Even MS Dhoni failed to win a match against New Zealand in the shorter format of the game but the new Skipper Virat Kohli won against them in his very first attempt. India won the first T20I match by 53 runs. After facing 5 defeats against the kiwis in T20Is, India could win their first T20I match against them. It was a sad day for Indian cricket as Ashish Nehra says good bye to Cricket in that match but who will replace Ashish Nehra in the second T20I ?
Here we are listing the playing eleven which India can field in the second T20I
1. Rohit Sharma
One of the best Opening batsman in the World has found his touch back in the 3rd ODI against New Zealand. After Two failures in the first two ODI matches of the series, he scored a superb century in the series decider. He scored a sublime 147 to help India to register a huge total. We hope the Hit man can continue the same form in the shortest format too.
2. Shikhar Dhawan
One of the most improved batsmen in recent times has not get his real touch back. He was removed from the team for his personal issues and Since returning to the team, he was not the same Shikhar Dhawan. However, he scored a fifty in the second ODI match against New Zealand and will be looking to give a strong and best performance in the upcoming T20I matches.
3. Virat Kohli
The best T20I batsman in the world, the best One day International batsmen in the world continued his incredible form this year against the Kiwis as he scored two centuries in the last ODI series. He was awarded man of the series for his outstanding performance.
4. Shreyas Iyer
The young champion player will be tested in the first T20I match. His awesome performance for India A and domestic Cricket has earned him a chance in Indian squad for the T20I series.
5. MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni’s performance in 2017 is the best you will see in his career. He showed his batting skills against Sri Lanka nad Australia but he did not get many balls to show his level best against New Zealand. As a batsmen or as a wicket keeper, he will be looking to make the most in the upcoming game.
6. Hardik Pandya
The man who is emerging day by day. Hardik Pandya was not the same Pandya in the last ODI series against New Zealand but he was outstanding in the ODI series against Australia. He won the man of the series award for taking 6 wickets and scoring 222 runs. He has the ability to hit massive sixes at any kind of situation. He proved his skills in pressure situation by his innings against Pakistan in Champions Trophy final.
7. Axar Patel
Kuldeep Yadav was fantastic against Australia and he also had taken a hat-trick in that series but his bad performance in the first ODI against New Zealand has made the selectors to try with Axar Patel. He was given a chance in the last two ODIs and he impressed everyone with his bowling.
8. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
9. Yuzvendra Chahal
The leg spinner is improving day by day and he was one of the main reason behind the victory of India in the third ODI. He picked 4 wickets in the last series and also bowled brilliantly in the first T20I against New Zealand.
10. Jasprit Bumrah
The world number one T20I bowlers is also the best death over bowler in the world at the moment. His awesome performance against Kiwis in the last ODI was the main reason why India could restrict the visitors from chasing a huge target. One of the firm choice for the T20Is,
11. Mohammad Siraj
The new bowler will be tested in the second T20I of the series as there is no Ashish Nehra anymore in Indian team. The bowler will be looking forward to cement his place in team with his performance.