New Zealand vs India 2020: 3rd T20I, Hamilton, Match Preview
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New Zealand vs India 2020: 3rd T20I, Hamilton – Match Prediction, Predicted XI, Preview, Where to Watch

In short India with ease won back-to-back two T20I matches against New Zealand in Auckland. Having the lead of 2-0 in the five-match T20I series, India will head to play the third match in a bid to win their maiden series on Kiwis shores. While the host New Zeland will have to give tough competition to Virat Kohli-led side to keep themselves alive in the competition.

Date: 29/01/2019, Wednesday

Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton

New Zealand vs India 2020: Virat Kohli and Co. will play 3rd T20I in Hamilton:

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Team India in a huddle. Credits: BCCI Twitter

In the five-match T20I series, Men in Blue have got the lead of 2-0 after consecutive victories in Auckland. The host lost the first and second T20I match by six and seven wickets respectively.

In the second T20I match, Indian bowlers created pressure which saw them scoring a modest total of 132 runs.

Now, on Wednesday, the two teams will head to play the third game. Basically, it will be a crucial match for the Black Caps after trailing the series 2-0.

New Zealand vs India 2020: Head to Head

Team Total Won Lost No result/Tied
New Zealand 13 8 5 0/0
India 13 5 8 0/0

Weather forecast:

In Hamilton, there are a few showers expected during the day but on match timings, the weather will improve. Thus, spectators might not face many difficulties at Seddon Park. While the temperatures at the time of the game is expected to be around 19°C and 26°C.

weather report, third T20I, New Zealand vs India 2020, match preview

Pitch Condition:

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Seddon Park, Hamilton (Image Credit: Youtube)

It is usually a very good batting track. It could prove tricky to bat last on this pitch as it is a sluggish surface. Unlike many of the grounds in New Zealand, Seddon Park is round and is originally made for cricket. As it is expected that it will rain on Wednesday, the ground has a good drainage system.

India’s Predicted XI:

T20I, New Zealand vs India 2020, third T20I, Hamilton, Match Preview
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Players Role
Rohit Sharma Opening Batsman
KL Rahul(Wk) Opening Batsman
Virat Kohli (c) Batsman
Shreyas Iyer Batsman
Shivam Dube Allrounder
Manish Pandey Batsman
Ravindra Jadeja Allrounder
Shardul Thakur Allrounder
Mohammed Shami Bowler
Jasprit Bumrah Bowler
Yuzvendra Chahal Bowler

New Zealand’s Predicted XI:

T20I, New Zealand vs India 2020, third T20I, Hamilton, Match Preview
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Players Role
Martin Guptill Opening Batsman
Colin Munro Opening Batsman
Kane Williamson(c) Batsman
Ross Taylor Batsman
Tim Seifert Wk-Batsman
Colin de Grandhomme Allrounder
Mitchell Santner Allrounder
Blair Tickner Bowler
Tim Southee Bowler
Hamish Bennett Bowler
Ish Sodhi Bowler

New Zealand vs India 2020: 2nd T20I, Auckland – Match Prediction:

We think India will wrap the series in this match. They have been winning the last two matches without major contributions from Rohit Sharma or Virat Kohli. It is just a matter of time before one of these two batters get a match-winning score and it could well be in this match.

India’s bowling is far superior to New Zealand and its spinners will enjoy the large dimension of the Seddon Park.

Where To Watch:

TV – Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD

Online– Hotstar

Time– 12:20 PM IST