Today’s Match Prediction: India to win and seal the series 2-1. India will look to win the series against New Zealand and maintain their unbeaten streak in bilateral T20Is.
India (IND) will face New Zealand (NZ) in the series-deciding third T20I on Wednesday, February 1 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. After being defeated by 21 runs in the first game, the hosts responded with a six-wicket victory in the second game to keep the series alive. The Indian team, on the other hand, was given a reality check by the Kiwis, who fought valiantly despite defending only 100 runs.
While the Indian bowlers performed admirably in the previous game, the batting was a letdown. Suryakumar Yadav, who successfully added the finishing touches, could have left the hosts in complete disarray. Before the decider, the Men in Blue will need to work on their batting, which has been inconsistent throughout the series.
During the series opener, New Zealand bowlers were outstanding with the ball in hand, defending a manageable total of 176 to draw first blood. They had also reached a competitive total thanks to their middle-order brilliance, which capitalised on India’s errant bowling.
Despite the fact that the Kiwis’ batting was completely off-color in the previous match, the bowling made things difficult for the famous Indian batters.
IND vs NZ Match Details
Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Date & Time: February 1, 7:00 PM IST
Pitch Report: India vs. New Zealand
The Narendra Modi Stadium surface is not expected to be high-scoring, and with the possibility of dew, teams may prefer to chase. However, five of the nine matches played at this venue have been won by teams batting first, implying that the captain could choose to bat and put runs on the board after winning the toss.
IND vs NZ Probable Playing XIs
Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan(W), Rahul Tripathi, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya(C), Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh
Finn Allen, Devon Conway(W), Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner(C), Ish Sodhi, Jacob Duffy, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner