India vs New Zealand 2nd T20I Live Score Updates: India win toss, field first, Playing 11 named; Harshal Patel debuts

India vs New Zealand (IND vs NZ) 2nd T20I Live Score Streaming Updates: India will look to wrap up T20I series with a win in Ranchi.

India vs New Zealand 2nd T20I Live Score Streaming Updates: India will look to clinch the series albeit with a more impactful batting performance from the middle-order in the second T20 International against New Zealand in Ranchi on Friday. For coach Rahul Dravid and skipper Rohit Sharma, there couldn’t be a better start than a series win against an old nemesis, which help them hit the right chord at the beginning of their partnership.

With dew becoming a factor towards the evening, toss could also play a crucial role in a must-win match for the touring Black Caps. If losing the toss was crucial for the visitors under Tim Southee, Mark Chapman (50-ball 63)’s return after being on the sidelines for seven months would be a bright spot for Kiwis. Southee would look for course correction from the bowling lineup which would be keen to restrict the flow of runs especially in the Powerplay.

India Squad: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant(w), Shreyas Iyer, Venkatesh Iyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad

New Zealand Squad: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert(w), Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee(c), Todd Astle, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, James Neesham

India vs New Zealand 2nd T20I Live Score and Updates: Catch all the live action from the 2nd T20I in JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi.

What is it like to play cricket in India? The New Zealand players bare it all before the match.

As many as nine specialist spinners were tried by India between Ashwin’s last T20I in 2017 till his comeback at the T20 World Cup

Since the 2016 T20 World Cup, India have lost 17 matches while batting first and have won 26 while chasing.

Since 2016, India have remained unbeaten in 10 of their 11 T20I series at home. They have won also won their last four series at home.

The average score at this venue is 155, it’s a big ground with big dimensions. There’s very little grass on the wicket, it’ll be a good pitch for spinners and bowlers who can bowl cutters. The team bowling first might extract some purchase as compared to the team bowling second. Looks a tacky wicket, reckons Deep Dasgupta.

MD Siraj got a web split on his left hand while fielding on his own bowling in the 1st T20I in Jaipur. The BCCI medical team is closely monitoring his progress.

India XI: KL Rahul, R Sharma, S Yadav, R Pant, S Iyer, V Iyer, A Patel, R Ashwin, B Kumar, D Chahar, H Patel

New Zealand XI: M Guptill, D Mitchell, M Chapman, G Phillips, T Seifert, J Neesham, M Santner, A Milne, T Southee, I Sodhi, T Boult 

Harshal Patel is set to make his India debut today as Ajit Agarkar hands him the cap. He was the purple cap winner in IPL 2021, will he be able to transcend that form playing for India? Having taken more than 30 wickets in a single edition, he’ll be riding high on confidence. And Venkatesh Iyer who wasn’t utilized with the ball in the last game, might also get to bowl a few overs today.

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India win toss in Ranchi and Rohit Sharma opts to bowl first in Ranchi.

Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the second T20I India vs New Zealand in Ranchi. India will look to clinch the series albeit with a more impactful batting performance from the middle-order. For coach Rahul Dravid and skipper Rohit Sharma, there couldn’t be a better start than a series win against an old nemesis, which help them hit the right chord at the beginning of their partnership.

India Squad: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant(w), Shreyas Iyer, Venkatesh Iyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad

New Zealand Squad: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert(w), Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee(c), Todd Astle, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, James Neesham

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