- India wins the series
- Debut of Herschelle Patel
- The only change in the team
Glenn Phillips (34) and Mark Chapman (21) also shone for New Zealand. Herschelle Patel made his debut for India. He took two wickets for 25 runs in four overs. All bowlers each took a wicket for India. Ashwin, who took a wicket for only 19 runs, continued his good form.
Throw India Again
India won the throw and took first place in the second T20I game against New Zealand. India won the litter and was voted into the field. India won the first T20 with 5 wickets. With a 1-0 lead in the three-game series, India will win the series if they win today. The second T20 is played on Ranchi.
India made a change in competition. Injured pacemaker Mohammad Siraj will not play in the first game. Instead, Herschelle Patel, who won the Purple Cap in the IPL, was appointed to the squad. For the 30-year-old Herschel it is the first game in the national team. He had an outstanding performance for RCB in the IPL last season. Venkatesh Iyer also made his debut for India in the first T20.
Victory today is essential if New Zealand is to keep their hopes alive in the series. The team recalled three key players. Adam Milne, Jimmy Neesham and Ish Sodhi were named to the roster.