame for today's defeat should go to Rohit Sharma. He completely killed the chase from the outset. He got 20 runs of 34 balls and 10 of them right before he got out else he was struggling at 9 of 24 balls. As an opener and esp when you are chasing ~300, you can't do that. Worse is that you eat so many balls and then you get out to a loose shot.

    Rohit has won a few games for India but he has cost India a no of times by his lazy attitude. He has dropped dollies in slip in crucial moments and has derailed India's momentum in tests in SA. I am very cross with him for the way he has batted in these 2 ODIs.

    MSD does not trust his bowlers to defend even 350 this is why he opts to bowl on winning the toss. I pity Ishant again.

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:55 GMT

    And this India, who lost 2 ODIs already against NZ wants to manipulates with so-called ranking system by limiting test playing status to only top 8 countries ? LOL

  • Yuosufahmed on January 22, 2014, 9:55 GMT

    @ aussie1993: Your English doesn't reflect you as an Ausie. By the way, we are the most pathetic team ever in the world with No. 1 ranking. SA, Aus, Eng and Pak are way ahead than us. We should be ranked somewhere around No. 5 overall. In flat tracks, probably 1st or 2nd and in fast tracks around 8th. ICC should consider having 2 tier ranking system for flat tracks and fast tracks.

  • ThemanID on January 22, 2014, 9:55 GMT

    I hope India loses this series 5-0 and all these pathetic bowlers ( Ishant, ashwin, jadeja) are out of the team. None of our bowlers are bowling well but these are the worst criminals. How we can't get a good bowler in this cricket mad country is beyond me. We should be dominationg teams like NZ( no offense) but for some reason we just love playing like ipl in every ODI match

  • Yuosufahmed on January 22, 2014, 9:55 GMT

    @ Fast_Track_Bully, @ pull_shot: Don't show your ignorance. This score is calculated on purpose. Ind went for the target knowing the score. Assume if NZ played for full 50 overs, They would score probably 330-350. Ind wont be able to chase that. They have already lost 9 wickets in 260s.

  • NextSana on January 22, 2014, 9:55 GMT

    @Blade-Runnar - But better if Indians can burn down the all the stadiums in New Zealand so they won't be embarrassed from a 5-0 thrashing by 8th ranked team

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:55 GMT

    The best part about India losing is reading these comments.

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:55 GMT

    1 can only be big (big 3) by performance .. not money

  • Yuosufahmed on January 22, 2014, 9:55 GMT

    @ Fast_Track_Bully, @ pull_shot: Don't show your ignorance. This score is calculated on purpose. Ind went for the target knowing the score. Assume if NZ played for full 50 overs, They would score probably 330-350. Ind wont be able to chase that. They have already lost 9 wickets in 260s.

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:55 GMT

    ishant......ishant......ishant.....strength of the chain is decided by weakest link....dear dhoni changing things are more stable.....as we all know changes are the key of development of world...so open with pujara..rohit in middle order ..binny for jadeja or ashwin....throw ishant and take ishwar varon or umesh.....dont hurt again and again and again...

  • Solid_Snake on January 22, 2014, 9:54 GMT

    @Francis mel: Those 5 ODI WC wins makes you happy Hahahaha What other people see is the 71-50 record... India vs Pak... Who won most test matches & series? Who won most ODI's & Series?

    Currently India lost to Pak,SA,NZ and almost lost the series with Aus...Still no worries..I hope those 5 WC matches in which India defeated Pak would still be enough to make all fans happy

  • LongLiveTestCricket on January 22, 2014, 9:54 GMT

    Well, another defeat with the same team and refusal to change things. How long can you go on chasing improbable totals, taking no wickets in middle overs,retaining mediocre spinners who do not trouble anyone unless its a rank turner and pacers who do not bowl with any discipline or plan? No emerging talent gets to play games because "the skipper does not like to change things. Whether its Mishra, Pujara, Pankaj Singh, Ojha, Rishi, Rasool they have to consider themselves really unfortunate to be playing in the era where Dhoni is the captain. Can't understand what is the role of useless Fletcher as his coaching has not improved any single aspect of the team or any player. Wonder how does he survive despite so many reverses abroad and very limited success outside India.

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:54 GMT

    Forget the middle order, there is a problem with the top order as well. 4 matches outside India, 2 tests as well and there hasn' t been a single big score. Maybe it's time for some serious changes in the squad.

  • thaikkathameed on January 22, 2014, 9:54 GMT

    Even if Ishant Sharma suffers a minor injury he will play in the next game as well. Somebody has to break his hands or legs or shoulder to remove this donkey completely from the Indian cricket team.

  • siddhartha87 on January 22, 2014, 9:54 GMT

    i predicted the end of Ashwin last year. Looks like the end has begun. Last 5 ODI s 1 wicket for 271 runs with economy rate over 6.May be Dhoni should start playing real good bowlers instead of his buddy Ashwin.

    p.s- Ashwin has 13 wickets in 19t 20I s with economy rate 7.83. Still in t20 team.

  • ICCexpert.... on January 22, 2014, 9:54 GMT

    India should play only in India.............lol

  • Burrp on January 22, 2014, 9:54 GMT

    Another dismal performance cost India. Rohit and Dhawan looks like they forgot how to bat. Rohit is struggling to touch the ball and eating away balls w/o scoring. I do not understand why Raina+Ashwin+Jadeja+Ishant are in the team. Why can't Dhoni trust the new guys and give them a chance before the series goes to far to defend?

  • deeplongon on January 22, 2014, 9:53 GMT

    India on a fair dinkum cricket wicket are just crap. Simple as that. The poms were exposed the same way in Australia.

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:53 GMT

    the arrogance of this man Dhoni is now beyond cure. Continues to play useless chaps like Ishant and Ashwin who don't deserve a place in even their respective state sides. that is the primary reason why our bowling concedes so many.

    Probably Jadeja need's to be dropped too. Umesh must play, and perhaps a case for Varun or Issar.

    Rohit needs to realize this isnt going to work and like just feign an injury or something. Replace him with Pujara.

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:53 GMT

    NZ you beauty i always like and feel happy when number one side loose his rank. and to be honest...i just dont like indian cricket any more...i always love to watch indian games but player like Gambhir, Ishant BABA, raina, rohit sharma , dhawan came they are just pa..... and dhoni should give place to Kohli he got got enough..i remember when Bayern München coach Jupp Heinkes won all Cup's in a year he was on his peak and he retired and gave place to Pep.....new Coach New Captian new spirit, i hope india will loose this series.....

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:52 GMT

    i just want to say ha ha ha

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:52 GMT

    Where are all those lovely fans saying 5-0 and 1-4?

  • thaikkathameed on January 22, 2014, 9:52 GMT

    Last rites of Indian cricket team being performed by Dhoni, good India lost the no. 1 ranking. This is the beginning, now with each every series the ranking will dip further and the right place will be at the bottom of the table. Dhoni is working very hard for the same. Keep it up Mr. Brainless.

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:51 GMT

    Its not the "Team India" its the "Team Dhoni" . And as long as MS DHONI keep on favoring those bastard nothing will gonna change for Indian team. RIP TEAM INDIA

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:51 GMT

    Rohit sharma is not in form and always outside india he is not performing. Ashwin lost his charm and also he need rest. Replace Ishant sharma also. He is not bowling to his best. Very pity to say that our bowlers let India down.

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:51 GMT

    Only Shami, Kohli and MSD performing consistently. Beyond amazing that Pujara is not in the ODI side. Think of the partnerships he might have with Kohli.

  • MelbourneMiracle on January 22, 2014, 9:51 GMT

    During the post match presentation, Dhoni said the Kiwi bowlers' pace was too much for the Indian batsmen to cope with. In other words, he admitted that they're just flat track bullies!

  • srivie on January 22, 2014, 9:51 GMT

    India level the ICC rank NO.2 in all 3 formats................

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:51 GMT

    BCCI might now soon announce that INDIA wont be playing any cricket outside of their own country!! :P

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:50 GMT

    unless make the changes in team get combination there is no chance to win even single match .Hope doni might get some huge amount from raina, jad , ishand to keep them in playing XI . Sandeep patil should take brave decision to drop unless.

  • aussie1993 on January 22, 2014, 9:50 GMT

    still australia lost 3-2 in india but flat track bullies might get 4-1 or 5-0 hammering australia deserve to be no 1 in odi india have now lost 4 consecutive odi shuld hve been 5 if last game against sa was not washed out

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:50 GMT

    We didn't loose to a team called New Zealand but to a guy called Anderson!! Otherwise nz is just an average team and thanks to D/L and own back yard!

  • Cricketlover54 on January 22, 2014, 9:50 GMT

    India should swap positions with NZ. India No. 8, NZ No. 2 that would seem more rational than other way around.

  • AamirKhan-SuperStar on January 22, 2014, 9:50 GMT

    Need urgently look into this long standing problem in bowling department, there aren't enough away games before WC 2015 to be patient and keep playing the same bowlers. Ishant has to be replaced, let him take time off and reinvent himself, meanwhile try younger bowlers, Aaron hits the deck hard he can be good in these conditions, Yadav is a promising player but doesn't perform to his potential because of sitting out for games than playing, Ishwar Pandey is raw talent give him a go, see what happens. One mpore important issue is our 5th bowler Jadeja, he can be given more respect and played purely as a bowler in place of Ashwin, just feel he isn't good enough to bat at no. 7. Instead India may try Binny at 7, Jadeja at 8. Just these 2 changes MSD, a fast bowler instead of Ishant and Binny in place of Ashwin. Irfan Pathan has to be back at some point in 2014 as a dependable back up player.

  • Dev_Sachinfan on January 22, 2014, 9:49 GMT

    Really i'm disappointed with this selection of Indian team... Even if we lose the next three games by including rayudu, binny, ishwar in the place of rohit, ashwin and Ishant we don't worry.. please change the squad for next time at least... Worried Indian fan.. :-(

  • Kh1234 on January 22, 2014, 9:49 GMT

    Well done to NZ! Well done to india for losing your NO. 1 spot! Dhoni u deserve this for keeping your csk batsmans when they are not performing well! I predict dhoni will use the same team for the next ODI n Ishanth don't need to worry as he will still be in the team! Haha! He can go to the dressing room with a smile!

  • rickyvoncanterbury on January 22, 2014, 9:49 GMT

    It's amazing, Dhoni wins the toss, knows there is rain around, and the supporters blame L/D, should have battered first.

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:48 GMT

    @pull_shot That's because New Zealands innings was based on 50 overs. Had they known they were only batting 42 overs from the start they would've paced their innings differently.

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:48 GMT

    Thats true india can only win series ať home

  • StevieS on January 22, 2014, 9:48 GMT

    Rony Harun do you think Bangladesh would even come close to beating New Zealand at home?

  • Sinhaya on January 22, 2014, 9:48 GMT

    So glad to see this overrated team getting ousted from the deluded number 1 slot which they never deserved ever. After all they won the CT 2013 finals due to umpiring help where Ian Bell was falsely given out when he was not out.

  • Yuosufahmed on January 22, 2014, 9:47 GMT

    @ aussie1993: Your English doesn't reflect you as an Ausie. By the way, we are the most pathetic team ever in the world with No. 1 ranking. SA, Aus, Eng and Pak are way ahead than us. We should be ranked somewhere around No. 5 overall. In flat tracks, probably 1st or 2nd and in fast tracks around 8th. ICC should consider having 2 tier ranking system for flat tracks and fast tracks.

  • ibrahimkhaleel09 on January 22, 2014, 9:47 GMT

    Bangladesh defeated New Zealand quite comfortable and won the series in before the las limited series of black caps....!!!!

  • Yuosufahmed on January 22, 2014, 9:47 GMT

    @ aussie1993: Your English doesn't reflect you as an Ausie. By the way, we are the most pathetic team ever in the world with No. 1 ranking. SA, Aus, Eng and Pak are way ahead than us. We should be ranked somewhere around No. 5 overall. In flat tracks, probably 1st or 2nd and in fast tracks around 8th. ICC should consider having 2 tier ranking system for flat tracks and fast tracks.

  • ReluctantBlackCapsFan on January 22, 2014, 9:47 GMT

    I'm really looking forward to seeing the day, and Ross Taylor's approach, when the media et al. starts to consider/compare Kane Williamson to Ross as NZ's premier batsman. Both are exceptionally talented, and both very humble people, I'd love to see NZ emulate a Dravid/Tendulkar or Jayawardene/Sangakkara scenario at 3/4. Well done Black Caps on a well fought and deserved victory!

  • Anisar on January 22, 2014, 9:47 GMT

    Dear Mr. MSD. If you will continue to play with rohit, jadeja, raina and ishant you will never win a single match. It's time to throw these players from the team.

  • Alexk400 on January 22, 2014, 9:46 GMT

    corey anderson should be MOM. Without him 297 not possible. India would have won comfortably. Also Corey got the wicket of dangerman Dhoni. I think they are just sharing MOM just keep all happy

  • Salman_Shakeel84 on January 22, 2014, 9:46 GMT

    I have always two issues and it really hurts when I listen two phrases

    From Pakistan, Hafeez being called professor and from India , Jadeda being called "Sir"

    I really do not want to remain on this planet where these two phrases, I keep on listening from the respective supporters of Indo-pak

    I believe that both are useless and over-rated players then their stats suggest!

  • TheBigBoodha on January 22, 2014, 9:46 GMT

    @francis, we do get tired of hearing about the Sydney test. India lost that game by 130 runs, BTW, and were never in the game at any point. Contrast that to the Mohali test that Australia lost by one wicket on terrible umpiring. Umpiring cost Australia that game beyond question as the last batsman was plumb LBW but not given.

    But nobody in australia erected a national monument to the victims or turned the story into the national anthem. Get over it. You can see that ending on YouTube by the way. Strangely, it has very few hits. The Indians aren't very interested when they get lucky wins, and we Aussies just cop it because that's the way the cookie crumbles.

  • Solid_Snake on January 22, 2014, 9:46 GMT

    India lost recently ODI series against Eng,Pak,SA...Now getting thrashed by NZ..Aus almost won a series from India...Ranked 1 team playing like a minnow.Getting thrashed by all other teams.All Indian Fans are crying over CT win..1 CT win and fans jumping up and down..When all other series defeats are discussed,fans come up with CT argument lol...India should invite BD,WI or Zimbabwe to their home for some wins..It'll give them some confidence :P WC & CT titles should be taken away from India & they should be banned from playing with other teams except BD,Zimbabwe..

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:45 GMT

    India deserved to win.... that scored more than kiwis....this is not fare.go to he'll duck worth and lewis

  • M.Faheem on January 22, 2014, 9:45 GMT

    Kohli has shown his class once again. Kohli for India is like AB deVilliers for SA. Jadeja is an outstanding bowler who can bat. It is pity that he is expected to contribute more with the bat.

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:45 GMT

    Surely, India will win a match or two along the way in an away series. They are number one team in ODI cricket for some reason.

  • ICCexpert.... on January 22, 2014, 9:44 GMT

    Imagine if India plays only abroad, they will be lower in ranking than Zimbabwe and Kenya. They really are flat track champions.....

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:44 GMT

    Is R Jadeja is better than Irfan Pathan and Abhishek Nayar or Yusuf Pathan, why R Aswin is in team, Is Raina dhoni's relative. when a non performer(Vikram Rather) is the chief selector of India team then how can will team perform

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:44 GMT

    @Francis Mel as far as history and the rest of the world is concerned Australia won 2-1. As far as many Australians were concerned India were an absolute disgrace in that series and acted like spoilt brats throughout.

  • tententen on January 22, 2014, 9:44 GMT

    india scored more runs in less overs still lost cozdhoni left it for too late like always does. those who live by the sword perish by it. usher in changes binny for jadeja rayudu for raina aaron for ishant

  • Sanket2323 on January 22, 2014, 9:43 GMT

    I think selectors are waiting for India to loose 10-12 one days at stretch to understand that if you want to try new players you have to remove the old players from squard otherwise dhoni will never give chance to new players. Jadeja and ashwin are a waste outside sub-continent, Raina is a waste anytime and Ishant sharma does not deserve his place in the squad. Dhoni always complain that he does not have fast bowling allrounder (he said SA is lucky)..but man you are not ready to give chance to rishi dhawan, abhishek nayar, stuart binny etc. Varun aaron/Umesh Yadav should be preferred over Ishant Sharma - any day any time. Dhoni did the same thing to shami - no chances were given earlier.. but shami somehow manages few good performances and is now a regular. I just cannot understand why Pujara is not in the team...unbelievable. He seems to be best in the lot after kohli. SELECTORS PLEASE THINK AHEAD...

  • aussie1993 on January 22, 2014, 9:43 GMT

    only australia can win from tht postion they have proved it many times may be india need a faulkner

  • Sinhaya on January 22, 2014, 9:42 GMT

    Yet another typical thrashing that this so called no 1 team got yet again! Mega ocean of gigantic defeats are awaiting this overrated mediocre Indian team. Indians are pure flat track bullies who can only bat on 50m long boundaries. They win matches all due to BCCI pressure on umpires to make howlers in their favor. A 5-0 whitewash is imminent for India this series. Indian fans only can keep spamming Lankan forums always so they deserve galores of defeats non stop.

  • thaikkathameed on January 22, 2014, 9:42 GMT

    We have to keep backing them (Nohit, Raina, Jaddu, Ashwin & Ishant), they are the talented lot on this earth. They are the batting and bowling spearheads of Indian team NO WORLD team. Keep backing them till they kick your back. Since Kholi and Shami are performing, we can now send them back and bring Badrinath/Vijay Mohit Sharma/Vinay Kumar to the team or else Dhoni's game plans will be spoilt. An irritated and disappointed cricket fan.

  • Darksack on January 22, 2014, 9:42 GMT

    Francis,I looked up Sydney 2008 test results and it clearly states that Australia def India! The Hamilton wicket was much slower than the previous match wicket,and India looked At home on this wicket.NZ obviously too good!!!

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:42 GMT

    NZ beats mediocre india :D

  • GiridharGoutham on January 22, 2014, 9:42 GMT

    I Feel like India has only 2 Batsmen in the side (1) Virat (2) Mahi and 1 Bowler (1) Bhuvi/Shami (one performs and the other won't).

  • BellCurve on January 22, 2014, 9:42 GMT

    India just cannot win on good, tough pitches. They only succeed on those those effeminate tracks back home - designed to neutralise the power and aggression of real men such as Mitchell Johnson and Dale Steyn.

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:42 GMT

    don't worry India! from next month you will never have to worry about losing your #1 ranking!

  • Matt3030 on January 22, 2014, 9:42 GMT

    If NZ beat the number 1 ranked team in the world do we take that title? NZ deserves it the way they're playing!

  • Fawad.Surosh on January 22, 2014, 9:42 GMT

    It seems India is not able to win a single match outside of indian land. Only flat pitches and small boundries of India usually help them to win.

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:42 GMT

    Lol....India want to rule other country. Beaten by #8 Newzealand once again. NZ should win this series by 5/0. Congrets NZ

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:41 GMT

    Sorry, I am new to cricket but why does India lose if they scored more runs?

  • ThePacifist10 on January 22, 2014, 9:41 GMT

    Like I said MSD, pick the same "matchlosers" and you WILL lose the No. 1 ODI ranking. I'm not convinced that the Aussies of all the teams deserve this ranking. However we certainly don't deserve it. This is, however, far from our darkest hour. We can rebuild quite quickly, but we must get rid of Raina and Ishant. Both players have always been rubbish. Raina may have scored that handy knock, but Rahane was far more secure, and will take a little more time to get used to his new position at No. 4. Raina has just not been consistent enough, whereas Rahane, along with the ever consistent Virat, formed a solid partnership. The openers have been very poor; far too slow. Shami has, once again, done his very well to try restrict NZ, but cricket is not a one-man show. Time to bring in Binny and Pandey. For the next tour, bring in Pujara and Vijay as well.

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:41 GMT

    Dhoni should consider taking back the 'season tickets' given to his CSK chums

    Ashwin - Off spinner turned doosra turned carom ball exponent turned the handy bat turned the schizo spnner. The only things he can turn now are heads, on Marina beach I presume!

    Raina - To think of him as number 4 in the lineup is to insult the holy trinity of Indian batting. Worse than a cat on a hot tin roof when the ball comes back from the surface if you hurl it in (as opposed to digging in) this flat track bully should have his India blues permanently retired Jadeja - Sir his highness, sri sri…the recipient of many honorifics defies all categorization. His numerous triple tons only highlights the poverty of bowling in domestic cricket. Despite his recent wickets, to persist with him in alien conditions is like flogging an Amby on the Budh

    Don't understand why they pick a 15 if the only chance for them to get a look in is if someone breaks the bones of the 'Holy cows' and give them much needed break

  • Sunilkatke on January 22, 2014, 9:41 GMT

    as expected india chases again and looses again... next match NZ will win the toss and Put india to field once again... and i can tell u now itself that if india bowls first in next 3 remaining matches it will be a clean sweep for sure with 5-0 win for Kiwi's... cricket is more a mental game and if we see conditions and decide whether to bat or bawl first then the result is seen in todays match... if india bats 1st and scores anywhere around 300 it can still defend it. where its best batsmen can play freely without having any pressure. now what we are doing is by bowling first we are putting our best batsmen in pressure and every one knows people dont perform to their best under pressure 8 out of 10 times..... Bat 1st india Bat 1st.....

  • raj3006 on January 22, 2014, 9:41 GMT

    India can't be NO.1 having worst Raina(1 50 ag Zim in last 23 inn), Inconsistent Ishanth,Bhuvi,Dhawan,Jadeja, Flat track bullies Ashwin & Rohit & unable to get opposition out in 50 overs & conceding 300 runs everytime(today it was 42 ov otherwise it would have reached )

    overall a captain who is always sticking to the same inconsistent team

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:40 GMT

    Corey Anderson is the Best

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:40 GMT

    @Anand Kumar Yeah, mediocre bowling. These bowlers cost you the match. Should I say "Talk Nah?"

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:40 GMT

    @anujbashin56 you forgot the big influence on Icc of India. You forgot the very flat track of champions trophy although we exactly know how pitches have been prepared in past in England. And the very suspicious outcome at the finals. England never looked to loose. Where are the match fixing reports and analysis of this very match. I see all hailing for it once now dead.

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:40 GMT

    They can win on slow, low batting wickets with short boundries and fast outfield..massively over rated.

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:40 GMT

    Disappointing by India. Before this series, there were talks about test matches and conditions. But i used to think it will not matter much. Inida is no2 in test and NZ way down at no 8.

    But looking at odi series so far i think the test matches will be interesting. There should not have been any problem for india in odis. They are no 1 and NZ no 8. and in odis india is very good. But excellent cricket by NZ. pulling an almost impossible task by beating no1.

    Should think to change batting line up a bit. Dhawan is almost not firing for last couple of months. Roahit is not good on these type of wickets and Raina is a big question marks.

    Shammi is good and proved to be good.

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:40 GMT

    India PLz Stop Playing Away From Home... BUhaha LOL

  • cooljack_143 on January 22, 2014, 9:40 GMT

    MSD & DUNCAN whats wrong with you guys..keep selecting the same team over and over even if they fail..Ashwin ,Dhawan and RAINA take their place for granted.Drop the useless bunch bring in Mishy,binny,Rayudu.Why are they brought to NZ ,How many matches do they warm the benches.If this team gives a nod again 5-0 & 2-0 on cards.Ind doesnt have power to hit sixers.What's wrong with you.Why Drop Gambhir/Sehwag and Why persist with NOHIT.................Bring back Gambhir&Let him open with Rahane.Give the BRAVADO DHAWAN a break.Let the pair play in games in INDIA and hit double triple centuries....

  • Yousafahmed11 on January 22, 2014, 9:40 GMT

    Indian team should learn from SL how to slow down the game. If they could slow down the game intentionally around the 38th over or so, the rain would hit in time and they would have been ahead in DL method. At least the batsmen need to complain about darkness and unable to see the ball. They are yet to learn it.

  • Ramansilva on January 22, 2014, 9:40 GMT

    2-0 down. Time to complain about rain, D/L method, umpires, etc. etc.

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:39 GMT

    The knee high bounce players have been shown their places, by this young Nz team , to play at home at pancake pitchs is onething but to show talent at ofshores is never your cup of tea , this team is better to play at those Flat pitchs with the help of home umpires .

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:39 GMT

    another defeat for the flat track bullies the only players that are playing for the team are aaash and ishant the others are useless IPL stars overrated arrogent hig headed for the WC india should have 1ghambir 2shewaq 3 zol 4 robbin uttapa 5 kartik 6 pirthvi patel 7 y pathan 8 I patahan 9 balaji 10 dinda 11 p ojha this team will put a decent performence then the useless current one make shewaq the captin as he will be more attacking then so called mr cool in the squad harbajan nehra munaff patel can also be included inahant and aaaash shoyld also be part of the team Well done NZ for giving india the hidding

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:39 GMT

    well done Black caps, you're giving us a whole lot of hope for when we host the world cup, keep knocking them down, the rest of the series will be a wash out. Hopefully we have some lovely green pitches made for the tests!!

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:39 GMT

    Very surprised at the lacklustre Indian team I was observing today, what's wrong with them they looked comatosed? Some say they are paid too well, no real 100% effort there.

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:38 GMT

    all i can day is NZ is building a nice team for next year

  • DilluT on January 22, 2014, 9:38 GMT

    Thank You Dhoni, with your help India looses no. 1 spot. we are sure that with this attitude of giving chance to non player to next 2-3 years until they play one or two good inning and so on Team willl move further down. One good thing we can save our 7-8 hours easily as we are very sure with the result that India loose match again and again. Thank U.............................

  • uglierthansin on January 22, 2014, 9:38 GMT

    Dear M.S Dhoni -Would you now, for god's sake, drop the 2 Sharmas?? They're killing your team. Without them, the series would be, at worst, tied at 1-1 if not 2-0 instead of the 0-2 deficit you're staring at now

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:38 GMT

    why goni playing with 6 bowlers.. ?..

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:38 GMT

    I am happy once again. CSK team lost miserably. it is not indian team. it is just CSK. so Indian fans pls dont disappoint. Yovraj in his last 5 innings made atleast one fifty being 3rd down in the batting. Our No.1 (lol) spinner Ashwin took one wicket in last 8 innings. Yovaraj out cos of poor form. Ashwin in due to wonderful form. Kudos CSK.

  • Prabahar_Trichy on January 22, 2014, 9:38 GMT

    Dhoni, Give chance to other fast bowlers too (Yadav, Varun,Pandey) atleast to watch their failure; instead of persisting with Ishant sharma(useless)... Batting in both one dayers are better & improving.. Bowling is worst particularly from Ishant, Ashwin & Jadeja... Keep 2015 W in mind & keep select 11's.

  • Blade-Runner on January 22, 2014, 9:37 GMT

    Well played New Zealand !!! It was an epic thrashing. And, what happened to No.1 team in the world ? Oh..I'm sorry..They are not NO.1 anymore, LOL coz they were thrashed by No.7 team. lol India's inability to win a single game outside home still continues. Dhoni is the best finisher,they said. He's let his country down so many times,they never said. lol Dhawan, Rohit,Ashwin, Jadeja, Raina are pretty mediocre players 'n they proved it well today once again. Congrats to Kiwis for their 2nd victory 'n India for their no.2 position.

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:37 GMT

    It seems Bangladesh is better Team than India. Bangladesh has whitewashed New Zeeland recently. What a shame!!!

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:37 GMT

    Haha truecric_fan, wrong again! 2-0 baby!!!

  • hokeypokey on January 22, 2014, 9:37 GMT

    I thought india are the superpowers of cricket??good game though..well done nz..again williamson and taylor saved the batting effort..

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:36 GMT

    Don't the Kiwis look a formidable side with this Anderson lad, the long line of combative Kiwi allrounders is alive and well! Great to see leading into next years world cup... I hope he can bring the same dynamism to the test arena.

  • Biggus on January 22, 2014, 9:36 GMT

    Is this true? India lose the number one ranking to we Aussies?@Francis Mel:-"As far as Indians are concerned India won the 2008 Test Series". Some people still believe the Moon landings were faked as well. Dream on.

  • tp565 on January 22, 2014, 9:36 GMT

    Great win for the Kiwis. Splendid knocks from Kohli and Dhoni but once those two were gone the D/L total proved to be just out of reach. Oz No.1 again? I prefer to look at it as greatest number of wins home & away anyway. Tennis anyone? ;-)

  • CricketFever11 on January 22, 2014, 9:36 GMT

    That is why they are called flat track world champions. They do not deserved to be World Champions.

  • zeeshan.star on January 22, 2014, 9:36 GMT

    india can win only at home. its true......... and india should be played only at home..

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:35 GMT

    Indian captain and selectors please fire rohit, dhawan,jadaja and ashwin they are only fit to play in sub continent pitches.

  • ThemanID on January 22, 2014, 9:34 GMT

    India just is not good enough to play cricket outside subcontinent, no matter what happens

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:34 GMT

    nz u made my day :-D #aussiesnum1#

  • pull_shot on January 22, 2014, 9:34 GMT

    It's amazing when u score 6 runs more than opposition and still ending on defeated side

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:34 GMT

    My friend, only Razzaq can play Razzaq :)

    good game

  • Fast_Track_Bully on January 22, 2014, 9:34 GMT

    A team scored highest total in the match lost the match! What a ridicules theory! DL zindabaad!

  • NextSana on January 22, 2014, 9:33 GMT

    New Zealand can easily white wash India. Rohit, Dhawan, Raina, Jadeja and Ashwin mediocre players.

  • Solid_Snake on January 22, 2014, 9:33 GMT

    One more defeat for India... It's like Indian team loves to get thrashed..Ranked 1 team can't even beat NZ and SA..lol Indian Bowlers were pathetic..Now Indian batsmen going on their fellow bowlers patch :P

  • Salman_Shakeel84 on January 22, 2014, 9:33 GMT

    I keep on wondering how does ICC ranking works ? We have #1. ranked team in ODI being thrashed by #.8 team. I think, the ranking looks good on papers but realistically on field, it represents a source of mockery.....And this thrashing is after SA thrashed them in ODIs....

    ICC must look into revamping ranking structure as really some flawed logic is there....Anyways well played New zealand.

    Indian bowling is really pathetic ; they need to do something about it... Indian batting except Virat and Dhoni , does not have the capability when they have to play out of their comfort zone home made pitches...

    Come on India , you can do better than this~!

  • Sandt on January 22, 2014, 9:32 GMT

    It is better India lose this match as if we should have won again India will back on their batsmen to win matches for them whatever is the score. The confidence and necessity for a good bowling unit will not be highlighted. And simply they don't deserve to be No.1 side in the world if they cannot bowl well and bat in these conditions atleast in ODI.

  • dinosaurus on January 22, 2014, 9:32 GMT

    Well, that's it. India certainly did not win 5-0. In fact, it will be an upset if they win the series. Every loss will strengthen Australia in position #1.

  • sumit1982 on January 22, 2014, 9:32 GMT

    India on the verge of losing the match as well losing the no 1 ranking to Australia.

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:31 GMT

    As I am writing this, NZ have beaten India in the 2nd ODI. Congratulations to NZ and commemorations to India. I think it was a very good contest between the teams of perfectly equal standard.

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:29 GMT

    Poor D/L method from day 1st....Loosing team always get the benefit from this method. ICC needs to revised this method as per real scenario.

    India Played really well and about Kholi and Dhoni they played very aggressive and sensible cricket. Well done guys.....Winning and loosing is a part of Game....

  • Gladiatorthrone on January 22, 2014, 9:29 GMT

    I blame my own countrymen who selected such political influenced team or bad selection . Whatever just what Rohit sharma doing here,after so many chances he

    will keep failing and when it comes home he fires few hundreds and justifies. He's clearly not match winner not better than sehwag. His strike rate and calm

    lazy movement gives me blood pressure.For ODI:- 1.Shikhar Dhawan 2.Robin Uthappa 3.Virat kohli(VC) 4.Yuvraj Singh 5.Raina 6.Rahane 7.Dhoni(C) 8.Ashwin

    9.Shami 10.Bhuv kumar 11.Unadkat (Sub) 12.Irfan pathan 13.Jadeja 14.ishwar pandey/zaheer 15.Dinesh karthick We have beautiful T20 side:- 1.Sehwag 2.Uthappa

    3.Kohli 4.Yuvraj(VC) 5.Raina 6.Yusuf pathan 7.Dhoni(C) 8.Rahul sharma 9.Bhuv kumar 10.Shami 11.Irfan pathan sub 12.Dhawan 13.Jadeja 14.Mohit sharma 15.Binny

    Test side:- 1.Shikar dhawan 2.Vijay 3.Pujara(VC) 4.Rohit sharma 5.Virat kohli(C) 6.Badrinath 7.Dinesh karthick 8.Amit mishra 9.Zaheer khan 10.Shami 11.Ishwar

    pandey 12.Ishant sharma 13.Rahane 14.ashwin 15.Umesh

  • anujbhasin56 on January 22, 2014, 9:29 GMT

    @ Muhammad maarij: I guess u forgot the Champions trophy thrashing in England where your team could'nt even score 200 and lost by 8 wickets. Ppl who call us flat track bullies forget that we won Champions Trophy in England, all matches 5-0.

  • Al.Turner on January 22, 2014, 9:28 GMT

    My 5-0 prediction on target....the loss of overs helped India get closer than they should have...NZ has plenty to improve on....Ryder will have his day and that will give us the 350 plus and our fielding can't be that bad again......love it

  • xtrafalgarx on January 22, 2014, 9:28 GMT

    Thank you beautiful NZ, Australia will now take their rightful place as the top side in ODI's...

  • Fast_Track_Bully on January 22, 2014, 9:27 GMT

    Indian chased NZ's 271 and still lost the match! Hail DL method!

  • Pindia on January 22, 2014, 9:27 GMT

    India are not the perfect team. Dhoni is a colossus but can't do it every time. Ishant is not a one day player, I am not sure if he is a test player... Mishra should be given a chance he is a really attacking spinner. Dhawan has lost his mojo. Rohit may not have the mentality for the big fight. I saw Dhoin's comments about a settled unit. I think they are all a little complacent. They have done well in recent years but have had some luck eg. the Champions Trophy Final vs. England... Ps biggest problem is their 'pace' bowling

  • aussie1993 on January 22, 2014, 9:24 GMT

    @francis in 2008 australia won test series 2-1 first get u stats ryt nd then comment go nd see cricket stats u will come to know

  • sumit1982 on January 22, 2014, 9:23 GMT

    Dhoni out match gone .

    NZ 2-0 . Again Rohit sharma , if he can't hit four and six try to take single which also fail do it.Putting to much pressure on dhoni and kholi. Next Match plz bring pujara instead of Rohit.

  • TusharG on January 22, 2014, 9:22 GMT

    The heads must roll now. Its now or never....Disappointed Indian cricket fan.

  • DilluT on January 22, 2014, 9:22 GMT

    Wrong Team selection again. half of the side is useless still Dhoni is persistent with this Team. Poor decision. It will demotivate other young players who are performing well in domestic cricket but not getting chances. India will surely move down to ICC ranking with this. As Doni said Team is settled, but only for loosing the matches.

  • Prakmca on January 22, 2014, 9:21 GMT

    Yuvraj, failed, he was dropped. Sehwag/Gambhir failed, they were also dropped. Even after decent outing for the first time, Shami was dropped.

    Whats special on Ishant... He never won a match for india. We lost most of the matches becoz of him. Well done, Dhoni. Please DO NOT drop Ishant, let him play all the matches till 2015 world cup. He is india's spearhead.......

  • aussie1993 on January 22, 2014, 9:20 GMT

    @francis I m taking abt test series I nvr mentioned odi series u freak

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:20 GMT

    @Muhammed Marij. We respect the quality of Pakistani bowlers and welcome the challenge anytime. We don't have to pull down others to feel good about ourselves. Unfortunately we don't get to play you guys more often but we will continue to savour and enjoy the fact that we have thrashed Pakistan in every World Cup encounter. We can live with that...can you?

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:19 GMT

    2 down..guys I think Dhoni is going to persist with Ishant,Ashwin, Raina and Jadeja for next three games as well. Sir Jadeja looked completely clueless when he got out.

  • TommytuckerSaffa on January 22, 2014, 9:18 GMT

    Dhoni's luck runs out. Lets see what Ashwins got.

  • Vivfan on January 22, 2014, 9:17 GMT

    @YousufAhmed. Hahaha mate you're accusing me of being Sri Lankan when your screen name suggests your Pakistani, everyone here knows youre an Indian supporter. Youre a laughing stock just like your team. 0-9 in Tests, 0-5 ODI. Well done to your team.

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:14 GMT

    When I am writing this, India needs 50 odd runs from 4 overs with 5 wickets at hand, Dhoni still at crease. Corey Anderson (62 from 6 overs) has two overs remaining and these two should decide the outcome of the match. All the other bowlers are bowling decently and India needs to take maximum advantage of these two overs to have any chance of wining this match.

  • truecric_fan on January 22, 2014, 9:13 GMT

    Indian fans stop complaining. Dhoni is playing so well. Stop being negative and support the team 100%.

  • WaqarDurrani on January 22, 2014, 9:12 GMT

    Dhoni has to play a Razzaq here, 47 of 22 chasing 291 in Lahore, started from 237/7. Dhoni go! you can do it

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:12 GMT

    Remove Ishant from the playing XI bringing Aaron. It will be the last tour for Ishant,Raina, Dhawan& few more. What happened to Mohit Sharma? Ind has a good bench strength nurture them guide them properly so that they can bring laurels to Ind.

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:08 GMT

    @franci mel u might bully everyone on your flat tracks accept pakistan remember how junaid nd irfan ripped u guys apart lol

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:02 GMT

    @Aussie1993. As far as Indians are concerned India won the 2008 Test Series. Either you are clueless of Sydney 2008 or a cheat like Ponting, Symmonds and Clark. Not walking to clear edges (Symmonds, Ponting), claiming grounded catches (Ponting, Clark). And dont even get me started on Benson and Bucknor. Please read up wiki of Sydney 2008 and see videos on YouTube. Take a hike man. You just don't know squat.

  • aussie1993 on January 22, 2014, 8:59 GMT

    this wicket suits indian batsman becoz of slowness still they r not going as they shud be

  • on January 22, 2014, 8:56 GMT

    @Aussie1993. You are the one who døesnt know your cricket if you think India has not won a ODI series in Australia. Once again you prøve your credibility. Give it a rest mate.

  • Yousufahmed1 on January 22, 2014, 8:47 GMT

    @ Vivfan Another desperate SL fan who is sour since 2 days. LOL. Record for your side not winning a single test series since 2000 still stands. LOL

  • manu566 on January 22, 2014, 8:47 GMT

    Let the csk team loose the series for the betterment of indian cricket!

  • truecric_fan on January 22, 2014, 8:46 GMT

    Dhoni and Raina crushing NZ, Ind will win with a few balls to spare.

  • on January 22, 2014, 8:46 GMT

    @Aussie1993: Nobody wins a major tournament on luck. Do you realise how stupid and irrelevant you sound? Indian bowlers are pathetic and everybody knows that so its noteworthy that India wins inspite of the bowlers.

  • on January 22, 2014, 8:42 GMT

    xtrafalgharx: You are just plain stupid. If Indian bowlers went for 350 then so did the much feted Aussie bowlers. You have absolutely no point to make except vent your frustration at how India dominates at home and obsession with the flat track bully tag. We make no apologies for it and will continue to bully sides at home. Live with it.

  • Waqs77 on January 22, 2014, 8:42 GMT

    @ Baundele: Very rightly said....It says all about india. Excellent comment.

  • on January 22, 2014, 8:40 GMT

    same old story bowler's unable to take wickets and batsmen cannot score overseas and we keep losing . anyone unhappy I am sure none are , since the great razzmatazz jamboree IPL is wef 1st april . its written all over 5 to nothing in one dayers 2 to nothing in T20s and 2 to nothing in the two tests . so what have we except 12-0 in kiwi land

  • on January 22, 2014, 8:39 GMT

    @bhushanB. You have nailed it mate.

  • on January 22, 2014, 8:39 GMT

    @aussie1993, but you forget to mentioned SL 2-2 drawn series on your soil.LOL. Could have been easily 3-2, thanks to match officials & pathetic SCG ground staff you guys saved. :P

  • TommytuckerSaffa on January 22, 2014, 8:35 GMT

    Before this match started I said R.Sharm and Dharwan would be flops. Can someone please tell me why they keep getting selected for foreign conditions? Is it favour with Dhoni? Is it favour with selectors? What is it?

  • aussie1993 on January 22, 2014, 8:31 GMT

    @g singh when have india won test series in australia never ya ur reading ryt nvr but australia have won test series in india many times which team.has highest win% in tests nd odi??? off course australia

  • aussie1993 on January 22, 2014, 8:27 GMT

    @rockyy u must be kidding man rohit:115 odi kohli:120+ odi raina:180+ odi dhoni:239 jadega:80+ ashwin:70+ ishant:from 5 years in international cricket mate first have sum info on cricket then comment

  • on January 22, 2014, 8:26 GMT

    Dhawan still could be persisted with and certainly Rahane for he had to wait forever for his chances just like Rayadu is waiting now. But Raina and Rohit need to be on a shorter leash.

  • Baundele on January 22, 2014, 8:24 GMT

    We had a rich friend (i mean, his dad was rich) at my childhood. Cricket kits are pretty expensive compared to football. That friend used to supply most of the bats, pads, stumps and things like that. In return, he enjoyed the advantage of getting 2 extra lives; i.e., he was allowed to continue batting after his first and second dismissals. India's losses against relatively weak New Zealand and the draft proposal of ICC administration reminds me of that friend.

  • on January 22, 2014, 8:23 GMT

    MCG is awesome!

  • on January 22, 2014, 8:23 GMT

    I guess Dhoni seriously believes in ' we shall overcome one day ' .

  • Sunilkatke on January 22, 2014, 8:21 GMT

    India is loosing matches only because of winning tosses and electing to field first, thats it.... the time Dhoni decides to bat first india will start winning matches as india is a very poor chasing team abroad... we have lost 8 last matches out of 9 chased... agree that india has a weak bowling attach but once u know the target is set and u have to defend it the bowling tends to improve automatically... i bet a billion dollar on india if they elect to bat first they will surely win 8 out of 10 times.... Wake up dhoni before we loose all 5 matches... if NZ wins toss in the next match they surely will elect to bat first and put india in pressure batting second... its a win win for NZ anyways as if they win the toss they will bat 1st and if india wins the toss they will put NZ to bat first... so coz of a silly common sense mess up we are loosing matches.... BAT first Guys.... u will win.,.....

  • Gladiatorthrone on January 22, 2014, 8:20 GMT

    I blame my own countrymen who selected such political influenced team or bad selection . Whatever just what Rohit sharma doing here,after so many chances he will keep failing and when it comes home he fires few hundreds and justifies. He's clearly not match winner not better than sehwag. His strike rate and calm lazy movement gives me blood pressure.For ODI:- 1.Shikhar Dhawan 2.Robin Uthappa 3.Virat kohli(VC) 4.Yuvraj Singh 5.Raina 6.Rahane 7.Dhoni(C) 8.Ashwin 9.Shami 10.Bhuv kumar 11.Unadkat (Sub) 12.Irfan pathan 13.Jadeja 14.ishwar pandey/zaheer 15.Dinesh karthick We have beautiful T20 side:- 1.Sehwag 2.Dhawan 3.Uthappa 4.Yuvraj(VC) 5.Raina 6.Yusuf pathan 7.Dhoni(C) 8.Rahul sharma 9.Bhuv kumar 10.Shami 11.Irfan pathan sub 12.Kohli 13.Jadeja 14.Mohit sharma 15.Binny Test side:- 1.Shikar dhawan 2.Vijay 3.Pujara(VC) 4.Rohit sharma 5.Virat kohli(C) 6.Badrinath 7.Dinesh karthick 8.Amit mishra 9.Zaheer khan 10.Shami 11.Ishwar pandey 12.Ishant sharma 13.Rahane 14.ashwin 15.Umesh yadav

  • Vivfan on January 22, 2014, 8:16 GMT

    This is inspirational. A country that has shortage of cricket players; a country of just 4 million is creaming a country that is supposedly "Cricket Mad" with a population of 1.3 Billion and their XI looks threatening as a Club Team. Hats of to you NZ.

  • gsingh7 on January 22, 2014, 8:13 GMT

    @Posted by xtrafalgarx on (January 22, 2014, 7:26 GMT) -- by ur logic ,australia are only home bouncy track bullies but they cannot win a test for 10 years in india. also they cud not prevent 350 plus totals when their bowlers bowl in india which tells u the difference in class in two balling units in indian conditions.

  • aussie1993 on January 22, 2014, 8:12 GMT

    @yousf I have nothing to with medicore sri lanka team f---k sri lanka

  • rajkirp on January 22, 2014, 8:11 GMT

    Somebody in the team selection committee must be a huge optimist - to continue to expect victory with the inclusion of Ashwin, Jadeja and the two Sharmas. Dhawan is a few steps away from joining this non-performer's league. All this must be good news for Gambhir.

  • gsingh7 on January 22, 2014, 8:05 GMT

    come on virat . bring up century number 19 and take india home. what is wrong with indian selectors . selecting ever costly ashwin again while he bowls non spinning deliveries and batsmen just play him like a medium pacer. again gave 50 runs in just 7 overs.where is the spin ashwin? or u missing rank turners of india?

  • on January 22, 2014, 8:01 GMT

    this is worst opening these two are giving in every match. Those days when India used to score 60-70 in first 10 overs itself seems to have been disappeared.... how can they expect to cover their slowness every time when India requires to chase 300 in every match.. we don't expect 4-6 from word go.. but at least you should be able to rotate strike and keep score ticking.. rather than just eating up the balls without scoring anything.

  • Gladiatorthrone on January 22, 2014, 7:59 GMT

    I blame my own countrymen who selected such political influenced team or bad selection . Whatever just what Rohit sharma doing here,after so many chances he will keep failing and when it comes home he fires few hundreds and justifies. He's clearly not match winner not better than sehwag. His strike rate and calm lazy movement gives me blood pressure.For ODI:- 1.Shikhar Dhawan 2.Robin Uthappa 3.Virat kohli(VC) 4.Yuvraj Singh 5.Raina 6.Rahane 7.Dhoni(C) 8.Ashwin 9.Shami 10.Bhuv kumar 11.Unadkat (Sub) 12.Irfan pathan 13.Jadeja 14.ishwar pandey/zaheer 15.Dinesh karthick We have beautiful T20 side:- 1.Sehwag 2.Dhawan 3.Uthappa 4.Yuvraj(VC) 5.Raina 6.Yusuf pathan 7.Dhoni(C) 8.Rahul sharma 9.Bhuv kumar 10.Shami 11.Irfan pathan sub 12.Kohli 13.Jadeja 14.Mohit sharma 15.Binny Test side:- 1.Shikar dhawan 2.Vijay 3.Pujara(VC) 4.Rohit sharma 5.Virat kohli(C) 6.Badrinath 7.Dinesh karthick 8.Amit mishra 9.Zaheer khan 10.Shami 11.Ishwar pandey 12.Ishant sharma 13.Rahane 14.ashwin 15.Umesh yadav

  • ImpartialExpert on January 22, 2014, 7:58 GMT

    True Indian fans want India to lose this match so that there can be some lessons learnt. But knowing Dhoni is it ever possible?

  • MaruthuDelft on January 22, 2014, 7:56 GMT

    India needs only one feature; a bowler who can regularly threaten batsmen in initial 0 - 15 overs. Bhuvanesh did it in England helping India win. Shami gets wickets but somehow is not threatening.

  • rockyyy on January 22, 2014, 7:51 GMT

    Game On Guys,!!!! India is playing well... infact this is a new inexperienced team.. appreciate them if they plays well.

  • Yousufahmed1 on January 22, 2014, 7:50 GMT

    @ aussie1993 Why don't you care about your pathetic SL team who has not won a single test series outside SL since 2000.

    Good to see Indian fans calling spade a spade and wanting rohit and ashwin to be dropped. SL fans I have seen always defend their LEGENDS even when they don't play with spirit. Pathetic.

  • on January 22, 2014, 7:45 GMT

    Dhoni should come up the order today. Raina can come to bat only if required to slog a few at the end. Can't see the logic behind Dhoni hanging himself back !!

  • Sandt on January 22, 2014, 7:45 GMT

    If you look at Indian Batsmen made 200 runs in one ODI all have had a bad patch after that except to an extend by Tendulkar. Even he was not his best standard after that. Sehwag was faded away and is almost finished his career. Tendulkar retired and was not his best after this 200 even though he had scored some runs. Now it is turn of Rohit Sharma- his time is up. Is 200 in ODI is a Jinx to batsmen.

  • on January 22, 2014, 7:41 GMT

    Surely Rohit Sharma will be rested after this game, come on! I am a huge fan but when you are not in form you gotta be rested.

  • on January 22, 2014, 7:35 GMT

    Gambhir needs to come back ASAP in place of rohit and Dhoni needs to go up the order in situations like today.

  • sachin_vvsfan on January 22, 2014, 7:32 GMT

    Pathetic selection again. How long do we have to see Ishant ? And whats with Dhoni's obsession with 2 spinners? Rohit and Dhawan are playing for themselves and consumed too many balls before getting out. If they are not so confident why not send Raina at the top?I have never seen R Sharma accelerating his innings even when required Both R sharma and Raina should be given the notice.

  • bhushanB on January 22, 2014, 7:29 GMT

    Get Pujara in place of Rohit, Umesh in place of Ishant, aaron in place of ashwin/jadeja....... and rayudu in place o

    Pujara .....for.....Rohit>>>>> Rayudu......for.....Raina>>>> Umesh......for.....Ishant>>>> Aaron......for......Jadeja/Ashwin

    Arey try something different...... what's NZ ODI rank..... how pathetic to go down 0-2 in a 5 match series... for No.1 ODI side and world champions........

    How can you select the same 11, after one, two, three, four, five defeats.......?????????????????

  • xtrafalgarx on January 22, 2014, 7:26 GMT

    India are flar track bullies. Even when Australia lost in India 3-2, there were still able to post scores of 300+ everytime except once when it was 295. It shows India are only the best when they are at home. Only Kohli and maybe Rahane understand overseas conditions.

  • Analytical_Sathya on January 22, 2014, 7:22 GMT

    The changes right now I prefer are: 1.Gambhir back as captain. 2.Dinesh in place of dhoni 3.Munaf replacing Ishanth. Rest of the team looks okay to me at the moment.(Raina,Jadeja,Rohith,Dhawan all are fine players but we need to have a good/broadminded captain)

  • on January 22, 2014, 7:21 GMT

    I fear Nathan McCullum and Corey Anderson might get away with mediocre bowling yet again thanks to Rohit IPL Sharma's directionless batting.

  • on January 22, 2014, 7:20 GMT

    People talk about dhawan and sharma but keep defending rahanae for no reason. look at that guys has an average of 24 after 19 odi's i mean who takes that long to start making big scores about 50 plus. He is no better than nohit sharma. I still have faith in dhawan as he as just begun his career he will get better. Atleast he scores runs on home soil unlike rahanae. And pujara really needs to be brought into the Odi team before its too late.

  • aussie1993 on January 22, 2014, 7:08 GMT

    @kiran kumar we also beated u 4-0 at australia we gave u equal fight in 3-2 in odi series but u guys cant play on fast nd bouncy tracks

  • aussie1993 on January 22, 2014, 7:04 GMT

    what excuses will india make now medicore weak indian team were just lucky to win champions trophy final in which england choked from winning position

  • on January 22, 2014, 7:00 GMT

    lol this india outfit... how can they be #1.... honestly

  • aussie1993 on January 22, 2014, 6:58 GMT

    indian batting is really horrible except master of batting sir kohli these are all home track bullies india doesn't deserve to be no 1 odi becoz they r not showing any fight first crushed by sa nd now black caps australia rightly deserve to be no 1 in odi becoz 5-0 against west indies 2-1 win in odi in england, 3-2 lose in india(but gave equal fight to india) nd now 3-0 with england (2 games still left)

  • __India__ on January 22, 2014, 6:56 GMT

    Has there ever been a more stubborn captain in the history of World Cricket or Team Sports in general? Dhoni keeps on selecting his stooges game after game after game. What is the hidden talent in Ishant, that only Dhoni can see & we can't? If it's so sickening for us Indian fans, I just wonder what motivates Yadav, Aaron & Rayadu to go through this madness day in & day out. Really hats off to Rahane for keeping his head, even after being on the sidelines for good two years without any game, while HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS(SRT) was the white elephant in the team, nobody wanted to talk about.

  • truecric_fan on January 22, 2014, 6:52 GMT

    Cmon Kohli, you can beat NZ single handedly.

  • Solid_Snake on January 22, 2014, 6:52 GMT

    The Champs at home getting hammered everywhere out of their home... Lol@ Indian bowlers...Other than Shammi..There is no one else who would be lethal.Thingss are so bad that India currently relying on Shammi who has played just 21 matches.The so called 'best spinner of the world' Ashwin suddenly forgot how to bowl.. It's like Drought of Fast bowlers in India..Or to be precise..Drought of bowlers

  • on January 22, 2014, 6:51 GMT

    Cant understand why aussies forget their bashing in India about a year back. Declaring on 235 for 9 on the first day of a test match

  • TNAmarkFromIndia on January 22, 2014, 6:47 GMT

    Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma were unstoppable in India. In South Africa and New Zealand, they've been completely at sea. Tigers at homes, lambs overseas.

  • on January 22, 2014, 6:46 GMT

    Don't expect any changes in the team if they lose today. If India wins the last match after losing 4, Dhoni will return with a glee and say,"I proved you wrong".

  • ImpartialExpert on January 22, 2014, 6:45 GMT

    I am sure that was a deliberate drop by Kane Williamson. They want to get the RR to 8.5 before they get Nohit out

  • truecric_fan on January 22, 2014, 6:45 GMT

    Rohit is super lucky. He survived a plumb lbw and dropped catch. Now we need another double century.

  • on January 22, 2014, 6:38 GMT

    I love watching india chase down

  • Rock_cricket on January 22, 2014, 6:38 GMT

    @Ajanthan Shantiratnam on (January 22, 2014, 6:12 GMT) yes lol and your so called greats will join him... very sad.

  • bhushanB on January 22, 2014, 6:37 GMT

    looks ominous.... this could be one of that 1 in 100 innings for Rohit.. where he scores .... and cements his place for the next few years.......

  • bhushanB on January 22, 2014, 6:36 GMT

    NZ please get Nohit out.. before he wastes another 10 balls.. and gets the required into the 8.0

  • bhushanB on January 22, 2014, 6:35 GMT

    how close was that run out.... Oh boy... Rohit riding his luck this innings........

  • aussie1993 on January 22, 2014, 6:35 GMT

    great indian batting 6/0 in 4 overs with 21 dots lol

  • bhushanB on January 22, 2014, 6:35 GMT

    another dropped chance... come on NZ...you can do better than that.....come on....

  • dganger on January 22, 2014, 6:34 GMT

    and what a start again, Nohit sharma in full swing

  • RameshRayaprolu on January 22, 2014, 6:34 GMT

    another clean sweep series in progress :) :) !! Ind doesn't look like world no#1 ...

  • ImpartialExpert on January 22, 2014, 6:34 GMT

    Once Rohit loses confidence he bats like a tail ender. How can we afford to carry some one like that in the team for a long time?

  • on January 22, 2014, 6:33 GMT

    MSD's captaincy is like a script :

    Play Ishant and Ashwin always .

    Keep Mishra in squad but never play him.

    Raina should always be in squad.

    Umesh Yadav though bowls at good pace goes for more runs than Ishant thus ineligible to be in squad .

    No one shall get as many chances like Ishant , Rohit , Raina , Jadeja and Ashwin .

  • on January 22, 2014, 6:33 GMT

    asking rate is 7.5 ... bowler bowls alength ball on the leg stump and you defend it to mid wicket..... lol... that's our Mr. talented rohit sharma for you.... well done...lol

  • bhushanB on January 22, 2014, 6:33 GMT

    Come on that was plumb.... we want DRS for just that lbw shout....

  • on January 22, 2014, 6:30 GMT

    v.sewag .....need

  • on January 22, 2014, 6:28 GMT

    as indian fan from Afghanistan I blieve india will chase this total stop blaming bowlers black caps are always having good hitters I think everyone is doing thier job take it easy look farward

  • on January 22, 2014, 6:28 GMT

    India should now really think about Ashwin while playing overseas. He is not able to take wickets and not able to restrict batsmen. They should think of a medium pacer allrounder (Stuart Binny) at least on overseas tour over Ashwin and why Ishant Sharma? Please try some other fast bowler like Varun Aaron or Ishwar Pandey. Now Rohit and Raina. Rohit okay.. He did good in home series but Raina? I am not able to recall when Raina made his last half century, forget about century. Why do we not try Rayudu instead of him. We can not guarantee that these player(Pandey/Aaron/Rayudu) will play well but give them chance to show their talent otherwise there is no point of having these players in the squad. We can hire any person to bring water, pads, gloves etc. to these eleven player. Raina and Ishant should be sent to Ranji to work upon their mistakes, faults techiques. Hopefully they will return to international cricket as much better players.

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on January 22, 2014, 6:23 GMT

    Our Ishant is special. It took all his expertise to send Corey back to the pavilion. Now that's Ishant for you. Haters gonna hate. Ishant should be persisted for as long as he wants to play because he has this skill of removing dangerous batsmen by making them complacent. It's a tactic. A ploy. Genius at work, you see! Only a certain Ishant can implement it to perfection by conceding runs, runs and more runs.....

  • on January 22, 2014, 6:22 GMT

    Manoj Tiwary's career already setback by a few years/even may have ended it before it began, thanks to Dhoni strangely backing non performing Rohit IPL Sharma. Now he is determined to do the same with Ojha backing non performing Ashwin (only good at speaking to press) and Ishant Sharma.

  • ArgadeChaitanya on January 22, 2014, 6:21 GMT

    I think india is missing one of the most experiance bowler in squad which is Zaheer. He should be in for Ishant because he has proven the fitness and form agaainst SA series. If India looking towards WC'15 then he should play ODI's because of his experiance and guidance for others.

  • on January 22, 2014, 6:19 GMT

    Its almost like a forgone conclusion that Indian bowlers will go for 300 or close to 300 runs .Dhoni's field placings and bowling changes reflect that .Its almost like he is trying to prevent 300 score instead of going for wickets. He says spinnners will not get much assistance abroad but still plays 2 spinners which is a defensive approach. Either he should attack with spinners , if he feels they are his strength or have one seamer instead . As far as playing With the new rules captains will need to be innovative , captain cannot go with a formula and hope to succeed . Time to replace Ishant with Aaron and Ashwin with Mishra for god sake.

    Besides on foreign tracks chasing score around or above 300 regularly ,is simply asking for two much when only 2 bastmen in Indian side can challenge opposition fast bowlers with pull shot.

  • on January 22, 2014, 6:19 GMT

    india is facinG a whitewash just like bangladesh whitewashed Newzealand. Ratings are a joke

  • shammini on January 22, 2014, 6:17 GMT

    One of the best thing about Ganguly at the helm was that he was always on the lookout for fresh talents and he wasn't afraid of trying them. He used them judiciously and supported them well. NONE of these qualities are seen in Dhoni. He is one of the main reasons for India's decline in the last 3-4 years (ignore the results/ranking - no one outside India thinks they are good).

  • on January 22, 2014, 6:14 GMT

    145/10 india all out dhoni good to win toss but we shud ve done this dat dat this.. but bring back goog opner (sehwag) win the match but nope im the skippr

  • on January 22, 2014, 6:14 GMT

    Indian bowling is totally pathetic worse than even zimbabwe!!! If they cant restrict black caps then wat the hell bowling coaches are doing??not evrytime batsmen will win u the matches,club level bowlers,,i think ind should bring in paki fast bowler coach in likes of wasim or shoaib akhter immediately

  • on January 22, 2014, 6:12 GMT

    You guys who put angry comments scolding Dhoni will go to IPL in few months and call jadeja SIR JADEJA! This is what you get when you go aboard for squirting IPL!

  • on January 22, 2014, 6:12 GMT

    Trying to stick to a losing team shows nothing but Dhoni's arrogance in telling the world that he cares a damn of world opinion. Fringe players will remain fringe players as long as Dhoni is at the helm.

  • gajanan_londhe on January 22, 2014, 6:10 GMT

    New Zealand have made 271 for 7 in their 42 overs. India require 297 in 42 overs. if NZ had lost 2-3 less wicket than they have, india may have needed target about 320-330

  • AltafPatel on January 22, 2014, 6:08 GMT

    Ishant is completely waste. Once again 8 runs per over. What to say about Shami ! He picked 3 wickets in last 5 consecutive ODIs. India must seek someone like him.

  • on January 22, 2014, 6:07 GMT

    should be a thriller of a match go black caps

  • on January 22, 2014, 6:05 GMT

    this is not good bowling they look like a club bowlers indian must think seriously

  • shammini on January 22, 2014, 6:04 GMT

    The time is nigh for Dhoni to step down, whether he wants to or not. His stubborn nature has gone out of control. He lost his plot in Test matches a long time ago and now he has lost it in the shorter format as well. One he doesn't want to bring in exciting new players, especially wicketkeepers (we know why), more importantly his ONLY tactics these days is containment. I haven't seen any aggressive field set up for the bowlers in a long time now. He doesn't show any faith in his best bowlers and often puts 'lesser' bowlers in difficult situations. He has become a rotten apple in the company of many others in the team. I hope someone in that camp realises this soon and takes over. Really disappointed with him and his team selection.

  • on January 22, 2014, 6:04 GMT

    Nz openers come right and its looking like a good batting order!

  • on January 22, 2014, 6:03 GMT

    Can't understand the decision to put in NZ to bat. Over the years, since the time of SA vs PAK match in 1992 WC in Australia, D/L method has been making mockery targets for teams batting second on rain hit matches. Yet Dhoni chooses to bowl knowing very well the potential of his bowlers. No other Indian skipper would have lasted this longer as Dhoni has. Someone like Kapil who won the WC with only some utility players against all odds was replaced from captaincy after losing just one series to the all conquering WI in 1983 series. In 2011 when India was losing in Eng and Aus, the common dictum was since we are losing why not lose with young players. Same way since we are losing very frequently to all comers winning nothing away from home why not lose with a new captain and coach?

  • on January 22, 2014, 6:03 GMT

    We are going back to early 90s era when sachinnnnnnnnn was the only player to be banked upon …… now a days its virat rest are CSK jokers……..alas same shameful bowlers……In a way we save money watching just one inning and concluding the result of match ……..lolzzzzz

  • gajanan_londhe on January 22, 2014, 6:03 GMT

    Ashwin: last 5 odi + one test (two innings) total run given: 58+48+63+25+83+52+50=389 total wicket: 1 i am not against any particular player but if players performance causes on result of game then in game there should players selection on the basis of form not the past performances

  • on January 22, 2014, 6:00 GMT

    Usual suspects Ishant Sharma, R.Ashwin at it again. Looking forward to how the other usual suspect Rohit Sharma goes.

  • on January 22, 2014, 6:00 GMT

    Dwell, You Indians certainly arent flat track bullies, we gave you a hiding!

  • wolf777 on January 22, 2014, 6:00 GMT

    Posted by Nero28 on (January 22, 2014, 5:08 GMT) Advice for our big ISHANT :Shave your beard smoothly and go to play women cricket . You will be regarded the fastest bowler in women cricket history for bowling at tremendous pace of 130k. Your long hair will help you to have a woman like look. C'mon Nero28...it's night time here can't stop laughing...if I read one more time my wife will wake up...

  • TommytuckerSaffa on January 22, 2014, 5:59 GMT

    2-0 to NZ on the way. The flat track bullies like Ashwin, R.Sharma and Dharwan wont be able to handle the Kiwis pace and bounce. The Failed in SA too. I am surprised the Indian selectors have kept faith in these flops.

  • CGKK on January 22, 2014, 5:59 GMT

    LATEST NEWS FOM NEW ZEALAND! Relax Indian fans...all is well. Inshant Sharma is injured and cannot play next 3 games. He has injured his neck badly by watching Anderson hit him repeatedley over his head for six!

  • aussie1993 on January 22, 2014, 5:59 GMT

    297 for 42 overs man its tough blame ur captain not choosing to bat when rain forecast was around

  • sumit1982 on January 22, 2014, 5:58 GMT

    India team will thanx to rain god the over is reduced to 42 overs. The way the NZ batting it looking NZ on the verge of getting 350.

    Why Dhoni playing ishant and jadeja. When you have binny and varon aron. Play pujara instead of rohit.

    NZ 2-0. No chance for India to reach 297.

  • Vivfan on January 22, 2014, 5:58 GMT

    Its sad to see a real talent like Pujara waiting and watching seeing most of their players get crushed, he could very well be the difference for India. I want to know whats on Dhoni's mind.

  • xtrafalgarx on January 22, 2014, 5:58 GMT

    Go NZ! I live in Australia but NZ will always be home.

  • atuljain1969 on January 22, 2014, 5:57 GMT

    Like many other captains before, Dhoni is proving that he too is stubborn with regard to selecting the final eleven. No surprises anymore, but he fails to remember that often in past it was Yuvi, who took them to victory, but he is nor more with the team.

    Even in Australia and England, when under Dhoni we were blasnked, the changes were hardly made. Rohit was not given chance in Austalia, Varun went sitting in England. Only when forced by circumstances, was Umesh played otherwise he too was resting on seats.

    And now Rayyudu, Mishra , Aaron doing the same. Helping in drinks !

    It is ok to back your first eleven, but then if a player is totally out of form or not able to play a particular kindof delivery then you need to be proactive rather then persisting with the thought that they will come good one day or that they do not deserve to be left on their own.

    Look to Shami, he would been facing the same fate, had not Ishant gone for too many runs against Australia.

  • iceaxe on January 22, 2014, 5:52 GMT

    Awesome Anderson. A real kiwi talent! When Ryder goes on for a big score, look out!

    A competitive total for India. Should be a great match...

  • Fast_Track_Bully on January 22, 2014, 5:52 GMT

    @ Vivfan. It is 271. 11 runs extra. Whats wrong in my prediction? Wait for Indian batting and then make assumptions. It is not your WI team.lol.

  • ImpartialExpert on January 22, 2014, 5:51 GMT

    Cory Anderson is a great talent and I hope he evolves. If he does not he is going to be worked out. I am big fan of NZ because their captains have all been master tacticians and find a way to punch well above their way when the team is into it. It's exciting that they are finding their mojo again

  • kumarcoolbuddy on January 22, 2014, 5:51 GMT

    I was expecting bowling friendly pitches but looking at NZ's batting I think they intentionally chose this kind of batting friendly pitches. NZ is more like a full time T20 team now. Regardless of the result I am disappointed. What is the difference between playing in India and NZ?

  • ImpartialExpert on January 22, 2014, 5:48 GMT

    Shami did pretty well but he should put his head down in the death overs instead our trying to engage the batsmen and lose his concentration. I am sure he will learn with experience but maybe somebody senior should give him a tip

  • on January 22, 2014, 5:46 GMT

    @eilsaky : I.didn't say anything about our bowling coach.... I am blaming those.thuddlers from csk only... you tagged me wrongly....

  • on January 22, 2014, 5:38 GMT

    keep playing with ishant and keep losing games.

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on January 22, 2014, 5:37 GMT

    With no score-board pressure on the batsmen and the Indian bowlers serving up dollies, I'm not surprised that the opposition always makes huge scores when they bat first against India. Dhoni is just clueless. Now, if India wins, don't go around banging me that Dhoni and his blue-eyed poster-boys proved me wrong. You can't beat your chest after the result.

  • ImpartialExpert on January 22, 2014, 5:37 GMT

    Most Indian bowlers are not comfortable when they get attacked. Most Indian batsmen do not like it when they get attacked. So are we really going downhill from here on? I think the talent is there in country. But with Dhoni I don't think we are going to see the talented ones anytime soon :(

  • Sandt on January 22, 2014, 5:35 GMT

    Partnership: 74 runs, 4.4 overs, RR: 15.85 (Taylor 26, Anderson 44) - What is happening INDIA. Are you going for the new record for conceding maximum runs regularly by a team.I think ZIM/BAN/UAE/Nepal is better than us now. ICC should downgrade this Indian team if they are not going to make the changes and perform better. BCCI should not release the payments to this so called superstars until they perform properly. Remove Dhoni from captaince.This guy is hurting Indian team by backing these non performers.

  • ImpartialExpert on January 22, 2014, 5:34 GMT

    With DL it looks like we will be chasing 300+ again. 25 or 50 overs our batsmen have to chase close to 300 runs each time and with half the batting order either out of form or simply does not deserve a place we are depending on Kohli and Dhoni again. How easily can Dhoni turn a big fan into a hater :(

  • eilsaky on January 22, 2014, 5:33 GMT

    I really dont understand people who believe Dhoni is a great captain and player. His success is all on Subcontinent wickets. He is yet to score a century outside the Indian subcontinent. Mr Srinivasan is simply protecting his investment in Dhoni by making India play on square turners in India. If India regularly plays abroad Dhoni's shortcomings would be easily exposed as a batsman and as a Captain.

  • DataQue on January 22, 2014, 5:31 GMT

    NZ will tear Indians apart - Again!

  • on January 22, 2014, 5:30 GMT

    ishant Sharma will be in the team till Indian bowling exists... look how dangerous he is, he took Anderson's wicket...

  • on January 22, 2014, 5:29 GMT

    Indian minors are badly beaten in NZ. Reality of indian flat trackers exposed to outside

  • Vivfan on January 22, 2014, 5:28 GMT

    @fast_track_Bully. Mate your prediction of 10rpo after the break is a bit off, change your name to flat track bully please.

  • on January 22, 2014, 5:28 GMT

    The great Ishant sharma again concedes runs at 8+ runs an over. Congratulations to him to consistantly scoring 50plus with the ball. good job selectors.

  • eilsaky on January 22, 2014, 5:27 GMT

    @Vishwas Reddy: Nothign to do with Bowling coach, these bits and pieces players from Chennai Super Kings are not good enough to play on foreign wickets. They Just dont have the talent.

  • JustAnObservation on January 22, 2014, 5:27 GMT

    We all are totally wrong in bashing Ishant, Ashwin, Rohit, Raina and to a certain extent Jadeja. Honestly, who would mind playing for the country despite a string of poor performance, if picked. I think the selectors and the captain / coach need to be blasted. The performance of these players are vouching against their selection, the experts as well as the entire country is question the rationale behind their selection, yet they continue to get selected, match after match, series after series.

  • ImpartialExpert on January 22, 2014, 5:26 GMT

    The paying public has to thank our death bowlers for all the opportunities they got for the one hand catches

  • on January 22, 2014, 5:24 GMT

    why are we not playing bowlers??? oh wait......lol

  • on January 22, 2014, 5:23 GMT

    Lol, what happened to best all rounder, best odi bowler ... India will win this match by 11 wickets. sir will score a double 100

  • on January 22, 2014, 5:17 GMT

    Really Indian bowling is getting disastrous ..somethng must happen..bowling coach must do something :(

  • on January 22, 2014, 5:15 GMT

    watch out Anderson csk is going to buy you in IPL.... it's time to impress dhoni... you will get lose overs from ishant ashwin, make the.most.of them

  • on January 22, 2014, 5:14 GMT

    this frustrating for indian fans..heck with indian bowling we should just play with 11 batsman. The bottom 5 being batsman that can bowl a lil bit. pacers arent any good than part timer what's the point of having bowlers.

  • ZYN7 on January 22, 2014, 5:09 GMT

    Time for big changes in indian cricket !

  • MaruthuDelft on January 22, 2014, 5:09 GMT

    @Iceman29, I am not embarrassing myself. You, trying to defend India bowling, are embarrassing yourself. In fact you are embarrassing 1.3 B.

  • on January 22, 2014, 5:08 GMT

    @Albert_cambel : the wicket in Hamilton has been like this for quite some time.... it's not like you.prepare a free top overnight.... preparing wicket is a process, not any overnight job.... you can change the nature of wicket all.of a sudden... you surely don't know a thing about preparing wickets... every wicket world wide has been becoming slow over the time, it's the effect of.playing too many games and not having enough time for the pitch to recover... you play 10 matches.continuously on grass land , in the 11 match it will turn out to be a dead one....

  • Nero28 on January 22, 2014, 5:08 GMT

    Advice for our big ISHANT :Shave your beard smoothly and go to play women cricket . You will be regarded the fastest bowler in women cricket history for bowling at tremendous pace of 130k. Your long hair will help you to have a woman like look.

  • kiwicricketnut on January 22, 2014, 5:05 GMT

    @ albert_cambell, your right about one thing kane williamson is an amazing young talent but even as an nz fan i have to conceed that virat kohli is the best young talent in the world at the moment. . kane and ross are our two best players of spin it is crucial that they bat for long periods in all forms against india, if they nullify the threat of the spinners we'll win most games, maybe even the tests.

  • dganger on January 22, 2014, 5:05 GMT

    Its high time to question Dhoni's captaincy.This is becoming riidiculous and if I may use the word Suspicious. He has been a utter disaster on his team combinations and this is happening day in and day out, month after month and years after years. This will get this Indian team into brink, mark my words, if Dhoni is not questioned now. On what parameters players like raina, ishant,are playing I have no idea. What xctly team management and coach is doing?? How come thr is no change in the combination today? a 5 year old kid also would have experimented with Binny in place of Jadeja, a medium pace/swing alrounder instead of spin. On the other side u have two genuine fast bowlers Yadav and Aaron, getting waisted in the bench, not given adequate exposure at all. This is just not acceptable. And please for the sake of the nation and cricket lovers, drop that ISHANT SHARMA.....atleast

  • Iceman29 on January 22, 2014, 5:05 GMT

    @Albert_cambell: before posting such comments pls try to understand something about the pitch...NZ did not deliberately prepared such pitch..Ross Taylor himself has said that the pitch has changed naturally in recent times...If they are able to bounce out such awful players like Rohit, Dhawan and Raina then why on earth they would change the pitch to India's liking...

  • on January 22, 2014, 5:02 GMT

    @Shane Bond : agree with your point on pujara, that's exactly the reason even we wanted him to play in tests only for some time.... but the position which India are in right now, we need a player who has a good temperament to anchor one end at no.3 and let kohli play his.natural game at no.4... these tow position are crucial in WC15.. and to do that job pujara is the right man.. ganguly did the same with dravid and the results were exceptional...

  • Fast_Track_Bully on January 22, 2014, 5:00 GMT

    It will be a 42 over match. So another 9 overs to bowl and assume NZ will score 9x10=90 runs more. That means 260 to chase in 42 overs which is just 6.19. I donot think that is anything big based on India's last performance. All the best team India.

  • on January 22, 2014, 4:59 GMT

    Dhoni plays the team..fields first and the same bowlers are exposed. The opposition make a big score and Indian batting is in under pressure and wickets fall in heap. Will this change. It not much of winning or losing for the Indian fan of course you want your team to win, but this mindless selection of same bowlers when there might be some promising bolwers who can change this equation is plain foolish.

  • on January 22, 2014, 4:58 GMT

    New Zealand and India will get the same number of overs even though NZ have already had 33.2 ? Surely say a 45-40 split would have been much more fair? New Zealand would have taken far more risks if they knew they had only 42. No D/L formula for this? And why the need for 30 mins lunch when they have already had a long break?

  • on January 22, 2014, 4:57 GMT

    Dhoni is repeating his mistakes.1. again select the same team, with full out of foam players like, Ishant/raina/ashwin.Its a bigmistake, because today also they are not performed well with ball, also not giving chance to binny/raydu/aron.2. after finish 10 overs he is bringing spinners/part timers and settling defensive field, which allows NZ to make partnerships.same happened against SA/AUS also.and after they reach a good posiiton like 220/2 or 250/1 then he will bring back the main bowlers, they are also helpless.at present we got 2 wickets, because of bad shot played by NA batsman, and not out bowlers credit.Only now selectors can save our team by make them out of the team(raina/ishant/ashwin).Other wise if any of these players inside the team, they will defintly in the playing eleven.

  • shanks1967 on January 22, 2014, 4:55 GMT

    @CGKK: You can think the Indian Captain in advance for the entire series including the tests because I have a strong feeling that Ishant Sharma will be a permenent feature in this series and ensure we lose 5 nil and 2 nil in Tests and One days respectively. Enjoy Ishant Treat-NZ Batsmen...enjoy

  • Iceman29 on January 22, 2014, 4:55 GMT

    Our current Ind team does not deserve the number 1 postion.....Dhoni does not care about saving the number 1 tag since he selects this useless team again and again...really ashamed of this current team apart from Kohli and Shami...

  • on January 22, 2014, 4:52 GMT

    Hi All

    I have answer to your questions.

    Ashwin Raina Jadeja are in team because they are part of chennai super kings

  • on January 22, 2014, 4:48 GMT

    it's better that dhoni replace dhawan with Vijay, kohli with anirudh, rahane with saga, bhuvi with dinda and shami with mohit sharma.... these guys are trying hard drop themselves from the team.... these guys are not performing like how dhoni wanted..what dhoni wants is a performer's.like rohit, raina, ashwin, jadeja, ishant.... if dhoni replace guys other than these, they surely can win world cup.....lol

  • Albert_cambell on January 22, 2014, 4:47 GMT

    Hats off to kiwis for preparing a wicket that favours the visitors( A slow turning wicket). I wonder India will ever prepare a green wicket in their home grounds. All I see there are flat highways, where even a tailender can bat like Bradman.

  • on January 22, 2014, 4:46 GMT

    Please give a chance to fast bowlers like umesh yadav instead of ishanth... I think ishanth don't deserve d name as fast bowler...

  • Albert_cambell on January 22, 2014, 4:42 GMT

    Again Williamson proves us on why is he the best young player in world at the moment. Equally good against both spin and pace(Cant really say which is strength or weakness). Most importantly he can play the 'Short balls' very well on any type of wicket. Its always a treat to watch him bat.

  • on January 22, 2014, 4:40 GMT

    With less than a year for the 2015 WC, we are still sticking with the non performers in Ashwin, Ishant, Raina, Jadeja even Dhoni who has not done anything of note in the Champions trophy & in SA. Rohit Sharma still continues with the tag 'highly talented' but fails to deliver as seen the past 5 years. Dhoni's excuse for dropping senior players was lethargy in the field. What about Ashwin & Ishant? Off the field, Srinivasan is out to kill world cricket and on it, Dhoni will take Indian cricket to club level. As Indian public who are frustrated with the politicians but helpless, the Indian cricket fans are frustrated with the non-performance of our cricket team. Add to it, nepotism and favoritism, as in the case of Binny and Ashwin, Raina, Ishant, it's really a head banging experience following Indian cricket. And what is Fletcher doing? Enjoying millions without delivering. Surely Indian cricket fans deserve better.

  • bhushanB on January 22, 2014, 4:39 GMT

    Dhoni does not let Pujara play in ODI.. because he knows.. there is no way he will fail... once in.. even Dhoni cannot push him out of the team......

  • on January 22, 2014, 4:36 GMT

    I am strongly against the decision of playing Pujara. He has Croweesque wobbly knees and will breakdown anytime. He's an integral part of Indian Test side and he must play there only.

  • on January 22, 2014, 4:33 GMT

    I can sense that bowling department is not going to change for entire series... even for test series same old zaheer will come, and to add to that ishant will play... and we can expect only shami to pick wickets.. come on dhoni show some.courage, drop the thuddlers, bring in New blood, show the confidence in New comers that you show on your pals....

  • mzm149 on January 22, 2014, 4:31 GMT

    India might lose number 1 ranking today if the weather allows a complete match. Indian bowling made sure so far that it happens.

  • Iceman29 on January 22, 2014, 4:31 GMT

    @ MaruthuDelft: And we have seen SL team's high class bowling and tried to play foul games...don's emabarass yourself by mocking other team's bowling...

  • on January 22, 2014, 4:30 GMT

    I am starting to like this Kane Williamson... he is gem of a find.... a horse for the long race....

  • on January 22, 2014, 4:29 GMT

    It would be bad luck for new zealand if they reduce overs because of rain as they have been careful in saving wickets to do the hitting in the later overs

  • Iceman29 on January 22, 2014, 4:29 GMT

    Again the same team...This is ridiculous...I dont know why nobody is questioning Dhoni for Team selection...He has to be answerable for every loss but he simply puts blame on Pitch, Condition, Gound, air, water, birds, airplanes etc..whatever that comes on his mind...He should be really accountable for his idiotic team selection and when Ind loses..More than half of the team are useless and not fit for any International standards...Then why bother selection new players and making them sit on bench if you are not really giving them chances?

  • on January 22, 2014, 4:26 GMT

    I am a die hard Indian fan, but I think we must lose this series with 5-0 as a reality check on.our team combination and captaincy of dhoni.... why does he always chooses to bowl first even on a slow track??? why does he bring spinner at over no11 that's literally playing spinner at over no.6 ( with two new balls) why does he go with 3-2 bowling combination??? what is the justification for ashwin's inclusion in ODI team? ( batting no, bowling no, fielding no) why does not trust New players as much as he does with the tested unproven players like ishant, ashwin, rohit, raina???? how long can he expect only shami to pick wickets and only bhuvi to control flow of runs?? how long should the part timers come and bowl the quota of overs when you have 4 genuine bowlers and 1 allrounder??? how long can he blame the conditions??? when does the bowlers take responsibility on their shoulders?? how long can we expect batsmen to win the matches for you???

  • bhushanB on January 22, 2014, 4:24 GMT

    why does not a single commentator raise a single question against this ridiculous selection of

    the same team.. which has lost all of the last 4 ODIs.... not a single one.... If the comments on

    cricinfo are any indication... 98% Ind fans are frustrated at Rohit, Ishant, Ashwin, Jadeja,

    Raina... and they play every ODI.... Pujara waits forever

  • pull_shot on January 22, 2014, 4:22 GMT

    I seriously don't know what has raina,aswin,ishanth has done to keep there place both of them shouldn't be in away touring squad leave playing 11, but jadeja is ok he is bowling well and can keep 1 end tight,and Rohit has never responded to pressure pleaseopen with rahane , No need to talk about ishanth i saw today him bowling 128 kmph bouncer that says it all, Seriously worst thing our batters play short ball at 138-145 kmph which increases chance of miss hits

  • CGKK on January 22, 2014, 4:20 GMT

    On behalf of all the NZ batsmen we would like to thank the Indian selectors for once again including your third spin bowler Inshant Sharma. Inshant=INSTANT runs for us! We have timed him on the speed gun...and actually noticed he runs in faster to bowl, than he actually bowls.

  • Vivfan on January 22, 2014, 4:17 GMT

    India turning out to be a laughing stock, these brilliant NZ players playing effortlessly against this minnow team shows how undeserving they are of being called "ODI No. 1".

  • MaruthuDelft on January 22, 2014, 4:15 GMT

    Winning or losing is second. You must play proper cricket to win. Sri Lanka is the worst but India too is not so good. You should play spinners who give it their all like Nathon Lyon and fast bowlers like Steyn. India has spinners who try hard; Ojah and Mishra; why not play them? Call in Umesh and Aaron to partner Shami. Set attacking fields. No matter if India loses now; in less than 10 years Indian cricket will be respected by all; now? The attendance for the recent SA series is evidence. When playing proper cricket whatever India wins will be respectable like Pakistan's WC triumph in 1992. Until then whatever India achieve is going to satisfy.

  • on January 22, 2014, 4:12 GMT

    By picking Ishant Sharma not only does it affect our performance, it also affects Shami who doesn't get enough support from other end when batsman know there is a pressure release bowler like Ishant Sharma and even Ashwin outside India.

  • bhushanB on January 22, 2014, 4:11 GMT

    why does not a single commentator raise a single question against this ridiculous selection of the same team.. which has lost all of the last 4 ODIs.... not a single one.... If the comments on cricinfo are any indication... 98% Ind fans are frustrated at Rohit, Ishant, Ashwin, Jadeja, Raina... and they play every ODI.... Pujara waits forever

  • Yousufahmed1 on January 22, 2014, 4:10 GMT

    @ MaruthuDelft And your team with bowlers average with 50 should play. At least we play the game with spirit and are no. 1. Have you ever had the feeling of being no. 1. LOL.

    I know you desperately want India to leave cricket coz your team is our punchingbag. We play your team to consolidate our rankings. LOL

  • on January 22, 2014, 4:10 GMT

    kohli should be made captain then players who r sitting on bench will get chances.....

  • bhushanB on January 22, 2014, 4:09 GMT

    @gajanan_londhe

    Yep... all IND cricket fans are frustrated with this favortism towards these players..... time and again they fail.. and find place in the playing XI.... in Indian team... politics at the worst..... frustrating....

  • on January 22, 2014, 4:04 GMT

    I can already see Dhoni blaming "NEW ODI RULES" for another poor bowling performance in his next press conference

  • on January 22, 2014, 4:02 GMT

    Dhoni is bias to few of his followers. Dhoni was lucky all through coz of the best players around.

  • thaikkathameed on January 22, 2014, 4:01 GMT

    For the sake of Indian cricket please select Dhoni as capting when playing only in India, overseas he is a BIG ZERO without any brains. I think the brainlessness of Ishant is spreading to him too. Sick of seeing these KG class kids playing in Indian team.

  • ThemanID on January 22, 2014, 3:58 GMT

    Lol at Ishant sharma and ash win and jadeja

  • on January 22, 2014, 3:57 GMT

    looks like another straight defeat.. how on earth jadeja again..?.. is dhoni making fool of himself.. how can he be so arrogant.. 2 spinners in NZ.. pathetic.. hopefully rahane will open this time..

  • on January 22, 2014, 3:56 GMT

    NO, NO, same old tactics which has been using since dhoni has become captain, old formula 3 pacers nd 2 spinners, same bowling attack since last 11 months inspite of bad bowling by iahanth,jadeja,ashwin nd bhuvanesh, despite taking easy singles nz batters dhoni not changing fielding long off nd long on stood thr to take easy singles, last 13 matches oppositon teams scored 11 times more then 280 to 360 scores in tht 4 times 350 crossed still same bowling attack, old theme of dhoni despite poor performence dhoni backing players lik Raina,ishanth,rohith,jadeja nd ashwin, dhoni not giving chances fr players lik amith mishra, varon aaron,Rayudu, ishwar pandey, our team doesnt deserve to be number 1 becas we won lot of matches in India..

  • on January 22, 2014, 3:56 GMT

    dhoni is playing with people. He take in team Gautam ,Zaheer and parvej Rasool

  • on January 22, 2014, 3:52 GMT

    no suprises at all with performances of 'team india' in kiwi land . we do not have literally any bowling of note to dent the kiwis . same track just see how the kiwi bowlers reap a harvest! we r back to the times when we will lose n lose n lose ..........and every time our skip will say we learnt this n that. does the Indian showing bother our public ? not a dime I m sure , since all waiting for the IPL razzmatazz in april. I feel pity for our commentators , who keep on praising our so called champs.

  • Yuosufahmed on January 22, 2014, 3:51 GMT

    I hope NZ will win. Only rain can save India from the defeat.

  • sandy_bangalore on January 22, 2014, 3:43 GMT

    Great to see Kane Williamson doing well, and is among the best young players today. Been a fan ever since that debut hundred against us few years back. And Ishant Sharma cant bat or field, then why on earth is he in the team? Why not binny?

  • gajanan_londhe on January 22, 2014, 3:24 GMT

    I will like to remind the people who say Dhoni has given all the ICC trophy's. that Dhoni has not done anything in these achievement of Indian cricket. as Indian team had some such great players and the that Indian cricket have earned it.

  • on January 22, 2014, 3:23 GMT

    Dhoni says we have the bowlers who can take 20 wickets But i say first to be able to get rid of the top five let alone 20 or 10. Ashwin ishant can never get u 10 wicket except in india. what Is Aaron in the team for ? Dhoni bring an end to your stubborn nature and give chances to the young player.

  • Sri_strider on January 22, 2014, 3:23 GMT

    why dhoni is obsessed with unfantastic four of indian team... Ishant, rohit, Raina and aswin... come on dhoni we are bored with your defensive approach over seas.. have some guts and make a good team and start believing we can win overseas... If you are still low on confidence touring outside india about your captaincy go and get some lessons from DADA......

  • gajanan_londhe on January 22, 2014, 3:14 GMT

    Being indian fan, i want to see all things happening in one game, so i will not required to see each game to happen that. And things are like, NZ post the total above 400, india get all out below 100,raina, rohit get out on 0's, ishant and ashvin get hit for >100 without wicket. india loose their ranking#.1...i want to see indian team should follow below than Zimbabwe cricket level. This is looking like dhoni will lost everything he had gained and will remembered for his ego about stinking with same non-form player.. such same man in indian team.

    this is a frustrated Indian fan..

  • on January 22, 2014, 3:12 GMT

    It seem NZ going for another big total . Can rain save India this time?

  • on January 22, 2014, 3:09 GMT

    not again ......ishant playing... indian fans get prepared for another heart breaking result..dont know why pujara is not playing odi...why ishant playing in every odi even he doesn't belong to csk...

  • on January 22, 2014, 2:55 GMT

    go new zealand !

  • on January 22, 2014, 2:51 GMT

    excpt shami, none of the indian bowlers look agressive.. no wickt taking mentality

  • MaruthuDelft on January 22, 2014, 2:32 GMT

    India bowling; it is like playing for fun in the evening; so easy for batsmen. India bowling is the most unexciting feature in international cricket. Actually India don't deserve to play international cricket because its bowling has always been like this.

  • GrindAR on January 22, 2014, 2:32 GMT

    122/2 (22.2 overs) - not 222/2 (22.2 overs) - Happy about it

  • Savvy-Cricket-Analyst on January 22, 2014, 2:27 GMT

    What a stubborn fellow this Dhoni is! He refuses to learn from past mistakes! His decision to continue with those players who are failing to perform on a consistent basis is simply perplexing.

    The openers are failing to give a good start, with Rohit Sharma looking more and more circumspect; Suresh Raina continues to have problems with the short ball while Ravindra Jadeja is not able to showcase his batting skills at all.

    The bowlers are equally listless, unable to make impact with the extra bounce in the track: Ishant Sharma is almost lethargic while Ashwin and Jadeja are unable to extract anything from it. Ashwin has taken only one wicket in his last 80 overs in international cricket and he can not be persisted in the team just on the basis of his batting, whereas Jadeja is occupying the 7th position in the team, which is of an all-rounder. But Jadeja has not been able score any runs at this position, raising a big question mark about his batting ability.

  • AVRAJAN on January 22, 2014, 2:27 GMT

    Dhoni should remember that it is not his own team or of a IPL franchisee. He should at least rest some players who are consistently out of form. He must bear in mind that he represents millions of cricket fans like me and the Indian country. Any captain should not give importance to personal whims and fancies while selecting players.

  • on January 22, 2014, 2:26 GMT

    Most worrying aspect is the ease at which the runs are scored against us no sustained pressure able to be built and also the fielding is not great we still make mistakes and drop catches probably better diving techniques used and few faster players but still no where near the levels of the aussies south Africans new Zealand and england

  • on January 22, 2014, 2:21 GMT

    Common !! What's the point in picking 5 bowlers and asking Kohli and Raina to fill in ? Absolutely frustrating !

  • on January 22, 2014, 2:19 GMT

    terrible so annoying seeing the same pathetic bowling performance not one is effective or capable of fearing the opposition they must love it when ishant ashwin jadeja and kohli bowl

  • on January 22, 2014, 2:19 GMT

    @dhoni why ishant ..??? Its not like he is done bad in last one or two games .. He is continously doing bad for four years now.. Its gd to back your bowler when he has done bad in 2-3 games but in ishant case you are denting his confidence more and more also day by day

  • on January 22, 2014, 2:18 GMT

    Golden opportunity wasted by Indus to try out Aaron / Pandey. They would ideally like to have as many games as possible before they play the test match. If Dhoni is still thinking of playing Ishant Sharma in tests and expecting him to do what he has not done in 50 odd tests, then I guess it doesn't speak highly of Dhoni's intelligence.

  • on January 22, 2014, 2:18 GMT

    India will come back stronger today

  • on January 22, 2014, 2:17 GMT

    I wonder why they keep on playing Ishant Sharma and Suresh Raina. Both of whom technically very poor and it reflects in their performance. They are not upto the international standard at all

  • pull_shot on January 22, 2014, 2:14 GMT

    Ishanth sharma bowling short balls at 131 kmph that says it all

  • on January 22, 2014, 2:14 GMT

    Same players playing same way same tactics same outcome lessons are not being learnt no improvement not even a sign of improvement in the bowling in fact just getting worse and rather frustrating and annoying now. Can only see another 300 + runs to chase. can't use the excuse of the field restrictions because its only us that concede 300+ regularly. Kohli and Dhoni won't always save us with the bat and when they dont we get slaughtered

  • on January 22, 2014, 2:09 GMT

    indian bowling is so pathetic that even teams like bangladesh can score totals of 300 against indian bowling. Can somebody ask ishant sharma to open cricinfo and read comments. People so want him to leave. had sharma been performing like this in let's australia or england they would have even kicked him out of donestic competitions.

  • on January 22, 2014, 2:02 GMT

    As much as I can't stand Mills, seems a logical choice to take him over Bennett on this pitch.

  • ImpartialExpert on January 22, 2014, 1:44 GMT

    I think at this moment we are 3 to 4 quality players short. At least 2 bowlers and 1 batsmen. We are no. 1 because we punched above our weight including the Champions Trophy but how long is it going to last. Our batsmen are already worked out and so are the spinners. For the last 6 months I have not seen any improvement in the team. If any thing we have declined a little. I wonder what the coach and the selectors are doing. The less said about Dhoni the better. He is a stubborn captain and if his ideas are stupid we have to live with them for at least 3 months before a change is made. He sets fields according to his ideas instead of the bowlers strength. Like asking an off spinner to bowl to a 6 to 3 offside field. It's good if these are planned ahead and the bowlers practice for such a situation but I doubt it

  • on January 22, 2014, 1:43 GMT

    It will be a 300plus match and Dhoni will score highest for India. NZ will win!

  • on January 22, 2014, 1:39 GMT

    I wonder wht they keep on playing Ishant Sharma and Suresh Riana. Both are pretty weak in terms technical capabilities and performances are also very very poor for a long long time

  • on January 22, 2014, 1:36 GMT

    Again ishanth!! ds makg us sick! pls someone advice d Indian selectors to drop him from squad so dhoni won select him! dunno wt sin did varun umesh do!! really disheartening to c ds

  • on January 22, 2014, 1:34 GMT

    Dhoni should stop supporting some of his stacks. N give some supporting otherside for shami. He cant do things alone. Pls remove ishant n ashwin atleast

  • on January 22, 2014, 1:30 GMT

    Dhoni should be removed from captaincy ASAP for the betterment of Indian team,, how can he have the non performing players like suresh Raina and ishant Sharma in the team for so long,, team selection should be done by selectors without his consultation.

  • on January 22, 2014, 1:25 GMT

    Ryder thinks all games are only 20 overs. Should get a change of mindset

  • girijasankar on January 22, 2014, 1:25 GMT

    I do not know why Dhoni is playing with people and selector emotions. They are selecting new people and he is not at all giving chance to other. Still taking Ishant Sharma.This is pure arrogance.

  • on January 22, 2014, 1:23 GMT

    India have serious problems with their bowling attack. They would be the best by far if they had the bowlers like sa aus nz

  • on January 22, 2014, 1:12 GMT

    I really feel aaron should have been given a chance in place of ishant sharma if not anybody else. But i believe in dhoni he must have persisted with him for some reason let's see what happens.

  • wolf777 on January 22, 2014, 1:10 GMT

    Unchanged Indian side ...it is sickening...

  • fguy on January 22, 2014, 1:09 GMT

    so Ishant & raina still there. amazing. hope we lose 0-5 now

  • on January 22, 2014, 1:01 GMT

    I hope india will win this match

  • on January 22, 2014, 0:59 GMT

    india wil lose the series

  • kahvas on January 22, 2014, 0:56 GMT

    with everything Ishant does for Dhoni when he's away from home, Dhoni selects him and returns the favour :)

  • ImpartialExpert on January 22, 2014, 0:56 GMT

    An unchanged XI and bowling first. I do not care if we win or lose but Dhoni is becoming a bottleneck for our progress. I used to be a huge fan of Dhoni but with age he has become very stubborn and is making poor decisions with unwillingness to change. At this rate I do not see how we can be a top side for a long period of time. I would say before the next world cup we would at least drop to No 3. in rankings if Dhoni and his methods are allowed to continue like this.

  • cubersamy on January 22, 2014, 0:49 GMT

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Albert Einstein

    Dhoni proving a point!

  • Prakmca on January 22, 2014, 0:48 GMT

    Ridiculous to see Ishant again in the team. Whats going on between Dhoni and Ishant.....BETTER STOP WATCHING CRICKET.

  • on January 22, 2014, 0:48 GMT

    NZ will win

  • on January 22, 2014, 0:48 GMT

    NZ will win

  • Prakmca on January 22, 2014, 0:48 GMT

    Ridiculous to see Ishant again in the team. Whats going on between Dhoni and Ishant.....BETTER STOP WATCHING CRICKET.

  • cubersamy on January 22, 2014, 0:49 GMT

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Albert Einstein

    Dhoni proving a point!

  • ImpartialExpert on January 22, 2014, 0:56 GMT

    An unchanged XI and bowling first. I do not care if we win or lose but Dhoni is becoming a bottleneck for our progress. I used to be a huge fan of Dhoni but with age he has become very stubborn and is making poor decisions with unwillingness to change. At this rate I do not see how we can be a top side for a long period of time. I would say before the next world cup we would at least drop to No 3. in rankings if Dhoni and his methods are allowed to continue like this.

  • kahvas on January 22, 2014, 0:56 GMT

    with everything Ishant does for Dhoni when he's away from home, Dhoni selects him and returns the favour :)

  • on January 22, 2014, 0:59 GMT

    india wil lose the series

  • on January 22, 2014, 1:01 GMT

    I hope india will win this match

  • fguy on January 22, 2014, 1:09 GMT

    so Ishant & raina still there. amazing. hope we lose 0-5 now

  • wolf777 on January 22, 2014, 1:10 GMT

    Unchanged Indian side ...it is sickening...

  • on January 22, 2014, 1:12 GMT

    I really feel aaron should have been given a chance in place of ishant sharma if not anybody else. But i believe in dhoni he must have persisted with him for some reason let's see what happens.