New Delhi - New Zealand's batsmen are struggling for answers
against India's bowling attack, Black Caps pace spearhead Trent Boult conceded
on Wednesday, before the second one-day international in New Delhi.
The Kane Williamson-led side mustered just 190 runs in the
opening match in Dharamsala earlier this week, a total which India chased down
in just 33.1 overs.
"We are looking to get more runs, as basic as it
sounds. If we could put more runs on (the) board we could offer more scoreboard
pressure on a good Indian side," Boult told reporters on the eve of
"They are a quality side and they are putting a lot of
pressure on us at the moment and at the moment we don't have the answers for
their questions," said Boult, whose team-mates were whitewashed by their
hosts in the Test series.
Debutant medium-pacer Hardik Pandya led an inspired bowling
attack on Sunday, rattling New Zealand who slipped to 48 for five and 106 for
eight before Tom Latham and Tim Southee gave some respectability to the
"There are still four matches up for grabs. An
opportunity (is there) for us to right a few wrongs and put in a good
performance," said Boult, who expects to play at Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla
stadium after being rested for the first game.
India's coach Anil Kumble said Pandya's inclusion had given
the starting eleven the "right balance".
The 23-year-old, who has played 16 Twenty20 internationals
for India, impressed with match figures of 3-31 in seven overs in the first
"I think he is someone who gives us the right balance,
because he cannot only bowl but he bowls at a pretty decent pace," said