IND vs NZ 2nd T20: Team India will go on the field to play the second match of the series against New Zealand today. Both the teams will be face to face at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. For Team India, this match will be of ‘do or die’. On the other hand, the visiting Kiwi team will try their best to capture the series with a win in this match. This year, the Indian team has not lost a single series so far, but with the defeat in this match, the team will lose the India series as well. The challenge will be big in front of Team India captain Hardik Pandya.
Both teams reached Lucknow on Saturday:
Both the teams have reached Lucknow on Saturday for this important match to be held in the city of Nawabs. Team India’s record on this ground is excellent. The people of Lucknow are looking very excited about this match. Long queues were also visible to buy tickets. Team India played its first T20 match in the year 2018 against the West Indies at the Ekana ground in Lucknow, batting first, the team scored a big score of 195 runs in 20 overs. After which the team registered a big win by 71 runs.
Ikana Stadium Lucknow Pitch Report:
Due to the flat pitch of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow, the batsmen get a lot of help here. Due to dew, teams prefer to bowl first. Indian team captain Rohit Sharma has scored the most runs in an innings on this ground, 111 against West Indies. Best bowling in an innings by Karim Janat of Afghanistan taking 5 wickets for 11 runs. So the Indian team has scored the biggest score on this ground against the West Indies in 20 overs in 20 overs for 195 runs. The average score of the first innings on this ground is 151 and the average score of the second innings is 128 runs.
Last beat Sri Lanka:
Let us tell you that India has played two T20 matches on this ground so far. In both, Team India registered a resounding victory. In such a situation, India will have high hopes from its players in the T20 match between India and New Zealand to be held at Ekana. The last time India played a T20 match against Sri Lanka at this ground was about a year ago. In that match, Ishaan Kishan tore apart the Sri Lankan bowlers. Ishaan Kishan scored 89 off just 56 balls against Sri Lanka. However, Kishan missed out on scoring a century in this match. But he won the hearts of the fans by hitting 10 fours and three sixes. Once again the team will have high hopes from Ishaan Kishan against New Zealand. Ishaan Kishan’s bat did not work in the first match against the Kiwi team. Due to which the team had to face defeat.
These two big changes will happen in Team India!
Team India had to face a crushing defeat in the first match played in Ranchi. Now Team India will have to win the remaining two matches to make the series their name. In such a situation, the match to be held in Lucknow is going to be very important for Team India. In this match, Team India can come down with two major changes. One, Shubman Gill can be shown the way out. While apart from him, fast bowler Arshdeep Singh is also considered to be out. Prithvi Shaw can be given a chance in the team in place of Gill. While Yuzvendra Chahal can get a place in place of Arshdeep Singh.