India look to take an unassailable lead in the T20 series with the visitors hoping to make a strong comeback


India with the clinical win against New Zealand in the first of the 3- match T20 series would be eyeing yet another series win, this time in the shorter version of the game. The Kiwis, on the other hand would be looking to make a strong comeback after a dismal performance in the first match of the series to keep themselves alive in it.

India’s openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma would look to continue from where they had left in the last game and with Virat Kohli at number 3, the top order for India already looks great for a good start. Shreyas Iyer, who was handed over his maiden T20 cap in the previous match only would be looking to make an impact with the bat. Mohammad Siraj may be called in to fill in Ashish Nehra’s shoes, who played his last international game in the 1st T20 match of the series. The spinners Yuzuvendra Chahal and Axar Patel would be looking to keep things under control as in the last match and the pace bowling duo of Jasprit Bumrah and Bhubaneshwar Kumar look confident to deliver as and when needed.

In order to make a comeback in the series, important members need to step up and deliver match winning performances in the field. New Zealand’s bowling line up consisting of Southee, Boult and Santner and Sodhi who looked vastly unpenetrative in the first game need to produce wickets in order to put brakes to the scoring rate. Kane Williamson, Tom Latham, Ross Taylor would be looking to deliver with the bat if they intend to take New Zealand to strong position in the match.


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