The 3rd & final T20I showdown in the 3-match series between India and New Zealand promises to be a thrilling affair as both teams prepare for the decisive battle. In a close match in Lucknow, India managed to tie the series 1-1 with a 6-wicket victory over the Black Caps in a low-scoring game. Let’s look at the preview of the upcoming match including head-to-head stats, suggested fantasy teams and much more.
The dominant Men in Blue, who have been unbeatable in T20s on their home turf, are eager to extend their 7-series winning streak in T20s. Malik is predicted to step in for Mavi in the playing lineup as the Indian team looks to make some strategic changes.
On the other hand, the New Zealand squad is determined to secure a series victory on Indian soil. Boasting a strong bowling lineup led by skipper M. Santner, the Black Caps are likely to field an unchanged lineup as they strive for victory.
Date & Timings
The match is scheduled to start on 1st February at 7:00 PM IST. The lineups of the match will be available at 6:30 PM on the MyTeam11 app.
Venue & Pitch Report
The colossal Narendra Modi Stadium located in Ahmedabad is the biggest arena on the planet, boasting a seating capacity of 1,32,000. This ground, named after India’s current Prime Minister, has become renowned in the world of sports. The stadium also holds the Guinness World Record for the largest crowd ever present at a match, with 101,566 spectators in attendance.
The stadium has 6 pitches made of red soil and 5 pitches made of black soil, each offering different challenges for the players. The red soil pitches dry up fast and are good for spin bowlers. The black soil pitches, on the other hand, are better for batsmen and fast bowlers because they offer more bounce.
T20I Stats at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad:
Total Matches: 6
Matches won Batting first: 3
Matches won Bowling first: 3
Highest 1st innings score: 224
Highest 2nd innings score: 188
Average 1st innings score: 174
Average 2nd innings score: 167
Players To Watch Out For
S. Yadav: He received the Man of the Match award in the last game for his batting heroics to clinch the victory in the last over. But, at the Narendra Modi Stadium, the best T20 batsman in the world has the chance to show once again how he can be a hero with his bold batting style.
L. Ferguson: Lockie is a powerful fast bowler in the middle of his career, with his quick speed and the ability to swing the ball. He is ready to have a big impact in the final T20I game. If the New Zealand team wants to win the series in Ahmedabad, Lockie has to overcome the Indian batters.
Head-to-Head T20 Stats
|Highest Totals:||208/6, 2019||219/6, 2019|
|Lowest Totals:||79/10, 2016||99/8, 2023|
Here are the probable XIs for the 3rd T20I between India and New Zealand.
India: I. Kishan (wk), S. Gill, S. Yadav, R. Tripathi, D. Hooda, H. Pandya (c), W. Sundar, K. Yadav, Y. Chahal, U. Malik, A. Singh
New Zealand: F. Allen, D. Conway, D. Mitchell, M. Chapman, G. Phillips (wk), M. Bracewell, M. Santner (c), I. Sodhi, L. Ferguson, B. Tickner, J. Duffy
India vs New Zealand Suggested Fantasy Teams
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