NZ vs Ind- 3rd T20 Preview: India look to sign off eventful overseas outing in style

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The venue where the Kiwis skittled the Men In Blue for a paltry 93, awaits a thrilling encounter with all to play for. India and New Zealand head into this crunch fixture with the series levelled one each.

The expectations heading into the T20 series were high despite India’s lamenting record against New Zealand in this format. Having thwarted the opposition 4-1 in the ODI’s, the visitors made a strong case in their pursuit of the World Cup.

Image Courtesy: The Indian Express

The two-time World Cup winners head back to where they faltered in the land of the Blackcaps,  Hamilton’s iconic Seddon Park. After having found their rhythm with a clinical victory in the previous fixture despite some unorthodox decisions and tactics, India will look to leave the shores with victories across all formats since their arrival last year.

Meanwhile, New Zealand still awaits contributions across all departments from their players. A Kiwi side with full potential could possibly tarnish the visitors’ hopes for a series win.

When:  Feb 10, 08:00 PM local time, 12:30 AM IST

Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton

How to watch: Star Sports Network and Hotstar

Predicted XI:

India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Khaleel Ahmed

New Zealand: Tim Seifert, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c), Daryl Mitchell, Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner

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