NZ vs IND, 2nd T20I: Head to Head, Playing XI, Preview, Where to Watch on TV, Online, and Live Streaming Details

India and New Zealand will tussle in the second T20I of the series after the series opener was washed out due to rain.

Kane Williamson and Hardik Pandya
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Kane Williamson and Hardik Pandya. (Photo Source: Twitter/BCCI)
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India and New Zealand will hope that rain gods will be kinder for their second T20I meeting after the series opener was washed out due to a heavy downpour in Wellington on Friday, the 18th of November. The action shifts to Mount Maunganui for the second assignment of the series amid forecasts of rain at the venue on November 20.

The Men in Blue led by stand-in skipper Hardik Pandya in the absence of Rohit Sharma will be looking to play fearless cricket with several young faces set to feature for the team. The star all-rounder is touted to succeed Rohit in the shortest format of the game after news of split captaincy surfaced in the aftermath of the shock termination of the Indian selection committee on Friday.

Kane Williamson's New Zealand have a woeful record against India in the shortest format of the game in bilateral series, losing all of their previous eight matches. The influential Kiwi skipper will hope to arrest the slide in the upcoming second T20I.

Pitch Conditions

Another run-fest awaits fans at Mount Maunganui as the batters will enjoy playing on a batting-friendly surface at the venue. The shorter boundaries will entice the batters, leaving a very small margin of error for the bowlers, especially the spinners.

Playing Combinations for NZ vs IND

New Zealand

The Kiwis will take to the field in hopes of ending their eight-match losing streak against the visitors in bilateral series. Kane Williamson will be leading the side devoid of explosive opener Martin Guptill and veteran pacer Trent Boult, who have been dropped for the series. 

Predicted Playing XI: Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Adam Milne

India

The young Indian team led by Hardik Pandya will be hoping to play a fearless brand of cricket in the absence of several key senior players. Hardik Pandya and Suryakumar Yadav will be eager to bat on the surface with a smallish boundary on offer.
 
Predicted Playing XI: Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Sanju Samson, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik

NZ vs IND Head-to-Head

Played- 21 | New Zealand- 09 | India - 11 | NR - 2

NZ vs IND Broadcast & Live Streaming Details

Match Timings- 12:00 PM IST

TV-  DD Sports

Live Streaming- Amazon Prime