After defeating New Zealand by 5 wickets in the first match, the Indian cricket team will face New Zealand in the second T20 International match on Friday. This match will be played at Ranchis JSCA International Cricket Stadium (JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi) from 7:30 pm. While the Indian team would aim to take a winning lead over New Zealand, the Kiwis would like to level the series by registering their first win in this series. India has already won 1 match in the three match T20 series. In such a situation, if India registers another victory today, then it will win this series in its name. Let us tell you that the next and last match of the series will be on 21 November at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
On the other hand, as far as the bowling is concerned, once again the experience of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ravichandran Ashwin will be the main focus. Both bowled well in the first match, but the expensive bowling of Deepak Chahar and Mohammad Siraj added to the trouble. Nevertheless, both the bowlers will get a chance to prove themselves once again. The most important issue in bowling is the sixth bowler, which Rohit Sharma did not use in the first T20.
Venkatesh Iyer, who was brought in to replace Hardik Pandya as the all-rounder, made his debut, but his medium pace was not used even once, while Chahar and Siraj were hit hard. In such a situation, Rohit Sharma would definitely like to bowl this time to prepare Iyer in the role of the sixth bowler.
On the other hand, New Zealands team wants to get back on the winning track and for this they can get Ish Sodhi back in their playing 11. Sodhi had a strong performance in the T20 World Cup 2021 and he may get a chance in place of Todd Astle.
In the history of T20 International, there have been a total of 19 matches between India and New Zealand (Ind vs NZ). In which both the teams are absolutely on equal footing. Both India and New Zealand have won 9-9 matches. Recently, India defeated New Zealand by 5 wickets in the first T20 match. Earlier, in June this year, New Zealand defeated India in the final of the World Test Championship to win the first Test Champions Trophy.
Indias Probable Playing 11
Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Avesh Khan.
New Zealands Probable Playing 11
Martin Guptill, Darryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee (Captain), Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi.
Ranchi has hosted only two T20 Internationals so far. One of them was a rain-tight contest. This means that it is difficult to estimate any statistics about the pitch. If dew can play an important role, then teams will stick to the formula of fielding first after winning the toss. A score of 160 or more can prove to be match-winning in Ranchi on Friday. The spinners will get some assistance in the middle overs while the fast bowlers will have to take special care of their line and length on this wicket.
There is a possibility of light clouds in Ranchi in the evening. Although there are chances of cloudy weather, but players will get respite from the scorching heat. While the temperature during the day will be up to 27 °C, the temperature during the match is expected to be around 17 °C. Players will not have to face the challenge of humidity. At the same time, the wind can move at a speed of 8 kilometers per hour. There is no chance of rain. Significantly, in the match played between India and New Zealand in Jaipur, Team India won the match by 5 wickets. With this, India took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.