The third and final Twenty20 match of the three-match series will be played on Wednesday between Team India and New Zealand. The third T20I will serve as the series’ deciding game as the three matches are tied at one each.
It says a lot about the calibre of India’s bowling attack that they were able to keep the Blackcaps to less than 100 runs in the second T20 while the Kiwis still managed to force the game into extra time. The “Player of the Match” honour went to Surya Kumar Yadav for his successful spinning-course batting.
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 1, 2023
In the third T20I between India and New Zealand, Hardik Pandya will captain his team, while Mitchell Santner will captain the Kiwis.
IND vs NZ 3rd T20 match playing XI
India: Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan (wk), Rahul Tripathi, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya (c), Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh
New Zealand: Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Mark Chapman, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner (c), Ish Sodhi, Jacob Duffy, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner
The match will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad and will start at 7:00 PM IST.
The Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad is a good place to score in 20-over games. In T20Is, 174 is the typical first-inning score and 166 is the typical second-inning score.
Both the teams will look to give their best in favour to win the match as well as the series.