New Zealand have already clinched the series courtesy a perfect performance by the bowlers who helped the Kiwis win the second One-Day International at Auckland.
Ross Taylor have been the key batsman for New Zealand as the former New Zealand opener has been dominant over the Indian bowlers. The Indian captain Virat Kohli has already hinted for changes in the side after the loss in Auckland.
Prithvi Shaw has shown good intent but has not been able to score big runs. Shreyas Iyer has looked in terrific form and has scored a century and a half century in the series until now. India will be worried about the pace bowling department as the no.1 bowler Jasprit Bumrah has not looked in good form and has not taken wickets since his return to One Day cricket from injury.
Dream XI & Fantasy Tips:
The team should be chosen on the basis of the form of the player and not on the basis of liking of any player. The team should also be chosen on the manner the players have played in the following tour and series. A player going through a purple patch should be your first choice.
The Captain and Vice Captain need to be selected wisely as both Captain and Vice Captain can help you fetch 2x and 1,5x points respectively.
The pitch conditions and the injury update of the player should be given priority.
New Zealand : Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Tom Bundell, Tom Latham, Ross Taylor, Mark Chapman, Colin De Grandhomme, James Neesham, Tim Southee, Kyle Jameison, Hamish Benett.
India: Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Lokesh Rahul, Manish Pandey, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Jasprit Bumrah.
Pitch Report: The pitch in the last T20I at the same ground was on the slower side. However, the deck of Bay Oval is generally batting friendly. We might witness a high-scoring contest in Mount Maunganui. The average score on this pitch is usually296.
Match Prediction: The Indian team will like to make a comeback and would like to avoid a clean sweep in the series, where as New Zealand will be high on confidence after being clean swept in the T20 series.
Dream 11 Team: