India Vs New Zealand Preview 3rd T20

After Convincing Wins in both the Games against the hosts, India will look forward to seal the Series in the third game itself. The Match at Seddon Park will start at 12:30 PM IST. The Kiwis would like to turn around the series their way at Hamilton. This Five Match long series was preciously planned for the upcoming T20I World Cup. The Indian Team is now well settled for the the T20I World Cup said the Indian Batting Coach, Vikram Rathore today at the Pre Match Press Conference.


As in the second Game, Inida is very Likely to go with the Same Team. India will not hamper it’s team Balance a lot, especially with the Batting Lineup. The batting Performance of team has been exceptional, Shreya Iyer and Manish Pandey settling down the Middle Order Problem. A slight change in bowling line up won’t hinder India’s Performance. Navdeep Saini could get a wager in place of Shardul Thakur, and there could be a swap between Chahal and Kuldeep.

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Probable XI

Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul (WK), Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Ravindra Jadeja, Shivam Dube, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav/Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah.

Indian Fans at the Eden Park on the eve of Republic Day

New Zealand

Talking about the Islanders, they will like to get back their stake at their home soil. That’s a difficult job to do in front of this Line Up of India. They need to get their nuts right and that too at right time. A mistake now, like choosing to bat first, will cost them a series. They also do not have a scope in their squad to jiggle around it a lot. Any change in the team will cost them the capabilities of Colin De Grandhome or, a Spinner.

Probable XI

Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c), Tim Seifert (wk), Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Hamish Bennett/Blair Tickner, Scott Kuggeleijn.

Colin Munro tries to sweep as Rahul keeps the wicket

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Head To Head

Two Games Back, The Scoreline was 8-3

Pitch & Weather Conditions

A Clear Weather from the 3rd T20I Can be expected at Seddon Park, Hamilton.The weather on Wednesday is expected to be partly sunny during the day. There could be a bit of rain in the afternoon but it should not cause any hindrance to the match. The temprature in Hamilton would vary from 18 to 26 degree Centigrade.

Seddon Park brings with it a bucket full of runs, with it as the Average Runs Scored in Last 3 Encounters is 190+. The Last Encounter at the stadium saw New Zealand beating India only by a four runs margin, where Kiwis posted 212.

Kane Williamson was highly criticized for his batting first Decision of January 26 Match.


With Batting, Bowling, and Luck favoring Indian Side, the team is all set to win the series on Wednesday. The Team is confident enough to go for a Clean Sweep in the T20I Format. This Win could boost up India’s morale for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia.

By Devansh Awasthi

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