After washing the chain opener, India New Zealand is set to lock horns at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui. Fans of both teams hope to finally see some action and pray to the rain gods. The first of three matches without a ball must be abandoned due to rain.
After a heartbreaking exit from the T20 Globalism In the semi-finals, both India and New Zealand will be keen to make a strong comeback. The Indian team management has rested several senior players including captain Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. In their absence, Hardik Pandya will lead the team while Rishabh Pant will be his deputy.
The Indian side has provided opportunities to many youngsters including Imran Malik, Ishaan Kishan and others. However, the challenge will not be easy for Hardik and his teammates. Because New Zealanders are a tough opponent. And at home, they can be even more deadly.
The New Zealanders will be desperate to leave their semi-final exit behind and carry on into the new season. New Zealand’s aggressive attack will face tough questions ahead of the young Indian batting line and it will be an exciting match to watch. At home, New Zealand may have an added advantage, but the Indian team is looking to put their best foot forward and post a winning streak.
The second match of the T20I series between India and New Zealand will be played at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on Sunday 18 November. The weather today is expected to be mostly cloudy with temperatures approaching 14°C. There is a good chance of rain during the match as there is a 65% chance of rain during the match time. Wind speeds are expected to be around 13 km/h with a humidity of 83%.
The pitch at Bay Oval is a good track to bat. It is expected to help the batsmen and with shorter bounds, fans may get a chance to witness the second T20I run festival. However, the pitch may offer something for fast bowlers in the early game with some help from potentially cloudy conditions.
India (India) vs New Zealand (New Zealand) Possible starting XI:
The expected starting lineup for India: Hardik Pandya (c), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant (week), Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patil, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Muhammad Siraj
New Zealand expected starting lineup: Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Mitchell Santner, Daryl Mitchell, James Nesam, Lucky Ferguson, Tim Southee, Esh Soddy, Adam Milne