IND vs NZ 3rd T20I: India vs New Zealand series is on balance now leveling at 1-1 after India’s brilliantly snatched victory in the second T20I in Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow on January 29. In the 1st T20I, New Zealand handed India, a 21-run loss at Ranchi on January 27. Following a 3-0 ODI series victory, India is again on the verge of sidelining New Zealand in another white ball series.
The track was aiding spinners thoroughly and still, India showed a stable performance. India managed to restrict the blackcaps to under 100 runs, and still, the Kiwis extended the match to the last over, this shows the quality of bowling offered by them. Surya Kumar Yadav batted well on the spinning track and was awarded ‘Player of the Match’. Now, the final showdown, India vs New Zealand: third and last T20I is slated on February 1 at Ahmedabad. Both parties will be eager to seal the T20 series at the Narendra Modi Stadium in asking for the Trophy.
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The two sides will square off at the Narendra Modi Stadium Stadium for the first time in the shortest format, but the hosts have played at the venue six times so far in T20Is. India have won 4 out of the total of 6 matches played here in this venue.
If we discuss the weather, it has been favorable for the games till now. The 3rd T20I Match is to be played at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad so let’s check out the weather forecast and Pitch report for the 3rd T20I match IND vs NZ.
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IND vs NZ 3rd T20I: Weather forecast
IND vs NZ | 3rd T20I of New Zealand tour of India 2023 will take place on February 1 (Wednesday) at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, India. The match begins at 7:00 PM IST.
According to weather.com, on February 1 (Wednesday), the weather conditions are favorable for a cricket match. The temperature of India’s Ahmedabad city will be 27° Celsius during the day and drop to 13° Celsius at night. The sky will be crystal clear throughout the match.
The chances of rain are 6% during the day and 9% at night during the match day. The humidity is ranging between 46% in the daytime and 50% at the night and winds will blow toward the North-East at the speed of 21kmph during the day and 12kmph during the night. So, no Signs of rain interrupting the match.
IND vs NZ 3rd T20I: Pitch Report
The third T20 match of the New Zealand tour of India is going to be held at the Narendra Modi Stadium. The pitch at this stadium is excellent for batting. This can be understood by the fact that the highest total achieved here is 224 runs in 20 overs by India against England in 2021. The venue has five black soil pitches and six red soil pitches. Black soil pitches provide better bounce compared to red soil pitches, which have a tendency to dry out quickly and favor spinners or slow bowlers.
The Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad obviously favors scoring in 20-over contests. In T20Is, 174 is the average first-inning score and 166 is the average second-inning score. The pitch is believed to stay even throughout the entire game and to assist spinners.
IND vs NZ 3rd T20I: Who Will Win the 3rd T20I?
Hardik Pandya and co. played exceptionally well in the 2nd T20I learning from the mistakes in the 1st T20I. Meanwhile, New Zealand on the other hand displayed all marks excellently in the first T20I. So all together, this is the final contest, and both teams definitely will put their 100 percent and try to win it and win the series.
Toss doesn’t have much to do here as the surface doesn’t change its behavior. As the venue shows signs of availability of spin, the team which handles and plays spin well is going to win. India will surely be looking forward to a victory here as naturally, they are good players of spin.
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