India host New Zealand in the third One Day International (ODI) at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali on 23 October. The five-match series is level at 1-1.
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The match starts at 9am BST. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 3 and Sky Sports 3 HD in the UK. Click here for the live streaming link.
Hosts India suffered their first ODI loss to New Zealand in 13 years when they were defeated in a thriller by New Zealand at the Feroz Shah Kotla on 20 October (Thursday). The hosts started well restricting the Kiwis to just 242 runs of their 50 overs thanks to crucial contributions with the ball from Jasprit Bumrah and Amit Mishra who picked up three wickets each.
Chasing 243 to win, India struggled to get going and at one point were struggling at 73/4 only for Kedhar Jadhav and MS Dhoni to steer the ship. Hardik Pandya who has impressed with the ball in the series, then showed his potential with the bat scoring 36 off 32 balls to take his side within four runs of victory only for the team to fall short.
There has been criticism levied that the team is too reliant on Virat Kohli with an overdependence on the batsman to perform everytime he comes to the crease. The other key batsman in Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane and MS Dhoni need to step up and ensure that they give solid support to Kohli in the batting department.
India are not expected to make any changes for the game with the same XI likely to play on 23 October.
The visitors New Zealand finally registered their first win off the tour on Thursday beating India by six runs. That they won was thanks to performances from skipper Kane Williamson and the pace duo of Tim Southee and Trent Boult.
Williamson battled stiff conditions and cramps to score 118 runs, his eighth ODI ton and the first by a New Zealand batsman in the current tour. Southee and Boult then took over from the skipper picking up five wickets between them with Southee taking three wickets and Boult two wickets respectively.
Boult in particular was impressive giving away just 25 runs in his 10 overs, in fact the whole bowling unit clicked together as a team with Matt Henry, Anton Devcich and Mitchell Santner all supporting the lead bowlers.
New Zealand too are expected to play the same team that played at Delhi on Thursday.
India to win
Betting Odds (ladbrokes)
- India to win: 4/9
- New Zealand to win: 7/4
Possible XI: Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav.
Possible XI: Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi (wk), Mitchell Santner, Anton Devcich, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Trent Boult.