India beat New Zealand in the 2nd T20 and equaled the series 1-1. Although India struggled so much in the last match to chase down the target, The young top order of India will get confidence to go for the 3rd T20. New Zealand on the other hand looked quite sharp in the 1st T20 but broke down in the second match against the bowling lineup of India. Let’s go through the Match Preview of IND vs NZ 3rd T20.
IND vs NZ 3rd T20 Match Preview:
Match Details :
Match: India vs New Zealand – 3rd T20
Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
Date & Time: 1st February 2023 at 7:00 PM (IST)
Where to Watch Live: Star Sports Network & Disney+Hotstar
Pitch Report: 3rd T20
There are six red soil pitches and five black soil pitches at the venue. Compared to red soil pitches, which have a tendency to dry out quickly and favor spinners or slow bowlers, black soil pitches have better bounce.
Overall, Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium is a favorable scoring venue for 20-over matches. In T20Is, the average first innings score is 174, and the average second innings score is 166.
Matches Played (T20I): 24
New Zealand: 10
Team News: 2nd T20
Shubman Gill has been playing brilliantly in the last few matches but in the 1st & 2nd T20, he has struggled against the Kiwi bowling lineup. He would like to make a comeback in the series decider at Ahmedabad. Ishan Kishan’s run drought is still going on, as he is in very poor form right now. Hardik Pandya & Suryakumar Yadav stood tall against the kiwi line-up in the last match but it has clearly been difficult for the Indian batsmen to face the kiwi bowling attacks in the T20 series so far, So, It’s going to be interesting how the Indian Batting in the 3rd T20 turns out.
On the other hand, India’s bowling improved a lot in recent times in the T20s. Arshdeep Singh looked confident in the second T20 after some dreadful performances. Kuldeep Singh is continuing his form at the highest level. Hardik Pandya, Sundar, & Hooda also performed really well in the last match. The bowling side looking pretty confident ahead going before the series decider.
The whole batting lineup of New Zealand broke down against the bowling of India. After a brilliant performance from the batters in the 1st T20, they were looking confident before the 2nd T20. Indian bowlers improve their games & the Kiwi batters struggled and bowled out for only 99. So the Batters would like to make the comeback in the third T20. Santner might make no changes as they have no better 11 right now than that.
The bowlers have been very influential for the Kiwis in the first two T20s. This is the strong and positive side of New Zealand. Although New Zealand scored only 99 runs in the last match, they also dragged the match with the help of their bowlers to the very last over. Santner & Sodhi has been impressive while Bracewell is not giving runs to the opposition. This is going to be a very exciting series decider at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
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IND vs NZ 3rd T20: Possible Playing XI
1. Shubman Gill
2. Ishan Kishan (wk)
3. Rahul Tripathi
4. Suryakumar Yadav
5. Hardik Pandya (capt)
6. Deepak Hooda
7. Washington Sundar
8. Shivam Mavi
9. Kuldeep Yadav
10. Umran Malik
11. Arshdeep Singh
1. Finn Allen
2. Devon Conway (wk)
3. Mark Chapman
4. Glenn Phillips
5. Daryl Mitchell
6. Michael Bracewell
7. Mitchell Santner (capt)
8. Ish Sodhi
9. Lockie Ferguson
10. Jacob Duffy
11. Blair Tickner
IND vs NZ: 3rd T20 Dream 11 Team Prediction