Virat Kohli and Co. are currently dominating against New Zealand at their home. India has consecutively registered the win in the first two T20I matches of the five-match T20I series, played in Auckland. Notably, in both games, Team India went on to lose early wickets of Rohit Sharma and skipper Virat Kohli himself but then also the Men in Blue didn’t lose the command over the game.
In the first T20I match, the middle-order batsman Shreyas Iyer and Manish Pandey led the team to a convincing victory. Whereas, in the second game, Indian bowlers created pressure on Kiwis.
Now, New Zealand needs to perform better in the do or die clash in Hamilton. The two teams will play their third T20I game at Seddon Park on Wednesday (29th January).
Virat Kohli can surpass MS Dhoni’s record as T20I captain:
In the third T20I game, Virat Kohli can register multiple records:
- 1. Virat just needs 25 runs, to overtake Dhoni as the highest run-getter as a captain in T20 Internationals. Currently, he is placed at No. 4 after MS Dhoni has 1,112 runs as a skipper.
- 2. Virat can also become the player with most fifty-plus scores in T20Is. Concurrently, he sits at par with Faf du Plessis and Williamson, who scored eight each.
- 3. He can become only second batsman ever to hit 50 sixes as captain in T20Is. Kohli needs seven more maximums to join Eoin Morgan in that illustrious club.
New Zealand vs India 2020: Third T20I, Rain might hit the game:
Meanwhile, according to weather reports, rain might interrupt the game in Hamilton. As on the match day, it will rain though the weather might improve during the match time. Also, the wind might create some difficulties for the players on the field.
While unlike Eden Park, Seddon Park has bigger boundaries apart from having a sluggish surface. The team batting second might struggle to chase down the target.