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Last Update on: January 29th, 2023 at 10:21 am

India vs New Zealand Match Preview, 2nd T20I, 2023.  India will battle it out with New Zealand in the second T20I on Sunday (January 29).  Team India suffered a heavy loss in Ranchi in the 1st T20I. Hosts now will be eager to bounce back and restore the parity in Lucknow. While Kiwis buoyed by their first win on India Tour will be looking to clinch the India vs New Zealand T20I series at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium.

India vs New Zealand
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Hardik Pandya will try to keep his T20I series winning streak alive in Lucknow. So far, the all-rounder has done a good job of organising his troops and keeping his composure under pressure. Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Shivam Mavi, Mukesh Kumar, and Prithvi Shaw are just a few of the talented young players that Hardik Pandya would be raring to use.

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Devon Conway and Daryl Mitchell
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New Zealand defeated the Indian side to take a 1-0 series lead on Friday. Following India’s decision to put New Zealand into the batting, the Kiwi openers Devon Conway (52 off 35) and Finn Allen (35 off 23) made a strong start before Daryl Mitchell (59* off 30) hoisted the team on his shoulders and sped ahead. Daryl Mitchell scored 27 runs in the final over, bringing the total to 176 runs.

Washington Sundar
Washington Sundar (Image Credits: Amazon Prime)

Even though their total was respectable, the Indian batters lost early wickets. With his 47 off 34, Suryakumar Yadav swung the momentum in India’s favour, but as soon as he was dismissed, the wickets began to fall. Washington Sundar persevered till the very end, scoring his first fifty, but the Men in Blue fell 21 runs short.

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Devon Conway made a 35-ball 52, while Daryl Mitchell smashed a 30-ball unbeaten 59. For India, Washington Sundar (2/22) scalped two wickets, while Kuldeep Yadav (1/20), Shivam Mavi (1/19) and Arshdeep Singh (1/51) accounted for one batter each.

Mitchell Santner
Mitchell Santner Photo Credit: (BCCI)

Washington Sundar later came up with his maiden half-century in T20Is, scoring 50 off 28 balls and in-form batter Suryakumar Yadav scored a 34-ball 47 but it was not enough. Left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner chocked India in the middle overs, giving away just 11 runs in his four overs and dismissing two batters.

Brief Score: India vs New Zealand : 1st T20I: New Zealand: 176 for 6 in 20 overs (Daryl Mitchell 59 not out, Devon Conway 52; Washington Sundar 2/22). beat India: 155 for 9 in 20 overs (Suryakumar Yadav 47, Washington Sundar 50; Mitchell Santner 2/11) by 21 runs.

India vs New Zealand Match Preview, 2nd T20I, 2023

New Zealand crushed India by 21 runs in the first T20I at Ranchi on January 27. In the opening T20I of the three-match series, as opener Devon Conway and Daryl Mitchell both smashed half-centuries to power New Zealand to a comfortable 21-run victory.

Following a 3-0 ODI series victory, it was a major setback for India as New Zealand took an early 1-0 series lead. The Kiwi players put on their usual high-caliber show in the 1st India vs New Zealand T20I. Washington Sundar’s all-round effort went in vain.

Prithvi Shaw
Prithvi Shaw (Image Credit: Twitter)

India and New Zealand are expected to field an unchanged XI for the 2nd T20I. The likes of Rahul Tripathi (0 off 6) and Umran Malik (0/16 in 1 over) may be replaced by Prithvi Shaw and Yuzvendra Chahal respectively if the Indian team wants to change their playing XI.

India vs New Zealand: India Probable Playing XI: Ishan Kishan(w), Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya(c), Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh

India vs New Zealand: New Zealand Probable Playing XI: Finn Allen, Devon Conway(w), Mark Chapman, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner(c), Michael Bracewell, Jacob Duffy, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner

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