Ind vs Nz 2nd T20 Prediction: After defeating New Zealand in the exciting ODI series, India will know take on Kiwis in the three-match T20I series. The 2nd T20 match between India vs New Zealand will be played on 4th November 2017 at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot. For the first time, India is playing a T20I match at this venue. But the big question who will win 2nd T20 match? Find here India vs New Zealand 2nd T20 match prediction and possible playing 11.
The series is going to be very interesting as India has never beaten New Zealand in the shorter of the game. Both teams would look to end the tour with series especially BlackCaps who failed to lift the title even after a great effort.
Both India and New Zealand are strong teams of this format but New Zealand would have a slight advantage as they are unbeaten against India in the T20. But the team who will play a consistent cricket for 40 overs will finally win the match. India is one of the most dangerous sides in the world cricket and the only format they never become No. 1 is the T20.
Last played T20 in June against West Indies, India lost the match but defeated Sri Lanka while last played T20I series against Australia ended in a draw.
On the other hand, New Zealand is the No.1 T20 side as per the ICC T20I rankings. It would be tough for team India to defeat the No.1 T20 team. India might give chance to Ashish Nehra in the playing XI who already declared his retirement. While in the middle order, two of these three may get a chance – Kedar Jadhav, Manish Pandey and Dinesh Karthik.
But, they will need their openers, especially Martin Guptill to fire, as his flying start can change the complexion of the game.
India vs New Zealand T20 Match Prediction: Who Will Win 2nd T20?
The pitch of Rajkot is expected to be good and would help the batsmen and it might be difficult for the bowlers to bowl. As per our prediction, India would win this match and take the lead of 2-0 in the 3-match T20 series.
Possible Playing XI
India: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Dinesh Karthik, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni (wk), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Ashish Nehra.
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Tom Latham (wk), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Adam Milne, Trent Boult.