A look at the predicted Indian XI for the for the IND vs NZ 2nd T20I in Auckland. The first T20 clash was Kiwis' game completely as India were handed their biggest ever T20 defeat by margin of runs.
Probable playing 11 for New Zealand: Colin Munro, Tim Seifert (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Daryl Mitchell, Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson.
Not even the seasoned Bhuvneshwar Kumar was spared as he, alongside Hardik Pandya and Khaleel Ahmed, leaked 12 runs an over.
Seifert top-scored with 84 runs taking the Kiwis to 219-6.
"As a team, we have been good at chasing down targets which is why we play with eight batsmen".
Earlier, Indian stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma had stated that India should have chased down the target with eight batsmen being in the Playing XI.
The Men in Blue slumped to their biggest loss in T20I in terms of runs when they were beaten by 80 runs at the hands of the Black Caps in the series-opener at Westpac Stadium.
Body recovered from plane wreckage identified as Emiliano Sala
Mr Mearns - known as the "Shipwreck Hunter" - and his team located the aircraft within two hours of commencing their search. Investigators found the wreckage of the Piper PA-46 Malibu on the seabed of the Channel Sunday, with a body visible inside.
He could not do much in Wellington, getting four off 9 balls before spinner Mitchell Santner bowled him with a fast yorker.
Both sides are unchanged from Wellington, meaning Kuldeep Yadav continued to sit out with India fielding three allrounders in the Pandya brothers - Hardik and Krunal - and Vijay Shankar.
All-rounder Vijay Shankar was promoted to number three and did alright with an 18-ball 27.
While it is a must-win game for India, another victory will seal the series for the hosts who were outplayed 1-4 in the preceding ODIs.
"It was a complete performance that doesn't happen everyday and hope we can keep the momentum through the series having set the tone", he said. Seifert gets off the mark by edging the second ball to the third man for a single before Munro also adds one run to his account with a flick on leg. Bhuvneshwar then conceded one more run from a wide. "India should look at attacking New Zealand with two regular spinners - Kuldeep (Yadav) and (Yuzvendra) Chahal - in the upcoming matches", said Kumble, a veteran of 132 Tests.
Khaleel Ahmed will now bowl the second over of the day.