New Zealand vs India, 2nd T20I, Feb 08, Fri: Match Preview & Prediction

Team India’s exciting tour of New Zealand 2019 is about to come to an end, but the thrill in the matches is still on. The tour will be ending with a series of three T20I matches, and this shorter format of the game will surely be interesting to watch. The second match of the T20 series will be played on 8th Feb and here is everything that every cricket fan must know about this match including some of our match predictions.

MatchNew Zealand vs India, 2nd T20I
Time11:30 am IST
VenueEden Park, Auckland
Match days8 February 2019 – night match (20-over match)
SeriesIndia tour of New Zealand, 2019
Match numberT20I no. 737
UmpiresWayne Knights
UmpiresChris Brown
TV UmpiresShaun Haig
Reserve UmpireTony Gillies
Match RefereeDavid Boon

Team New Zealand

Kane Williamson, Doug Bracewell, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Scott Kuggeleijn, Daryl Mitchell, Colin Munro, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Blair Tickner

Team India

Virat Kohli (rested for this game), Khaleel Ahmed, Rohit Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shikhar Dhawan, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Kuldeep Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Rishabh Pant, Vijay Shankar, Shubhman Gill

Match Prediction

  • The current ICC T20 rankings of both the teams give an idea that team India has an upper edge. They are at the second position while the hosts are far behind them at the sixth position.
  • The average score for this pitch is around 170 runs for the first innings while around 150 runs for the second innings. However, the highest total on this field in the past has been 245 runs.
  • This match will be a crucial one for both the teams. The team that would win the first match would love to continue their winning form and win this game to win the series. However, the other team would like to give their best and level the series by 1-1 to make the third T20 match more interesting and crucial for both the teams.

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