Team India will take on New Zealand in the third and final ODI match to be played at Hagley Oval, Christchurch on 30 November 2022. India would look to end the series on a winning note levelling the series, while New Zealand create impact with another impactful performance.
Suryakumar Yadav and Shubman Gill looked in great touch before the 2nd ODI was abandoned due to rain. The match was curtailed to 29 overs a side at Seddon Park, Hamilton. The Indian team made 2 changes as Deepak Hooda and Deepak Chahar came into the side.
The Indian team is trailing 0-1 after losing the first ODI match by 7 wickets played at Eden Park, Auckland. Shikhar Dhawan and Co have never played at the Hagley Oval, Christchurch. It promises to be an exciting encounter as India would be looking to breach the fortress of New Zealand.
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Shikhar Dhawan and Co could have the same XI playing XI for the deciding match. The responsibility lies on Indian openers to provide aggressive starts before other Indian batters can display attacking cricket putting pressure on Kiwis bowlers. Umran Malik had a decent outing in his debut ODI match and would be hoping to perform well along with Arshdeep Singh, Deepak Chahar, Washington Sundar, and Yuzvendra Chahal.
On the other hand, New Zealand has a strong record at this venue. They have played so far 11 matches and won 10 out of them. Their only loss came against England. Tom Latham and Kane Williamson put on unbeaten 221 runs for the 4th wicket to help New Zealand chase down a massive total of 307 runs.
New Zealand has a decent bowling lineup with the likes of Matt Henry, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Mitchell Santer, and Bracewell. It promises to be an excellent batting pitch and also helps the pacers initially with pace and bounce.
India vs New Zealand – Likely Playing XIs
India: Shikhar Dhawan (C), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (WK), Surya Kumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal
New Zealand: Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson (C), Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santer, Michael Bracewell, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson