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India aim to do the double at Auckland as Kiwis seek redemption in order to level the series

Written By Karthik Nair | Mumbai | Updated On:
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India aim to do the double at Auckland as Kiwis seek redemption in order to level the series
India go 2-0 up with a seven-wicket victory in the 2nd T20I
4 weeks ago | January 26, 2020 15:33

India win by seven wickets to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match T20I series

Shreyas Iyer misses out on a well-deserved fifty as Southee takes a brilliant catch
4 weeks ago | January 26, 2020 15:27

Shreyas Iyer misses out on a deserving fifty as Tim Southee takes a brilliant catch under pressure

India in command as KL Rahul registers his 11th T20I fifty
4 weeks ago | January 26, 2020 15:16

KL Rahul's fifty keeps India in command.

KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer keep India in the hunt
4 weeks ago | January 26, 2020 14:55

KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer keep India in the hunt in this small run-chase.

India are 60/2 at the halfway mark. 

Virat Kohli dismissed before Powerplay
4 weeks ago | January 26, 2020 14:38

Another setback for India as skipper Virat Kohli departs before the Powerplay.

India are 39/2.

An early setback for India as Rohit Sharma departs
4 weeks ago | January 26, 2020 14:15

A big blow for India as Rohit Sharma departs in the very first over.

India are 8/1.

India begin their run chase of 133 as they look to go 2-0 up
4 weeks ago | January 26, 2020 14:11

Indian openers begin their run chase of 133.

New Zealand set India a target of 133
4 weeks ago | January 26, 2020 14:01

New Zealand finish their innings at 132/5

Rohit Sharma takes a perfectly balanced catch
4 weeks ago | January 26, 2020 13:59

Rohit Sharma takes a perfectly balanced catch to send back Ross Taylor for 18. New Zealand are 125/5 with two balls to spare

New Zealand clock 100
4 weeks ago | January 26, 2020 13:38

New Zealand end their boundary drought to bring up 100 runs in the 15th over

Ravindra Jadeja scalps Kane Williamson as the Kiwis are in deep trouble
4 weeks ago | January 26, 2020 13:26

Ravindra Jadeja scalps Kane Williamson to put New Zealand in a spot of bother.

New Zealand are 81/4 

Ravindra Jadeja dismisses Colin de Grandhomme off his own bowling
4 weeks ago | January 26, 2020 13:15

Ravindra Jadeja joins the party as he scalps Colin de Grandhomme. 

New Zealand are 74/3 in the 11th over.

Colin Munro departs as Virat Kohli takes a good catch
4 weeks ago | January 26, 2020 13:07

Skipper Virat Kohli makes his presence felt once again on the field as he takes a great catch to send back Colin Munro. The Kiwis are 68/2 in the ninth over.

 

Skipper Virat Kohli takes a good catch under pressure to get rid of Martin Guptill
4 weeks ago | January 26, 2020 12:54

India get rid of the dangerous Martin Guptill just before the Powerplay overs. Guptill departs for a 20-ball 33 as the Kiwis are 48/1.

India struggling to pick up wickets
4 weeks ago | January 26, 2020 12:40

Indian bowlers struggle to pick up wickets as the Kiwi openers lay a solid foundation.

New Zealand are 23/0 after 3.

New Zealand off to a flying start
4 weeks ago | January 26, 2020 12:30

New Zealand are off to a flier.

The Kiwis are 13/0 after the 1st over

Both teams head into the contest with an unchanged side
4 weeks ago | January 26, 2020 12:02

Both teams go into this contest with an unchanged side as a cracker of a contest awaits.

New Zealand win the toss and elect to bat first
4 weeks ago | January 26, 2020 11:55

India to chase as New Zealand elect to bat first after winning the toss.

Virender Sehwag's heartwarming wish on the occasion of 71st Republic Day
4 weeks ago | January 26, 2020 11:21

Virender Sehwag has a heartwarming wish for everyone on the occasion of 71st Republic Day.

 

The stage is set for a blockbuster contest at the Eden Park
4 weeks ago | January 26, 2020 10:59

As India and New Zealand gear up for locking horns here's the wicket for today's blockbuster encounter.

https://twitter.com/BCCI/status/1221298977649217536

The Bharat Army wishes all-rounder Vijay Shankar on the occasion of his 29th birthday
4 weeks ago | January 26, 2020 10:39

The Bharat Army wishes all-rounder Vijay Shankar on the occasion of his 29th birthday.

https://twitter.com/thebharatarmy/status/1221294465337319424

The live coverage of the 2nd T20I starts at 12:20 PM local time
4 weeks ago | January 26, 2020 10:18

Catch Team India lock horns against New Zealand as they look to take a 2-0 lead in the second T20I which starts at 12:20 PM.

https://twitter.com/BCCI/status/1221274878587719680

Sachin Tendulkar wishes everyone a Happy Republic Day
4 weeks ago | January 26, 2020 09:54

Sachin Tendulkar wishes everyone a Happy Republic Day

 

ICC's birthday wish for former Indian women's cricket team skipper Diana Edulji
4 weeks ago | January 26, 2020 09:40

ICC's birthday wish for former Indian women's cricket team skipper Diana Edulji.

https://twitter.com/ICC/status/1221274061772402690

Shreyas Iyer makes an appearance on Chahal TV after his match-winning knock in the 1st T20I
4 weeks ago | January 26, 2020 09:06

The hero of India's run chase in the 1st T20I Shreyas Iyer makes his presence felt on Chahal TV. Watch him share his thoughts about that match-winning knock.

https://twitter.com/BCCI/status/1220719062206025735

IND VS NZ- Live Updates | India aim to do the double at Auckland as Kiwis seek redemption
4 weeks ago | January 26, 2020 08:58

India will be oozing with confidence as their grueling tour of New Zealand got off to an ideal start after overcoming Kane Williamson & Co. by six wickets with an over left in the 1st T20I at the Eden Park in Auckland on Friday. The Men In Blue will be hoping to repeat the heroics at the same venue when they lock horns against the Kiwis on Sunday.

READ: India look to extend advantage over New Zealand at high-scoring Eden Park

READ: Shoaib Malik gives a befitting reply to a journalist when asked about coach Misbah-ul-Haq

New Zealand look to make amends

Meanwhile, New Zealand will be looking to make amends at Auckland and level the five-match series. The hosts might have heaved a sigh of relief after Martin Guptill had taken that unbelievable catch to get rid of the Indian skipper Virat Kohli. However, their celebrations were short-lived as young Shreyas Iyer and Manish Pandey ensured that there was no middle-order collapse as they registered a 62-run fifth-wicket stand to take the visitors past the finish line.

The Black Caps will look to focus more on the bowling department and so will India as the Eden Park favours the batsmen as it as a very small ground and thereby, leaving no margin of error for the bowlers. When it comes to the Playing XI, India are expected to go with their winning combination but it remains to be seen whether New Zealand make any changes in their squad.

Here's the predicted Playing XI of both sides:

India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul (wk), Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar. 

New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Scott Kuggeleijn, Colin Munro, Colin de Grandhomme, Tom Bruce, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert (wk), Hamish Bennett, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Blair Tickner

Will Kane Williamson open the batting? 

There is a school of thought in the hosts' camp that Williamson should open the batting in T20 cricket, thus taking advantage of the powerplay overs. Given the lightning start provided by openers Martin Guptill and Colin Munro, this seems infeasible for the next game, at least. New Zealand expect to field the same eleven, avoiding any temptation to take a look at all-rounders Scott Kuggeleijn and Daryl Mitchell.  Both teams enjoyed a day off on Saturday in lieu of the tight schedule and sterner battles ahead. Eden Park was only an estimated 60 percent full on Friday despite New Zealand Cricket anticipating more gate collections owing to the Indian team's popularity.  It remains to be seen if the scheduled late-starts (7.50-8 pm local time) continues to have an impact on match attendances during this T20I series.

WATCH: AB de Villiers' switch-hit against Nathan Coulter-Nile goes horribly wrong

WATCH: AB de Villiers succeeds in effecting a stumping despite fumbling in his first attempt

(Image Courtesy: @BLACKCAPS)

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