In the T20 World Cup 2021, the 16th match of the Super-12 round will be played between India and New Zealand on Sunday. Both the teams will clash at the Dubai International Stadium from 7.30 pm. This is the second match between India and New Zealand in the current round. Both had lost their first match at the hands of Pakistan. Pakistan beat India by 10 wickets and New Zealand by 5 wickets.
Except for Virat Kohli (57) and Rishabh Pant (39), no batsman could play against Pakistan. At the same time, the bowlers also performed poorly. However, despite the loss in the first match, Indias playing XI is likely to have only one change.
Also Read: T20 World Cup 2021 Schedule, Points TableAll-rounder Shardul Thakur can be entered in place of bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the Indian team. Shardul bowled effectively on UAE pitches during the second phase of IPL 2021. Earlier, Shardul had garnered a lot of accolades during the England tour with the ball and the bat.
New Zealand fast bowler Lockie Ferguson was ruled out of the match against Pakistan due to a calf muscle injury. The Kiwis have included reserve player Adam Milne in the squad in place of Ferguson. The 29-year-old fast bowler was supposed to play in the match against Pakistan but upon reaching the ground it was found that he was not approved by the ICC. In such a situation, now Milne is likely to take the field in front of India. He was a part of Mumbai Indians in the recently concluded 14th season of IPL. He has played 23 international matches for New Zealand and has taken 28 wickets at an economy rate of 7.7.
Virat Kohli (capt), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah.
Kane Williamson (c), Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Jimmy Neesham, Tim Seifert (wk), Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee/Adam Milne, Trent Boult.
IND vs NZ match will start at 7.30 pm Indian time. For the toss, the captains of both the teams will face each other on the field at 7 oclock. The match will be telecast live on Star Sports 1/1 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi/1 HD Hindi, Star Sports 3, Star Sports 1 Tamil, 1 Telugu, and 1 Kannada. Apart from this, live streaming of the match can be seen on Disney Plus Hotstar app.
So far 16 T20I matches have been played between India and Pakistan. Apart from this, if we talk about T20 World Cup, then both these teams have come face to face twice and both the times the Kiwi team has won. That is, India has never won against New Zealand in this event so far.
A high voltage match will be played between India and New Zealand (IND vs NZ) on the Dubai ground. It has been seen so far that the team batting in the second innings at Dubais ground has an advantage, as the fielding teams difficulties increase due to the dew.
The pitch is expected to be of help to the spinners once again. But fast bowlers can take wickets by bowling on precise lines and lengths. The team winning the toss will want to bowl first, as it is a difficult task to put the correct total on the board while batting first in the UAE.
The high voltage match between IND vs NZ will be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday. The match is bound to be an exciting one as both the India and New Zealand teams will look to do their best for the first win. Now if we talk about the weather of Dubai on October 31, then it is predicted that the weather can be very clear.
The maximum temperature can be 34 and the lowest is 24 degrees. At the same time, the wind will blow at a speed of 21 kilometers per hour and the humidity can be 50%. Once again the players will have to give their best amidst the humidity.