Team India will be taking on against the wounded New Zealand side in the 3rd and final T20I game at Kolkata. Indian team has won the first two T20I games and they will look for a clean sweep and on the other end, New Zealand will look to regroup in this encounter. Here is India Vs New Zealand 3rd T20I Preview.
INDIA VS NEW ZEALAND 3rd T20I: PREVIEW
Under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, Team India has taken a different shape – They have started playing aggressively. Now they look like a different side under his captaincy and to be very precise they have actually started the team preparation for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, which is all set to be held in Australia. Indian team management is looking to build a strong bunch of players for the upcoming mega tournament.
This group has some experienced players like Rohit Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, R Ashwin, and also some young exciting talent like V Iyer, Axar, and Harshal Patel.
Now looking at New Zealand’s form, it looks like they are definitely missing the services of Kane Williamson. And it was a roller coaster ride for the Kiwis in the last 2 weeks. The Black Caps made a shocking return against England in the semi-finals of the ICC T20I World Cup 2021 but failed to claim the trophy against the mighty Australians.
They have lost the last 3 T20I games, and it is one of the biggest worrying factors for the management. All the players will definitely regroup and change the plans for this encounter. They will hope to give their best in this game and will look to find a win.
Head To Head Record In T20Is: IND vs NZ
- Total Matches Played: 19
- India Won: 10
- New Zealand Won: 9
India vs New Zealand 3rd T20I: Last 5 Matches
India’s form: W W W W W
New Zealand’s form: W W L L L
INDIA VS NEW ZEALAND 3rd T20I: Probable Playing 11
India Predicted XI:
Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Venkatesh Iyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
New Zealand Predicted XI:
Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert (wk), Adam Milne, Mitchell Santner, Jimmy Neesham, Tim Southee (c), Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi