• January 31, 2023

India vs New Zealand 3rd T20 Match Feb 2023 Fantasy Predictions and Top Picks

India vs New Zealand 3rd T20 Match Feb 2023 Fantasy Predictions and Top Picks

At the end of 2022, Team India began their new year with a 3-match T20 series and 3-match one-day series against Sri Lanka from January 03rd to 15th 2023.

Following that, New Zealand Cricket Team arrived in India for a one-day and T20 series on Indian soil.

After the release of the BCCI’s schedule for the upcoming home series between India and New Zealand, Team India emerged as champions in the ODI series against them with a score of 3-0.

Now, it’s time for the eagerly anticipated T20 series with three matches. Here are all the details you need to know about India vs New Zealand.

The India and New Zealand Cricket Teams faced each other in three ODI International matches prior to the New Zealand T20 Series. On January 18th, 2023, Wednesday, at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad, India won the opening match by 12 runs.

The second ODI which was played on January 21st, 2023, Saturday at Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur was won by 8 wickets.

The third ODI match played on Tuesday, January 24th, 2023, at Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore saw India taking victory again.

Friday 27th Jan, India and New Zealand fought the 1st T20I and NZ won by 21 Runs in Ranchi, Jharkhand

On January 29th, India beat New Zealand in the second T20I on Sunday in Lucknow, setting up a decisive match-up in the third and final fixture.

Last but not the least, the T20I series match against New Zealand will be at the world’s largest cricket stadium, the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Wednesday, February 01st it is all set to be an exciting showdown.

Date, Time (India), Venue, Stadium

The Narendra Modi Stadium, the adopted home of Rajasthan Royals, is a state-of-the-art arena.

It has gained notoriety for producing spinning tracks in the longer format, with an average first innings score of 155 in T20s.

There could be another tight match here with the pitch favoring spin bowlers.

The match will be held in Ahmedabad on February 01st, 2023. India and New Zealand’s T20 matches will kick off at 07:00 PM according to Indian Standard Time, with the match toss taking place at 06:30 PM IST. Following this pattern, the 3rd T20 match is to begin at 07:00 PM.

But one thing is for certain- it’s sure to bring thrill and fascination among Indian spectators!

Pitch Report

The Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad offers great assistance for both bowlers and batsmen, with the ball coming onto the bat nicely and offering plenty of runs.

Spinners also enjoy bowling on this track due to its slow-paced nature which helps them get more purchases from it.

While pace bowlers may not find it easy to extract swing or seam movement off this surface, they can still be effective by varying their line and length intelligently.

Weather Report

The weather at Narendra Modi Stadium will be sunny and warm. Temperatures are expected to reach 32 degrees Celsius with low humidity, making it an ideal day for the 3rd T20I Match.

Winds will be mild and out of the northeast, bringing a pleasant breeze throughout the day.

There is no chance of rain so enjoy a nice and cozy time at Narendra Modi Stadium during the 3rd T20I India Vs Nz match!

Current Status of the series (point score, some top performances by players and other highlights)

India just managed to keep the series afloat with a win by six wickets in Lucknow, despite having an extra ball up their sleeve.

The New Zealand team put up a brave fight on a difficult surface but eventual victors India were expected to reach the target of 100 runs easily.

Ishan Kishan’s batting approach has been scrutinized, however, after he scored 19 from 32 balls, he took his time at the top.

Wednesday sees the series decider taking place in Ahmedabad and India could make one alteration to their side. Jitesh Sharma, with a remarkable domestic season under his belt, may take the place of Kishan.

Where Sharma would fit into the team is something worth pondering. Another possibility is that Rahul Tripathi, who has opened his IPL franchise before, gets a promotion to the top order.

The rest of the team will likely stay unchanged for Ahmedabad on February 01st, with a promising chance of it being a high-scoring match.

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Probable Players for both the teams

India Probable XI

India will be looking to seal their spot in the series with a win in India vs New Zealand 3rd T20 Match and they have brought an experienced team for it.

Hardik Pandya is named as skipper while Suryakumar Yadav is his deputy. Ishan Kishan will once again don the gloves behind the stumps while Prithvi Shaw and Ruturaj Gaikwad are also part of the opening combination.

Shubman Gill returns to international cricket after missing out on some chances due to injury while Deepak Hooda provides balance at number 4 position along with Rahul Tripathi batting lower down order.

Kuldeep Yadav has been given another chance to prove himself after being ignored in first two matches

In contrast, Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar make up for a formidable spin attack for India alongside Umran Malik who makes his debut in Feb 1st T20 match.

New Zealand Probable XI

Mitchell Santner as captain. Santner is joined by Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, and Mark Chapman who will form a strong batting lineup.

Devon Conway, Dane Cleaver, and Jacob Duffy have also been selected to round out the top order.

Lockie Ferguson and Ben Lister have been chosen for their bowling prowess while Daryl Mitchell and Glenn Phillips will provide support from the middle order.

Michael Rippon, Henry Shipley, Ish Sodhi, and Blair Tickner are racing out the squad, all of whom will focus on providing depth in both batting and bowling departments.

With this well-rounded team, New Zealand looks set to compete strongly in what promises to be an exciting series of matches.

Best Picks for India vs NZ 3rd T20I Match 2023

Both sides will be looking to gain the upper hand with some fine performances from their respective players.

India’s batting has been largely inconsistent throughout this series but they possess a strong bowling attack and will hope for another good performance from them on Wednesday.

Similarly, New Zealand has had mixed fortunes with both bat and ball so far in this series and they would like to put up an improved show in the final encounter.

This should make for an exciting clash between these two teams as we look ahead toward the Fantasy 11 picks for IND vs NZ 3rd T20I!

India’s best pick for XI for the 3rd T20I would include Ishan Kishan/Jitesh Sharma as openers followed by Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Suryakumar Yadav, and Hardik Pandya in the middle-order batting lineup.

Washington Sundar is likely to take on the all-rounder role while Deepak Hooda could be the part-time bowler along with Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Arshdeep Singh for fast bowling attack.

Shivam Mavi who created havoc during his last stint may also get a chance depending upon team management decisions.

AIO Games Fantasy Team Predictions

India and New Zealand will go head-to-head in the 3rd T20 on Wednesday, February 01st, 2023 at 07:00 PM at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.

The toss of the match will be conducted half an hour before kick-off, i.e. at 06:30 PM.

Hardik Pandya will lead the Indian team while Mitchell Santner will captain New Zealand’s side.

If you’re looking to pick your fantasy cricket team for AIO Games, then the best players from each team are sure to come in handy!

India (IND) Key Players

  1. Shubman Gill [112, 40*, 208, 116]
  2. Ishan Kishan [17, 8*, 5, 2, 37]
  3. Hardik Pandya [54, 2W, (28, 1W), 36]
  4. Kuldeep Yadav [3W,1W, 2W, 2W, 3W]
  5. Suryakumar Yadav [14, DNB, 31, 51, 7]
  6. Washington Sundar [0W, 2W, 12, (37, 1W)]

New Zealand (NZ) Key Players

  1. Ish Sodhi
  2. Lockie Ferguson
  3. Michael Bracewell
  4. Finn Allen
  5. Daryl-Mitchell
  6. Mitchell Santner
  7. Devon Conway

IND vs NZ Captain and Vice-Captain Choices

1. Hardik Pandya [PTs: 26, CR: 9]

2. Michael Bracewell [PTs: 71, CR: 7.5]

3. Suryakumar Yadav [PTs: 83, CR: 9]

4. Devon Conway [PTs: 103, CR: 9]

Who will come out on top in today’s IND vs NZ 3rd T20I contest? Despite a disappointing loss in the opening T20I, India is expected to claim victory in the return match.

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