India vs New Zealand 3rd T20I: After bossing the visitors (New Zealand) in the first two T20Is of the three-match series, India have bagged the shortest format series in the very second game itself. The final T20I match between India and New Zealand is scheduled to be played in the iconic Eden Gardens, Kolkata on 21st November.
Two back to back drubbings against India pushed the Kiwis towards the end of the tunnel as the series is now a dead rubber. Whether they win or lose, the series will go to India.
With no pressure of winning the match, India can opt to give opportunities to the bench they have with an aim to test players position for the next T20 World Cup. In the two matches, two debuts were made from the Indian side. Venkatesh Iyer made his debut in the first match while Harshal Patel was given his T20I cap in the second. We might see a few more T20I caps in today’s match.
Series: New Zealand tour to India 2021
Teams: India vs New Zealand 3rd T20I
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Day/Date: Sunday/ 21st November
Time: 7:00 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 3rd T20I Pitch Report:
Another day, another match but dew will remain the same. Team bowling second will have to tackle dew to a larger extent, just like the other two matches. Though dew will be a factor, don’t be surprised if Rohit Sharma wins the toss for the third time in a row and opts to bat first in order to put his boys in challenging conditions.
India vs New Zealand 3rd T20I Probable Playing11 and Full Squad:
India’s Probable Playing11: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul/Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant/Ishan Kishan, Venkatesh Iyer, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Avesh Khan, Deepak Chahar.
Full Squad: Rohit Sharma(c), Rishabh Pant(w), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar, Shreyas Iyer, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Mohammed Siraj, Venkatesh Iyer, Ruturaj Gaikwad
New Zealand’s Probable Playing11: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
Full Squad: Daryl Mitchell, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Seifert(w), Glenn Phillips, Lockie Ferguson, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee(c), Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi, Todd Astle, Martin Guptill, Adam Milne