The second T20 match between India and New Zealand is to be played in Lucknow on Sunday (January 29). In the first match, Team India had to face defeat by 21 runs. In such a situation, it has become a do or die match for him. This match between the two teams will be played from 7 pm Indian time.
Fans will also be eyeing the combination of the Indian team for the second T20 match. The biggest for the Indian team is the form of Ishaan Kishan and Deepak Hooda. Ishaan Kishan, who came to open, has been out of form after scoring a double century against Bangladesh. Including ODIs and T20Is, Ishaan’s scores in the last seven innings have been 37, 2, 1, 5, 8, 17 and 4.
Ishaan had studded Fifty in June last year
If we only look at Ishaan Kishan’s T20 record, he made his last fifty on June 14, 2022 against South Africa. Deepak Hooda has also not found much success as a lower middle order batsman and averages only 17.88 in the last 13 innings. It also includes the unbeaten 41 runs scored against Sri Lanka at Wankhede.
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Deepak Hooda, who came out to bat at number-7 on Friday, was able to add ten runs with a strike of 100 in 10 balls. In such a situation, the strike rate of Deepak Hooda also came under scrutiny. The Indian team can include wicketkeeper Jitesh Sharma and Prithvi Shaw in place of these two players. If this happens then Prithvi Opening and Jitesh Sharma will be seen playing in the middle order.
Sundar did wonders in the first match
Despite the defeat in the first T20, Washington Sundar’s performance was a positive point for India. Sundar took the first two wickets. Then, batting at number-6, he also became India’s top scorer by scoring 50 runs in 28 balls. The boundaries of Ekana Maidan are big, in such a situation players have to take special care of timing while playing big shots. On the other hand, the Kiwi team would like to capture the series by winning the second match. They will once again be expecting big innings from Devon Conway and Daryl Mitchell.
Indian T20 squad: Hardik Pandya (captain), Suryakumar Yadav (vice-captain), Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Shubman Gill, Prithvi Shaw, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Jitesh Sharma (wicketkeeper), Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal , Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik, Shivam Mavi and Mukesh Kumar.
New Zealand T20 squad: Mitchell Santner (c), Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Glenn Phillips, Dane Cleaver (wk), Mark Chapman, Michael Bracewell, Daryl Mitchell, Michael Rippon, Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner, Jacob Duffy, Henry Shipley and Ben Lister.