After a dominating performance in the first T20I, New Zealand could not come up with a collective performance in the second T20I. India was able to tick the right boxes as the visitors were able to hit the ground running. Meanwhile, New Zealand will like to achieve success against the potent Indian side. We try to decode New Zealand’s Predicted Playing XI.

The hosts could not come up with a good batting performance as they were kept in check by the Indian bowling line-up. Krunal Pandya came up with a fine show as he took three wickets to push the hosts on the backfoot. Colin de Grandhomme scored a blistering fifty to help his side get to a respectable score.

Here is the look at New Zealand’s Predicted Playing XI:

Tim Seifert

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The wicketkeeper-batsman was at his best in the first match. However, he was not able to repeat his performance in the second match. Hence, he would like to get going.

Colin Munro

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Colin Munro hasn’t batted at the top of his game against the Indian team. Thus, southpaw batsman will like to deliver the goods.

Kane Williamson

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New Zealand captain has got off to starts against the Men in Blue. However, the stylish batsman hasn’t been able to convert his starts into substantial scores.

Ross Taylor

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Ross Taylor has scored some crucial knocks but has failed to hit the ground running from the get-go. The experienced batsman will like to bring his best to the table.

Colin de Grandhomme

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Colin de Grandhomme had scored a blistering fifty in the second game to keep his team in the game. The right-hander pyrotechnics is a great advantage for the side.

New Zealand will like to turn the tables.

James Neesham

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James Neesham had scored a fighting knock of 44 runs from 32 balls in the final ODI. However, he hasn’t received his chance in the T20I series. Consequently, it would be a good opportunity to draft him in the playing XI.

Scott Kuggeleijn 

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The all-rounder has done a great job in his young career. Scott had provided the finishing touches in the first match and has done a decent job with the ball.

Mitchell Santner

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Southpaw Mitchell Santner is going to hold the key for the hosts. Santner can keep the runs down as he has the skills to bowl accurate line and length.

Tim Southee

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Tim Southee hasn’t been at his best in the white ball format in the recent past. The veteran fast bowler will like to return to his best in the all-important decider.

Ish Sodhi

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Ish Sodhi had done a good job in the first match of the series. However, Sodhi could not come up with an impressive show in the second match. Thus, the leg-spinner will like to turn the tables.

Lockie Ferguson

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The gun fast bowler has impressed with his brisk pace. Lockie has consistently clocked speed in excess of 145 km/h. Hence, Ferguson will like to keep breathing down the neck of the Indian batsmen.