The cricket fans are ready to witness yet another big battle of ODI cricket.
The 3rd ODI match of India’s tour of New Zealand, 2022 is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, 30th November 2022 at Hagley Oval, Christchurch.
The Kiwis are currently leading the three-match ODI series with 1-0 margin.
As of the second ODI washed out due to rain, New Zealand have a chance to clinch the series with a win here.
However, if it washed out, the hosts will be declared as winners as they have a lead.
In the first ODI, chasing a target of 307, Kane Williamson and Tom Latham put up a partnership of 200 to end India’s hopes.
Kane remained unbeaten on 94* while Latham hammered 145* runs to put India on the backfoot.
For the Kiwi side, Tim Southee and Lockie Ferguson took three wickets each.
Adam Milne leaked runs while picking up one wicket and the rest of the bowlers remained wicketless.
In the first ODI, despite having a 300+ total on the board the bowlers failed to defend the score, losing by 7 wickets and 17 balls to spare.
Dhawan, Gill and Shreyas scored half-centuries while a late cameo of 37 off 16 from Sundar eventually helped India to reach 300 run mark.
Rain forced the abandonment of the second One-Day International between India and New Zealand at Seddon Park in Hamilton. I
ndia had amassed 89 for 1 in 12.5 overs when the weather finally forced the cancellation of the match.
Shubhman Gill and Suryakumar Yadav scored 34*(25) and 45*(42) while looking to be in terrific form.
The game was shortened to 29 overs for each side, but the subsequent interruption forced the officials to abandon the match.
Stadium: Hagley Oval
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Known as: Hagley Oval
The Hagley Oval pitch in Christchurch provides equal traction for bowlers and batters.
As long as the seamers maintain the proper line and length, they may control the game.
Meanwhile, if the batters play carefully and are technically sound, they can also affect the outcome of the game.
Venue Scoring Pattern in ODIs
Total matches: 22
Matches won batting first: 11
Matches won bowling first: 11
Average 1st Inns scores: 247
Average 2nd Inns scores: 197
Possible Playing XI for Today Match
Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson (c), Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (wk), Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Michael Bracewell, Matt Henry, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson.
Shikhar Dhawan (c), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal.
India’s batting looked in fine fettle in both the ODIs.
It’s a matter of time before the Indian bowlers find their line and length.
If Umran Malik and Arshdeep can bag a couple of quick wickets, India has a chance of winning the match.