NZ Playing 11: The New Zealand team will lock horns in the 2nd T20I of the bilateral series against India. They woudl look to improve their performances and this fixture is expected to be a close encounter.
They had to face a loss in the last encounter against the opponent in Jaipur. The team posted a par total of 164 runs on the board, with the contribution of 70 and 63 from Martin Guptill and Mark Chapman respectively. Although the bowlers did a good job but could not defend the score. But the performances from Trent Boult and Mitchell Santner was impressive and would boost the team ahead of this fixture.
The New Zealand team have been one of the finest performers in the international circuit over the past couple of years. They will look to forget the loss in the last fixture and concentrate on the next one. The team’s batting efforts were average, barring Guptill and Chapman. The team did not get a finishing touch and would look to improve on that aspect. While the bowlers did good job to take the match onto the last over. For this fixture, the team can make 1 change in the 11, with Ish Sodhi coming in place of Todd Astle. There are no confirmed reports about Neesham’s illness.
NZ Playing 11 (likely)
New Zealand Squad: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Tim Seifert (wk), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee (c), Kyle Jamieson, Ish Sodhi, Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Lockie Ferguson
1. Mark Chapman
The top order batsman has been an impressive performer in the domestic circuit. He got his opportunity in the 1st T20I against India and scored a terrific 63 which propelled the team to a good score.
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2. Martin Guptill
The experienced opener of the New Zealand team has been consistent in providing contributions in the T20 format for the past 1 month. In the 1st T20I, he was the top scorer for the team with 70 runs.
3. Trent Boult
The fast bowler has been tidy with his line lengths, and his variations did the trick in the first fixture, where he picked 2 wickets. He was also the highest wicket taker for the team in the T20 World Cup.
4. Ish Sodhi
The spinner is expected to play this fixture in place of Todd Astle. Ish has been one of the finest performers in the T20 format and would look to continue the same form in Ranchi as well.
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