New Zealand vs India 3rd T20I Match Preview

New Zealand vs India

New Zealand vs India 3rd T20I Match – The world is ready to witness yet another big battle of T20 cricket. The 3rd T20 match of India’s tour of New Zealand, in 2022 is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, 22nd November 2022 at McLean Park, Napier. We are posting 100 safe, perfect, and accurate today match predictions for all matches between New Zealand and India.

New Zealand vs India 3rd T20I Match Preview:

The Kiwi batting lineup disappointed heavily in the 2nd T20I, where they conceded a 65-run loss after being bowled out for just 126 runs. Captain Kane Williamson was the only batter who showed grit, scoring 61 runs off 52 balls with 4 fours & 2 sixes. Opener Devon Conway scored 25 runs from 22 balls while none of the other batters could play the aggressor with Williamson holding the other end, and eventually were bowled out for a meagre total.

The bowling was thrashed around the park in the 2nd T20I. Lockie Ferguson looked fiery with his pace as he grabbed two top order wickets, while Tim Southee when to pick up a hat trick in the 20th over when the Indians were just looking to slog the ball. Spinner Ish Sodhi managed a wicket, but none of the Kiwi bowlers had an economy of below 8 which could be a concern for the team going into the crucial final T20I.

Team India Preview

#1 T20I batter Suryakumar rose in the 2nd T20I as he smashed his 2nd T20I ton, scoring 111 unbeaten runs off just 51 balls with 11 fours & 7 sixes. Suryakumar alone set up the game for India to win and make sure they don’t lose the series. In an interesting move, lefties Rishabh Pant and Ishan Kishan were sent to open the innings, while SKY played at #3. Shreyas Iyer, batting at #4, smacked a boundary on his very first delivery and looked aggressive until he lost his wicket due to a hit wicket. With only one game played by these players, Sanju Samson is all but set to miss out on the 2nd T20I as well.

The bowlers did a nice job protecting the 192-run target. All-rounder Deepak Hooda, who hasn’t been seen bowling much on the international stage, stood up to grab 4 lower middle order wickets, as he remained the highest wicket-taker for team India. Yuzvendra Chahal and Mohammed Siraj made good returns to the team with 2 wickets each while Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked up a wicket in the very first over of the innings. All-rounder Washington Sundar also managed an important wicket of opener Devon Conway.

New Zealand vs India 3rd T20I: Match Details

  • Date – Tuesday, November 22, 2022
  • Time – 12:00 PM IST
  • Venue – McLean Park, Napier

New Zealand vs India 3rd T20I Probable Playing XI:

New Zealand – Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Michael Bracewell (c); Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Adam Milne, Lockie Ferguson

New Zealand’s T20I Squad: Kane Williamson (C), Michael Bracewell, Daryl Mitchell; James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Lockie Ferguson, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Blair Tickner.

India Playing 11– Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant (wk), Suryakumar Yadav; Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya (c), Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

India’s squad for New Zealand T20Is: Hardik Pandya (Captain), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer; Rishabh Pant (VC and WK), Sanju Samson (WK), Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Mohd. Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik.

Pitch Report and Conditions for Today Match

The 3rd T20 match between New Zealand and India is going to be played at McLean Park, Napier. This is one of the biggest venues in New Zealand in terms of crowd capacity. The pitch on this venue is good for batting. It also has a bit of help for the spin bowlers. As per the live cricket score, a total of 170 runs should be a par score.

Today Match Weather Report

The weather forecast in Napier on match day is good. There are almost no chances of rain and we may have a full match to watch.

Toss Prediction in Today Match Prediction

The toss can play an important role in the decision of this match. According to our toss prediction, the team who will win the toss may elect to field first.

Winning Chances of Today Match for the Both Sides

We have no doubt that India is the best team when we compare it with New Zealand. They have strong batting order and bowling unit, so the winning chances of India for today’s match have been increased. The equation of winning chances of both teams for today’s match is mentioned as under.

  • India has a 52% chance to win this match
  • New Zealand has a 48% chance to win this match

Match prediction

India showcased their firepower with both bat and ball in the second T20I at the Bay Oval, winning it comfortably. Now, the India batters will get another chance to display their strength at the batting-friendly McLean Park in Napier. If the bowlers too can rise to the occasion then India can go all the distance and win the series. We think the scales are tilted in favour of India in the third T20I.