NZ Playing 11: The New Zealand team will lock horns in the 3rd T20I of the bilateral series against India. The team have lost the T20I series, and would look to improve their performances. In the 2nd T20I, the New Zealand team got off to a flying start with the contribution of 31 each from openers Daryl Mitchell and Martin Guptill. While Southee was the pick of the bowler with 3 wickets, but the other bowlers were ineffective to take enough wickets and put pressure on the opposition. The batters would look to stop giving away wickets in a rush, and play according to the situation.
The New Zealand team have been performing well across all the formats of the game, and had an impressive run to become the runner up in the T20 World Cup 2021. But in the absence of Kane Williamson in the line up, they have not been upto the mark in both the matches. They have not got finish in both the games in the final overs. While the bowlers have not put enough thought on their line lengths to contain runs.
For the 3rd T20I against India, the New Zealand can team make 1 change in the Playing 11. The fast bowler Lockie Ferguson is expected to replace Adam Milne, who was quite expensive in the last game.
NZ Playing 11 (likely)
New Zealand Squad: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Tim Seifert (wk), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee (c), Kyle Jamieson, Ish Sodhi, Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Lockie Ferguson
1. Mark Chapman
The top order batter has been impressive in the series, and is expected to continue the good form in the final match of the series as well. In 2 matches, Mark has amassed 84 runs.
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2. Martin Guptill
The experienced opening batter has scored 101 runs for the New Zealand team in the series and has provided a great start in both the T20I matches.
3. Trent Boult
The left arm fast bowler has been terrific with his wicket taking abilities for the past few years. Although he could not do well in the last league fixture, but is expected to make a comeback in this fixture.
4. Tim Southee
Tim has used the variations well to take the wickets of the opposition. In the last fixture, he took 3 wickets by giving away just 16 runs off 4 overs.
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