Pitch and Weather: All five T20Is hosted by the Ekana Stadium to date have been won by the side batting first. And with New Zealand defending 176 successfully in the first T20I despite a threat of dew in the second innings, both teams may prefer batting first after winning the toss.
India vs New Zealand Highlights today. 2nd T20I (N), Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow, Sunday 29-1-2023, New Zealand tour of India 2023.
Toss: NZ will bat first.
Santner says the stats suggest it is difficult to chase, also the pitch looks like it could take turn. All five T20Is here have been won by sides batting first. New Zealand are unchanged.
Hardik Pandya says India were also looking to bat first had they won the toss. India have packed their side with more spin. Umran Malik goes out for Yuzvendra Chahal. Pandya says KulCha is back.
India team: Shubman, Kishan (wk), Tripathi, Suryakumar, Pandya (capt.), Hooda, Washington, Shivam, Kuldeep, Chahal, Arshdeep
New Zealand team: Finn, Conway (wk), Chapman, Phillips, Mitchell, Bracewell, Santner (capt.), Sodhi, Ferguson, Duffy, Tickner
Head to Head In T20I’s: 23
India Won: 12
New Zealand Won: 10
India T20I Rankings: 1st
New Zealand T20I Rankings: 5th
(Last five completed matches, most recent first)
New Zealand WTLLW
Match Timings: 1:30 PM GMT | 7:00 PM Local
Umpires – KN Ananthapadmanabhan, Nitin Menon
TV Umpire – Jayaraman Madanagopal
Match Referee – Javagal Srinath
Reserve Umpire – Anil Chaudhary
Match number – T20I no. 1991
Highlights will be Available Shortly.