IND vs NZ Live Score 2nd T20I, India vs New Zealand Live Score, 2nd T20I, 2023.
On Friday, the 29th of January, India will lock horns with New Zealand in the 2nd T20I at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow. New Zealand are on a tour of India and will play a 3-match T20I series and are leading the series 1-0.
The first match was forgettable for India, their batting was below par and It was probably the wrong move to exclude Yuzvendra Chahal on a spinning pitch, the seamers went for plenty of runs as well.
The top order seemed to be clueless against the Kiwi spinners. However, Washington Sundar emerged as the biggest positive for the hosts, scoring 50 runs and scalping two wickets for only 22 runs in his four-over spell.
So, moving on to this game, India would like better returns from their batting unit and Arshdeep Singh, who was very expensive in Ranchi. Despite the key players’ absence, team India looks rock-solid, studded with the likes of Suryakumar Yadav, Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Arshdeep Singh.
It will also be interesting to see if Prithvi Shaw makes his much-awaited international comeback in the very first game. He will fight a virtual contest with Gill, Ishan, and Ruturaj Gaikwad for an opening slot in the playing XI.
On the other hand, New Zealand outclassed India in all departments in the first game. Finn Allen and Daryl Mitchell, who were abysmal in ODIs, surprised the hosts with some sensational hitting.
Devon Conway was at his usual best, Lockie Ferguson, Mitchell Santner struck at crucial junctures. So, ahead of this game, everything looks sorted for the visitors, and they will look to replicate a similar feat in Lucknow.
Mitchell Santner was brilliant as a captain and also led from the front, New Zealand will be looking to seal the series in Lucknow.
IND vs NZ: Head-to-Head
IND vs NZ Head-to-Head (in T20s):
Total matches played – 23
India has won – 12
Bangladesh has won – 10
No Result: 1
IND vs NZ: Pitch Report
The pitch here in Lucknow as favoured the batters.The last time this venue hosted a T20I was around 11 months ago in a contest where India smashed 199/2. India and South Africa also played out a 40-over contest last October that saw both teams score over six an over. The captain who wins the toss will look to chase as there will be dew in the latter half of the 2nd innings.
IND vs NZ: Live Telecast and Live Streaming
The IND vs NZ 2023 series will be Telecasted live on Star Sports network (Star Sports 1, Star Sports 3, and Star Sports HD) and will be streamed live on the Disney+Hotstar app
IND vs NZ: Squad
India: Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan(w), Rahul Tripathi, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya(c), Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Shivam Mavi, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jitesh Sharma, Mukesh Kumar, Prithvi Shaw
New Zealand: Finn Allen, Devon Conway(w), Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner(c), Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner, Jacob Duffy, Michael Rippon, Dane Cleaver, Henry Shipley, Ben Lister
Also Read: IND vs NZ: India T20 Squad for New Zealand
IND vs NZ: Form Guide
India: L W L W T W (most recent first)
New Zealand: W T L L W L (most recent first)
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