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Decider and India’s New Venue Crises: Ind vs Nz, 3rd T-20 Preview

Greenfield International Stadium, Trivanthapuram.


As soon as the second match finished it took series into the pool of evenly poised one. The tour so far has been a evenly poised one but just when we thought India would steal away with the series, it turned towards New Zealand, now both teams have a fair chance to win it. Interestingly last match had some similarities with first, again Chahal took Guptill’s wicket and Pandya took the catch and same as first match the team batting second lost the game. Overall the Kiwis should be appreciated for their good fielding and bowling. Coming onto the finale, both teams fairly look settle but still a lot of things depend on how the teams perform on the day. 

Ground and Pitch Conditions:

The Ground is known as Greenfield International Stadium, is located in Trivanthapuram Kerala. It is a multi-purpose stadium, it is oftenly used for football. It has a capacity of over 50,000 and it is only 3rd ground in the world to use drop-in pitch system. It will become India’s 50th International Venue. Frankly coming onto the pitch we have no Idea what sort of pitch will be up for the show but still it will be a lot more on the batting side rather than on the bowling side, but dew will play a crucial role if it comes into play. For us win the toss and Bat first is the choice.

Teams:

India-

Currently everything is going good for India except Hardik Pandya’s role. What is he for in the team? Why is he playing?- are some of the questions which arise, the decision to play Pandya is solely depends on team combination and his inconsistent show against spinners in past few weeks is one of the major concerns for the team. Only 1 change can be made that is Kuldeep in for Axar.

Likely XI

Rohit, Dhawan, Virat(C), Dhoni(wk), Shreyas, Pandya, B.Kumar, Kuldeep, Bumrah, Chahal, Siraj

New Zealand-

No changes are expected.

Likely XI

Guptill, Munro, Williamson(C), Phillip(wk), Bruce, Nichollas, Sodhi, Santner, Grandhomme, Boult, Milne

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