New Zealand will begin the three-match T20 International series against India on November 22 in Napier. The hosts were comprehensively defeated in the second match of the series and will be without their business leader Kane Williamson for the conclusion of the series. The emphatic 65-run thrashing against the visitors means New Zealand have now lost nine consecutive T20Is against India in bilateral assignments.
The McLean Park surface is another belt as the batsmen will have a field day batting on a flat surface. However, the larger dimensions of the boundaries as compared to the previous game will provide the much needed respite to the bowlers in this format of the game. Spin is likely to play a role as the match progresses.
NZ Predicted Playing XI: Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham/Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee (c), Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson
IND Predicted Playing XI: Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav/Sanju Samson, Hardik Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal
Played- 23 | New Zealand- 09 | India – 12 | NR – 2