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India have the series in the bag and now, when they take on New Zealand in the final ODI at Indore, they will have the chance to win the match and be the number one side in this format.
New Zealand, on the other hand, has plenty of glaring issues with their top and middle order and in superb batting conditions in Indore, onus will be on them to show up for the first time this series.
India could well give chances to a few other players in the squad and test them out in this World Cup year. We could see Yuzvendra Chahal replace Kuldeep Yadav ss India need to give him a match. Also, Umran Malik could replace one of Mohammed Siraj or Mohammed Shami. It will be interesting to see if the management gives a game to Rajat Patidar in the middle order.
India vs New Zealand Predicted XI
India Predicted XI
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Umran Malik, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal
New Zealand Predicted XI
Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Mark Chapman, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (capt & wk), Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Jacob Duffy, Doug Bracewell, Lockie Ferguson
India vs New Zealand Match Details
Match: India vs New Zealand, ODI 3
Date & Time: January 24, 1:30 PM
Venue: Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Hotstar app
India vs New Zealand Fantasy Team
Captain – Virat Kohli
Vice-Captain – Devon Conway
Wicketkeeper – Tom Latham
Batters – Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Devon Conway, Mark Chapman
All-rounders – Washington Sundar, Mitchell Santner
Bowlers – Umran Malik, Mohammed Siraj, Doug Bracewell, Lockie Ferguson
India vs New Zealand Indore Weather and Pitch Report
The Holkar Stadium in Indore has short boundaries and a very flat batting surface. Batters have a gala time in this venue and much of the same is expected on match day. There will be clear skies and dew could be a factor once the sun sets. This could prompt the captain winning the toss to field first.
India vs New Zealand Match Prediction
India have been sensational at home across formats and they would want to check all the boxes even if they give a run to new players for this match. New Zealand have looked rather depleted, but they could well give India a close run if they get their act together. India are clear favourites to win this match and be the new number 1 side in this format.