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NZ vs IND 2nd T20I Dream11 Prediction

Match Date: 26th January 2020, Sunday
Match Timing: 7.50 pm (12.20 pm IST)
Match Venue: Eden Park stadium, Auckland
Expected Crowd Turnout:   30,000

New Zealand will face India in the second of the 5-match T20I series at the Eden Park stadium in Auckland on Sunday. In the first T20I, which was played at the same venue, saw a high scoring match with NZ scoring 204 and India chasing it down in 19 overs. 

Will an in-form India, who won just their second T20I match in NZ on Friday, extend their lead? Or will Kane Williamson & Co. improve their bowling performance and level the series at 1-1?

Here is complete NZ vs IND 2nd T20I Dream11 Prediction:

Key Players in form NZ- Colin Munro, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor

IND- KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer

Weather Conditions Partly Cloudy.

24°C, 65% Humidity, Winds up to 25 km/hr. 1% Precipitation.

Toss Advantage Sides batting first have won more games (10 in 19 T20Is). However, Virat Kohli and co went against the script, pulling off a victory while chasing on Friday.
Pitch Report Auckland’s Eden Park is an out and out batting pitch with short boundaries. In the last match, there was no grass on the pitch. The hard deck allowed the ball to come upon the bat well, giving no advantage to bowlers, seamers in particular. Expect a high scoring game.
Venue Stats Average 1st Innings score: 168

Average 2nd Inns score: 149

Highest total recorded: 245/5  by Aus vs NZ, 2018

Lowest total recorded: 107/10 by NZ vs SA, 2017

Highest score chased: 245 by Aus vs NZ, 2018

Lowest score chased: 165/7  by RSA vs NZ

Injury Updates India: Shikhar Dhawan,  Hardik Pandya, Deepak Chahar

NZ: Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Tom Latham, Doug Bracewell, Will Young, Adam Milne, Seth Rance 

Head-to-Head NZ 8 – 4 IND
Form NZ–  L L L W W (most recent first)

IND – W W W W L  (most recent first)

Squads New Zealand: Kane Williamson (C), Hamish Bennett, Martin Guptill, Scott Kuggeleijn, Daryl Mitchell, Colin Munro, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert (WK), Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Blair Tickner, Tom Bruce (matches 4-5), Colin de Grandhomme (matches 1-3).

India: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma (VC), KL Rahul, Sanju Samson Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (WK), Shivam Dube, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur

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Wicket-Keepers

KL Rahul is a safer wicket-keeping and batting choice for the Indian team as he is more reliable in scoring runs. Moreover, he has been in some terrific form of late. Rahul was explosive in his last match when he opened the innings and scored 56 in just 27 balls. In the last 5 innings before that, Rahul has scored- 62, 11, 91, 45 and 54.

Rahul can be alternated with NZ’s T Siefert. Siefert has a good record against India scoring 140 runs in 4 matches with an average of 35 and strike rate of 170.73. He also has a half-century against the Men in Blue. 

Batsmen

New Zealand’s batsmen had a good game in the first T20I against India. Martin Guptill 30 (19) and Colin Munro 59 (42) opened with some explosive hitting. Also, note that Munro is the highest run-scorer against India in T20I scoring 307 runs in 8 matches at an average of 43.85 and strike rate of 159.89. 

Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor then followed by scoring half-centuries and push NZ past the 200. While Williamson (51) scored with a strike rate of 195.15, Taylor (54*) fared slightly better at a strike rate of 200. Both also have a decent record against India in T20Is. Williamson has 216 in 9 matches (Avg: 24, SR: 126.31) and Taylor has 237 in 9 matches (Avg: 39.50, SR: 138.59)

Virat Kohli showed why he is one of the best batsmen in the world across all formats. He scored 45 off 32, stabilising the middle order after Rohit Sharma fell cheaply. Moreover, the skipper has scored 242 runs in T20I against NZ at an average of 48.4.

Shreyas Iyer strengthened his case to play at the number 4 position with an explosive half-century. Iyer came in at a crucial time when India needed 90 in 60 balls. Despite playing only his first match in New Zealand, Iyer showed no nerves as he took over the responsibility once Kohli departed. He was named the Man of the Match. 

Manish Pandey is another good option to select in the second team. He played well helping India to finish the run chase with ease, scoring 14 in 12 balls. Pandey has 67 in last 3 T20Is with a strike rate of 155.81. Pandey has been playing a decent role towards the end of the innings for India since the Sri Lanka tour. 

All-rounders 

New Zealand all-rounder Mitchell Santer has picked 11 wickets in 5 matches at a brilliant average of 12.81, making him a must-have. However, he did not have the best of the games on Friday, finishing 1/50. Despite that, Santer is a player to watch because he has 10 T20I wickets in 8 games and has a decent economy of 7.77 against India. 

Shivam Dube had a good outing against NZ in the first T20I, picking the wicket of opener Martin Guptill before taking the catch of Colin de Grandhomme. With the bat, Dube scored 13 in 9 balls, which included a four and a maximum. Dube can be alternated with Ravindra Jadeja.

Jadeja was not at his economical self in the first T20I. However, he picked the wicket of Grandhomme. The last time Jadeja batted against NZ, he scored a 59-ball 77 in the WC semi-final and will be raring to repeat the feat again in the second T20I. 

Bowlers 

In the first T20I, both Indian and NZ bowlers got tossed for runs. And since the match will be played at the same venue, prefer picking lesser and more economical bowlers. Jasprit Bumrah was very economical in the Indian team, finishing with an economy of 7.75 and a wicket. 

It is highly likely that Kuldeep Yadav would be selected Yuzvendra Chahal in the second match. Kuldeep Yadav is in brilliant T20 form, having picked 6 wickets in his last 3 T20s. Yadav has 39 wickets in just 21 games in his T20I career and has an average of 12 against NZ in 2 T20I matches.  

Ish Sodhi is a must considering he has picked 13 wickets against India in T20Is, including those of Rahul and Dube on Friday. 

The absence of Lockie Ferguson and Trent Boult makes Tim Southee the Kiwis best seamer. Although he had a bad game on Friday, the Kiwi pacer has a good record against India with 7 wickets in 8 games. B Tickner can be used instead of Southee in the second team. Tickner was expensive but got the important wicket of Virat Kohli.

Captain & Vice-Captain Choices

Virat Kohli; Kane Williamson; Ross Taylor

Virat Kohli is a great captain choice considering the form he is in. Averaging almost 50 in every T20I match, his role will be crucial in run chases. Kane Williamson is another good choice for both captain and VC. Williamson is consistent and is among the top-run getters for the Kiwis against India. 

Ross Taylor is a good choice for VC. Taylor has been consistent in scoring runs and is a safe VC choice. Moreover, Taylor is an excellent fielder when it comes to taking catches and run-outs. Not to forget all three of them have been in a pretty good form. 

NZ vs IND 2nd T20I Dream11 Prediction Team 1

KL Rahul (WK), C Munro, K Williamson, R Taylor, V Kohli, S Iyer, M Santner, S Dube, I Sodhi, J Bumrah, Y Chahal 

NZ vs IND 2nd T20I Dream11 Prediction Team 2

KL Rahul (WK), K Williamson, R Taylor, R Shama, V Kohli, M Santner, R Jadeja, I Sodhi, B Tickner, J Bumrah, Y Chahal

Manan Dharamshi
I usually describe myself with three 'F's, i.e, Food, Football and Films. Born and Brought up in Bangalore since the mid-1990s, I have always had a huge interest in playing football, cricket and watching other sports. People who know me always tell I bleed football. Sports, and Football, in particular, has helped me through hard times and helped me to shape my view on the world. And that is one of the reasons why I want to serve as a Sports Journalist.

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