The India vs New Zealand 2nd T20I match is scheduled to be played on January 29 at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. New Zealand will be looking to seal the series with a victory after defeating India in the 1st T20I by 21 runs. India, on the other hand, will be desperate to convert their poor start in the T20I series and make a statement. Given below are the prediction for the 2nd T20I between India and New Zealand, the pitch report and the expert-suggested Dream 11 team. 

India vs New Zealand 2nd T20I: Expected Pitch Conditions in Lucknow

The pitch at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow traditionally offers assistance to both batsmen and bowlers. The boundary dimensions are pretty similar to most of the Indian venues. Historically, the Lucknow pitch has supported slower bowlers which sets the spectators for a treat. On average, teams batting first have an average score of around 157. The average score of chasing teams is 127. 

Teams batting first have won 5 out of the 8 matches played at this venue. However, with dew around, it is expected that the captain winning the toss might prefer bowling first. 

India vs New Zealand 2nd T20I: Expected Playing 11s

Barring Suryakumar Yadav and Washington, the rest of the Indian playing 11 in the 1st T20I had a mediocre day at the office. Arshdeep Singh’s no-balls have been plaguing India at the death for the past couple of series now. Although it is very unlikely that the India team will change their playing 11 too much for the 2nd T20I but the track at Lucknow might tempt Hardik to pick an extra spinner in the form of Yuzvendra Chahal. In that case, Arshdeep Singh might have to make way for Chahal. 

India: Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan (WK), Rahut Tripathi, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya (Capt), Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Umran Malik, Shivam Mavi, Yuzvendra Chahal/Arshdeep Singh

New Zealand will be pretty happy with their performance in the last T20I. So expect Santner to go in with the same playing 11 for the 2nd T20I. 

New Zealand: Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Jacob Duffy, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner

India vs New Zealand 2nd T20I: Dream 11 Team and Fantasy Team

Devon Conway (Bat & Wk), Finn Allen (Bat), Suryakumar Yadav (Bat & Captain), Shubman Gill (Bat), Deepak Hooda (All), Washington Sundar (All), Daryl Mithcell (All), Kuldeep Yadav (Bowl), Ish Sodhi (Bowl), Lockie Ferguson (Bowl)