IND vs NZ: After the biggest defeats in T20Is in terms of runs, the Men in Blue would be hoping to bounce back and save the series when both the sides will feature at Eden Park, Auckland in the second T20I on Friday. The visitors were outplayed in all three departments at Wellington and the Kiwis took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series after an easy record 80-runs win.
In the second game, a couple of changes can be seen on either side. The visitors were let down by the bowlers in the first game. Hardik Pandya, Khaleel Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal and Bhuvneshwar Kumar were quite expensive and with M Siraj, Siddarth Kaul, Kedar Jadhav and Kuldeep Yadav warming the bench, the management might look for replacements. In batting, Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik were at the receiving end and with Sbhubman Gill sitting out, any one of the two can be seen making way for the youngster.
India vs New Zealand Playing 11:
Wicketkeeper: MS Dhoni
Batsmen: Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik/S Gill/K Jadhav
All-rounder: Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Vijay Shankar
Bowlers: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal/Kuldeep Yadav, K Khaleel Ahmed/S Kaul/M Siraj
New Zealand –
Wicketkeeper: Tim Seifert
Batsmen: Kane Williamson (c), Colin Munro, Ross Taylor
All-rounder: Colin de Grandhomme, Daryl Mitchell/Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner
Bowlers: Scott Kuggeleijn, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson
India vs New Zealand Squads:
Kane Williamson(c), Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, Doug Bracewell, Lockie Ferguson, Scott Kuggeleijn, Colin Munro, Daryl Mitchell, Ish Sodhi, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Blair Tickner, James Neesham
Rohit Sharma(c), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Vijay Shankar, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, K Khaleel Ahmed, Shubman Gill, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Siraj