India vs New Zealand 2021, 2nd T20I: Preview – Pitch Report, Probable XIs & Match Prediction

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  • India will take on New Zealand in the second T20I at Ranchi's JSCA International Stadium Complex.

  • India are leading the three-match series 1-0.

India vs New Zealand 2021, 2nd T20I: Preview – Pitch Report, Probable XIs & Match Prediction
India vs New Zealand, 2nd T20I, Match Preview (Image Source: @Blackcaps)
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India will face New Zealand in the second T20I of the ongoing three-match series at JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi on Friday.

India are leading the series 1-0 after a thrilling five-wicket win in the opening game at Jaipur. The hosts would be looking forward to registering another victory to seal the series.

On the other hand, New Zealand would be aiming to bounce back in order to stay alive in the three-match leg.

Head-to-Head record:

Played: 18 | IND won: 09 | NZ won: 09 | No result: 0

Pitch report:

The pitch on offer in Ranchi will get better as the game progresses. Since it’s an evening fixture, dew will favour the team batting second. So, the captain who wins the toss would prefer to field first at this venue.

Probable XIs:

India: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Venkatesh Iyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Mohammad Siraj/Harshal Patel

New Zealand: Tim Southee (c), Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Todd Astle/Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson/Adam Milne, Trent Boult

Match Prediction:

Case 1:

  • IND wins the toss and bowls first
  • Powerplay score: 40-50
  • New Zealand total: 140-150

Case 2:

  • NZ wins the toss and bowls first
  • Powerplay score: 45-55
  • India total: 150-160

Team batting second to win the contest.

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