Match – India Vs New Zealand 3rd One-Day International Match
Day/Date – Tuesday, 24th January 2023
Venue – Holkar Stadium in Indore
Toss Time – 1 PM Local and Indian Standard Time (IST), 7.30 AM GMT
Match Timings – 1.30 PM IST and Local, 8 AM GMT
TV Channel – Star Sports India Network and DD (Doordarshan) Sports.
Live Streaming App – Dinsey+ Hotstar
The men in the blue side have not lost any ODI games in Holkar Stadium at Indore. Team India has played five and won all of them till now.
The pitch report for the third and the final ODI between India and New Zealand says that this would be another track where the batters would come good.
The bowlers will have to be spot-on with their lines and lengths because the small boundaries will make their life difficult.
The weather report is good in Indore for the 3rd one-day international match between IND Vs NZ.
Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya(vc), Ishan Kishan(wk), Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami/Umran Malik, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.
India and New Zealand didn’t make any changes to their playing 11 in the 2nd one-day international match which was played at Raipur.
But for the 3rd and the final game of this three series of the fifty overs format, the Blues will like to give a game to Yuzvendra Chahal in place of Washington Sundar, who had nothing to do in the second ODI and he failed to contribute in the 1st game, which India won by 12 runs.
The team can play the KULCHA (Kuldeep and Chahal) combo after a long gap. Both wrist spinners were successful for India in the middle overs and they won many games for India between the periods of 2017 to 2019.
Now that Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel are not there in the squad for this ODI series. India can add KULCHA to the playing XI for the last and final match of this ODI series.
The home side will not want to make any changes to the batting core for this final ODI game. But they would like to give a game to their frontline spinners, Chahal and Kuldeep.
The pacers were excellent in the last ODI match and were successful in picking up all ten wickets of the Kiwis for just 108 runs. Siraj and Shami were the picks of the bowlers.
India will also be pleased to see Hardik Pandya bowling well. But the team will need runs from Virat Kohli.
The King was dismissed for his back-to-back second low score and both times Mitchell Santner had dismissed him.
Kohli against the left arm spin bowlers is not a good story and this ploy can be used against him in major tournaments like the ICC World Cup.
After the bowlers had set up a huge win, Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill did well to chase down the low score.
Hit Man scored a fluent half-century in the last ODI and Gill continued his best form in the series.
The wonder boy of Indian cricket has scored 248 runs, which is the most runs in the first two ODI games.
Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham(c & wk), Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Henry Shipley/Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner.
The Kiwis looked down the barrel in the second one-day international match. Their batters had managed only 108 runs after they were sent to bat first by the Indian skipper Rohit Sharma.
The top order needs to contribute especially in the absence of their regular skipper and star player Kane Williamson.
Apart from the lower-order batters like Glenn Philips, Mitchell Santner and Michael Bracewell, no other batters scored runs in double digits.
Experienced players like Tom Latham and Devon Conway have to fire in the last ODI match that could help them to escape a whitewash. New Zealand also needs to add Ish Sodhi to their playing XI for the last game.
So far, only Mitch Santner has looked good and he has picked up the prized wicket of Virat Kohli twice in a row.
Santner has also been economical and spot-on with his line and lengths.
Adding the Indian-born New Zealand cricketer, Ish Sodhi will do the same and he has tricks to dent the world’s best batting order, especially in the Indian conditions. Sodhi can be replaced by Tickner or Shipley for the final ODI game.
Batters – Glenn Philips, Rohit Sharma and Michael Bracewell
Bowlers – Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami and Lockie Ferguson
All-rounders – Hardik Pandya and Mitchell Santner
Wicket-keeper – Ishan Kishan
Vice-captain – Devon Conway
Captain – Shubman Gill