After back-to-back wins in the first 2 matches of the 5-game T20I series in and against New Zealand, the Men in Blue are all set for the 3rd T20I. While India’s winning at New Zealand was a doubtful affair, the national put an end to all the doubts with their amazing performance in the first two games. Tackling the fast-bowlers on pace-promoting pitches of New Zealand India is getting ready to meet the Blackcaps for the 3rd T20I on Wednesday, January 29th at the Seddon Park in Hamilton. The game will set in motion at 12:30 PM IST.
KL Rahul is going strong with an affluent form foe team India. The player has played crucial knocks of 56 off 27 and 57 off 50 in the first two matches, leading his team to victory. The player is being vividly supported by Shreyas who has partnered well with Rahul to help India chase the targets set.
On the other hand, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson and opener Martin Guptill are leading their team from the front. The team is well-supported by Tim Southee and Ish Sodhi in the bowling department. Blair Tickner has failed to perform in any of the two matches, and thus, the Kiwis might try replacing him with Daryl Mitchell. However, the team is going weak when talked about their fielding performance.
The upcoming match shall be a crucial encounter, in case the Men in Blue manage to bag yet another match of the series, they will automatically have the series under their claws. While New Zealand is expected to take benefit of the venue change and come back strong, team India is shall look forward to continuing with their winning momentum.
Pitch Report & Weather Conditions
The match will be held at Seddon Park in Hamilton which is known as a batting paradise courtesy to the well-grassed pitch. The team winning the toss is expected to field first.
The weather reports suggest a partly cloudy evening with the temperature hovering around 18-24 degrees Celsius. The precipitation levels are low. Thus, rain is not expected to play a spoilsport in the game.
Probable Playing XI
Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul (wk), Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Dube, Manish Pandey, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c), Colin de Grandhomme, Ross Taylor, Tim Seifert (wk), Mitchell Santner, Daryl Mitchell, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Hamish Bennett
New Zealand: 8
No Result: 0