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The context ahead of the series was this: A number of New Zealand’s players were playing at home in the T20 Super Smash; excellent preparation for this series. India, on the other hand, had completed their ODI series against Australia on Sunday the 19th, before hopping on a plane on the 21st, with the first T20I on the 24th.

When you couple this with India’s T20I record in New Zealand before the series (one win in five matches), their 2-0 series lead looks all-the-more impressive. Their bowling performance in the second T20I, where they restricted New Zealand to just 132, was superb, and now have the chance to seal the series at a ground they lost narrowly at last year.

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NZ vs IND 3rd T20I Preview Dream11: KL Rahul – one to watch again.

Key Players to Watch/Key Stats

  • KL Rahul can do it all at the moment. He has done well with the gloves, which is second-fiddle to his fine white-ball batting.
  • He has struck two half centuries in this series, including one unbeaten. This is to go with his 45 and 54 vs SL + ODI runs vs Australia, earlier this month.
  • Rohit Sharma doesn’t usually fail three times in a row in a series. Is this the match he fires in?
  • Virat Kohli has looked in good touch this series, despite being strangled down the legside last game. Also, his energetic fielding always keeps him in the game.
  • But, it was India’s bowlers who set up the last match. Ravindra Jadeja has taken 1/18 and 2/18 this series, with the latter spell a special one due to no boundaries being conceded on the small Eden Park ground.
  • New Zealand failed to score a boundary between overs 10-15 in the second T20I. So, Colin de Grandhomme, with scores of 0 and 3, has to step up.
  • But, before that, at least one of Colin Munro or Martin Guptill needs to go big.
  • Munro is the only player to score 300+ runs in NZ-India T20Is. His average (41.62) and SR (153.45) are impressive numbers. Also, he was Player of the Match on this ground vs India last year.
  • Guptill is the leading run-scorer at Seddon Park with 287 in six matches (avg. 71.75, SR: 144.22).
  • Kane Williamson also goes well at Seddon Park: 155 runs, avg. 77.50, SR: 144.85. Can he and Ross Taylor fire like they did in match one?
  • Shivam Dube is enjoying a solid series with the ball so far, supporting the frontline bowlers well (one wicket in each match).
  • Could India look at recalling Kuldeep Yadav? He took 2/26 on this ground last year.
  • Ish Sodhi is the leading wicket-taker in NZ-India T20Is. He has taken three this series so far, taking his tally to 14. Mitchell Santner (10) and Tim Southee (9) are next.
  • Jasprit Bumrah has been superb this series. The value he provides for India goes beyond just his wickets, but also his economy rate in the powerplay and death overs. Is he due for a big haul?

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Other Key Points

  • Teams batting first have won the last four T20 matches at Seddon Park in Hamilton.
  • India have now won three of seven T20Is in New Zealand. They have never won a T20I series on NZ soil, so here is their chance.
  • New Zealand have won seven of nine T20Is at Seddon Park.

Possible Playing 11

It is possible that Scott Kuggeleijn could come in for New Zealand.

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

Shreyas Iyer was struggling with a knee injury in the last game, but was able to bat. Again, the change India could make is Navdeep Saini for Shardul Thakur.

India: 1. Rohit Sharma, 2. KL Rahul (wk), 3. Virat Kohli (c), 4. Shreyas Iyer, 5. Manish Pandey, 6. Shivam Dube, 7. Ravindra Jadeja, 8. Shardul Thakur/Navdeep Saini, 9. Yuzvendra Chahal, 10. Mohammed Shami, 11. Jasprit Bumrah

Seddon Park Hamilton Pitch Report and Conditions

There have been nine scores of 185+ in nine T20Is at Seddon Park. Last year, these two teams played out a 212 vs 208 match. This ground is typically a belter for batting.

There is a slight chance of a shower in the evening in Hamilton.

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Match Prediction

This has a lot of similarities to India’s 4-1 ODI series win in New Zealand last year. The Indian top order and bowlers are doing well, which gives their fans and all associated every reason to be confident once again.

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