New Zealand vs India – 3rd One-Day International Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is New Zealand vs India taking place? Tuesday 11th February, 2020 – 02:00 (UK)

Where is New Zealand vs India taking place? Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui

What is the expected weather for New Zealand vs India? 23c in sunny skies

What channel is New Zealand vs India on? The match will be televised live on Sky Sports Cricket

Where can I stream New Zealand vs India? The match can be streamed live using the Sky Go app

Where can I get tickets for New Zealand vs India? Ticket details for this match can be found here!

LAST MEETING
New Zealand beat India by 22 runs

THE TEAM NEWS

NEW ZEALAND

  • New Zealand produced another strong display as their bowling unit did a superb job to bowl India out in their reply to the Blackcaps’ total of 273/8 as they won the second match to seal victory in the ODI series.
  • It was a solid start by New Zealand with Martin Guptill leading the way with 79 before Ross Taylor carried on where he left off in the first game as his wicket proved elusive once again as he notched an unbeaten 73.
  • New Zealand had India in big trouble at 71/4 and despite some decent efforts further down the order, the Blackcaps managed to secure a 22-run win and in their quest to seal a whitewash in the series, the hosts will be boosted by the return of captain Kane Williamson whilst Ish Sodhi and Blair Tickner have been added to the squad because of injuries and illness.

INDIA

  • India were outplayed once again in the second ODI match of the series with New Zealand and with just one game remaining, they have lost their first series since Australia defeated them in March last year.
  • Yuzvendra Chahal took three wickets on his return to the side but the hosts were able to set 274 for the tourists to win and some poor batting inside the opening 15 overs saw India lose four wickets to get the chase off to a disappointing start.
  • Shreyas Iyer and Ravindra Jadeja each struck a half-century but it proved in vain as New Zealand bowled India out for 251 and as they attempt to salvage some pride from the series, Mohammed Shami could return to the side after he was rested in the second match.

THE PREDICTION

India are on the verge of a rare series whitewash and will be eager to avoid that fate in the third and final ODI against New Zealand. The Blackcaps have managed to deal with their long injury list in impressive fashion and even overcome a bout of sickness that struck some of their squad in the second game. They will be boosted by the return of skipper Kane Williamson for this final game and his inclusion along with what should be a strong bowling line-up can help the hosts to another victory and claim a famous whitewash over the Indians.

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