The Indian cricket team will take on New Zealand in their second game of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday, October 31.  

Both teams are coming off a defeat in their previous game against Pakistan and will be eying their first win in the tournament. 

The head-to-head battle between India and New Zealand is evenly poised at 8-8, including tied Super Over wins. However, the last time India played New Zealand in a T20I, they registered a clean 5-0 series sweep in 2020.

In T20 World Cups, the two sides have clashed twice so far with Kane Williamson and Co. winning on both occasions. The last time India beat New Zealand in an ICC event was way back in the 2003 ICC Men’s ODI World Cup.

Rohit Sharma is the leading run-scorer in this fixture with 338 runs in 13 matches at a strike-rate of 138. With the ball, Ish Sodhi of New Zealand is the leading wicket-taker between the two sides with 17 wickets in 12 matches at an economy of 7.53.   

The average score batting first at the Dubai International Stadium in T20Is is 143. All four matches played so far at the venue in this year’s T20 World Cup have been won by the side chasing. 

India vs New Zealand T20 World Cup squads

India squad: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Shardul Thakur, Varun Chakaravarthy, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami

New Zealand squad: Kane Williamson (captain), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Adam Milne, Martin Guptill, Kyle Jamieson, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips (wicket-keeper), Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert (wicket-keeper), Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee

Where to watch India vs New Zealand T20 World Cup live in India?

The India vs New Zealand Super 12 Group 2 match will be telecast live on Sunday, October 31 from 7:30 PM IST on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD and DD Sports in India

Live streaming of the India vs New Zealand Super 12 Group 2 match will be available on the Disney+ Hotstar app and website.

SportsAdda will bring you India vs New Zealand Super 12 Group 2 live scores.

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