3rd between India – New Zealand teams T20 match Kolkata It takes place tonight at 7pm at Eden Garden Grounds.
India won the first match by 5 wickets in Jaipur and the second match by 7 wickets in Ranchi in the three-match T20 series between the two teams. The Indian team won the series 2-0. The last match will be played in Kolkata today.
Players who did not get a chance in today’s match may be given a chance as the Indian team has already won the series. Rudraj Kejriwal, Avesh Khan, Yuvendra Sahal and Ishant Kishan are likely to feature in the XI. KL Rahul, Akshar Patel, Rishabh Bandh, Deepak Shaker or Bhuvneshwar Kumar could retire in this category.
The Indian team, led by Rohit Sharma, chased down the target in the first two matches. The Indian players may be keen to continue their winning streak in today’s match. The New Zealand team has been playing without enough rest since the World Cup series. The team’s opening batting is good but they are struggling to accumulate runs in 15 to 20 overs. In that case the team may pay extra attention and take the initiative to complete the series with a consolation win.