New Zealand Vs India 3rd T20 Preview: New Zealand face India at Seddon Park, Hamilton, with the T20I three-match series tied at 1-1 ahead of this decider.
When: New Zealand vs India, 3rd T20I, Feb 10, 08:00 PM local time, 12:30 PM IST
Where: Seddon Park, Hamilton
What to expect: Hamilton has tended to assist spinners a bit. In the fourth ODI between India and New Zealand, it also swung for pacers. Barring a couple of T20Is, captains have elected to field in the shortest format.
India: The tourists could go in with the same winning combination. Kuldeep Yadav, the left-arm wristspinner, and Shubman Gill are the couple of options to look at.
Probable XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Khaleel Ahmed
New Zealand: Blair Tickner, who was selected for the third game of the series, could come into the equation. The fast bowler bagged 15 scalps at 16.26 in T20s during the 2018-19 domestic season.
Probable XI: Tim Seifert, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c), Daryl Mitchell, Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner
What they said
“It’s important that as a side we are aware of the good bits we have done and put that into practice every time we come out to bat” – Kane Williamson reflects on New Zealand’s batting in the second T20I.
“It’s important to understand the mistakes that we made – it’s been a long tour for everyone” – Rohit Sharma praises his side after India bounced back from a 80-run mauling.