The New Zealand team is on a tour to India to play 3-match T20I and 2-match Test Series. The two matches of the T20I series have already taken place, with Indian team winning both of them. Although the visitors have lost the series, they would look to be proficient in the final match to keep the confidence going. While the Indian team has come back to their natural self in the bilateral series in the absence of Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, and Ravindra Jadeja. The home team are building their base for the next T20 World Cup which will be taking place in 2022.
The Indian team after winning the T20I series can give opportunity to the players, who have not got opportunity to play in the first 2 matches. These are the 3 changes expected in the Playing 11.
Ruturaj Gaikwad for Venkatesh Iyer
The youngster Ruturaj Gaikwad has been in the form on his life for the past 1 year in the IPL and domestic circuit. He is coming into the series after impressive performances in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
Yuzvendra Chahal for Axar Patel
The leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal is expected to take the place of bowling all rounder Axar Patel.
Avesh Khan for Deepak Chahar
The fast bowler who plays for Madhya Pradesh and Delhi Capitals was the second highest wicket taker in the IPL 2021, and can be given chance in the 3rd T20I.
The New Zealand team have been one of the finest performers in the international cricket for the past 2 years. They reached the 2019 World Cup Final, their consistency earned them the World test Championship Final title and were the runner up in the T20 World Cup 2021. They are without their key player Kane Williamson in the series, and his replacement Mark Chapman would look to take continue his good form.
The Indian team would have been playing well, and have all their bases covered. The death bowling has been superb and top order has contributed in an effective manner. But, the changes can be done to allow other players to get exposure as well.
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