India tour of New Zealand 2022, NZ vs IND, 2nd T20I Match Preview and Fantasy Prediction
India tour of New Zealand 2022
NZ vs IND, 2nd T20I
India and New Zealand will square off in the second T20 match on Sunday, November 20. The weather got the last word in the 1st T20I as the opening game in Wellington was called off without a ball being bowled. Both sides will be hoping for improved weather in Month Maunganui.
Both sides put up courageous fights in the T20 World Series but failed in the Semis. The Kiwis are regarded to have a good home record, but were defeated last time India arrived for a T20 series. India is also lacking experience, although their side appears to be potent considering their Ind- T20 League experience.
New Zealand will be without the services of their ace speedster, Trent Boult, who has been rested for this series. Tim Southee will lead the bowling attack in his absence and would look to create considerable impact on the game. The pace prowess also consists of Lockie Ferguson and Blair Tickner. In the batting department Fin Allen has been given the nod ahead of Martin Guptill. The explosive opener started the World Series on a high but failed to maintain consistency throughout the competition. He will be eager to convert his starts into something significant. His opening partner Devon Conway will be another batter to keep an eye on. The southpaw is an attractive strokemaker who likes to constantly keep the scoreboard ticking. Another exciting batter in their lineup is Glen Phillips. The wicket keeper batter was NZ’s standout batter in the just concluded showpiece event. So, overall this Kiwi side looks in good shape.
India will be looking to start afresh under stand in skipper Hardik Pandya. The team will be without their senior pros Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. While Kohli was in stupendous form in the limited overs format, Sharma struggled to mount runs. Shubhman Gill and Shreyas Iyer, who were not a part of the 15 man squad that toured Australia for the World Series, have got an excellent opportunity to make a name for themselves. Bowling attack comprises a few familiar faces in the form of Arshdeep Singh and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. This series also marks the return of Kuldeep Yadav. It would be interesting to see if the chinaman gets a game. He alongside Yuzvendra Chahal can form a lethal spin duo. Ahead of this tantalising encounter, let us have a look at how these two sides will fare out in today’s clash.
Match: NZ vs IND, 2nd T20I, India tour of New Zealand, 2022
Date: Sunday, November 20, 2022
Time: 12:00 PM
Venue: Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
Pitch and Weather Report
The Bay Oval pitch has a level surface that helps with run scoring. The batters will benefit from short boundaries on each side. The par score is 170.
Heavy rain is expected for the second T20 between India and New Zealand. The weather gods have not been kind to the Trans Tasman region in recent months, but Hardik Pandya and co will hope to get a game at the Bay Oval.
NZ: Finn Allen, Devon Conway(w), Kane Williamson(c), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Adam Milne, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner, Michael Bracewell, Ish Sodhi
IND: Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Deepak Hooda, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj, Shreyas Iyer, Kuldeep Yadav, Harshal Patel
Probable Playing XIs
NZ: Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Adam Milne, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner
IND: Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant, Deepak Hooda/Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik
Despite the series' evident lack of context, the two sides can see it as an opportunity to rapidly get over the pain of the previous week, when they were eliminated in the semifinals of the World Series despite entering the event as two of many favourites for the trophy.
The Kiwis will start as slight favourites because of the home advantage.
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