India vs New Zealand, 2nd T20I, Match Preview, Playing XI and broadcast details

India vs New Zealand, 2nd T20I, Match Preview, Playing XI and broadcast details

With just a one-day gap between the first and second T20Is, New Zealand do not have much time to recover.

Indian cricket team
Indian cricket team. (Photo by Pankaj Nangia/Getty Images)

India started their campaign in the Rohit-Dravid era with a clinical 5-wicket victory over New Zealand in the first T20I between the two sides. Even though New Zealand posted a total of 164/6 on the board, the ‘Men in Blue’ chased down the target with 2 deliveries to spare.

For New Zealand, their World Cup hero, Daryl Mitchell was dismissed for a duck in the 1st T20I. However, opener Martin Guptill and left-hander Mark Champan put on a superb 109-run partnership for the second wicket to help the Kiwis to a decent total.

Chapman was promoted to the No.3 slot in the absence of Kane Williamson, and he made that opportunity count with a superb 63. Guptill was at his best and creamed a classy 70 off just 42 deliveries.

For India, Suryakumar Yadav stood up with the willow. At a time when there is so much competition for a spot in the Indian team, Yadav walked in at No.3 and scored a match-winning 62 to propel India to victory. Rohit Sharma too played an important knock in his 1st T20I as full-time skipper and helped himself to a flawless 48.

With just a one-day gap between the first and second rubbers, New Zealand do not have much time to recover and regroup. A loss in the 2nd T20I will mean that the Kiwis will surrender the series. On the other hand, India will look to land the knockout blow and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match rubber.

Pitch and Conditions

Only 2 T20Is have been held in this venue so far. Batters will surely get value for their shots on this surface. The wicket will also offer some turn for the spinners as well.

Playing Combinations for India vs New Zealand

India

Mohammed Siraj split his webbing in his left hand, and might not take the field for India in the second match. Harshal Patel or Avesh Khan will replace him. The rest of the line up will remain the same.

Predicted XI: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (WK), Shreyas Iyer, Venkatesh Iyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel/Avesh Khan

New Zealand

Tim Southee spoke about managing the workload of his players in the T20I series. Todd Astle leaked 34 runs in the 3 overs that he bowled, and failed to scalp a wicket in the 1st T20I. So, the Kiwis might get Ish Sodhi into their playing XI in place of Astle. Also, James Neesham might replace Rachin Ravindra.

Predicted XI: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Tim Siefert (WK), James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee (C), Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult

India vs New Zealand Head to Head

Overall

Matches- 18, India – 7, New Zealand– 9, N/R- 0, Tied- 2

In India

Matches- 6, India – 3, New Zealand– 3, N/R- 0, Tied- 0

India vs New Zealand Broadcast Details

Match Timings – 07:00 PM IST

TV – Star Sports Network

Live Streaming – Disney+Hotstar