IND vs NZ LIVE score, 3rd T20I: After series victory, Rohit Sharma & Co. likely to try new combinations – Follow Live Updates

IND vs NZ LIVE, 3rd T20I: After series victory, Rohit Sharma & Co. likely to try new combinations – Follow Live Updates
IND vs NZ LIVE, 3rd T20I: After series victory, Rohit Sharma & Co. likely to try new combinations – Follow Live Updates

IND vs NZ Live score: After sealing the three-match series 2-0, Rohit Sharma & Co will be aiming for a whitewash when they face off New Zealand in the final T20I in Eden Gardens, Kolkata. The Men in Blue are likely to use their bench strength. The likes of Ruturaj Gaikwad, Avesh Khan, and Ishan Kishan could feature in the third T20I. Meanwhile, Venkatesh Iyer could be given at the top of the order and used in the bowling department. Follow India vs New Zealand LIVE updates on InsideSport 

IND vs NZ LIVE score, 3rd T20I: After series victory, Rohit Sharma & Co. likely to try new combinations – Follow Live Updates

IND vs NZ LIVE: Injured Mohd Siraj doubtful for 3rd T20I and Test series

India will also be looking to go all guns blazing and try to take more chances in the middle overs. India vice-captain KL Rahul said India wants to take more chances in the middle-over period and for doing that, they need to have wickets in hand.

For New Zealand, it’s more about completing the assignment after a punishing schedule that will see them play five games (since T20 WC semi-final) in less than two weeks.
The inhuman scheduling means that a 0-3 defeat without services of skipper Kane Williamson will bruise egos but not deflate them as results of bilaterals count very little in the long run.

The real struggle had been between overs 15 to 20 when their batters haven’t been able to accelerate. If India have clinched the series with ease, the reason had been below par Death Overs batting by the Kiwis and some fine bowling by Ashwin and company in back 10.

Eden is expected to be a batting beauty and in November, dew is undoubtedly going to make it easy for any team batting second.

Rohit Sharma- Rahul Dravid era begins in style

The first series as full-time T20 captain has gone well for Rohit as he won two tosses, his bowlers put a stranglehold on Black Caps batters during end overs and then as a batter he provided great starts to set the platform.

The script has been flawless so far and before Rohit goes into the break, a 3-0 annihilation of New Zealand in ‘City of Joy’, where he once scored an epic 264 in an ODI, will be like the icing on the cake.

For coach Rahul Dravid, a dominant performance like this will also help him settle the nerves into the new role before the marquee Test series against the same rivals starting in less than a week’s time. Having already won the series, Rohit and Dravid will now like to maintain a fine balance between winning and also trying out all their available resources to see how each and every individual is placed.

  • Date – 21 November 2021
  • Venue – Eden Gardens, Kolkata
  • Time – 07:00 PM IST

Eden Gardens Pitch Report: Eden Gardens in Kolkata is likely to be a batting-friendly surface. And, with the dew coming in, the toss-winning side is expected to opt to chase.

India Probable Playing XI: KL Rahul/R Gaikwad/I Kishan, Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Avesh Khan, Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel

New Zealand Probable Playing XI: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert (wk), James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee (c), Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult

Also read: IND vs NZ LIVE: Injured Mohd Siraj doubtful for 3rd T20I and Test series- Follow LIVE updates


IND vs NZ live streaming: How to watch IND vs NZ live scores?

Star Sports Network is the official broadcaster for the New Zealand tour of India in India and other sub-continent regions. The Star Sports broadcasting network will live telecast all action of the upcoming event starting from Nov 17.

The live streaming of the mega event will also be available on digital platforms courtesy Disney+Hotstar App in India and other sub-continent regions.

Also read: IND vs NZ 3rd T20: India eyes clean sweep, Sourav Ganguly says ‘be careful of dew at Eden Gardens’

INDIA vs NEW ZEALAND T20I SQUADS:

India: Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul (vc), Venkatesh Iyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Avesh Khan, Mohd Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan

New Zealand: Tim Southee (captain), Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Adam Milne, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, and Ish Sodhi.

IND vs NZ LIVE score, 3rd T20I: After series victory, Rohit Sharma & Co. likely to try new combinations – Follow Live Updates

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