Auckland, February 08, Friday at 11:30 AM IST
After the biggest defeats in T20Is in terms of runs, the Men in Blue would be hoping to bounce back and save the series when both the sides will feature at Eden Park, Auckland in the second T20I on Friday. The visitors were outplayed in all three departments at Wellington and the Kiwis took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series after an easy record 80-runs win.
After getting to bat first, the hosts posted a massive total of 219-6 with the help of blistering 84 runs off just 43 balls from wicketkeeper-opener Tim Siefert, who came as a replacement for the injured Martin Guptill. Colin Munro (34 of 20), Kane Williamson (34 of 22) and Scott Kuggeleijn (20 of 7) were the other contributors to take the score past 200.
Coming to chase, India found themselves in extreme pressure at the end of PowerPlay when they lost both the openers for just 52 runs on the board. With the wickets falling down at the regular interval, India collapsed down to mere 139 with four balls to spare.
In the second game, a couple of changes can be seen on either side. The visitors were let down by the bowlers in the first game. Hardik Pandya, Khaleel Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal and Bhuvneshwar Kumar were quite expensive and with M Siraj, Siddarth Kaul, Kedar Jadhav and Kuldeep Yadav warming the bench, the management might look for replacements. In batting, Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik were at the receiving end and with Sbhubman Gill sitting out, any one of the two can be seen making way for the youngster.
While there's no need for a change in New Zealand, Daryl Mitchell and Colin de Grandhomme's ordinary outing might force one. James Neesham and Doug Bracewell warmed the bench during the first game.
Total – 09
India – 02
New Zealand – 07
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The probable IND vs NZ playing 11 is listed below.
Wicketkeeper: MS Dhoni
Batsmen: Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik/S Gill/K Jadhav
All-rounder: Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Vijay Shankar
Bowlers: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal/Kuldeep Yadav, K Khaleel Ahmed/S Kaul/M Siraj
New Zealand –
Wicketkeeper: Tim Seifert
Batsmen: Kane Williamson (c), Colin Munro, Ross Taylor
All-rounder: Colin de Grandhomme, Daryl Mitchell/Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner
Bowlers: Scott Kuggeleijn, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson
Kane Williamson(c), Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, Doug Bracewell, Lockie Ferguson, Scott Kuggeleijn, Colin Munro, Daryl Mitchell, Ish Sodhi, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Blair Tickner, James Neesham
Rohit Sharma(c), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Vijay Shankar, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, K Khaleel Ahmed, Shubman Gill, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Siraj
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Fantasy picks from India –
For India to make a comeback, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan at the top will have to fire at first.
MS Dhoni and Pandya brothers – Krunal & Hardik will have to put a much better show this time
In bowling, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar will have to provide early breakthroughs.
Fantasy picks from New Zealand –
The hosts will be once again hoping for a stable start from Tim Siefert and Colin Munro
Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor will form the middle order and would like to take it deep
Allrounders will play a crucial role and it will be interesting to watch if Jimmy Neesham gets a game here
Tim Southee returned with three wickets in the first game and will lead the attack
Lockie Ferguson, M Santner and Ish Sodhi will also be crucial.
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