The second match of the ongoing three-match T20 series between India and New Zealand will be played in Ranchi today. Team India has won the first match of the T20 tri-series by five wickets against New Zealand. In such a situation the Rohit Brigade will get on the field with the intention of winning the series on Friday. On the other side, the men in black will try to stay alive in the series.
The match will be played at JSCA International Stadium in Ranchi where dew will play a significant role in today’s match. The pitch curator says that a lot of dew is expected after 8 in the evening. Hence, the team winning the toss can decide to bowl first to have an upper hand over the match.
Looking at the head-to-head in T20I between India and New Zealand, the Kiwis have an upper hand over the men in blue. In a total of 18 matches, New Zealand has won 9 matches with India winning seven of them and two matches were concluded without result.
India’s Probable Playing XI – Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Venkatesh Iyer, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar and Mohammad Siraj.
New Zealand’s Probable Playing XI – Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Todd Astle, Lockie Ferguson and Trent Boult.