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2nd T20 Predictions: India vs New Zealand

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India will cross swords with New Zealand in the 2nd encounter of the 3-match T20I series.

This match will be played on the 20th of November at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui.

Rain spoiled the opening match of the series as it was washed out without a single ball being bowled. Fans will hope that they will get to witness a complete on Sunday without any rain interruption. 

India and New Zealand were the table toppers of their respective group in the recently concluded T20I World Cup in Australia but both teams lost the semi-finals.

New Zealand lost the first semi-final against Pakistan while India got thrashed by England in the second semi-final.

Team India is currently the number one ranked T20I side in the world on the ICC rankings while the Kiwis are placed at the 5th position on the ranking table. 

Hardik Pandya is leading a second-strength Indian team as some of the key players have been rested after the T20 world cup.

Rishabh Pant is appointed as the vice-captain of team India. This young side will be keen to give a tough time to the strong New Zealand side in their own backyard.

A series win with this second strength will be a huge achievement for skipper Hardik Pandya. 

On the other hand, New Zealand will come hard on this young Indian side under the leadership of Kane Williamson and they will be eying to take their revenge for that 5-0 defeat against India in 2020. 

Live Streaming and Broadcast 

This match will be broadcast live on Star Sports network while the Live streaming will be available on Fan code and Amazon Prime. 

Match Details:

Match – 2nd T20I 2022 

Teams – India vs New Zealand 

Date – 20th November 2022

Time – 12:00 PM IST

Venue –  Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui 

Average 1st innings total

The average 1st innings score at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui is 172 runs. 

Head-to-Head record in T20Is:

Here is the head-to-head record between India and New Zealand in T20 Internationals. 

Total Matches Played – 21

India won – 11

New Zealand won – 9

Tie/ No Result – 1

Pitch Report:

The pitch at Mount Maunganui can help the pacers early on but it is known as a batting-friendly surface.

The boundaries are quite short at this venue so a high-scoring game is expected between these two sides.

The team winning the toss will like to bowl first and chase the total on this wicket. 

Weather Report:

The temperature is expected to hover around 15°C with 78% humidity and 15 to 30km/hr wind speed on the match day. There are more than 70 percent chance of rain during the match.

Squads:

Here are the squads of both sides for the T20 International series;

India:

Hardik Pandya (C), Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik.

New Zealand:

Kane Williamson ©, Michael Bracewell, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Lockie Ferguson, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Blair Tickner.

Possible Playing XIs:

Here are the possible playing XIs of both teams, 

India:

Hardik Pandya ©, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Surya Kumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar

New Zealand:

Kane Williamson ©, Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Blair Tickner

Winner Prediction:

India defeated New Zealand by 5-0 in the 2020 T20I series but this time they are playing with a second-strength side.

Meanwhile, New Zealand has played some excellent cricket against India in recent times and they will come hard against this young Indian side.

New Zealand has a well-balanced side with a lot of match-winners in their lineup. 

Hence, we predict that New Zealand will beat India in the second T20 International of this series. 

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