Team India has declared supremacy over New Zealand by winning the second ODI and winning the series by 2-0. The second fixture was a low-scoring affair and the bowlers took an opportunity to dominate the whole game.
The third fixture is scheduled to take place on 24th January, at Holkar Stadium. The last game of the ODI series is important for the visitors if they want to save themselves from the embarrassment of a complete wipeout.
IND have shown their ferocious performance against New Zealand in the ODI format. Men in Blue will be now planning to wipe out the hosts completely and win the home series by 3-0.
NZ are going through a dip in the ODI format of the game. They are clearly missing the absence of some senior players and that's why all odds are stacked up against them according to top bookmakers in India.
We predict that Indian openers might make use of the first powerplay and will score over 45 in it.
The betting tip is...
Rohit will score above 100.
Indian bowlers were in charge of the game on Saturday and from the first ball, they took control of the game. Wickets were falling in every spell of the Indian bowling and because of that the visitors finished the innings at a very low score. Mohammed Siraj, Mohammad Shami, and Washington Sundar picked up two wickets each. Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill gave a solid start to the team and it became easier for the batters to finish the game
Since IND have already won the series, the team management will be planning to try some different variations. They might bring in KS Bharat and Umran Malik in the starting XI.
Predicted Lineup: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, KS Bharat, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Umran Malik, Mohammed Siraj
New Zealand will be disappointed with the overall result they have faced during their tour to India. The Kiwis looked confident after winning the ODI series in Pakistan but suddenly they lost confidence and the whole team looked low on morale. It was visible in the second ODI when the batters were losing their wickets easily in front of the Indian bowling attack. The third fixture is a must-win game for the Kiwis and they will be motivated to end the ODI series on a positive note.
New Zealand will be coming to play with the same combination on Tuesday. The playing XI for them could look like this:
Predicted Lineup: Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham, Glenn Philips, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Henry Shipley, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner
Team India has already won the series and now we predict that they will win the third game as well and completely wipe out the visitors.