IND vs NZ Match Prediction - Who will win today's 2nd T20I match between India vs New Zealand?

New Zealand are leading 1-0 in the series.

IND vs NZ Match Prediction
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India (IND) and New Zealand (NZ) will square off for the second of the three T20Is at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. The Men in Blue were handed a 21-run defeat in the first game which concluded on Friday, January 27, and are currently trailing 0-1. The Kiwis, on the other hand, will be flying high as they walk into the next game.

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As for India, the team faced trouble both with the bat and the ball. The pacers could not leave a mark in the first game and went on to concede runs in hefty. The top-order failed again as the pressure was added on the middle-order batters. While India needs to improve in all departments, the Kiwis will be looking to put forth a similar, dominant game.

Match Details

Venue: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow

Date & Time: January 29, 7:00 PM IST

Telecast & Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar

Pitch Report

One of India's most perfectly balanced playing surfaces is the one in Lucknow. The average score in the first innings is 157, which then reduces to 129 in the second innings. Once set on the field, the batters can go for the big shots and take the scoreboard big. While the pitch supports the bowlers equally, the spinners will be benefitted from the track as the game progresses.

Predicted Playing XIs for IND vs NZ

India (IND):

Ishan Kishan (wk), Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi/Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya (c), Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh

New Zealand (NZ):

Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Mark Chapman, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner (c), Michael Bracewell, Jacob Duffy, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner

Probable Best Performers from IND vs NZ

Probable best batter: Suryakumar Yadav

While the Indian top order failed to give the side a good start, Suryakumar Yadav stepped up like always and added runs to India’s scoreboard in the first game. He continued his good form in the shortest format, and will be a key player for India in the second T20I.

Probable best bowler: Mitchell Santner

The all-rounder did a tremendous job leading New Zealand to a victory in the previous game. He bowled a maiden over in his four-over spell and picked up two wickets while conceding mere 11 runs. With the spinners coming into play, Santner will be a crucial player in the game.

Today's Match Prediction: Defending side to win the match

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Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.

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