After a close finish game in Jaipur, both the teams will be excited to face each other in the second match of this three-match T20I series between India and New Zealand. While batting first, New Zealand started brilliantly as Martin Guptill scored a magnificent 70 and Chapman assisted him well with his 63 runs knock. However, Indian bowlers made a comeback and restricted them to 164/4 after 20 overs.
On the other hand, Ravichandran Ashwin again bowled brilliantly since his comeback in the shorter format. Bhuvneshwar Kumar also picked wickets with the new ball. In the batting department, Rohit Sharma scored 48 at the top and Suryakumar scored an outstanding 62 which helped India to win this game by 5 wickets. In this second match, New Zealand will aim to bounce back and level the series and on the other hand, India will be keen to seal the series at Ranchi.
Venue: JSCA International Stadium, Ranchi
Date and time: November 19, 2021, | 7 PM IST
Weather: It will be clean weather with no rain expected
What can you expect?
Ranchi is suitable for both batsmen and bowlers in this format of the game. The dew will play a major role again in this game so winning the toss will be a key to success in this match. By looking at the current form of players, a high-scoring contest is expected.
Playing XI Probables
India is unlikely to make any changes in the playing XI as they had a satisfactory performance in the first game. Venkatesh Iyer will get another chance in the playing XI and Suryakumar will aim to continue his good form in this match as well.
Probable Playing XI: Rohit Sharma(c), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant(wk), Shreyas Iyer, Venkatesh Iyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammad Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar.
On the other hand, New Zealand also had a close contest as they made a pleasing comeback in the first match. Both openers looked in good touch along with Chapman. In the bowling department, Southee and Boult will have more responsibility in death overs.
Probable Playing XI: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert(wk), Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Todd Astley, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee(c).
It will be a high-scoring contest so top-order batsmen from both teams will be beneficial. Try to have more all-rounders in your team.
Pick out bowlers who usually bowls the 16-20 overs from the team that bowls first. It is one of our ten mantras to pick the best fantasy team.
Pick out players who were in good form in the recently concluded T20 World Cup.
Wicket-Keepers: Rishabh Pant will be the only best option available in this game.
Batsmen: I am going with the top run-scorers of the first T20I game, Rohit Sharma, Martin Guptill, KL Rahul, and Mark Chapman.
All-rounders: Both kiwi all-rounders, Daryl Mitchell and Mitchell Santner are important options due to their ability to give maximum points.
Bowlers: Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ravichandran Ashwin picked two wickets each in the first game. Trent Boult and Lockie Ferguson are important options for visitors.
Captaincy Pick: KL Rahul will be the best player to captain in this game. KL Rahul has all shots for this format so he can score most runs in these conditions. Apart from KL, Rohit Sharma and Martin Guptill are the other two good options available in this match.
A Cricket Writer