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NZ vs IND - 2nd T20I Match | Latest Team News, Preview and Predictions.

by  Lakshya Baghel  •  Last updated on 2022-11-20 10:05:50

NZAnalysis for the match.

The first T20 international between New Zealand and India was rained out without a ball being bowled. Unfortunately, the forecast for the second match is not much better either. Mount Maunganui, the venue of the second T20, is forecast to see a lot of rain for the majority of the day. 

However, there is always a chance that the weather holds and so we will hope for the best. 

Match prediction and cricket betting tips for New Zealand vs India 2nd T20 2022. The match will be played at the Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui on the 20th of November 2022. 

Must see point.

1). Both teams have a strong batting lineup but we think India has the potential to be more dynamic

2). New Zealand's bowling is excellent especially in helpful swinging conditions

3). Hardik Pandya was very successful as a captain in the IPL and understands the format quite well

Match Prediction: IND to win the match.

1). If NZ won the toss and opted to bowl first, IND could score 165-175 runs.

2). If IND won the toss and opted to bowl first, NZ could score 160-170 runs.


Secondary Predictions.

1). Suryakumar Yadav total runs - Over 19.5 runs.

Suryakumar Yadav averages 41.41 with a strike-rate of 179.07 in this format and he is our tip for India’s highest run scorer in the second IT20. 

2). Devon Conway total runs - Over 20.5 runs.

Devon Conway is a very consistent batter across all formats and the opener is well worth backing as New Zealand’s highest run scorer at the Bay Oval. 

3). Suryakumar yadav to hit a six. - Yes

No batter has hit more sixes in T20 internationals than SKY in 2022. He is close to a 100 sixes for the year and is not afraid of going big from the very first ball that he plays. A great value at almost 50% return.


Match Preview.

New Zealand is always hard to beat at home and it is also fielding a full-strength team against a young Indian team in this series. From that perspective, it is easy to see why New Zealand would be the favorite. 

The biggest strengths are obviously quality batters like Devon Conway and Kane Williamson that keep the inning on track while others like Finn Allen, Glenn Phillips, and Jimmy Neesham take the attack to the opposition bowlers. Tim Southee is an absolute beast when the ball is swinging around and could be very hard to face. Lockie Ferguson can bowl at any time of the inning as well.

We also like the spin-bowling options of Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, and Ish Sodhi. Two out of these three will play but whatever combination New Zealand goes with, it will end up challenging India's batters. The risk here for New Zealand is a lack of batting depth and perhaps a weakness against quality wrist-spin. 

India has picked a young team (perhaps what it should have in the T20 World Cup) but it is by no means inexperienced. Hardik Pandya leads a strong side with some of the best performers from the IPL. Shubman Gill and maybe Rishab Pant will look to add impetus at the beginning followed by Suryakumar Yadav at 3. 

SKY is the world's best T20 batter right now and number three is the perfect position for him. He is in terrific form and the batter that we would bet on to make a big impact in this series. Hardik Pandya, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, and maybe Deepak Hooda are some of the other batters that will find a place in the eleven. 

Batting is not going to be a problem for this Indian team. 

The real challenge is going to be the bowling. Arshdeep Singh and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are both effective when the ball is swinging but not as much when the pitch is flat. This is why someone like Mohammad Siraj or Umran Malik could see crucial with the extra pace that they offer. 

Still, there is a lot of ability in this lineup and in a shortened-match, we think India could pull off a real surprise. 

Match details.

Time - Nov 20th, 12:00 am, IST.

Venue - Bay Oval - Mount Maunganui, New Zealand 


Pitch reports.

The conditions in Mount Maunganui are not the most encouraging. There has been a lot of rain and a lot more is forecast for match day. A delayed, shortened, or even a completely rained-out fixture cannot be ruled out. If we do get some play then the surface at this venue allows for a pretty balanced contest.

There is some help for the bowlers and the boundaries are large but overall, the batters should be able to get value for their shots once the swing stops. A score of around 170 should be seen as par. 

Team News.

New Zealand>>

When speaking to the broadcasters after the game was finally abandoned in Wellington, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson talked about this series being an opportunity for pace bowlers to show what they can do with Trent Boult out of the squad. There are no injuries in the squad at present.New Zealand have won two, lost two and had one abandonment over their last five IT20s.

Possible XI - Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson 


Hardik Pandya is leading a comparatively inexperienced team in this series compared to the India side we saw during the 2022 T20 World Cup. We expect to see Arshdeep Singh and Bhuvneshwar Kumar keeping their places in the team and to be joined by Harshal Patel in the pace bowling attack.After the washout in Wellington, India have now won only two of their last four games in this format.

Possible XI - Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Siraj, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal,