Australian Cricket Team will be looking to avoid their first series loss since August-September 2014 when they take on the hosts New Zealand in the second One-Day International (ODI) game at Wellington whereas New Zealand will be chasing a series win.
New Zealand had last beaten Australia in a bilateral series in 2006/2007 whereas the World No.1 ODI team Australia had also beaten New Zealand in the final of 2015 World Cup. The Aussies will make few changes to the XI players that played in the first game.
The in-form left-handed batsman Usman Khawaja will finally get a chance to show his talent in the One-Day Cricket as well. He will come in place of Shaun Marsh who could not do much in the first game. Khawaja has not played an ODI game in last 3 years.
The other change will be Adam Zampa who will be given his first cap. He will come in place of James Faulkner who had hurt his hamstring in the first game. Zampa had a great Big Bash League (BBL) and can be a useful spin option in World T20 Championship.
On the other hand New Zealand has a great record in this stadium as they have won 11 and lost only two games in this ground. They will be chasing chasing sixth straight series victory after beating Sri Lanka in ODIs, Tests and T20s, and then beating Pakistan in T20s and ODIs.