After winning the second T20 match against New Zealand and taking a 1-0 lead in the series, India is now gearing up for the third match. A high-voltage battle between Indo-Kiwis (India vs New Zealand) will be held at Maclean Park in Napier today. IND vs NZ T20: Big changes in Playing XI, Again no place for Sanju Samson. IND vs NZ T20: Big changes in Playing XI, Again no place for Sanju Samson.
If Team India wins in this, they will achieve the feat of capturing the series. If New Zealand wins, it will be tied. At least the match was cancelled due to rain and the trophy will be in the hands of Hardik’s team. Even in the absence of senior players, Young India performed brilliantly in the second match.
Suryakumar Yadav was brilliant in batting and Deepak Hooda in bowling. Now let’s see how the India Playing XI will be for the third match. Ishan Kishan and Rishabh Pant are more likely to be the openers for India. In the last match, Kishan had shown promise, but Pant failed by scoring 6 runs in 13 balls. Even so, there is a possibility that Pant will get another chance.
Suryakumar Yadav has the ability to bat in any order. Currently playing at number 3 in Kohli’s absence. Shreyas Iyer has a seat. Captain Hardik Pandya will come to bat later in the order. Deepak Hooda, who did not shine in batting, has secured his position because of his bowling performance in the last match. He bowled only 2.5 overs and gave away 10 runs and took 4 wickets.
Washington Sundar needs to do more magic. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Arshdeep Singh have been attacking well with the new ball. Yuzvendra Chahal getting spin work. Only one change is expected in Team India for today’s match. Umran Malik is likely to replace Mohammad Siraj in the playing XI.
Meanwhile, captain Hardik Pandya said in a press conference that all the players in the team should be given a chance. He also said that he will select the players after seeing Napier’s situation. Due to the success of the team’s batting department, a change in this department is doubtful. So Sanju Samson has to wait for the bench again.
India Probable Playing XI:
Hardik Pandya (captain), Rishabh Pant (vice-captain/wicketkeeper), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshadeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umran Malik.
Tim Southee (captain), Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman / Michael Bracewell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson.