Kane Williamson won the toss and invited Hardik Pandya to bat first in the second T20I of the series.

“The pitch and the weather prompted me to bowl first against the Men in Blue,” said Kane.

Adam Milne has replaced Trent Boult.

“Batters will have to respect the conditions for a good first-innings total,” said Hardik Pandya.

Sanju Samson and Umran Malik were not included.

India XI: Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant (wK), Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya (capt), Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.

New Zealand XI: Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wK), Kane Williamson (capt), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Adam Milne, Lockie Ferguson

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