The third and final T20I between India and New Zealand is all set to take place on Sunday, November 21 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. India has an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the three-match T20 series.
Skipper Rohit Sharma has led the Indian team from the front and has been well supported by KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav. In the bowling department, Ravichandran Ashwin and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar have economical, helping the side to restrict the Kiwis for as little as possible.
On the other hand, New Zealand will be disappointed with their performance. Expect Martin Guptill and Mark Chapman, the rest of the batting has not clicked in the series. With the series already won by India, the Kiwis will be desperate to avoid a whitewash in the final T20I.
A 🇳🇿 whitewash by 🇮🇳 on the cards?
Or will the #Kiwis script a comeback?
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) November 21, 2021
India vs New Zealand, Third T20I
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Date & Time: November 21, at 7:00 PM IST
The match is expected to be high scoring, with a good batting wicket on offer. The spinners might get some help from the surface. With dew expected to play a major role, the team that wins the toss is likely to bowl first. 160 should be a par score on this track.
India vs New Zealand – Predicted Playing XI
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 20, 2021
India: Rohit Sharma (C), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Venkatesh Iyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Avesh Khan
New Zealand: Tim Southee (C), Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Glenn Philips, Tim Seifert, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
India vs New Zealand – Fantasy Team Suggestions
Fantasy team 1: Rishabh Pant, Rohit Sharma (C), Martin Guptill (VC), Suryakumar Yadav, Mark Chapman, Axar Patel, Daryl Mitchell, Tim Southee, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Harshal Patel
Fantasy team 2: Rishabh Pant, Rohit Sharma (VC), Martin Guptill, Shreyas Iyer, Glenn Philips, Axar Patel, Daryl Mitchell (C), Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan