There’s been very little to write down home concerning India’s tour of New Zealand, which has been badly suffering from weather and rain, which is why the guests would hope to finish the tour with a full game within the third and final ODI on a weekday.
New Zealand leads the three-match series 1-0, courtesy of their seven-wicket wins in the initial ODI at the city. The second game of the series in Hamilton all over as ‘no result’ as a result of rain. India had won the three-match T20I series 1-0 before that.
The second game of the series in Hamilton terminated as ‘no result’ attributable to rain. Asian country had won the three-match T20I series 1-0 before that. The forecast for weekdays in the city is not too promising either, with scattered showers expected to stay the Hagley Oval ground employees busy. Out of 5 white-ball games, that conjointly enclosed the three-match T20I series, 2 matches (one T20I and one ODI) did not yield any result, and one game (T20I) was curtailed considerably and resulted in a tie via the Duckworth-Lewis technique. With the series, Shikhar Dhawan and his men would aim to place up an impressive display of cricketing performance here.
The ground of Hagley Oval is helpful for fast bowlers. The team batting first will reach the score up to or around 230 Runs.
This is the real challenge for Indian Batsmen to reach this good score to offer it to the New Zealand team.
And for this apart from Surya Kumar, Rishabh Pant, and the last two game performers Shubhman Gill must contribute in the inning. This may lead them to reach the 230 -240 scores to give a healthy target to Kiwis for the second batting. Pant is being a good striker of the ball in the middle Order of the Indian batting but his last few performances are not up to the mark. And he really needs to prove himself again with his bat.
Due to Pant and fewer bowling options, Indian team management has fewer options. Last time Deepak Hooda, an all-rounder was in for the skills. But this time the last match was washed out and this one is important, lots of changes will not likely happen. Kuldeep Yadav may come in, but Chahal and Washington Sunder may leave out.
Shardul Thakur will wait for his turn this time too. As Arshdeep Singh, Deepak Chahal, and Umran Malik will continue to attack as India’s seamers. Most likely, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Arshdeep Singh can sing the ball in both directions, which will enhance the attack. The track and conditions may help swing bowlers of India. Even Sanju Samson will have to wait due to Pant’s chances to be in surely in this decider match.
In the KIWIs side, Lockie Ferguson and Matt Henry, Team Southee is enough to destruct India’s batting order this match. They will create enough challenges for the Indian batsmen in the match.
This match is very crucial to level up the series for India. After this, India will fly to Bangladesh for ODI and Test series.
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