The second of three T20Is between India and New Zealand will be played at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on January 29th.
The second of three T20Is between India and New Zealand will be played at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on January 29th. The Men in Blue were defeated by a score of 21 runs in the opening game and are now down 0-1. The New Zealanders, on the other hand, will be flying high as they enter the next game. The Indian squad struggled with both the bat and the ball. The pacers failed to make an impression in the opening game and went on to allow a large number of runs. As the burden was increased on the middle-order hitters, the top-order failed once more. While India needs to improve in all areas, the Kiwis will be seeking to make a statement.
Ruturaj Gaikwad, India’s white-ball opening possibility, has been ruled out of the three-match T20I series against New Zealand due to a wrist injury. The 25-year-old has checked into Bengaluru’s National Cricket Academy for an assessment of his ailment and subsequent rehabilitation. Gaikwad last played for Maharashtra against Hyderabad in the Ranji Trophy. He scored 8 and 0 in that game and later informed the BCCI about his wrist injury. In fact, Gaikwad’s wrist is bothering him for the second time. With a similar ailment, he missed last year’s T20I against Sri Lanka. He also missed last year’s home ODIs against the West Indies after testing positive for Covid.
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Venue: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
Date & Time: January 29, 7:00 PM IST
Telecast & Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
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Lucknow has one of the most precisely balanced playing fields in India. The average score in the first inning is 157, then it drops to 129 in the second. Once on the field, the batters can take monster shots and dominate the scoreboard. While the pitch benefits all bowlers equally, the track will assist spinners as the game proceeds.
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