New Zealand Tour of India 2023: India vs New Zealand – 3rd T20I Preview and Updates

The third and final match will be a series decider after the Indians won the second game by 6 wickets and levelled the series. The Kiwis only managed 99 runs, and the Indians also struggled in the run chase, finishing with a ball to spare. To win the series decider, both teams will have to put on their best performance.

In this format of the game, the Indians have dominated the Kiwis. In the last ten games, they have only lost twice to New Zealand. The team plays at home and is familiar with the conditions. It will be fascinating to see if the Kiwis can beat the Indians in their own backyard and win the series.

The 3rd T20I between India vs New Zealand will take place on February 1st, 2023 at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.

Match Details to Note

Match: India vs New Zealand, 3rd T20I, New Zealand Tour of India 2023

Date: February 01, 2023 (Wednesday)                                       

Time: 7:00 PM IST

Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

India vs New Zealand

India vs New Zealand

India (Match Odds – 1.45):


Hardik Pandya will be relieved after his team levelled the series in the last game. The Indian bowlers were heavily criticised in the first game. The team has gained momentum since their last victory, and they will try to win the series 2-1. Pandya will be looking for a strong performance from his bowlers, as this has been one of the team’s main concerns over the last two years.

Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan can play their strokes, and the team will try to get off to a good start in this game. Suryakumar Yadav has been in excellent form and will look to anchor the innings with Rahul Tripathi and Washington Sundar in the middle order. Hardik Pandya is one of the best hitters in the lower order, and the team would like to see him add quick runs alongside Deepak Hooda and Shivam Mavi.

The bowlers made good use of the conditions in the previous game, and the team is expecting a strong performance from Pandya and Washington Sundar with the new ball. Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav bowled brilliantly in the previous game and will need to do so again. Arshdeep Singh, Mavi, and Deepak Hooda round out the team’s well-balanced attack.

Full Squad:

Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan(w), Rahul Tripathi, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya(c), Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Shivam Mavi, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jitesh Sharma, Mukesh Kumar, Prithvi Shaw

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Possible Playing XI:

Hardik Pandya (c), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan (wk), Rahul Tripathi, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh

New Zealand (Match Odds – 2.75):


Mitchell Santner will be disappointed with his batters’ performance in the previous game. They did not adjust to the conditions and fell 20 runs short of a good score on that surface. After allowing the Indians to tie the series, Santner and his team must put on a good performance in this game to win the series.

Finn Allen and Devon Conway have done well in the last year, and the team is expecting a strong performance from them in this game. Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, and Daryl Mitchell must all contribute quickly in the middle order. Michael Bracewell and Mitchell Santner must perform well down the order, as the Indian bowling attack will pose a challenge.

The side’s bowling attack is a little thin, and they will need tight spells with the new ball from Jacob Duffy and Michael Bracewell. Santner, along with Ish Sodhi, must lead from the front and bowl good spells. In this series decider, they will also need tight bowling from Lockie Ferguson and Mark Chapman.

Full Squad:

Finn Allen, Devon Conway(w), Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner(c), Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner, Jacob Duffy, Michael Rippon, Dane Cleaver, Henry Shipley, Ben Lister

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Possible Playing XI:

Mitchell Santner (c), Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Mark Chapman, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Ish Sodhi, Jacob Duffy, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner

India vs New Zealand Head to Head

India vs New Zealand Head to Head Stats in T20I

  Matches Played IND Won NZ Won Tie NR
Overall 26 13 10 1 2
Last 5 5 3 1 0 1

India vs New Zealand Toss Prediction

Batting first on this wicket is difficult. Most teams have won games here by chasing the score because the flat surface allows for big scores to be easily chased. In this game, the team that wins the toss would be delighted to invite the opposing team to bat first.

India vs New Zealand Pitch Report

Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium has a flat surface and a quick outfield. Batsmen who build their innings have fared better here. On this surface, fast bowlers rely on their variations to earn rewards. The spinners have had a field day because the ball can turn sharply and stop on the batsmen.

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On February 1, there will be clear skies over Ahmedabad, and the evening will be cool. The wicket is two-paced, so batsmen must be cautious. Spinners will love the conditions in this game because the dry surface will cause the ball to turn. To feel safe, the team batting first would need to score 180 runs or more.

India vs New Zealand Prediction

New Zealand has had a disappointing tour, winning only one of five games. The inexperienced bowling attack will face a difficult challenge against the Indians’ strong batting lineup. India will be confident because the conditions are favourable and the team has a strong batting lineup. We anticipate a close game, but the Indians will begin as favourites. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!

India is the favourite to beat New Zealand at the odds of 1.45.

India vs New Zealand Most Recommended Player for Bet:

Ishan Kishan performed well and scored 19 runs while he faced 32 balls and smashed two boundaries in the last match.

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