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India vs New Zealand Second T20 Match Preview

In the first match of the three-match T20 series between India and New Zealand, India's young boys dominated over the Kiwis to take a 1-0 lead in the series. The second match of the series will be played today at Ranchi, which India will look to win and clinch the series, while New Zealand will try to level the series by winning the match. 


India's win over the Kiwis in the first match gained them some confidence as they had a bad campaign at the World T20 Cup. Team India had a good balance in the first match. Venkatesh Iyer made his debut for Team India while Axar Patel got a chance in the playing XI in place of Chahal. Team India may come down with the same playing XI in today's match. 

Team India has good and balanced batting order with Rohit, Rahul in the opening order, followed by Suryakumar, Venkatesh in the middle order. Yadav's half century in the previous match was a good sight for the fans. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar had a great spell, Ashwin also bowled brilliantly as a spinner. Deepak Chahar and Siraj proved to be a little expensive among the fast bowlers.

New Zealand

New Zealand have never beaten India on their home ground in the T20 series. They also had a poor start in this series as well. The batsmen, Martin Guptill and Mark Chapman, did their job decently but the absence of Kane Williamson and Jimmy Neesham for the series is a big blow for the Kiwis.

Dew had created problems for New Zealand in the last match as the bowlers were not getting help from the pitch in the second innings. However New Zealand have a superb bowling lineup with Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee and Todd Astle. If luck supports them at the time of the toss, we expect them to be more effective against the Indian batting.

Weather Report

The minimum and maximum temperatures at Ranchi will be 15 and 27 degrees, respectively. The humidity will be around 54 percent with little chances of precipitation.

Pitch Report

Ranchi's pitch is considered good for batting. The average score of the team batting first here is 152. In that case, we can also see a high scoring match here today. Winning the toss, the teams will look to bowl first as dew can create an impact in Ranchi too. 

Probable Playing XI For India

Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Siraj

Probable Playiing XI For New Zealand

Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert (wk), Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee (c), Todd Astle, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.

Key Players


Suryakumar Yadav

KL Rahul

New Zealand:

Martin Guptill

Tim Southee

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