IND vs NZ Live – 2nd T20 Match Prediction, Pitch Report, and Fantasy Cricket Tips


IND vs NZ Live: India and New Zealand will be going against each other in the second T20I, which is scheduled to be played on Friday. India won the first match by five wickets after scoring 165 runs in 19.4 overs. The Indian captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and was elected to field. New Zealand followed the pattern of opening the innings with Daryl Mitchell and Martin Guptill. The formula didn’t work in this game as Bhuvneshwar Kumar dismissed Mitchell for a duck in the first over only.

Mark Chapman, who was playing his first T20I against India, joined Guptill in the middle. The duo played the initial overs very carefully. The sixth over bowled by Deepak Chahar went for 15 runs. It allowed New Zealand to score 41 runs in the powerplay. By the end of the 10th over, only 65 runs were scored.

Guptill and Chapman started the carnage in the 11th over. They collected 16 runs from that over. In the 12th over, Chapman hit a six off the fifth delivery to reach his maiden half-century in T20Is. He finished the over by hitting a six and collecting 16 runs. On the fifth delivery of the 13th over bowled by Chahar, Guptill took a double, and it brought the 100-runs partnership between both the batters.

The partnership didn’t work for a long time as Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed Chapman in the 14th over. He made 63 runs off 40 deliveries. Ashwin also dismissed Glenn Phillips in the same over, and it changed the course of the entire match. New Zealand was looking to cruise past a big total; however, it settled with 164 runs in 20 overs. Martin Guptill made 70 runs off 42 deliveries and was the highest scorer.

KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma opened the innings for India. After two silent overs, Rohit collected 15 runs from the third over bowled by Trent Boult. It pushed the New Zealand team to backfoot.

Boult’s next over also went for 21 runs, and India was in complete control. However, in an attempt to speed up the process, KL Rahul hit a half-tracker towards the square leg. The ball landed in the hands of Chapman, who was the only fielder in that region. Rahul made 15 runs off 14 balls. India finished the powerplay with 56 runs on the board and lost one wicket.

Suryakumar Yadav and Rohit Sharma then scored some crucial runs. They added 59 runs for the second wicket. In the 14th over, Trent Boult had the last laugh after he managed to dismiss Rohit. He tried to hit a slower short ball towards the leg side. However, the shot had no timing, and New Zealand had a short fine leg inside the 30-yards. Rachin Ravindra took the catch to dismiss Rohit for a score of 48 runs off 36 deliveries.

Surya and Rishabh Pant tried to finish the match early. However, India lost two more wickets by the time the 19th over was complete. Rishabh Pant hit a boundary of the fourth ball of the last over and finished the game for India. Suryakumar Yadav won the player of the match award for scoring 62 runs off 40 balls.

Will India be able to win this game, or will New Zealand be able to even the odds? Please read this article until the end to know about our prediction. Also, if you are looking to earn real cash while using your cricketing knowledge, you should download Fantasy Power 11 app. We are a new fantasy cricket app and hosting several contests related to IND vs NZ series.

IND vs NZ Live Streaming

The NZ vs IND live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar. The match will start at 7 PM (IST) and you can catch the live telecast on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Kannada, Star Sports 1 Telugu, and Star Sports 1 Tamil.

IND vs NZ Live Today Match Playing 11

India playing 11 

Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Siraj

New Zealand playing 11 

Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert (wk), Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee (c), Todd Astle, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult

IND vs NZ Today Match Fantasy Team Suggestion

  • Batsmen: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Martin Guptill, Suryakumar Yadav 
  • Wicketkeeper: Rishabh Pant
  • All-rounders: Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Venkatesh Iyer
  • Bowlers: Trent Boult, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar

You can pick Rohit Sharma or Martin Guptill as the captain of your fantasy cricket team. You can pick Rishabh Pant or Daryl Mitchell as the vice-captain of today T20 match.

IND vs NZ Live - Today Pitch Report

The second T20I between India and New Zealand will occur at the JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi. The stadium has hosted only two T20Is. It was also the home ground for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. In the seven T20s, the team batting first has won two, and the team batting second has won seven matches. The average score on this ground is 149 runs.

Weather Report Today

The match will start at 7:00 PM (IST). The temperature during the game will remain around 16-degrees Celsius. The atmosphere will remain hazy and humid. The cloud cover will be over 49%.

IND vs NZ Match Prediction Today

Our prediction is India might win this match. It was our IND vs NZ live todays match prediction article. Fantasy Power 11 is one of the best cricket match prediction sites. Download our fantasy cricket app today to win exciting prizes.