India vs New Zealand, 2nd T20I: New Zealand broke the momentum of India’s victory by winning the first T20 match played in Ranchi on Friday, 27 January. After trailing 1-0 in the three-match series, the Hardik Pandya-led side is now in a do-or-die situation. The second match between the two teams will be played in Lucknow on Sunday.
After losing the first match, Team India captain Hardik Pandya said that the bowlers were disappointed with their performance. Let us tell you that the match played in Ranchi for young pacer Arshdeep Singh was not memorable at all and he conceded 51 runs in his four overs.
There can be 3 changes in the second match
Ishan Kishan’s bat has been silent since scoring a double century in the ODI match against Bangladesh. Even in the T20 series against Sri Lanka, he could not show anything special. Playing against New Zealand on his home ground, Ishaan was expected to play a big innings, but he got out after scoring only 4 runs. In such a situation, Team India Management can include Prithvi Shaw in the playing eleven in place of Ishaan Kishan. Mumbai’s young opener Prithvi Shaw impressed everyone with his batting in domestic cricket, after which he has returned to the team.
Will Deepak Hooda be discharged?
For the second match, Team India management and captain Hardik Pandya can also think of showing the way out to middle order batsman Deepak Hooda. Hooda, who has scored a century in T20Is, has been in poor form in the last few matches. In such a situation, Team India can think about giving a chance to young wicket-keeper batsman Jitesh Sharma.
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Will Mukesh Kumar get a chance in place of Arshdeep?
After the defeat in the first T20 against New Zealand, the maximum anger of the fans erupted on Arshdeep Singh. The young pacer proved to be very expensive in this match. He looted 27 runs in the last over and shifted the entire momentum towards the Kiwi team.