IND vs NZ LIVE: BENCH-WARMER Rajat Patidar likely to make ODI debut as India set to rotate squad for 3rd ODI, Follow IND NZ 3rd ODI LIVE Updates

IND vs NZ Live: Rajat Patidar – Luck might finally shine on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) batter Rajat Patidar in his home…

IND vs NZ LIVE: BENCH-WARMER Rajat Patidar likely to make ODI debut as India set to rotate squad for 3rd ODI, Follow IND NZ 3rd ODI LIVE Updates
IND vs NZ LIVE: BENCH-WARMER Rajat Patidar likely to make ODI debut as India set to rotate squad for 3rd ODI, Follow IND NZ 3rd ODI LIVE Updates

IND vs NZ Live: Rajat Patidar – Luck might finally shine on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) batter Rajat Patidar in his home ground Indore as India might hand him an ODI debut cap. Patidar, who till now was warming the bench in two of India’s last ODI series, is set to replace either one of the batters or bowlers in the third and final ODI against New Zealand. India management are keen to rotate the squad before the T20 series and wants to test the bench strength. Follow IND vs NZ Live Updates with InsideSport.IN.

  • IND vs NZ third ODI will be played on January 24.
  • India have sealed the ODI series 2-0 and can afford to give fringe players a chance.
  • Rajat Patidar is likely to make his ODI debut, owing to his good form in domestic tournaments.

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IND vs NZ LIVE: BENCH-WARMER Rajat Patidar likely to make ODI debut as India set to rotate squad for 3rd ODI, Follow IND NZ 3rd ODI LIVE Updates

IND vs NZ Live: Will Rajat Patidar finally get to play a game? Who will he replace in the playing XI?

  • Patidar is an exciting and attacking middle-order batter just like Suryakumar Yadav. The Madhya Pradesh batter has all the shots and can take the game away from the opposition.
  • With Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, and Ishan Kishan likely to be fixed batters in the playing XI in Indore, Patidar can replace Surya.
  • Surykumar failed to grab his chance in the first ODI against New Zealand as he was dismissed for 32.
  • If India wants to continue playing Suryakumar, Patidar can come in place for either of the bowling all-rounders in Sundar and Shardul Thakur.

IND vs NZ 3rd ODI: What changes can be expected in the playing XI

Shubman Gill is certain to open the innings with Rohit Sharma owing to his good form The skipper got back to form in Raipur and would be keen to continue the good show in Indore. Virat Kohli missed the opportunity to score big in the first & second matches. He will be keen to come up with yet another big score. Ishan Kishan will continue to keep wickets and bat at number four.

Hardik Pandya and Washington Sundar will continue to perform the role of an all-rounder, while Kuldeep Yadav will be the lead spinner after his yet another fantastic performance in Hyderabad. However, the pace lineup could witness change, with Umran Malik likely being drafted into the playing XI. Mohammad Shami and Mohammad Siraj are likely to be rested, due to the Australia Test series. Umran Malik will likely get a game.

IND vs NZ LIVE: BENCH-WARMER Rajat Patidar likely to make ODI debut as India set to rotate squad for 3rd ODI, Follow IND NZ 3rd ODI LIVE Updates

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