Hosts New Zealand once again crumbled against the spinners in the second game of the one-day series to see India notch up a 90-run win. Virat Kohli and co. look unstoppable at the moment with batting and bowling firing on all cylinders. On the other hand, New Zealand will need to come up with the plans to counter the threat of Indian spinners.
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New Zealand vs India -3rd ODI Team News
Martin Guptill has not delivered a big score in the first two games of the series. The experienced opener will need to deliver with the bat in order for New Zealand to make a comeback in the one-day series.
Colin Munro, Kane Williamson, and Henry Nicholls will need to raise their game for this contest. Mitchell Santner might replace Colin de Grandhomme for this game. The rest of XI will remain unchanged for this game as well.
All-rounder Hardik Pandya might be slotted into the XI in place of Vijay Shankar for the third game of the one-day series. All eyes will be on Pandya, who was dropped from Australian tour following his sexist remarks on the television show.
Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have done well on this tour and will be keen to more of the same in this game as well. Indian Captain Virat Kohli has chipped in with crucial scores and will be looking to produce a big score for the side.
Kedhar Jadhav and Ambati Rayudu have been consistent with the bat in the middle-order. The biggest positive has been wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni, who has produced a string of good scores in the last five games for India.
The spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav did most of the damage in the second game.
India will be hoping that they can continue their good form to seal the one-day series. Mohammad Shami has done an excellent job for India with the new ball in the absence of Jaspreet Bumrah.
Possible XIs for New Zealand vs India ODI series
Probable XI: Kane Williamson (captain), Ross Taylor, Colin Munro, Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Tom Latham (wk), Mitchell Santner, Doug Bracewell, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson
Probable XI: Virat Kohli (captain), Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (wk), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal
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