India vs New Zealand 2020: 3rd ODI, Bay Oval – Match Prediction
New Zealand has already taken an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the three-match series which makes the final match, a dead rubber. The hosts who were obliterated in the T20I series would like to give the same taste of medicine to India by clean sweeping them 3-0. New Zealand stand-in skipper Tom Latham has done a great job in the first two matches but Kane Williamson is all set to make a comeback and will take back the captaincy baton.
On the other hand, there are many question marks hanging unanswered in the Indian dressing room. The bowlers were not but close out the innings after taking seven wickets and the alliance between Ross Taylor and debutant Kyle Jamieson. Kyle had a debut to remember as he was awarded the Man of the Match award for scoring 25 runs and taking two wickets.
New Zealand has come out all guns blazing.
Consequently, the Indian bowlers will like to pull up their socks. Jasprit Bumrah had a rare off day and the think tank might ponder to include Mohammed Shami who was rested for the second match.
Meanwhile, Ravindra Jadeja and Navdeep Saini had given India a glimmer of hope after their partnership of 76 runs but India was always behind the eighth-ball.
The tourists are clearly missing the services of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan but it is an opportunity for Mayank Agarwal and Prithvi Shaw to grab their chances. Shreyas Iyer has been in sublime form and he would like to continue the same.
On the other hand, New Zealand has ticked the right boxes as they have made a good comeback after taking the hammering in the T20I series.
New Zealand will begin the match as favorites as they have been right on the money. India has failed to grab the defining moments and thus they have lost the series. The visitors will want their middle order to fire at all cylinders.
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