India has conceded a 1-0 deficit in the three-match series against New Zealand. They displayed a poor performance and were at the receiving end of a 21-run thumping. They failed to chase the target of 176 runs and bowled poor lines and lengths. They would now want to make a comeback and level the series.
2 changes that India might make for the second T20I against New Zealand
The second game of the series is slated to take place on 29th January in Lucknow. India would want to rectify the mistakes and go one step ahead to win the game and keep the series alive. Let’s take a look at 2 changes that India might make for the second T20I against New Zealand
Prithvi Shaw could be the one change that India could make for the second game against New Zealand. The right-hander could be in line to replace Shubman Gill in the team. The opening batter amassed 7 runs in the first game and with him set to play a major role in the upcoming Border Gavaskar Trophy, the team can look to rest him. Shaw on the other hand has been in staggering form in domestic cricket as he recently scored a triple ton in Ranji Trophy and also has been in fine form in the white ball as well.
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The match being in Lucknow could well pave the way for Yuzvendra Chahal in the team for the second game. The leg-spinner can replace Shivam Mavi in the team. The fast bowler was a touch expensive in the first match as he conceded 19 runs in 2 overs. Chahal on the other hand has been decent in T20Is and therefore could be in line to play the second game.