Match : NZ vs IND, 3rd T20I
Tournament : India tour of New Zealand, 2020
Date : Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Time : 12:30 PM IST 7:00 AM GMT 8:00 PM LOCAL
Venue : Seddon Park, Hamilton
PITCH & CONDITION
Weather : There is low chance of rain predicted. The temperature will around 21 degrees Celsius. A bit of cloud cover can be expected throughout the game.
Pitch : Pitch here at Seddon Park favours batting and with a little bit bounce that may help the seamers. Spinners can play a key role in this pitch. A score of near about 180 runs should be as a par.
India : The performance of India had been outstanding in this tour of New Zealand. They had won both earlier played matches and are leading the series with 2-0. They won the second match with a margin of seven wickets.
lokesh rahul batted unbeaten 57 runs and while supporting them, shreyas iyer scored 44 runs, but rohit sharma scored 8 runs and virat kohli lost 11 runs, shivam dube contributed 8 runs. In Boling, Ravindra Jadeja conceded only 18 runs in 4 overs and took 2 wickets, he is successful in bowling against New Zealand, Jasprit Bumrah took one wicket and Shivam Dube got one wicket, Shardul Thakur in 2 over. Gave 21 runs and took a wicket.
The Indian Team may not change their winning combination.
India Squad: Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul(w), Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Dube, Manish Pandey, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Sanju Samson, Kuldeep Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Rishabh Pant, Washington Sundar
New Zealand : New Zealand had failed to give their best performance in this series. They had lost both matches and have the last chance to save the series. If they lost this match, they will also lose the series. Batting first, New Zealand gave a target of 132 runs and chasing them, India won the match in 17.3 overs.
Martin Guptill scored 33 runs in the batting, while Colin Munro scored 26 runs, but Kane Williamson was out for 14 and Colin De Grandhomme’s bat was once again silent, Ross Taylor 18 and Tim Seifert batted for 33 runs.In bowling, team southee managed to take 2 wickets and got one wicket to ish sodhi, mitchell santner bowled well but could not take wicket.
New Zealand have no injury issues to deal with ahead of the crucial third T20 international. Daryl Mitchell and Scott Kuggeleijn are waiting in the reserves but the home team might stick to the current line-up despite suffering back-to-back defeats.
New Zealand Squad: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Colin de Grandhomme, Ross Taylor, Tim Seifert(w), Mitchell Santner, Blair Tickner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Hamish Bennett, Daryl Mitchell, Scott Kuggeleijn
New Zealand will have to make big improvements if they are to avoid a series defeat as they fell 2-0 behind with three games still to play. India looking in good form, and it is the tourists that should claim the win in the third game.
India Should Win The Match
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