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3rd T20 Predictions: India vs New Zealand

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India is leading the series by 1-0 and they would be eying to win the trophy while the Black Caps will be keen to draw the series on Tuesday 

India will face New Zealand in the 3rd and final encounter of the 3-match T20I series.

This match will be played on the 22nd of November at McLean Park, Napier.

Ahead of the final match, there is a big setback for New Zealand as their captain Kane Williamson will not be available in the 3rd T20I due to medical treatment.

Tim Southee will lead the black caps in the final T20I 

After a washed-out opening game, team India made a stellar start to the series by defeating New Zealand with a huge margin of 65 runs in the second T20I.

Batting first, the men in blue managed to post a winning score of 191 runs on the board courtesy of a magnificent knock from Suryakumar Yadav. SKY smashed an unbeaten knock of 111 runs off just 51 balls including 11 fours and 7 sixes. Tim Southee also picked up a superb hat trick for his side in that game. 

Chasing 192 runs, the black caps kept on losing wickets and got bowled out for just 126 runs in the 19th over. Captain Kane Williamson tried to show some fight but the required run rate was out of his reach.

He scored 61 runs from 52 balls. Deepak Hooda took 4 wickets for just 10 runs while Yuzvendra Chahal and Muhammad Siraj scalped two wickets each for team India in that game. 

Live Streaming and Broadcast 

This match will be broadcast live on Star Sports network while the Live streaming will be available on Fan code and Amazon Prime. 

Match Details:

Match – 3rd T20I 2022 

Teams – India vs New Zealand 

Date – 22nd November 2022

Time – 12:00 PM IST

Venue –  McLean Park, Napier

Average 1st innings total

The average 1st innings score at McLean Park, Napier is 180 runs. 

Head-to-Head record in T20Is:

Here is the head-to-head record between India and New Zealand in T20 Internationals. 

Total Matches Played – 22

India won – 12

New Zealand won – 9

Tie/ No Result – 1

Pitch Report:

The pitch at McLean Park always assists the batters and is known as a batting-friendly track.

The batters will get full value for their shots on this pitch but the spinners can also play a key role in the middle phase of the innings.

The team winning the toss will like to bat first on this pitch. 

Weather Report:

The temperature is expected to hover around just 2°C with 54% humidity and 13 km/hr wind speed on the match day. There is no chance of rain during the match.


Here are the squads of both sides for the T20 International series;


Hardik Pandya (C), Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik.

New Zealand:

Kane Williamson ©, Michael Bracewell, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Lockie Ferguson, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Blair Tickner.

Possible Playing XIs:

Here are the possible playing XIs of both teams, 


Hardik Pandya ©, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Surya Kumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar

New Zealand:

Finn Allen, Devon Conway(wk), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, Michael Bracewell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Adam Milne, Lockie Ferguson

Winner Prediction:

New Zealand has a good side but they were thrashed by the young Indian team in the second T20I.

India has some excellent talent in their lineup and will be keen to lift the trophy by defeating New Zealand in the third T20I.

New Zealand will also miss Kane Williamson in this match. 

Hence, we predict that India will beat New Zealand in the third T20 International of this series. 

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