2nd T20I: Unchanged New Zealand bat against unchanged India
Rohit Sharma and Kane Williamson at the toss at Eden Park. (Image: @BCCI)

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and opted to bat against India at Eden Park on Friday.

The hosts went in with an unchanged XI, seeking to end the series today with a 2-0 lead. (LIVE UPDATES: INDIA vs NEW ZEALAND, 2nd T20I)

India, who have yet to win a T20I in New Zealand, also played the same XI with Rohit Sharma saying it was the “right balance” given the tricky ground conditions of Eden Park. (VIDEO: India need to stop experimenting)

Rohit backed the decision to play both Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya while accepting that there would be criticism.


New Zealand: 1 Colin Munro, 2 Tim Seifert (wk), 3 Kane Williamson (capt), 4 Ross Taylor, 5 Daryl Mitchell, 6 Colin de Grandhomme, 7 Mitchell Santner, 8 Scott Kuggeleijn, 9 Tim Southee, 10 Ish Sodhi, 11 Lockie Ferguson

India: 1 Rohit Sharma (capt), 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Vijay Shankar, 4 Rishabh Pant, 5 Dinesh Karthik, 6 MS Dhoni (wk), 7 Hardik Pandya, 8 Krunal Pandya, 9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10 Yuzvendra Chahal, 11 Khaleel Ahmed