India and New Zealand will face each other in the second T20I at the JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi on Friday.
The hosts had drawn first blood in the series as they had won the opening game by five wickets and will look to continue their good form in the series while New Zealand will look to stay afloat.
We have got Match Prediction on the basis of current form, head-to-head, stats, and players to watch out for in the upcoming match.
Current form for India: W W W W L
India had come up with a fine performance in the first game against the Kiwis. There were a lot of positives for the home side as Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ravichandran Ashwin scalped two wickets each while Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav were able to get the runs to take their team over the line in the run-chase.
Current form for New Zealand: L L W W W
New Zealand got off to a slow start in the series opener and they would want to make the most of the powerplay overs. The Kiwis did well in the middle overs and were able to post a par score of 164 runs. However, the visitors will want to come up with a better bowling performance as India was always ahead in the run-chase.
Head to Head: Matches: 17, Won by India: 9, Won by New Zealand: 9, A:1.
It is an even battle between these two teams in head-to-head count.
Players to watch out for – Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Ravichandran Ashwin will hold the key for the Indian team.
Martin Guptill, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, and Mitchell Santner will be the crucial players for New Zealand.
Match Prediction: India will start as favorites against New Zealand as they know how to make the most of their own home conditions.