Team India will be looking for a clean sweep as they take the field against New Zealand in the deciding third and final ODI of the series on Tuesday. The match will be held at Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore. Led by Rohit Sharma, the Indian side got off to a strong start to the series, taking a 12-point victory in the opening ODI.
The hosts continued their winning streak with a convincing eight-wicket victory in the next match, dropping New Zealand to second place in the ICC Men’s ODI Team Rankings. If India can complete a whitewash against the Tom Latham-led side, they will rise to the top of the ODI standings.
With the T20 matches scheduled for later this week, team management may be tempted to rest Hardik Pandya and give Shahbaz Ahmed a chance to shine in the final ODI. The 28-year-old Bangladeshi all-rounder has already played in three ODIs and performed admirably with the ball. While Shahbaz has yet to demonstrate his hitting prowess on the international scene, he has proven his worth in domestic cricket and the IPL.
Hardik, on the other hand, has been disappointing with the bat lately. He had a mediocre run against Sri Lanka and has yet to impress against New Zealand.
Before the third ODI match between India and New Zealand; here’s everything you need to know:
Live streaming data
India vs New Zealand 3rd ODI will be broadcast on the Star Sports Network channels in India. Fans can also stream live via the Disney+Hotstar app.
IND vs NZ 3rd ODI Pitch Report
The field of Holkar Cricket Stadium is known for its batting-friendly surface, which is expected to provide plenty of help to batters again. Fast bowlers can find some help in the second half of the game, while spinners will be especially effective during the middle overs.
IND vs NZ 3rd ODI Weather Report
The temperature is expected to remain around 29°C on race day, with a humidity of 29% and a wind of 8 km/h. There is no chance of precipitation during the game, ensuring ideal conditions for the players.
IND vs NZ 3rd ODI Predicted Play XI
India: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma(C), Shubman Gill, SA Yadav, HH Pandya, Washington Sundar, Ishan Kishan, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umran Malik, Shardul Thakur
New Zealand: HM Nicholls, Michael Bracewell, Finn Allen, Devon Conway, DJ Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, HB Shipley, Tom Latham(C), Glenn Phillips, LH Ferguson, BM Tickner
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