The two teams are set to battle it out in the 2nd T20I at the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. The Black Caps secured a 21-run victory over the Men in Blue in the opening T20I of the three-match series in Ranchi. New Zealand has the chance to break India’s 7-series winning streak on home soil. Let’s look at the preview of the upcoming match including head-to-head stats, suggested fantasy teams and much more.
The Indian cricket team will be looking to level the series in the 2nd T20I match, possibly making adjustments to their lineup. One potential alteration could see Shaw coming in for Gill and opening the batting alongside Kishan. Additionally, there may be a change in the bowling attack, with M. Kumar receiving his debut cap for the Indian side at the expense of Arshdeep.
The Black Caps will be looking to secure a series victory on Indian soil and maintain their winning streak. They have a formidable lineup, with players such as Finn Allen, Devon Conway, and Daryl Mitchell all proven to be dangerous in T20 cricket. Conway, in particular, has a strong understanding of conditions in the subcontinent and scored a half-century in the first T20 match. It is expected that the New Zealand team will field an unchanged lineup for the 2nd T20I.
Date & Timings
The match is scheduled to start on 29th January at 7:00 PM IST. The lineups of the match will be available at 6:30 PM on the MyTeam11 app.
Venue & Pitch Report
The 2nd T20I match between India and New Zealand will be held at the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. This stadium is the fifth largest in the nation and has a capacity of 50,000. The ground is known for its expansive boundaries, making it a challenging venue for batsmen.
The pitch is expected to be well-balanced for both batting and bowling, with a black soil surface providing support for fast bowlers while also allowing for runs to be scored. It’s worth noting that dew is expected to set in later on in the evening, something both teams should keep in mind when strategizing.
T20I Stats at Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow:
Total Matches: 5
Matches won Batting first: 5
Matches won Bowling first: 0
Average 1st innings score: 172
Average 2nd innings score: 125
Highest 1st innings score: 199/3, IND vs SL
Highest 2nd innings score: 137/8, SL vs IND
Players To Watch Out For
D Hooda: Hooda can be a match-winner with his batting prowess during the middle and death overs. His unorthodox off-spin bowling will also be crucial for Team India in the upcoming match due to the long boundaries of Ekana Stadium.
M Santner: The newly-appointed skipper of the Black Caps completely dismantled the Indian batters with his tight line and length in the 1st T20. He would be delighted to bowl at Ekana Stadium and expect to surprise Indian batsmen with his extra-bouncy top spinners on the black soil pitch.
Head-to-Head T20 Stats
Here are the probable XIs for the 2nd T20I between India and New Zealand.
India: I. Kishan (wk), P. Shaw, S. Yadav, R. Tripathi, D. Hooda, H. Pandya (c), W. Sundar, S. Mavi, K. Yadav, M. Kumar, U. Malik
New Zealand: F. Allen, D. Conway, D. Mitchell, M. Chapman, G. Phillips (wk), M. Bracewell, M. Santner (c), I. Sodhi, L. Ferguson, B. Tickner, J. Duffy
India vs New Zealand Suggested Fantasy Teams
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