India Playing XI For Ind Vs NZ Second T20
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Ind Vs NZ 2nd T20, match preview: The caravan now moves to Rajkot for second of the three-match T20 series. The Kotla victory that came by 53 runs was special in many respects as it ended India's winless T20 streak against NZ and handed Ashish Nehra a winning farewell in front of his home crowd. A complete all-round performance, which saw India's opening pair at its brutal best, got India off to a winning start.
The men-in-blue now eye series win in Rajkot. The Black Caps, who had an off day in Delhi, will be keen to fight back in the second T20. They come up with a strong batting line-up, which features the likes of Guptil, Williamson, Munro, Latham, Grandhomme and Nicholls. Remarkably, all their players from the batting lot barring Martik Guptil are in good form. Kane Williamson, who made his presence feel only in the 3rd ODI on this tour, is also not looking in good touch. The spin duo of Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi can come influential if the track at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium turns out to be spin-friendly. Trent Boult, the most expensive of all regular bowlers in the first T20, would be seeking his line and length if gets beaten with the new ball. Tim Southee, who heavily relies on his slow deliveries, is a quality death-over bowler. The pace duo will have the responsibility to collapse India's in-form top order in Ind Vs NZ 2nd T20. If they do the job, India will toil to win the match
Despite winning the first match, Virat Kohli has a lot to churn about in the bowling combination. If India goes with five regular bowlers, Mohammed Siraj will automatically come in as the third regular pacer along with Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar. However if three pacers are not on Kohli's bucket list, Kuldeep Yadav can join the spin duo of Chahal and Axar. India seems to refrain from changes in the batting department as the current lot of batsmen is good enough to handle NZ's bowling attack. India's playing XI for second T20 against NZ could be as Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Shreyas Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Kuldeep Yadav.
Will India clinch T20 series as well winning the Rajkot game?