The second match of the three-match T20I series between India and New Zealand (IND vs NZ 2nd T20I) will be played at the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on Sunday, January 29. The Kiwi team is leading 1-0 in this series. 

In the first T20I match, New Zealand started the series with a win by defeating the Indian team by 21 runs. In such a situation, captain Hardik Pandya would not like to leave any stone unturned to win the second T20I match.

It is being speculated that after the defeat in the first match, Hardik can make some changes in the playing-XI. Let us know about the possible playing XI of the Indian team.

IND vs NZ 2nd T20I: This can be India’s possible playing-XI

1. This opening pair can open the innings –

In the second T20I match between IND vs NZ, Captain Hardik can make the first change in the playing-XI in the opening pair. Let us tell you that in the second T20I match, Prithvi Shaw may get a chance in place of Shubman Gill along with Ishan Kishan.

Shaw has made a place in the Indian team after 18 months. In such a situation, it will be interesting to see whether he gets a chance to open in the second match or he will have to wait more.

2. This can happen in the middle order of the team –

let us tell you that Rahul Tripathi can get a chance at number 3 in the second T20I match. Suryakumar Yadav will be seen playing at number 4. He also played a blistering inning of 47 runs in the last match. In such a situation, he is expected to play a big innings in the second T20I match.

3. These players can play the role of match finisher –

Washington Sundar at number 6 can play the role of match finisher against New Zealand (IND vs NZ). Please tell that in the first T20I match, Sundar took 2 important wickets for just 22 runs in a spell of 4 overs.

Apart from this, he played a brilliant half-century innings of 50 runs off 28 balls, which included 5 fours and 3 sky-high sixes. In such a situation, Sundar and Deepak Hooda can play the role of match finishers.

4. IND vs NZ 2nd T20I: Bowling section will be like this –

In the bowling section, Indian team’s fast young bowler Umran Malik can be seen playing. However, Umran got a chance to bowl only one over in the first T20I match.

At the same time, after Arshdeep Singh proved costly in the first T20I match, Mukesh Kumar may get a chance to debut in his place. Among the spinners, Kuldeep Yadav and Shivam Mavi can get a place in the playing XI.

IND vs NZ 2nd T20I: This could be India’s possible playing-XI –

Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Prithvi Shaw, Rahul Tripathi, Suryakumar Yadav (vice-captain), Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya (captain), Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Mukesh Kumar, Umran Malik

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