After the 80-run hammering on Wednesday, a desperate India will be eyeing for a strong comeback against New Zealand in the second contest of the three-match T20 rubber at Eden Park on Friday. While the visitors face a must-win situation, another victory for the Kiwis will seal a moral series victory win for them. In the first game, neither the Indian batsmen nor the bowlers clicked as they succumbed before a clinical all-round show by the hosts. Kiwi opener Tim Seifert (84 off 43) hammered the Indian bowlers all around the Park on Wednesday and it would be crucial to pack back him early on Friday.
Experienced pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya and Khaleel Ahmed had failed to contain Seifert. In such a crunch situation, the Indian team management could replace Khaleel with either Siddharth Kaul or Mohammad Siraj, who missed the last game. A lot will also depend on the batsmen, who too, had surrendered as none other than MS Dhoni (39 off 31) showed any fight in the last issue. Despite going with eight batsmen, India were wrapped up for a paltry 139, suffering an 80-run defeat – India’s biggest defeat in T20 in terms of margin.
Here’s all you need to know about the 2nd T20I between India and New Zealand from Eden Park, Auckland:
When is the 2nd T20I between India and New Zealand?
The 2nd T20I between India and New Zealand will be played on February 8, 2019.
Where will the 2nd T20I between India and New Zealand be played?
The 2nd T20I between India and New Zealand will be played at the Eden Park in Auckland.
What time does the 2nd T20I between India and New Zealand begin?
The 2nd T20I between India and New Zealand will begin at 11:30 AM IST. The toss will take place at 11.00 AM.
Which TV channels will live broadcast the 2nd T20I between India and New Zealand?
The 2nd T20I between India and New Zealand will be broadcasted live on the Star Sports Network.
How do I watch the free online live streaming of 2nd T20I between India and New Zealand?
The free online live streaming of 2nd T20I between India and New Zealand will be available on Hotstar. You can also catch the live updates on India.com/sports.
What are the probable XIs for 2nd T20I between India and New Zealand?
New Zealand Probable Playing XI: Ross Taylor, Tim Southee, Kane Williamson (C), Colin de Grandhomme, Colin Munro, Ish Sodhi, Tim Seifert (wk), Scott Kuggeleijn, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Daryl Mitchell.
India Probable Playing XI: Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wk), Rohit Sharma (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant, Mohammed Siraj, Krunal Pandya
India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (C), MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Vijay Shankar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ambati Rayudu, Shubman Gill, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Khaleel Ahmed, Hardik Pandya.
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Henry Nicholls, Doug Bracewell, Matt Henry