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| On Nov 20, 2021 1:30 PM IST

IND vs NZ: Possible India Playing 11 for 3rd T20I


IND Playing 11: In the 3rd T20I of the bilateral series, the Indian team will lock horns with New Zealand at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. The iconic ground is expected to assist the spinners with the old ball, and the batters will have a good time as well.

The Indian team secured a clinical victory against the New Zealand team by 7 wickets. The bowlers were quite impressive to keep their calm after a good start for the opposition, and executed their plans well in the last 5 overs. Then, the openers KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma hit half centuries to steer the team’s ship to a comfortable position.

Team News

  • The Indian team have won the T20I series against New Zealand.
  • 1-2 changes expected in the India Playing 11 for the 3rd T20I.

IND Playing 11 (likely)

The Indian team will be elated to win the series against the New Zealand team in the T20I series in the absence of their key players like Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, and Jasprit Bumrah. The bowling performances have been impressive to not give away any freebie in the death overs, and have taken wickets as well. While the batters are looking well composed to chase down any total on the board.

The Indian team in the 3rd T20I may have the same 11 as of the last fixture. There are high changes of leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal playing this game in place of Ravichandran Ashwin or Axar Patel. While Ruturaj Gaikwad can replace the batting all rounder Venkatesh Iyer. But the skipper would look to keep all bases covered for the final T20I.

Related: Possible New Zealand Playing 11 for 3rd T20I

IND Playing 11 (likely)

1. Rohit Sharma (c)
2. KL Rahul
3. Suryakumar Yadav
4. Rishabh Pant (wk)
5. Shreyas Iyer
6. Ruturaj Gaikwad

7. R Ashwin
8. Axar Patel
9. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
10. Deepak Chahar
11. Harshal Patel

India Squad

India Squad: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Ishan Kishan, Venkatesh Iyer, Ruturaj Gaikwad

4 Fantasy picks for India vs New Zealand from IND

1. KL Rahul

The most reliable batter of the Indian team can be your captain pick for this fixture. He scored 65 off 49 balls in the 2nd T20I to help the team in securing the series win. KL has accumulated 80 runs in the series.

Name Matches Runs Average
KL Rahul 2 80 40

WATCH: Rohit Sharma FAN Invades the Field in the second T20I

2. Suryakumar Yadav

The no.3 batter of the Indian team has been in sublime touch since his debut in the T20I team. He has 63 runs in 2 matches of the series.

Name Matches Runs Average
Suryakumar Yadav 2 63 48.60

3. Ravichandran Ashwin

Probably the best spinner in the country knows how to contain runs and take wickets in crucial situations of the game. In this series, he has scalped 3 wickets at an economy of 5.25.

Name Matches Wickets Economy
Ravichandran Ashwin 2 3 5.25

4. Harshal Patel

Harshal made his international debut in the 2nd T20I against New Zealand and picked up 2 wickets. He can be a steady customer due to his experience and current form.

Name Matches Wickets Average
Harshal Patel 117 140 22.91

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