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India vs New Zealand 3rd ODI: Holkar Cricket Stadium

India vs New Zealand 3rd ODI: Rohit Sharma’s Team India established a 2-0 lead in the three-match One-Day International series after a 12-run victory in the first ODI and an 8-wicket victory in the second ODI over Tom Latham’s New Zealand.

India completely dominated New Zealand in the second One-Day International, which was a bowlers’ showdown. Each bowler contributed to the bowling out of New Zealand in just 108 runs by collecting wickets. India easily won the match with 8 wickets remaining after Rohit Sharma smashed 50 in the chase. 

Now, India and New Zealand will meet at Holkar Cricket Stadium, where they are scheduled to play the 3rd ODI of the series. The Indian team would definitely like to carry the momentum and end the series with a 3-0 white-wash there.

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Let’s check the weather forecast and Pitch report of Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore. ‘Will rain interrupt the game? 

India vs New Zealand 3rd ODI: Weather Forecast

India vs New Zealand | 3rd ODI of the New Zealand tour of India 2023 will take place on January 24 (Tuesday) at Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore, India. The match begins at 1:30 PM IST.

India vs New Zealand 3rd ODI: Weather forecast and Pitch Report for the 3rd ODI | Who will win the 3rd ODI IND vs NZ
India vs New Zealand 3rd ODI weather forecast- Weather.com

According to weather.com, on January 24(Tuesday) the temperature of India’s Indore city will peak at 27° Celsius during the day and drop to 13° Celsius at night. The sky will be crystal clear. The chance of rain is 1% during the day and 2% at night. The humidity will be 53% during the day and increase to 61% at night. Winds will move towards the Northwest at a speed of 10-15 kph. No signs of rain so we can expect a full 100 overs of the game.

India vs New Zealand 3rd ODI: Pitch Report

The Holkar Cricket Stadium’s wickets are known as the belters. In five ODIs, the average first innings score is 307. This demonstrates clearly that the surface will be batsman-friendly due to very consistent bounce and short boundaries. Pace bowlers have had some success, but they may have to work hard to keep the score under control.

India vs New Zealand 3rd ODI: Weather forecast and Pitch Report for the 3rd ODI | Who will win the 3rd ODI IND vs NZ
India vs New Zealand 3rd ODI Pitch Report

Given that the squares are only about 56 meters in dimension, the ground is not particularly large. The straighter boundaries are nearly 73 meters. So we can expect that Tuesday will be a run fest.

India vs New Zealand: Who will win the 3rd ODI

Defeating the Indian side in India has never been easy for any side in the entire world. Considering the third match is going to be played on a batting surface, we can expect some memorable innings from the Blackcaps’ camp as well.

Toss can play an important role as batting first has been on the easier side than chasing the target. So Any team batting first if puts a 350+ score has an 80% chance of winning the game.

India vs New Zealand: Squads

New Zealand: Tom Latham (c), Mitchell Santner, Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls, Lockie Ferguson, Michael Bracewell, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Finn Allen, Ish Sodhi, Henry Shipley, Blair Tickner, Doug Bracewell, Jacob Duffy.

India: Rohit Sharma (C), Hardik Pandya (VC), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan (wk), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, KS Bharat (wk), Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, MD Shami, MD Siraj, Umran Malik.

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