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As sporting smiles began to return slowly in New Zealand with England’s Rugby World Cup Final defeat, a modest Wellington crowd witnessed their Black Caps level the five-match T20I series 1-1.

After producing an under-par performance in the opening T20I, New Zealand did enough to bounce back at the Cake Tin. Thanks to their skill as well as England’s mistakes, the Black Caps snuffed out any looming English threat, with the chance now to take a 2-1 series lead in Nelson.

The second T20I was an afterthought for the England faithful. The weekend was all about the Rugby World Cup Final – which England lost – meaning the public will be looking to its cricket team to provide some smiles. England’s fielding performance on Sunday was worthy of bringing tears to eyes just as the rugby might have, so an improvement is needed.

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Key to a New Zealand win

The case of Martin Guptill. His most significant contribution since week one of the World Cup was cut short by a long-hop on Sunday, of which the Black Caps need him to build on in the third match. However, can Colin Munro, one year out from the World T20, provide a sense of reliability to his game?

With Ross Taylor a magnificent force at five, along with the hitting abilities of Tim Seifert, Colin de Grandhomme and Jimmy Neesham, a strong top order display will hold New Zealand in good stead.

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NZ vs ENG 3rd T20I Preview Dream11: Ross Taylor will be key.

Also, New Zealand’s excellent powerplay in Wellington is the template to follow with the ball. Eoin Morgan’s threat was eliminated by the wily Mitchell Santner after Jonny Bairstow and James Vince ended their own forgettable outings.

Can New Zealand’s seamers deliver the goods throughout the innings? If so, the game can be set up for last-game man of the match Mitchell Santner to pounce, along with Ish Sodhi’s ability to take wickets, regardless of the quality of delivery.

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Key to an England win

England’s fielding performance was one to forget in Wellington. In rugby terms, they produced a number of ‘knock-ons’, constantly letting the Black Caps off the hook. In Nelson, the onus will be on the fielders, as well as the follow-up bowlers to the impressive Chris Jordan and Sam Curran, who have combined for eight wickets so far this series.

Also, is it time to unleash Tom Banton with the bat? England’s lineup possesses hitting ability, but apart from James Vince and Eoin Morgan, they haven’t quite clicked into gear. With good conditions expected in Nelson, keep an eye out for the likes of Jonny Bairstow, James Vince and Sam Billings to produce the goods.

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NZ vs ENG 3rd T20I Preview Dream11: Chris Jordan has been excellent.

Possible Playing 11

New Zealand could stick with the same combination as the Wellington match.

New Zealand: 1. Martin Guptill, 2. Colin Munro, 3. Tim Seifert (wk), 4. Daryl Mitchell, 5. Ross Taylor, 6. Colin de Grandhomme, 7. James Neesham, 8. Mitchell Santner, 9. Tim Southee (c), 10. Lockie Ferguson, 11. Ish Sodhi

Tom Curran for Pat Brown or Saqib Mahmood? Also, given Dawid Malan’s start, Tom Banton might have to wait a little longer for a game.

England: 1. Jonny Bairstow, 2. Dawid Malan, 3. James Vince, 4. Eoin Morgan (c), 5. Sam Billings (wk), 6. Sam Curran, 7. Lewis Gregory, 8. Chris Jordan, 9. Tom Curran, 10. Adil Rashid, 11. Pat Brown/Saqib Mahmood

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Pitch and Conditions

A mostly-clear day is forecast in Nelson. Only one T20I has been played at Saxton Oval, where New Zealand mustered 187 vs West Indies in 2017. Colin Munro hit 53 off 37 balls in that game.

Stats and Facts

  • Chris Jordan and Sam Curran have taken a combined eight wickets in the opening two T20Is.
  • Mitchell Santner leads the wicket-taking chart with six wickets.
  • Ross Taylor, without hitting his best form, leads the run-scoring chart with 72.

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Match Prediction

England were quite poor in the second T20I, yet found themselves in with a chance of victory with five overs to go. If they get their act together, they could sneak past New Zealand and take a 2-1 series lead.

Thanks for reading!

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Charbel Coorey
Charbel Cooreyhttps://cricblog.net
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 been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. He is also a keen fantasy sports player. Charbel has also had the privilege of interviewing cricketers on the CricBlog TV YouTube channel, including James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat and Saurabh Netravalkar: https://www.youtube.com/@cricblogtv For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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