The second T20I between India and New Zealand is all set to take place on Friday, November 19, at the JSCA International Stadium in Rachi. India is leading the three-match series 1-0 after defeating the kiwis by five wickets in the first T20I.
The Rohit Sharma-led team will be pleased with the performance of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ravichandran Ashwin. Both the bowlers took two wickets each to restrict New Zealand to 164 runs in the first innings. Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav led the batting line-up to take India through.
On the other hand, despite the loss, New Zealand has plenty of positives. They will be hoping Martin Guptill and Mark Chapman continue their good run further in the series. In the bowling department, Trent Boult was the pick of the lot with two wickets.
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 17, 2021
With the series on line for New Zealand, we are in for an exciting contest on Friday at the JSCA International Stadium in Ranchi.
India vs New Zealand, Second T20I
Venue: JSCA International Stadium, Ranchi
Date & Time: November 19, at 7:00 PM IST
The pitch is expected to provide assistance to the pacers initially. Overall, it is a good batting wicket, where wickets-in-hand will be the key. 170-180 should be a good total. The team that wins the loss is likely to chase considering the dew factor.
India vs New Zealand – Predicted Playing XI
India: Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Venkatesh Iyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Siraj
New Zealand: Tim Southee (C), Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Glenn Philips, Tim Siefert, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Todd Astle, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
India vs New Zealand – Fantasy Team Suggestions
Fantasy team 1: Rishabh Pant, Rohit Sharma, Martin Guptill, KL Rahul (C), Mark Chapman, Daryl Mitchell (VC), Mitchell Santner, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Trent Boult, Mohammed Siraj
Fantasy team 2: Rishabh Pant, Rohit Sharma (VC), Tim Seifert, Martin Guptill, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul, Daryl Mitchell, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Trent Boult (C), Lockie Ferguson