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09 Feb 2019

New Zealand vs India: Preview, Dream XI of third T20I

T20Is: India, New Zealand in a must-win scenario

The T20I series between New Zealand and India is currently tied at 1-1.

The final encounter of the series is to be held on Sunday and its the winner that takes it all.

India fought back in the second T20I to tie the series and one will expect both teams to give their all in this mouth-watering clash.

Here is the detailed preview.

In context

T20Is: India, New Zealand in a must-win scenario
India aim to seal maiden T20I series win in NZ

Team India

India aim to seal maiden T20I series win in NZ

Rohit Sharma's side will be aiming to clinch their maiden T20I series on Kiwi soil.

India have been superb on their tour of Australia and now in New Zealand.

The T20I series victory could be an icing on the cake.

The visitors would be eyeing to repeat a similar show after dominating proceedings in Auckland.

India will be confident to get the job done.

Positivity

India have plenty of positives to draw from

Rohit was among the runs in the previous match and he is the best bet in providing the right start.

MS Dhoni has also continued in the same vein and India will rely on him in getting them past the line.

The biggest bonus was the runs from Rishabh Pant's bat.

This will serve him well.

All-rounder Krunal Pandya holds the key as well.

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New Zealand need to get going in middle overs

New Zealand

New Zealand need to get going in middle overs

New Zealand were left baffled on Friday after a controversial decision by the third umpire that saw Daryl Mitchell get dismissed.

The Kiwis were 20-25 runs short at Eden Park and this time Kane Williamson's side need to sort out their overall batting.

Their application in the middle order will be key.

The bowling has been impressive though.

Dream XI

NZ vs IND: Here's our choice of the Dream XI

Rohit gets the captaincy nod and will open the batting with Shikhar Dhawan atop in this fantasy side.

Kane Williamson and Rishabh Pant follow suit to add some variety.

MS Dhoni comes in as the wicket-keeper batsman.

Colin de Grandhomme, Krunal Pandya (vice-captain) and Daryl Mitchell are the all-rounders.

Tim Southee leads the bowling attack.

Khaleel Ahmed and Yuzvendra Chahal provide back-up.

Third T20I: Timing, TV listing and venue

The match will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network. One can stream the match live on Hotstar. It's scheduled for a 12:30 PM IST start. The third T20I will be held at the Seddon Park in Hamilton. India haven't played a T20I here.

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When is the third T20I match between India and New Zealand?

What's the situation of the three-match series?

When and where to watch the match?

Where is the match set to be held?

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When is the third T20I match between India and New Zealand?

Asked on 09-02-2019 by Ayaan Balasubramanium

Answered by NewsBytes

The third T20I match between India and New Zealand is to be held on February 10.

What's the situation of the three-match series?

Asked on 09-02-2019 by Vibhore Chavan

Answered by NewsBytes

The three-match series is tied at 1-1.

When and where to watch the match?

Asked on 09-02-2019 by Ishan Malik

Answered by NewsBytes

The match will start at 12:30 PM IST. It will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network.

Where is the match set to be held?

Asked on 09-02-2019 by Dhruv Dasgupta

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The match will be held at Seddon Park in Hamilton.

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