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Debashis Sarangi ∙ Nov 21 2022, 9:35 AM

NZ vs IND, 3rd T20I: Preview, Prediction, Cricket Exchange Fantasy Tips


image-laql509zSuryakumar Yadav hammered a blistering ton in the 2nd T20I [Source: Twitter]

On Tuesday, hosts New Zealand will cross swords against India in the final T20I of the three-match series in Napier. This will be a must-win encounter for New Zealand, as India have taken an unassailable 1-0 lead following their 65-run win in the second match. 

India, who have rested their first-choice players in this series, emerged victorious in the second T20I, banking on Suryakumar Yadav's fabulous ton. But Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer and Hardik Pandya had disappointing outings, while Ishan Kishan took 31 balls for his 36. So, moving on to this match, India would like these big names to fire against the rampant Kiwi bowling attack. 

On the other hand, New Zealand lost to the sheer genius of Suryakumar Yadav, and hence, they will plan to counter him in this game. Every bowler apart from Tim Southee had a forgettable outing. The batting looked depleted as they were bowled out for a paltry 126 with seven balls to spare. So, they must address and sort out their grey areas in order to save the series. 


Match Details

Venue: McLean Park, Napier
Date and Time: November 22, 12 PM IST
Live Streaming: Amazon Prime Video

Pitch Report: The average run rate at McLean Park is 9.13, suggesting the track's conduciveness for batting. So, a batting beauty is expected in Tuesday's face-off, with the toss-winning team likely opt to field first. 


Predicted XIs

India will likely continue with the same team. However, New Zealand will have one forced change, replacing Kane Williamson with Mark Chapman. 

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

New Zealand: Devon Conway (WK), Finn Allen, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Adam Milne, Lockie Ferguson 


Cricket Exchange Fantasy Tips

Wicket-Keeper: Devon Conway
Batters: Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Glenn Phillips
All-Rounders: Hardik Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Mitchell Santner
Bowlers: Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj

Captain: Suryakumar Yadav
Vice Captain: Tim Southee


Prediction

As it stands, India have the momentum in their favour and are, therefore, likely to conclude the series on a winning note. So, we reckon the hosts will need some special performance from their key players to avoid a whitewash. 


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