India vs New Zealand 3rd T20I Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match between IND vs NZ?
The Men in Blue have already sealed the fate of the three-match series.
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India and New Zealand are set to face each other in the third T20I of the three-match series on Sunday, November 21 at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata. The Men in Blue, led by Rohit Sharma, have already taken an unassailable 2-0 lead after winning the second match in Ranchi by seven wickets.
The hosts will now look to win the last game and complete a series whitewash. The Black Caps, on the other hand, came into the series after becoming the runners-up in the T20 World Cup 2021. However, the Kiwis, without their skipper Kane Williamson, haven’t been able to find any rhythm.
Match – India vs New Zealand – 3rd T20I
Venue – Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Time – 07:00 PM IST, 01:30 PM GMT
Where to watch live – Star Sports Network
The pitch at the Eden Gardens has been a sporting one for playing cricket over the years. Toss is expected to play a role as dew is mostly likely to settle in later in the match. The pacers may also get something out of the surface. Chasing should be the way forward.
Average score: 142 (7 T20Is in Kolkata)
Record of Chasing teams: Won – 5, Lost – 2, Tied – 0
Probable Playing XIs
Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul, Venkatesh Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer/Axar Patel, Rishabh Pant (wk), Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravi Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel
Bench: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Axar Patel/Shreyas Iyer, Avesh Khan, Mohammed Siraj, Ishan Kishan
Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Tim Seifert, Glenn Phillips (WK), Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner, James Neesham, Tim Southee (C), Lockie Ferguson/Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult
Bench: Kyle Jamieson, Adam Milne/Lockie Ferguson, Todd Astle
Matches- 19, India – 8, New Zealand– 9, N/R- 0, Tied- 2
Matches- 7, India – 4, New Zealand– 3, N/R- 0, Tied- 0
Probable best batter of the match
Rohit Sharma (India)
Rohit Sharma has looked in excellent touch in the T20I series thus far. The 34-year-old has notched 103 runs from two games and is the leading run-getter of the series. He missed out on a half-century in the first game, but got one in the second. If he gets going, then the New Zealand bowlers could find themselves in a lot of trouble.
Probable best bowler of the match
Ravi Ashwin (India)
Ravi Ashwin has arguably been the standout bowler in the series. Although he isn’t the leading wicket-taker, the off-spinner has been able to make a significant impact. In two games, he has only accounted for one wicket, but he has conceded runs at an economy rate of 5.25. It means that the Kiwis’ batters haven’t found the going easy while facing him.
Today’s match prediction: India to win the match.