IND vs NZ Today Match Prediction for India vs New Zealand 2nd T20I– Who Will Win IND vs NZ match?

Published on: Jan 28, 2023 3:01 pm IST|Updated on: Jan 29, 2023 10:54 am IST

IND vs NZ 2nd T20I

IND vs NZ 2nd T20I: The T20I series between India and New Zealand kick started on 27th January. It was a close encounter that saw visitors thumping hosts by 21 runs and taking 1-0 lead in the series. The focus now shifts on the second game which will be a series deciding game and will played on 29th January in Lucknow.

IND vs NZ Match Details

Fixture Name: India vs New Zealand, 2nd T20I
Competition: New Zealand tour of India 2023
Date: 29th January 2022
Time: 7:00 PM IST
Ground: Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow

IND vs NZ Pitch Report

The pitch at Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow is generally a batting friendly surface. But it offers something for spinners as well. The ground being big will favour spinners. The average first and second innings total at this ground is 157 and 129, which suggests that it a low scoring ground. The venue so far has hosted 8 games out of which 5 have been won by teams batting first whereas 3 by teams bowling first. With the record this ground possess, it’s fair to say that captain winning the toss would want to bat first.


India – D W L W L
New Zealand – L NR L NR W

IND vs NZ Probable Playing XIs


Ishan Kishan (WK), Prithvi Shaw, Rahul Tripathi, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya (C), Deepak Hooda, Washington Sunder, Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh

New Zealand:

Devon Conway, Finn Allan, Mark Chapman, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Dane Cleaver, Mitchell Santner (c), Ish Sodhi, Jacob Duffy, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner

IND vs NZ Probable Top Performers

Probable Best Batter

Ishan Kishan– Stats in T20I 

Indian batter Ishan Kishan is expected to be the best batter in the second T20I between India and New Zealand. The southpaw has been in the decent form of late but struggled to get going in the first game. He’s expected to shine in the second game and set the stage on fire. His stats in shortest format of the game are exceptional too.

Matches Runs Average Strike rate 100s/50s H/S
25 633 127.37 127.36 0/4 89

Probable Best Bowler

Ish Sodhi – Stats in T20Is 

New Zealand spinner Ishan Sodhi missed the ODI series due to injury but made a staggering comeback in the T20I series. He continued his good record against India and troubled them. He’s likely to be the best bowler in the second T20I between India and New Zealand. The leg-spinner has often troubled Indian batters and is expected to do the same. His stats are staggering as he has picked 112 wickets in 88 games

Matches Wickets Economy Average 5W Best
88 112  8.05 22.29 0 4/28

IND vs NZ Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s Match Between India and New Zealand  

  • The last time India and New Zealand played in the T20I series, Hardik Pandya led his side to a 1-0 win.
  • Overall in 23 games, India has won 12 whereas New Zealand has 10 wins to their name.
  • If India losses the series, it’ll be their fourth series loss in T20Is against New Zealand
  • India whitewashed New Zealand in the three-match ODI series.
  • According to the IND vs NZ today match prediction, IND is the favorite to win this match.

IND vs NZ Head to Head T20I Record 

Matches Played IND Won NZ Won Draw
23 12 10 1

Today’s Match Prediction: India to win the match

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