Nov 20, 2022, 10:30 IST

India tour of New Zealand: Preview for the 2nd T20I at Bay Oval at Mount Maunganmi


India and New Zealand’s short 3 match T20 series is now down to 2 match series after the first game was washed out by rain.  The game on Sunday will be the 10th game to be played at the Bay Oval. Both the teams have nothing to gain apart from the rankings in the T20I format with both already qualified for the 2024 ICC T20 World Cup.

Venue – Bay Oval, Mount Maunganmi

Time – 12 PM IST

Likely pitch conditions –

The small ground is known for high scores and it is a known graveyard for bowlers. The bowlers tend to travel at 9 runs per over and one can expect lots of fours and sixes during the course of the game.

Likely weather conditions –

Expect a few showers during the course of the game as there is a chance for a short game or another abandoned game on the horizon.

Likely India XI –

Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, Surya Kumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya , Rishabh Pant, Deepak Hooda, Harshal Patel, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh and Yuzvendra Chahal.

Likely New Zealand XI –

Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Michael Bracewell, Tim Southee, Adam Milne and Lockie Ferguson

Head to Head record

Matches Played -20

Wins for India – 11

Wins for New Zealand – 9

Bay Oval T20I record –

Matches played – 9

Matches won by home team – 5

Matches won by visiting team – 2

No results – 2

Matches won after batting 1st – 7

Matches won after batting 2nd – 0

Matches won after winning the toss – 3

Matches won after losing the toss – 4

Highest score by batter at this venue – 108 by Glen Phillips vs West Indies in 2020

Best bowling figures at this venue – 3/12 by Bumrah vs NZ in 2020

Highest team score – 243 by NZ vs WI in 2018

Lowest team score -124 by WI vs NZ in 2018

Approaching milestones

  • Kane Williamson needs 97 runs to score 2500 T20I runs
  • Neesham needs 66 runs to reach 3000 overall T20 runs
  • Santner needs 12 runs to reach 500 runs in T20 I cricket
  • Santner needs 4 wickets to reach 150 wickets in overall T20 Cricket
  • Rishabh Pant needs 30 runs to score 1000 runs In T20 I cricket
  • Pant also needs 4 fours and 4 sixes to reach 400 career fours 200 career T20 Sixes
  • Chahal needs 7 wickets to reach 300 career T20 wickets
  • Deepak Hooda needs 25 runs to score 3000 career T20 runs
  • Kuldeep Yadav needs 1 wicket to complete 150 career T20 wickets
  • Umran Malik needs 5 wickets to complete 50 career T20 wickets
  • Shubman Gill will become the 100th player to play T20I cricket for India if he makes his debut