It was a performance to forget for Team India on Friday after they lost to New Zealand in the first T20I of the three-match series at the JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi. Opting to bat first the visitors posted 176/6 after Daryl Mitchell and Devon Conway played quickfire innings of 59* and 52 respectively. Later, the Rohit Sharma-led side were restricted to 155/9, despite a quick-fire 28-ball 50 by Washington Sundar. New Zealand claimed a 21-run victory and took a 1–0 lead in the three-match series. Team India would like to make a comeback in the second T20 to be held in Lucknow on Sunday.
Here is our predicted India XI for the 2nd T20I:
Shubman Gill: The 23-year-old right-handed batsman failed to put up a big score in the first match and was dismissed for 7 runs. He will try to play more important innings in the second T20I.
Ishan Kishan: The wicketkeeper-batsman, who is known for playing powerful knocks, disappointed everyone after scoring 4 runs in the first T20I.
Suryakumar Yadav: The star batsman was one of the positives for Team India as he smashed a 34-ball 47. He is definitely capable of playing better innings.
Rahul Tripathi: The right-handed batsman made his international debut in the second T20I against Sri Lanka, having failed to open his run tally against New Zealand in the first T20I as he fell for a duck.
Hardik Pandya: The skipper failed to impress as he could manage only 21 runs in 20 balls. Also, he proved to be very expensive with the ball as he conceded 33 runs in three overs and went wicketless.
Deepak Hooda: The right-handed batsman got out for 10 in the first T20I. Hooda will now look to play a big innings in the next match.
Washington Sundar: The all-rounder proved to be the hero for the hosts as his 28-ball 50 gave the hosts a ray of hope. Apart from this, he also took two wickets in four overs.
Kuldeep Yadav: The left-arm wrist spinner took a wicket in place of Yuzvendra Chahal. He was economical as he conceded only 20 runs in four overs.
Arshdeep Singh: The young India pacer had a forgettable outing in the first T20 as he turned out to be the most expensive bowler of the night with an economy of 12.80. He gave 51 runs in four overs.
Shivam Mavi: The right-arm pacer took one wicket and conceded 19 runs in two overs.
Umran Malik: The fast bowler from Jammu and Kashmir went wicketless in the first T20 and proved costly, conceding 16 runs in an over.
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