Team India bounced back strongly in the second T20I game to keep the series alive. The hosts were completely outplayed despite some brilliant individual performances and now in the last T20I game, New Zealand will be hoping that they bring out their best.
One thing is for sure,the 3rd T20I promises plenty of action and these three players could well emerge as the game changers.
With a 29-ball-50, the Indian opener has proved that the Indian batting order can handle the absence of Virat Kohli. Rohit has played some very fine knocks in this tour of New Zealand and now he has one last challenge remaining.
Rohit is now the leading run-scorer in T20Is and one of his key strengths is his ability to hit clean sixes with ridiculous ease. It will be interesting to see what plans New Zealand bowlers will use to keep Rohit quiet.
With the series on the line, the Indian opener’s performance at the top of the batting order can well be the decisive factor.
This has been a below par series for Kane Williamson the batsman as per the standards he has set for himself. But he can still cover up for the past failures by delivering a match-winning performance.
He has shown in the past that he has the big match temperament and come the last T20I and he may unleash himself.
While all the attention is on the other Pandya brother, Krunal has quietly done his job and has emerged as an vital player for India in the shorter format of the game.
He can make big impact in the middle overs with his intelligent bowling like he did in the second game by picking three wickets and he can be a more than handy batsman as well.