Preview: India vs New Zealand 2nd T20I
Rajkot, Nov 3 - After a brilliant show in the first match, India will aim to seal the three match series when they take on New Zealand in the second Twenty20 International (T20I) at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday.
India, currently lead the series 1-0 with a comprehensive victory in the first match at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi and in the upcoming match, India are also the favourites because of their recent form and the conditions.
The hosts will once again heavily rely on the openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, who blasted identical half tons to set the tone with a 158-run record opening stand and guide the hosts post a massive 202/3.
Apart from them, skipper Virat Kohli will also play a crucial role in the batting department along side middle-order batsmen Hardik Pandya and Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
After the retirement of veteran pacer Ashish Nehra, Kohli could now play with the four bowlers or might include wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav in the playing XI becaue of the conditions.