After giving a memorable farewell to veteran fast bowler Ashish Nehra, with its first-ever win over New Zealand in T20I, India will look to take the undefeatable lead by winning the 2nd match. On the other hand, the visitors will leave no stone unturned to save the series. Overall, a nail-biting competition is expected to take place.
When and Where:
Series– New Zealand tour of India, 2017
Venue- Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot, India
Date and Time- Saturday, 04- Nov-17, 07:00 PM
The pitch is in very good condition, and a high scoring match is expected to take place. It is a good batting pitch which will also have some help for pacers. Spinners may have some difficulty.
Venue Stats: T20I
Total Matches – 01
Matches won (bowling first) – 01
Average Score (1st inngs) – 201
Average Score (2nd inngs) – 202
Highest total – 202/4 Ind Vs Aus (19.4 overs)
Highest Score (chased) – 202/4 Ind Vs Aus (19.4 overs)
- Glenn Philips is expected to play today at the place of Tom Bruce or Henry Nicholls. He was seen practicing in the net.
- Rest no changes are expected.
- India is expected to play with 5 bowlers.
- Siraj may make his international debut in place of Ashish Nehra
- Although India’s batting is strong, the team may include Dinesh Kartik
Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Colin Munro, Tom Bruce, Tom Latham (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Adam Milne, Glenn Phillips, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Trent Boult,
Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Shreyas Iyer, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj.
Playing 11 (Expected)
Martin Guptill, Munro, K Williamson, Tom Latham (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, T Bruce/G Phillips, Henry Nicholls/G Phillips, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni (wk), Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj/Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal
Below are the key players to look for in today’s match and choices for captain and vice-captain
India Vs New Zealand 2nd T20I Dream11 Cricket Team Prediction: