India kicked off the Rohit-Dravid era with a dominant display of their batting and bowling in the first T20 game at Jaipur. The men-in-blue were able to chase down the 165-run target with 2 deliveries to spare. With just a one-day gap between the first and second rubbers, both sides are set to go hell-for-leather again at the JSCA International Stadium, Ranchi. The following is an insightful preview of India vs New Zealand 2nd T20 Match.
Positives from the previous encounter
The Indian dressing room would really be satisfied by how Suryakumar Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar expressed themselves on the field in the first game. Bhuvi looked to have gotten his rhythm back and Surya looked more confident than ever in his approach. On the other hand, the forms of Martin Guptill and Mark Chapman are a huge boost for New Zealand. The pair put up a formidable 109-run partnership in the first game by putting scores of 70 and 63 respectively. The Blackcaps’ batting unit looks as stacked as before despite the obvious absence of their skipper, Kane Williamson. However, both sides need to contain runs from leaking in the middle overs as witnessed in their previous encounter.
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India Vs New Zealand 2nd T20 Match Preview
Expect another thriller match as New Zealand will be walking into the match with their backs against the wall. India of all teams knows how dangerous the Kiwis can be in do-or-die situations. Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant haven’t really played their classical T20 knock in a long time, thus we may see them being promoted up the order.
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. The match result will heavily rely on the outcome of the toss given the due factor plays a crucial role in the winter months in the Asian subcontinent. The chasing team will have an edge over their opponents. The boundaries are quite bigger and the batters need to use their muscles to clear the fence.
India vs New Zealand 2nd T20 Match Dream11 Predictions
Suggested Playing XI No. 1 for India vs New Zealand 2nd T20 Match
Tim Siefert, KL Rahul (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma, Martin Guptill, Mitchell Santner, Daryl Mitchell (VC), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for IND vs NZ Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Rohit Sharma (VC), Mark Chapman, Martin Guptill (c), Venkatesh Iyer, Daryl Mitchell, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson
Playing Combinations for India vs New Zealand
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 probably 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
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 Broadcast Details
Match Timings – 07:00 PM IST
TV – Star Sports Network
Live Streaming – Disney+Hotstar
Venue: JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi