NZ vs IND 2nd T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips
The second IT20 between New Zealand and India gets underway at the Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui on Sunday evening. Not one ball was bowled and there was not even a toss ahead of the first game of the series with constant rain in Wellington preventing any play. Read on as we preview this fixture. The day-night match gets underway at 19:30 local time.
New Zealand have lost only two IT20s at this venue with the last defeat coming against India in February 2020. They have a strong record at the Bay Oval and will be confident of beating this India side in this match.
India’s squad is younger than New Zealand’s but their players have plenty of experience from both international and IPL games. We predict that New Zealand will struggle to dominate India with both bat and ball.
New Zealand vs India 2nd T20 Match Live Streaming
TV channels: This match will be shown live on DD Sports, Sky Sports NZ and BT Sports.
Live Streaming: Fans can stream the match on Amazon Prime TV.
NZ vs IND Match Toss Prediction
Seven out of seven completed IT20s at Mount Maunganui have been won by the team batting first. As a result, we predict that both captains will not hesitate to choose to bat first if they win the toss.
NZ vs IND, Bay Oval Pitch Report
There is pace in this wicket and some short boundaries for batters to take advantage of. A par score will be between 210 – 225 and we expect to see a high number of sixes.
Mount Maunganui Weather Report
After the weather ruined the first game of the series, the forecast for Sunday at the Bay Oval is also not looking too encouraging. Temperatures in the high teens with thunderstorms are expected across the evening.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for New Zealand vs India 2nd T20 Match 2022
New Zealand Team News & Playing 11
NZ Team News
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.
NZ Key Players
- Devon Conway- the left-handed opener has played only one IT20 at Mount Maunganui before and hit 65 not out from 37 balls against West Indies in that innings.
- Glenn Phillips- the powerful middle-order batter has the highest IT20 score, 108, at this venue. He also hit a century during the T20 World Cup and is a fine athletic fielder.
- Lockie Ferguson- the quick bowler is often not risked and does not play back to back games if he has a slight injury. However, after the washout on Friday, he will be 100% fit and ready for this game.
NZ Team Form
New Zealand have won two, lost two and had one abandonment over their last five IT20s.
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New Zealand Predicted Playing 11
Devon Conway (wk), Finn Allen, Kane Williamson, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitch Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Adam Milne
India Team News & Playing 11
IND Team News
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.
IND Key Players
- Suryakumar Yadav- the 32 year old batter is a relatively late-comer to international cricket after making his debut last year. He hit 239 runs at an average of 59.75 in the 2022 T20 World Cup.
- Hardik Pandya- the captain is a genuine all-rounder in the team. He top scored for India with 63 runs from 33 balls in their semi-final defeat to England earlier in the month.
- Arshdeep Singh- the opening bowler was one of the new young stars to emerge from the T20 World Cup in Australia. He regularly took wickets at the start of innings and skillfully bowled the death overs as well.
IND Team Form
After the washout in Wellington, India have now won only two of their last four games in this format.
India Predicted Playing 11
Rishabh Pant (wk), Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya (c), Sanju Samson, Deepak Hooda, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
NZ vs IND Team Form in Last Five Matches
NZ : N L W L W
IND : N L W W L
New Zealand vs India Head to Head
Tuesday’s abandonment was the first time after 21 meetings that no ball was able to be bowled in an IT20 between New Zealand and India. Whoever wins this match will go 10-9 up in the overall head to head.
NZ vs IND Head to Head Stats in ODIs
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New Zealand vs India Betting Odds
New Zealand were favourites with the bookmakers ahead of the opening game of the series and, in spite of this game being played at a different venue, they are favourites for this game as well.
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Who will win New Zealand vs India 2nd T20 Match?
Interviews with both captains showed that New Zealand and India are keen to move on from their semi-final defeats in the 2022 T20 World Cup. This game could well be won by whichever of the new players performs the best.
NZ vs IND Top Team Batsmen
Devon Conway, Kane Williamson and Glenn Phillips are our recommendations with the bat for New Zealand. The bookies are backing Conway to be New Zealand’s highest run scorer and he impressed in his only IT20 innings at this venue. Phillips is in excellent form and will be playing at the ground where he hit his first IT20 century.
We are backing Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant and Suryakumar Yadav with the bat for India. Yadav has not only scored the most runs in this format this year but has produced the most outrageous shots. The bookmakers expect him to deliver again in this game. Iyer comes into this series after a strong Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
NZ vs IND Top Team Bowlers
Our bowling tips are Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee and Mitch Santner for New Zealand. Ferguson and Southee have the joint top odds and both are very consistent performers in this format. Santner has 89 wickets at an average of 21.58 in IT20s.
Arshdeep Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Yuzvendra Chahal are our picks with the ball for India. Singh has a strike-rate of 13.6 in this format and the bookies expect him to out-perform the rest of the India attack. Chahal has an excellent record in this format and will be keen to make an impact after not playing in the T20 World Cup.
New Zealand vs India Prediction
After the players were not even able to warm-up, due to the wet weather in Wellington, both teams will be desperate to get on the field and put on a good show in this match. New Zealand and India have strong pace bowling attacks but it is the home team who have the more experience at this venue and who will be best placed to take advantage of the conditions. As a result, we are backing New Zealand to get the win.
New Zealand are favorites to beat India at odds of 1.72