After an easy win of 53 runs Indian side is filled with confidence and ready to wind up the series by winning this match. The match will be played at Saurashtra cricket association stadium, Rajkot. The match will start today at 7:00 pm.
New Zealand, the no.1 T-20 side, is ready to take revenge and want to level up the series by winning the 2nd game. What New Zealand really need is a strong start, which will give the rest of the line-up some confidence to cut loose. Good innings from Tom Latham and Ross Taylor in middle order will help New Zealand in turning the match in their favor.
New Zealand’s big drawback is that New Zealand does not have strong finisher down the order as Mitchell Santner is currently out of form. New Zealand is having a great bowling attack which includes Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi and Mitchell Santner.
On the other hand, Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are in great form and recently broke the record of highest opening partnership with a partnership of 158 runs. With a little change in the batting order did not work for India and hard-hitting batsman Hardik Pandya who came at one down position got out without scoring a run and India’s strategy of going in with six bowlers in Delhi worked well for them.
However, with Ashish Nehra gone, they might slot Mohammad Siraj in, given that the batting is still strong, and runs deep. If they, however, decide to add more meat to the batting, they might bring back Dinesh Karthik. There will be more help for the bowlers as the pitch is dry, so the expectation of taking wickets increases from Indian spinners which includes Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, and Kuldeep Yadav.
So expecting a low scoring match today and batting second will have more chance of winning the game.