After beating New Zealand in the first ODI comprehensively with a second string side, the Gautam Gambhir-led Team India will be looking to impose itself on the Kiwis even more to ensure that no resurgence happens.
2nd ODI: India v New Zealand at Jaipur starts Dec 1, 2010 (14:30 local | 09:00 GMT)
This augurs well for the Indian team simply because its bench strength will be very strong and will enable the top players to rest adequately (or when they are injured, their replacements will be experienced and not novices). This is a stratyegy that has been implemented well and it has borne fruit for the team in recent times.
However, it is still early days to give this strategy a pas mark simply because it has never been implemented with success, except now.
However, now the the opposition has been strengthened, with NZ skipper Daniel Vettori and his deputy Brendon McCullum likely to play in the 2nd ODI.