New Zealand vs India, 3rd T20I: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Lockie Ferguson will not play this game. Who will replace him?
Updated - Feb 9, 2019 4:18 pm
Unlike the ODI series, the T20I series between New Zealand and India has been a close affair. The visitors managed to register their maiden win in the format in the Kiwi nation in Auckland and would be eager to end the gruelling Trans-Tasman tour on a winning note. New Zealand will be looking to make amends for a poor show and are desperate to bounce back after a thrashing in the 50-over tussle against the Men in Blue.
As far as the team combinations are concerned, both the teams might not make many changes. India surprisingly retained their series opener side for the must-win encounter and it worked for them, while the Kiwis also did the same. But the home side will definitely be making one change to their side. Lockie Ferguson has been rested for the third T20I and Blair Tickner will most likely get the chance.
The third and final game of the 3-match T20I series between New Zealand and India will be hosted by the Seddon Park in Hamilton.
The match starts at 8:00 PM local time (7:00 AM GMT) (12:30 PM IST).
The game will be live on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi and Star Sports 1 Hindi HD in India. (Live streaming in Hotstar)
Last five completed T20I matches:
New Zealand: L, W, W, L, L.
India: W, L, W, L, W.
Average 1st innings score: 189 (Last four Twenty20 matches)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 0, Lost – 4
Probable Playing XI:
Tim Seifert (WK), Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Tim Southee, Colin de Grandhomme, Doug Bracewell, Blair Tickner, Ish Sodhi.
Bench –Mitchell Santner, Scott Kuggeleijn.
Rohit Sharma (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Vijay Shankar, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni, Krunal Pandya, K Khaleel Ahmed, Kuldeep Yadav/YuzvendraChahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Bench –Kedar Jadhav, Shubman Gill, Siddarth Kaul.
Note: India might play an unchanged side once again. Kuldeep might be given a chance in place of Chahal as he missed the last three games in the tour.
Blair Tickner replaces Lockie Ferguson in the squad.
Krunal Pandya – 10 wickets from 8 T20Is
In Australia – 4/36 to become the first spinner to take a 4-fer in T20Is in Australia
In New Zealand – 3/28 to become first Indian to take a 3-fer in T20I in NZ.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Colin Munro, Tim Seifert, Rohit Sharma– Captain Options
Hardik Pandya, Ross Taylor, Shikhar Dhawan – Vice-captain Options
Alternatives – Kane Williamson, Rishabh Pant, Krunal Pandya
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Tim Seifert
Batsmen – Rohit Sharma (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Ross Taylor, Colin Munro
All-Rounders – Hardik Pandya (VC), Krunal Pandya, Colin de Grandhomme
Bowlers – Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Ish Sodhi.
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Grand/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – MS Dhoni
Batsmen – Rohit Sharma (VC), Rishabh Pant (C), Kane Williamson, Colin Munro
All-Rounders – Hardik Pandya, Daryl Mitchell
Bowlers – Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner.
Best – Rohit Sharma, Colin Munro
Safe –Ross Taylor, Kane Williamson, Shikhar Dhawan
Risky –Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik
Given their recent record, India are expected to win the series but New Zealand are no pushovers and expect a thrilling contest.