Date: 19th November 2021
Time: 7:00 PM IST
Venue: JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi
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Preview: It is now time for the 2nd T20I between India and New Zealand in the ongoing 3-match series. After Rohit Sharma's side sealed a thrilling victory in Jaipur, the action now shifts to Ranchi for another enthralling contest. The Men in Blue will have an opportunity to seal the series with a win on Friday while the Kiwis would be hoping to fight back and take the series into a deciding contest. With so much at stake, the stage is set for a high-voltage game of T20 cricket at JSCA International Stadium Complex.
Analysis: Among the wicketkeepers, Rishabh Pant and Tim Seifert would be good picks in your fantasy side considering they can change the game with their explosive batting in middle order. Among the batsmen, the opening duos of both the sides - Rohit, Rahul & Guptill, Mitchell - should be picked considering their recent form. Apart from them, Suryakumar Yadav can be the X-Factor in your side as he is coming on the back of playing a brilliant 40-ball 62-run knock in the 1st T20I.
Axar Patel and Mitchell Santner will be good choices among the spin-bowling all-rounders as they can get some assistance from the wicket in Ranchi. Venkatesh Iyer also showed a glimpse of what he can do batting down the order and can be an interesting pick. Among the bowlers, the experience of Trent Boult, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravichandran Ashwin and Tim Southee should be the preferred choice going into this contest.
Probable Playing XIs
India: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Siraj/Harshal Patel
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Tim Seifert (wk), Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra/James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee (c), Todd Astle/Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson
Wicketkeepers: Rishabh Pant, Tim Seifert
Batters: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Daryl Mitchell, Martin Guptill, Suryakumar Yadav
All-rounders: Venkatesh Iyer, Mitchell Santner, Axar Patel
Bowlers: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Ravichandran Ashwin
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