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New Zealand vs India 3rd T20I Preview Dream11. NZ vs IND 3rd T20I Preview Dream11 Prediction

Decider. Yes. Competitive, close match? Much needed.

New Zealand were unable to seal the series in the second T20I, instead losing their sixth match in their last seven T20Is at Eden Park. They return to Hamilton where they won their only ODI of the recent demolition, and need a repeat of their first T20I effort against a side that bounced back strongly. The Black Caps fell short with the bat in the last game, and need more from the top order if they are to take the series. Can they find some joy in what’s been a challenging series for them?

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For India, it has been a brilliant tour down under. It began all the way back in November vs Australia at the Gabba, losing their opening T20I but bouncing back to win the Tests and ODIs. They bounced back well in this series too, picking up a comfortable seven-wicket win at Eden Park on the back of an excellent bowling display. Can they put on a repeat in Hamilton to leave New Zealand with both series trophies in the bag?

Key to a New Zealand win

New Zealand’s batting was found wanting in the second T20I. They were unable to get the fast start that underpinned their success in Wellington, only showing spurts of dominance in the form of Colin de Grandhomme and Ross Taylor in the effort of getting New Zealand to a winning score. Yes, there was a howler against Daryl Mitchell last match, but the Black Caps desperately need more from their top four in this clash to win the series. Can Tim Seifert prove his Wellington heroics weren’t a one-off in this series? Will Colin Munro remind everyone of his potential? Can Kane Williamson go big? To win, New Zealand positive answers to these questions to have a platform set for their middle order to launch.

Also, with Lockie Ferguson rested for this match, will the other New Zealand bowlers step up? Scott Kuggleign, if picked, has to deliver with the ball for New Zealand. If the Black Caps can get the better of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan early, it will enable them to get into the game quicker and put pressure on India’s middle order. Tim Southee and expected debutant Blair Tickner will be crucial at the top, with Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi expected to keep it tight and take wickets. Will it be a good night for the Black Caps’ bowlers?

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Image Credit: Getty Images. New Zealand vs India 3rd T20I Preview Dream11 – Will Colin Munro fire?

Key to an India win

India were much improved with the ball in Auckland, which formed the basis of their series-leveling victory. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Khaleel Ahmed didn’t allow Colin Munro and Tim Seifert to get going early, expertly changing their pace and lengths to put the Black Caps’ batsmen off. The same is required in Hamilton – a ground where Colin Munro smashed an 18-ball half-century last year – with the Pandyas and Yuzvendra Chahal capable of providing excellent back up. Can the Indians force another rebuild job from the New Zealand middle order?

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Also, the return to form of Rohit Sharma would have pleased India fans. He became the all-time leading run scorer in T20Is, going past Shoaib Malik and Martin Guptill, which again makes him a key for India, as always. If he and Shikhar Dhawan can outscore Seifert and Munro, India could very well be on their way, with the likes of Rishabh Pant and MS Dhoni waiting patiently in the wings to take advantage.

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Image credit: AFP. New Zealand vs India 3rd T20I Preview Dream11 – India benefited from a howler of a decision, by they were excellent throughout.

Possible Playing 11

New Zealand have surprisingly left out James Neesham for the first two T20Is. With Scott Kuggleign conceding 66 in his 5.5 overs this series, the door might be opened for Neesham to make a return to the side to bolster New Zealand’s batting stocks. Also, Blair Tickner is expected to make his debut with Lockie Ferguson rested.

New Zealand: 1. Colin Munro, 2. Tim Seifert (wk), 3. Kane Williamson (c), 4. Daryl Mitchell, 5. Ross Taylor, 6. Colin de Grandhomme, 7. James Neesham/Scott Kuggleign, 8. Mitchell Santner, 9. Tim Southee, 10. Ish Sodhi, 11. Blair Tickner

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India’s team management have spoken of continuity, which likely means they will stick with the same XI that won the second T20I. Of course, they could bring in Kuldeep Yadav, possibly for Dinesh Karthik.

India: 1. Rohit Sharma (c), 2. Shikhar Dhawan, 3. Rishabh Pant, 4. Vijay Shankar, 5. MS Dhoni (wk), 6. Dinesh Karthik, 7. Hardik Pandya, 8. Krunal Pandya, 9. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10. Khaleel Ahmed, 11. Yuzvendra Chahal

Dream11 Prediction

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New Zealand vs India 3rd T20I Preview Dream11 Prediction
  • Kane Williamson has a good record at Seddon Park, scoring 128 runs in four innings, with three not-outs, including a 72*. He looked excellent at Eden Park before getting out.
  • Ross Taylor, on the other hand, struggles at this ground, scoring just 47 runs in six matches.
  • Colin Munro hit an 18-ball 50 on this ground last year.
  • Rohit Sharma is coming off a strong 50, and is looking good for more runs in this format.
  • Krunal Pandya is coming off three wickets (MOM performance), and will be key against New Zealand’s middle order.
  • Debutant Blair Tickner has been excellent in recent domestic T20 matches, taking 11 wickets in his past five games.

Also read: Aspiring to be a fast bowler? My five tips!




Stats and Facts

  • India’s win at Eden Park was their first T20I win in New Zealand.
  • Rohit Sharma has hit 102 sixes in T20Is. Only Chris Gayle and Martin Guptill (both 103) have more.
  • India have not lost any of their past 10 bilateral T20I series.
  • New Zealand have won six of eight T20Is at Seddon Park.

Match Prediction

It has been a long tour of Australia and New Zealand for India, but they seemed to be holding up very well in Auckland.

I will back them to continue on from their excellent showing in Auckland to pick up a series win in Hamilton, on the back of another solid bowling effort.

Thanks for reading!

New Zealand vs India 3rd T20I Preview Dream11. NZ vs IND 3rd T20I Preview Dream11 Prediction

New Zealand vs India 3rd T20I Preview Dream11. NZ vs IND 3rd T20I Preview Dream11 Prediction

Charbel Coorey
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Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has also been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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