NZ vs IND: Why is Sanju Samson Not Playing Today’s New Zealand vs India 2nd T20I Match?

Updated on: Nov 20, 2022 11:49 am IST

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    Sanju Samson NZ vs IND: In a massive breaking news development, India’s Sanju Samson is not playing the second T20I encounter against New Zealand scheduled to be hosted at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui. The first T20I encounter between New Zealand and India was abandoned due to persistent rains at the Sky Stadium in Wellington.

    NZ vs IND: Why is Sanju Samson Not Playing Today’s New Zealand vs India 2nd T20I Match?

    After losing the toss and being asked to bat first, India’s captain Hardik Pandya mentioned that Sanju Samson unfortunately misses out on the playing 11 for this second T20I game against New Zealand. Incidentally, Samson performed really well during the last ODI series against South Africa at home. On the other hand, India are already playing with two wicket-keeper options, Rishabh Pant and Ishan Kishan. The duo of Shreyas Iyer and Deepak Hooda are also part of the middle-order for this second match, however, it will be really interesting to see the two openers for the Men in Blue.

    “To get a game, a proper 20-over game, is exciting. We still need to assess the conditions and see how the wicket is behaving. If the wicket doesn’t help you, and you try playing shots and lose wickets, and it doesn’t rain, you might be in a difficult position. We’ll assess the situation, and if the rain comes, we’ll reassess. I don’t think in international cricket, if you come, I don’t think pace or bounce makes a difference now. It’s challenging. But you have the skillset to cope up with it in international cricket,” said Indian captain Hardik Pandya during the toss.

    IND Playing 11

    1. Ishan Kishan
    2. Rishabh Pant (wk)
    3. Shreyas Iyer
    4. Suryakumar Yadav
    5. Deepak Hooda
    6. Hardik Pandya (C)
    7. Washington Sundar
    8. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
    9. Mohammed Siraj
    10. Arshdeep Singh
    11. Yuzvendra Chahal

    India vs New Zealand Schedule

    Date Format Match Time Venue Result
    18 November, 2022 (Friday) 1st T20I New Zealand vs India 12 PM IST Sky Stadium, Wellington No Result
    20 November, 2022 (Sunday) 2nd T20I New Zealand vs India 12 PM IST Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
    22 November, 2022 (Tuesday) 3rd T20I New Zealand vs India 12 PM IST McClean Park, Napier
    25 November, 2022 (Friday) 1st ODI New Zealand vs India 7 AM IST Eden Park, Auckland
    27 November, 2022 (Sunday) 2nd ODI New Zealand vs India 7 AM IST Seddon Park, Hamilton
    30 November, 2022 (Wednesday) 3rd ODI New Zealand vs India 7 AM IST Hagley Oval, Christchurch

     

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