It was a disappointing game for India in the first encounter. Despite whitewashing the ODI series, the team looked rusty in the first game. Nevertheless, they will look to bounce back on Sunday in Lucknow. Here, we look at the pitch report of BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium and the weather conditions in Lucknow for IND vs NZ 2023.
India has quite a lot of issues to fix in both departments of the game. Shubman Gill, despite his cracking form in ODIs, is yet to get momentum in the T20Is. With Prithvi Shaw on the bench, we might witness the Mumbaikar get a game. India will also be keen for Ishan Kishan to be consistent. Jitesh Sharma is an option that is available on the bench. As a backup, he might get a chance in the playing XI.
In the bowling unit, the likes of Arshdeep Singh have been poor in the last few games. Shivam Mavi’s utilization has not been perfect and this is an issue that Hardik Pandya will have to address.
BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow pitch report for IND vs NZ 2023
That's that from Ranchi.
New Zealand win the first T20I by 21 runs in Ranchi.#TeamIndia will look to bounce back in the second #INDvNZ T20I.@mastercardindia pic.twitter.com/Lg8zmzwYVH
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This venue in Lucknow has played host to a few games featuring Afghanistan, too. In all, this stadium has seen 5 T20Is happen since the first game in 2018.
The average score batting first here is 172. Rohit Sharma‘s 111* is the best batting display here while Karim Janat’s 5/11 against West Indies is the best individual bowling performance.
Lucknow weather conditions for IND vs NZ 2023
The #Kiwis drew first blood in the 1st T20I, but 🇮🇳 is set to turn the tables leading us to a tie-breaker. 🤯
Will the #MenInBlue turn up their prowess to 💯?
Tune-in to the 2nd Mastercard #INDvNZ T20I, Jan 29, 6:00 PM, on Star Sports & Disney+Hotstar.#BelieveInBlue #Madhubala pic.twitter.com/NoggbNjnCPAdvertisement
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) January 28, 2023
The temperatures will be on the slightly lower side on Sunday. We can expect the temperature range to be between 22 and 11 degrees Celsius.
It is going to be a sunny day with a predicted humidity of 74%. The chances of rainfall is minimal. Hence, we are all set to have a full game on Sunday.