Match : NZ vs IND, 5TH T20I
Tournament : India tour of New Zealand, 2020
Date : Sunday, February 02, 2020
Time : 12:30 PM IST 7:00 AM GMT 8:00 PM LOCAL
Venue : Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
PITCH & CONDITION
Weather : The weather is expected to be clear in Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui with no chances of rain during the match time. The temperature will around 24 degrees Celsius.
Pitch : The pitch of Bay Oval is generally batting friendly and we can expect a high scoring match. The spinners get more assistance than fast-bowlers.
India : Last two matches went to super over and India won both in speculator way. India lead the series 4-0. Now India be aiming to whitewash the series.
In the last match Lokesh Rahul scored 39 runs in 26 balls, Manish Pandey got a chance in batting and took 50 runs unbeaten, taking full advantage of the chance, Virat Kohli Out for 11, Sanju Samson was out for 8 and Shreyas Iyer and Shivam Dube also lost wickets easily
Shardul Thakur took 2 wickets giving 33 runs in 4 overs, this young bowler is doing amazing bowling, same Jasprit Bumrah took a wicket and gave only 20 runs in 4 overs and Yuzvendra Chahal also got a wicket, Navdeep Saini bowled well but did not get a wicket.
India rotated players as expected last time. Kuldeep Yadav and Rishabh Pant could also feature in this final match of the series. India can decide to rest KL Rahul.
India Squad: Lokesh Rahul(w), Sanju Samson, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Dube, Manish Pandey, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Jasprit Bumrah, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Rishabh Pant
New Zealand : This team has lost 4 consecutive matches to India, so their morale seems weak. New Zealand snatched defeat from the jaws of victory for the second game in succession as they were unable to win during the 20 overs and succumbed to a second straight loss in a Super Over against India.
In the last match Colin Munro scored 64 runs, Seifert scoring 57 runs in 39 balls, Ross Taylor batting 24, Martin Guptill out for 4 and Tom Bruce scoring 0 runs. In Bowling, Ish Sodhi took 3 wickets while bowling excellently and Hamish Bennett took 2 wickets, the captain of this team, Tim Southee took one wicket, Mitchell Santner and Scott Kuggeleijn took one wicket each.
Tom Bruce slotted in for Colin de Grandhomme as expected last time, while Daryl Mitchell also made his first appearance with Kane Williamson missing out with a shoulder injury. The New Zealand captain is hopeful of a return for the final game of the series.
New Zealand Squad: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Tim Seifert(w), Tom Bruce, Ross Taylor, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Hamish Bennett, Blair Tickner
INDIA lead the series 4-0. India will be aiming to whitewash the series.
India Should Win The Match
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