ENG vs NZ 3rd ODI: Why is Tim Southee not playing England vs New Zealand third ODI?

Updated on: Sep 13, 2023 5:05 pm IST

In the third One Day International (ODI) clash between England and New Zealand, a notable name is missing from the New Zealand lineup – Tim Southee.

ENG vs NZ 3rd ODI: Why is Tim Southee not playing?

The reason behind Tim Southee’s absence from this crucial match is a strategic decision made as part of New Zealand’s rotation policy, a practice they have employed consistently throughout this series.

Tim Southee’s rest in the third ODI is a calculated move aimed at providing him with a much-needed break and maintaining his long-term effectiveness.

Tim Southee, a veteran pace bowler and a key figure in New Zealand’s bowling attack, has been a linchpin for his team in all formats of the game. However, in today’s demanding international cricket landscape, managing player workloads and ensuring their well-being has become a top priority for teams.

Eng Playing XI for ENG vs NZ 3rd ODI

Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Gus Atkinson, Reece Topley

Bench: Harry Brook, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Brydon Carse, Jason Roy

NZ Playing 11 for ENG vs NZ 3rd ODI

Will Young, Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c & wk), Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Kyle Jamieson, Lockie Ferguson, Ben Lister, Trent Boult

Bench: Finn Allen, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Tim Southee

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