India and New Zealand face-off in the second T20I at the Eden Park in Auckland. The Virat Kohli-led side emerged victorious in the series opener and chased down 204 runs. The Men in Blue will be looking to double the lead while the hosts New Zealand will aim to bounce back in the series. It was a high scoring game, and the second T20I is expected to be a high scoring game as well. The pitch at Eden Park in the first T20I had nothing for bowlers, and five batsmen ended up scoring half-centuries. It will be interesting to see how bowlers perform in the second T20I with ground dimensions on a relatively shorter side. Meanwhile, we take a look at five players who we think can be the game-changers. New Zealand Vs India, Cricket Score 2nd T20I Match.
The right-handed batsman seems to be doing nothing wrong these days. Fresh from his 27-ball 56, the wicket-keeper batsman will be confident going into the second T20I. During the series opener, Rahul showed his hitting abilities as he smashed four fours and three sixes.
Apart from Rahul, Shreyas Iyer slammed half-century as well. Iyer made sure he guided his side home and scored unbeaten 58 off 29 balls. It proved to be a match-winning knock as India chased down the target with one over to spare. India vs New Zealand 2nd T20I 2020 Match Preview: Virat Kohli's Men Aim for Another Stellar Show at Eden Park.
The New Zealand opening batsman showed why he is essential to the team’s cause at the top. Colin Munro smashed 59 and set the tone for other batsmen to follow. He slammed six fours and two sixes during his knock. The Kiwi opener will be looking to dish out a similar performance in the second T20I.
The spinner was introduced into the attack when New Zealand batsmen were on an attacking spree. Chahal did well to contain and also managed to scalp New Zealand captain Kane Williamson’s wicket. He will be key to India’s success at Eden Park. IND vs NZ Head-to-Head Record: Ahead of 2nd T20I 2020, Here Are Match Results of Last Five India vs New Zealand Twenty20 Matches.
Ish Sodhi was the standout bowler for New Zealand in the series opener and scalped two wickets including Rahul. In the second match of the series, Kiwis will be looking forward to another good performance from Sodhi.
Despite being a long series, the Blackcaps will be looking to draw level in the second match. India once again starts as a favourite to win the match. The Men in Blue will be confident after chasing down over 200 the other day.