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NZ vs IND Match Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Probable Playing XI, Match Predictions for 2nd T20I of India tour of New Zealand, 2022

NZ vs IND

Match Preview

NZ vs IND: The Indian contingent has arrived in Mount Maunganui for the second T20 international against New Zealand. The second game of the India tour of New Zealand, 2022 will be played on 20th November 2022. The first game was washed out owing to continuous heavy rainfall.

Team India is on the receiving end after the T20 World Cup debacle. The hurtful semi-final loss was a tough pill to swallow. However, the team is ready for another challenge with a new team. A large number of World Cup-bound players have been rested. Hardik Pandya has been named skipper for this series. Besides, this will be Pandya’s first full-fledged international series as a captain. Hence, the pressure is on.

New Zealand, on the other hand, has also made a few changes to the squad. Trent Boult has been left out as he is a non-contracted player. Martin Guptill has also been dropped from the squad. That exclusion has raised many eyebrows and critics are questioning his future with the team. Interestingly, he was benched for the whole T20 World Cup. Furthermore, the skipper, Kane Williamson’s form is also a concern. Hence, they have a lot of boxes to tick for this fixture and series.

Match Details for NZ vs IND

Series: India tour of New Zealand, 2022

Date: 20th November 2022 (Sunday)

Time: 12:00 PM IST

Venue: Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui

Live Streaming: Amazon Prime Video

Pitch Report for NZ vs IND

The wicket will behave like a typical New Zealand pitch. There will be an ample amount of bounce and movement for the pacers. Also, the ground has short boundaries which will help batters score better. However, spinners are not going to be very handy on this surface. Lastly, bowling first is definitely the best choice on this wicket.

Probable Playing XI

New Zealand

Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wicket-keeper), Kane Williamson (captain), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Adam Milne, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner

India

Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya (captain), Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik

Match Predictions for NZ vs IND

New Zealand is the most likely winner of this game. The condition is best suited to their team combination. Moreover, New Zealand is fielding a much more experienced side compared to India. Hence, the challenge will be a little tough for the visitors. Hardik Pandya’s leadership skills will be put to test simultaneously. Nonetheless, an exciting contest is ahead of us for sure.

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