New Zealand Vs India 2nd T20 Prediction

Who will win New Zealand vs India, 2ndT20 2020 ? 2nd T20 Prediction

After a dominant six-wicket win in the first game of the series, India will look to double their series lead when they and New Zealand meet at Eden Park again. The second game of the series takes place in Auckland on January 26 and the live action starts at 19:50 local time.

New Zealand’s batsman had laid a solid foundation in the last match, as Colin Munro, Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor all scored half-centuries in a total of 203/5. The bowlers, among whom was Hamish Bennett on his T20i debut, could not keep a lid on the scoring rate in reply, however.

KL Rahul and Virat Kohli shared a 99-run partnership for the second wicket, in just 8.2 overs, before Shreyas Iyer’s unbeaten half-century ensured they sealed a six-wicket win with an over to spare.

NZ vs IND Toss 2nd T20 Prediction

New Zealand have lost the toss and been asked to bat first in each of their last two T20 internationals at Auckland. They are due a change in fortune at the toss and could field first.

NZ vs IND Weather Report

Auckland is set to be clear and sunny throughout the day; there will be some humidity to contend with, but conditions are otherwise ideal.

NZ vs IND Pitch Condition

Eden Park played as expected last time out – there is some spin, but it is also an excellent pitch for batting.

New Zealand

The hosts delivered a good batting performance in the 1st T20I of the series. Colin Munro, Kane Williamson, and Ross Taylor scored a fifty each. While the Blackcaps finished with 203 runs batting first, the total wasn’t enough to defend against an in-form Indian batting line-up.

Santner dismissed Rohit Sharma in the 2nd over of the innings, giving NZ their first breakthrough. However, the bowlers conceded 99 runs in the next 8 overs for 1 wicket. The 2nd wicket partnership from India had put NZ on the back foot. While the bowlers tried to bounce back dismissing KL Rahul and Kohli in quick succession, the depth in India’s batting line-up saw the hosts lose by 5 wickets and 6 balls to spare.

Santner and Tim Southee were the most expensive bowlers for NZ while Ish Sodhi was the top wicket-taker with 2 for 36. New Zealand needs a better and more efficient bowling plan going into the next match at the same venue. While the batsmen look in great touch, bowling at this ground will be challenging for both teams. New Zealand will look to get the big wickets early in the innings and get India’s middle-order under pressure.

India

India will be a confident team after their successful chase in the last match. The bowlers had a bad day as three of the NZ batsmen scored half-centuries. A total of 10 sixes were scored off India’s bowling in 20 overs. The batting performances from Rahul and Shreyas Iyer were impressive.

Having a reliable batsman at number 4 who would build on the platform laid by the top-order is crucial in any batting set-up. Shreyas Iyer has understood his role well and has done justice so far. Another positive for India was Shivam Dube’s bowling figures – 1 for 24 in 3 overs in an innings where Shami was wicketless for 53 runs.

In addition to Mohammad Shami, Shardul Thakur was also very expensive conceding 44 runs in 3 overs. India will need their main bowlers Bumrah and Shami to step up and pick wickets up front. Introducing Shardul Thakur in the power play isn’t a good idea on these pitches and a small ground. India’s got an alternative in Navdeep Saini for Thakur and Washington Sundar for Ravindra Jadeja.

Our Prediction for New Zealand vs India 2nd T20 Prediction

India to win the match

India will be aware of its strengths and weaknesses in these conditions after its 1st win here in Auckland. The ground dimensions are quite different from what most of the players in the squad are accustomed to. There were a few fumbles in the field, however, India would walk in with a better understanding of the game and confidence from their last successful chase.

New Zealand also has a strong batting line-up with 3 of their batsmen scoring fifties in the opening match of the series. However, on this ground, it will all come down to the bowling effort.