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| On Nov 18, 2021 8:21 PM IST

IND vs NZ: Possible India Playing 11 for 2nd T20I


IND Playing 11: In the 2nd T20I of the bilateral series, the Indian team will meet New Zealand at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi. Their confidence will be boosted by the performance in the 1st T20I.

They won the 1st T20I against New Zealand team by 5 wickets. The opposition posted a total of 164 runs on the board, with Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ravichandran Ashwin picking 2 wickets each. Then, the top order batters Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav laid a strong platform for the Indian team, and got a support from Rishabh Pant to chase down the total in the last over of the innings.

Team News

  • The Indian team secured victory in the 1st T20I against New Zealand.
  • No changes expected in the India Playing 11 for the 2nd T20I.

IND Playing 11 (likely)

The Indian team will be confident of their abilities after winning the first fixture at Jaipur. The team’s bowling performance was average in the first 15 overs. But, they pulled it off well in the last 5, with perfect execution of plans. The team’s batting performances came through well, with Rohit and Surya being the key contributor. But, Shreyas and Venkatesh Iyer would look to learn from their mistakes and win the match for the team. The wicket keeper Rishabh Pant would look to get back his hitting prowess in the 2nd T20I. Although the team had few discrepancies, but they are expected to play with nearly the same 11 in the 2nd T20I.

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IND Playing 11 (likely)

1. Rohit Sharma (c)
2. KL Rahul
3. Suryakumar Yadav
4. Rishabh Pant (wk)
5. Shreyas Iyer
6. Venkatesh Iyer

7. R Ashwin
8. Axar Patel
9. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
10. Deepak Chahar
11. Mohammad Siraj

India Squad

India Squad: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Ishan Kishan, Venkatesh Iyer, Ruturaj Gaikwad

4 Fantasy picks for India vs New Zealand from IND

1. KL Rahul

The opening batsman could not trouble the score much in the 1st T20I, but has all the skills and capabilities to make a comeback and win the series for the home team.

Name Matches Runs Average
KL Rahul 55 1766 40.13

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2. Suryakumar Yadav

Surya looked flawless with his hitting in the first fixture of the bilateral series and scored 62 off 40 balls. In 9 T20Is, he has garnered 243 runs at an average of 48.60.

Name Matches Runs Average
Suryakumar Yadav 9 243 48.60

3. Ravichandran Ashwin

The ace spinner of the Indian team was terrific with his executions to restrict the New Zealand team. He took 2 wickets in a single over, and can be a differential pick for your fantasy team.

Name Matches Wickets Average
Ravichandran Ashwin 50 60 `21.31

4. Bhuvneshwar Kumar

The pacer was back at his natural self with wicket taking abilities with the new ball and containing runs in the death overs. He gave away 24 runs by picking 2 wickets off 4 overs in the 1st T20I.

Name Matches Wickets Average
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 53 52 25

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