The India vs. New Zealand game starts today at 12:00 p.m. Indian Standard Time. The first game was washed out completely. This game is expected to usher the Indian cricket team into a new era. It will be an era of split captaincy. There are rumors that Hardik Pandya might take up captaincy of the Indian T20I team as a full-time captain. With that being said, how will India approach the game? How will New Zealand deal with the absence of Trent Boult? Here is an in-depth look:
Indian Cricket Team Preview Before India VS New Zealand 2nd T20I:
The Indian Cricket Team will be looking to forget the beating that they received at the hands of England in the Semi-finals. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be leading the bowling attack. He has a good set of players with immense potential around him. The likes of Mohammed Siraj and Arshdeep Singh have great skill sets. In the batting the depth is immense. There is word around that Rishabh Pant might open the batting. If he does, this opens a slot for Sanju Samson in the India VS New Zealand 2nd T20I.
Hardik Pandya (c), Rishabh Pant (VC), Ishan Kishan, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik
Expected Playing XI:
Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik / Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh.
New Zealand Cricket Team Preview Before India VS New Zealand 2nd T20I:
The New Zealand team, as mentioned earlier has found a new bunch of heroes in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022. Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, and Trent Boult are all the players who came to the rescue when it mattered the most. They also felt the pangs of playing a controlled and calculated game in the semi-finals. They will also be keen on getting over that loss as early as possible. The India VS New Zealand 2nd T20I is a good chance to do so.
New Zealand Squad:
Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Adam Milne, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner, Michael Bracewell, and Ish Sodhi.
Expected Playing XI:
Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Adam Milne, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner
Predictions for India VS New Zealand 2nd T20I:
Hardik Pandya, the Indian skipper will have a good game with the ball and the bat. He has had a splendid 2022 season and he will be keen to end it on a high note. He will bat at number 5 and will also bowl at least 2 overs. For the Kiwis, their top performer can be Finn Allen. The game will be won by India if the rain doesn’t interrupt the India VS New Zealand 2nd T20I.
Venue and Timings:
The India VS New Zealand 2nd T20I will begin at 12pm Indian Standard Time onwards. The game will be telecasted on DD Sports and DD National. But the official broadcasting rights have been awarded to Amazon Prime Video. This video streaming service has a tie-up with the NZ Cricket Association. So, the game can be viewed on Amazon Prime.
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