IND vs NZ 2nd T20 Match Preview, Lineups, Pitch Report & Dream 11 Team Prediction

NZ will try to seize the series with another win, while India will try to make a comeback to level the series in the IND vs NZ 2nd T20.

Team India will take on New Zealand in the second t20 at Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on 29th January 2022. New Zealand started the series on a high, beating India by 21 runs. India will try to make a comeback while New Zealand will try to seize the series with another win. Let's go through the Match Preview of IND vs NZ 2nd T20.

New Zealand Cricket team during 1st T20
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NDTV Sports

IND vs NZ 2nd T20 Match Preview:

Match Details :
Match: India vs New Zealand – 2nd T20
Venue: Ekana Sports City, Lucknow.
Date & Time: 29th January 2023 at 7:00 PM (IST)
Where to Watch Live: Star Sports Network & Disney+Hotstar

Pitch Report: IND vs NZ 2nd T20

Ekana Sports City, Lucknow
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The SportsRush

The pitch in Lucknow is one of the most balanced surfaces in India. The average 1st innings score is 157, which drops down to 129 in the 2nd innings. The set batters can go big, but there is also help for slow bowlers. 

8 matches have been played at this venue, Five have been won by the team batting first. The numbers of whoever wins the toss might not necessarily go on to win the match. But with dew around, the teams would want to bowl first. 

Head-to-Head Stats:

Matches Played (T20I): 23
India: 12
New Zealand: 10
Tied: 1

Team News: 2nd T20


Shubman Gill has been playing brilliantly in the last few matches but in the 1st game, santner got his wicket. Gill might make a comeback in the second match as the young man has improved his game so much. Ishan Kishan clearly is not in a good form right now but he has the potential to improve a lot while Suryakumar Yadav & Washington Sundar has played brilliantly in the 1st T20. Arshdeep Singh was costly in the last over. He is going through a bad patch but he might come back in the second match.

Washington Sundar playing a shot against New Zealand
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New Zealand:

Devon Conway is in brilliant form right now. He made a half-century in the first match & helped his team to reach a good total. Daryl Mitchell also made a half-century in the first match. Santner took 2 wickets & only gave 11 runs in 4 overs in the first match & broke the backbone of Indian Batsmen. They have a slight advantage before going to the second game.

IND vs NZ 1st T20: Possible Playing XI


Ishan Kishan (wk)
Shubman Gill
Rahul Tripathi
Suryakumar Yadav
Hardik Pandya (c)
Deepak Hooda
Washington Sundar
Shivam Mavi
Kuldeep Yadav
Umran Malik
Arshdeep Singh

New Zealand:

Finn Allen
Devon Conway(w)
Mark Chapman
Daryl Mitchell
Glenn Phillips
Mitchell Santner(c)
Michael Bracewell
Jacob Duffy
Ish Sodhi
Lockie Ferguson
Blair Tickner

IND vs NZ 2nd T20 Dream 11 Team Prediction:

You must change your team if any of these players aren't announced in the starting lineup.

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