After losing the first match of the series, Team India will once again face New Zealand in the 3-match T20I series on Sunday (January 29). The second match of the exciting shorter format series will take place in Lucknow. Captain Hardik Pandya and coach Rahul Dravid will give a long thought about the Playing XI after some failure shown by players in the first clash. Rahul Tripathi, Ishan Kishan, and specially Arshdeep Singh, all of them struggled to impress in the 1st T20I. The team management could hand pacer Mukesh Kumar a chance in place of Arshdeep Singh, who struggled with the ball in the first T20I.
The left-arm pacer leaked 27 runs in India’s first T20I game against New Zealand on Friday (January 27). Daryl Mitchell pounded on the opportunity to take the pacer to the cleaners after he pressured himself with a no-ball in the very last over of the New Zealand batting innings. Another player who can make way is Shubman Gill. He can be replaced by Prithvi Shaw waiting for an opportunity. Gill was disappointing in the first game as well as Ishan Kishan.
New Zealand are looking for revenge after the ODI series humiliation and they will hand this young Indian team nothing for granted.
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