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NZ vs IND 3rd T20 Dream11 Prediction & Fan2Play Possible 11 Pitch Report



Last Updated on 2 years by Charbel Coorey

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Another day, another Suryakumar Yadav exhibition. India’s magnificent T20 batsman produced another memorable innings as every other player struggled for fluency in the second match at Mount Maunganui. He scored 111* off 51 balls, whereas the others huffed and puffed to 189 off 184 balls. Who knows what is in store in his final T20I of what has been a superb year.

Both India and New Zealand will be looking for a solid finish to T20Is in 2022. The two teams have had a solid year, but it promised so much more given their World Cup campaigns ended at the semi-final stage. Indeed, this may be an opportunity to hand caps to fringe players looking to build momentum at international level.

NZ vs IND 3rd T20 Possible Playing XIs

Kane Williamson is out of this match as he has a medical appointment. Mark Chapman is likely to come in. Tim Southee will lead.

New Zealand: 1. Finn Allen, 2. Devon Conway (wk), 3. Mark Chapman, 4. Glenn Phillips, 5. Daryl Mitchell, 6. James Neesham/Michael Bracewell, 7. Mitchell Santner, 8. Tim Southee (c), 9. Ish Sodhi, 10. Adam Milne/Blair Tickner, 11. Lockie Ferguson

India may wish to give an opportunity to the likes of Sanju Samson and Shubman Gill. Also, Umran Malik may get a game.

India: 1. Ishan Kishan, 2. Rishabh Pant/Sanju Samson (wk), 3. Suryakumar Yadav, 4. Shreyas Iyer, 5. Deepak Hooda, 6. Hardik Pandya (c), 7. Washington Sundar, 8. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 9. Arshdeep Singh/Harshal Patel, 10. Mohammed Siraj/Umran Malik, 11. Yuzvendra Chahal

NZ vs IND Head-to-Head Stats & Key Players/Numbers

New Zealand:

  • Devon Conway has struck 145 runs in three T20Is at Napier (avg. 48.33, SR 138.10). This includes two half-centuries.
  • Glenn Phillips has scored the most runs for NZ this year (662) at an average of 44.13 and strike rate of 155.76.
  • In two T20s at McLean Park, Phillips has made scores of 58 and 31 at a strike rate of 174.51.
  • Daryl Mitchell has scored 155 runs in six T20s at Napier at an average of 38.75 and superb strike rate of 166.67.
  • Ish Sodhi has the most wickets in IND-NZ T20Is (21) at an average of 20.00 and economy of 7.36. He has a poor record at Napier, however, with total figures of 2/116 in 11 overs.
  • Tim Southee is coming off a hat-trick in the first match, highlighting his versatility both in the powerplay and death overs. He now has taken 21 wickets in just 14 T20Is this year, striking every 15.2 balls.


  • Suryakumar Yadav has smashed 1,151 runs this year at an unbelievable strike rate of 188.37. This includes 11 50+ scores (two centuries) in 30 innings.
  • Shreyas Iyer has an opportunity to make an impression. The right-hander has the third-best strike rate (141.59) among India players with at least 300 T20I runs this year.
  • Against New Zealand, Iyer has scored 225 runs in ten innings at an average of 28.12 and strike rate of 125.00. Can he improve on these numbers?
  • Ishan Kishan is striking at just 129.08 in 15 T20Is this year, which is below his usual best. How he fares against Ish Sodhi will be interesting to see, should he get past the powerplay.
  • Hardik Pandya averages 11.00 with the bat in eight innings vs NZ and 48.50 (econ. 10.77) with the ball. Expect Deepak Hooda (4/10 in the second T20I) to bowl once again.
  • Yuzvendra Chahal achieved his best bowling figures against New Zealand last match (2/26). So too Mohammed Siraj (2/24), who seems to have rediscovered his pace and swing.

Other Stats and Facts

  • India have won the last nine bilateral T20Is against New Zealand.
  • Suryakumar Yadav is striking at 263.3 between overs 17-20 in T20Is this year.
  • Tim Southee (132) is the all-time highest wicket-taker in T20Is. In all T20s at Napier, Southee has taken six wickets in four matches at a strike rate of 16.
  • Mitchell Santner has taken four wickets in as many matches at Napier at an economy of 6.13.
  • Blair Tickner has taken the fourth-most wickets of any bowler in T20s at McLean Park (11). But, he concedes an expensive 9.21 per over.

McLean Park Napier Pitch Report and Weather

A cloudy and warm evening is forecast in Napier. Any rain, hopefully, should fall after the game is complete.

Scores often fluctuate at this ground. In four T20Is, the lowest first innings score is 141 (by Bangladesh) in contrast to 241 (by England). Overall, the average total batting first is 182, with two wins each for the teams batting first and second.

NZ vs IND 3rd T20 Dream11 Prediction Today 22 November 2022

Note: The below teams are not based on the final playing XIs. We may not be able to update these in time. Use the stats and commentary in this article as well as your own instincts to create your teams.

Option 1:

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NZ vs IND 3rd T20 Dream11 Prediction

Option 2:

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Base Team:

  • Wicket-Keepers: Devon Conway
  • Batsmen: Suryakumar Yadav, Glenn Phillips
  • All-Rounders: Hardik Pandya
  • Bowlers: Arshdeep Singh, Tim Southee

NZ vs IND 3rd T20 Match Prediction: Who will win?

India to win.

Charbel Coorey
Charbel Coorey
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