India (IND) and New Zealand (NZ) will play the 2nd T20I at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow. The Men in Blue suffered a 21-run defeat in the first game, which ended on Friday, January 27, and are currently trailing 0-1.
As far as India is concerned, the team had to face problems with both bat and ball. The fast bowlers could not leave their mark in the first game. The top order again failed as the pressure on the middle order batsmen increased. While India need to improve in all departments, the Kiwis would look to put up an impressive game.
Venue: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
Date & Time: Sunday, January 29, 7:00 PM IST
Telecast and Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
Possible playing XI for India vs New Zealand
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
Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Mark Chapman, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner (c), Michael Bracewell, Jacob Duffy, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner
Possible best performers from India vs New Zealand
Potential best batsman: Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav as usual stepped up and added runs to India’s scoreboard in the first game. Suryakumar Yadav continued his good form in the shorter format, and will look to play a crucial knock for India in the 2nd T20I.
Possible best bowler: Mitchell Santner
All-rounder Mitchell Santner did a tremendous job to help New Zealand win the first game. He bowled one maiden in his four overs and took two wickets for just 11 runs. And will play a crucial innings for New Zealand in the 2nd T20I.