Match Details: 

Date: January 29 2023 

Time: 07:00 PM IST 

Venue: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow 

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After an entertaining opening game in Ranchi, India and New Zealand will lock horns for the second T20I in Lucknow. The Blackcaps finally managed to win the first game of their tour after suffering a 3-0 defeat in the ODI series. Kiwis pulled off an incredible performance with both bat and ball to put the Men in Blue on the mat and register a 21-run victory.  

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Pitch Report:

The Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium has always produced incredible batting-friendly pitches. The average score at this ground is 172.  



Hardik Pandya’s Indian team suffered a big defeat in the first T20I as they failed to compete against New Zealand in each department. The Men in Blue were put under pressure from the get-go as the Kiwi batters got off to a brilliant start. The Indian bowlers managed to recover but once again conceded runs towards the end of the innings. Similarly, the batters also failed to build to play long knocks and lost wickets at regular intervals causing multiple collapses and the eventual loss.  

SportsTiger Playing XI of India:

Ishan Kishan (wk), Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya (c), Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh 

New Zealand

New Zealand put forth their best performance in the first T20I with players in each department fulfilling their roles aptly. The batters were on-song, especially Dewon Conway and Daryl Mitchell, who scored half-centuries and set up a massive total. Then the bowling department, especially the spinners, built on this momentum and clinically dismantled the Indian batting.  

SportsTiger Playing XI of New Zealand:

Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Mark Chapman, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner (c), Michael Bracewell, Jacob Duffy, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner 

Match Prediction:

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The Indian team will come back and win the second T20I against New Zealand in Lucknow to level the series 1-1. 

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