New Zealand and India go head to head in the second T20I in Mount Maunganui on Sunday, November 20. Rain played spoilsport in the first T20I. Due to persistent rain, the ground conditions were not ideal which meant that the match had to be ultimately abandoned.
The series will well and truly kick off from the second T20I. Both teams are fresh from their T20 World Cup campaign. India lost to England in the semi-final while the Kiwis lost to Pakistan.
Hardik Pandya will lead India in the series in the absence of the senior players. The likes of Rohit Sharma Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah, and Ravindra Jadeja all have been rested from the series. This is a young Indian side ready to take on the Kiwi challenge. Kane Williamson will continue to lead the Kiwis.
After the T20I series, India and New Zealand will play a three-match ODI series. The 1st ODI is set to take place on November 25 at Eden Park in Auckland. The 2nd ODI will be played on November 27 at Seddon Park in Hamilton while the 3rd ODI takes place on November 30 at Hagley Oval in Christchurch. Shikhar Dhawan will lead India in the ODI series.
India last played New Zealand in New Zealand in a bilateral series in 2020. India whitewashed the Kiwis 5-0 in the T20I series winning two matches on Super Over. The Kiwis came back to win the ODI and the Test series.
India and New Zealand last played a T20I series last year in November 2021. During the series, New Zealand visited India for three T20I games. New Zealand lost all three T20I games and faced a 0-3 whitewash in that series. New Zealand also played a Test series later that they lost 1-0.
NZ vs IND Head-to-Head Records, New Zealand’s Head-to-Head Record Against India – India Tour Of New Zealand 2022, 2nd T20I
Total matches played: 20
Matches won by IND:11
Matches won by NZ: 9
Last 5 Matches (IND 4, NZ 1)
Matches played in New Zealand: 10 (IND 6, NZ 4)
IND average score against NZ: 154
NZ average score against IND: 161
Most runs for IND: 511 (Rohit Sharma)
Most runs for NZ: 426 (Colin Munro)
Most wickets for IND: 12 (Jasprit Bumrah)
Most wickets for NZ: 20 (Ish Sodhi)