The final match of the ODI series between India and New Zealand will take place on Tuesday afternoon at the Holkar Stadium in Indore.
India secured the series win with one game left to play after a dominant eight-wicket victory in Raipur on Saturday. This final match is set to begin at 13:30 local time.
India has a strong record at the Holkar Stadium, having won all five previous ODIs at the venue.
They also come into this match in excellent form, making it likely that they will secure a 3-0 win in this match. Shubman Gill has been the top scorer in the series so far, with 208 runs in the first match.
With the series already won, India may choose to experiment with their playing 11 and bring in players such as Rajat Patidar or Shahbaz Ahmed.
The Indian bowlers also performed well in the 2nd ODI, dismissing the New Zealand team for just 108 runs in 34.3 overs.
Mohammed Shami led the way with 3 wickets, while Hardik Pandya and Washington Sundar each took 2 wickets. Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, and Kuldeep Yadav also contributed with one wicket each.
New Zealand’s batting has struggled in this series, with only Michael Bracewell performing well. The top 4 batsmen – Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls, and Daryl Mitchell – have been underwhelming and will need to step up to avoid a clean sweep.
The New Zealand bowlers have also had limited success, with Henry Shipley being their top wicket-taker with 3. Daryl Mitchell and Mitchell Santner each have 2 wickets, while Blair Tickner and Lockie Ferguson have 1 wicket each.
Despite their poor performance in the last match, New Zealand remains a competitive side in this format and often bounces back after poor performances. However, it will be difficult for them to win this match against India’s strong team.
Live Streaming and TV Channels
This match will be broadcast live on Star Sports, Super Sports, and Fox Cricket. Fans can also stream the match on Disney+ Hotstar and Sky Go.
Toss Prediction and Pitch Report
Three of the last four ODIs at the Holkar Stadium have been won by the team batting first. It is likely that both captains will want to bat first in this game. The pitch at the Holkar Stadium offers good pace and bounce for the batters, with quick bowlers and spinners finding some assistance.
The weather in Indore is forecast to be sunny throughout the first half of the match, with temperatures reaching a high of 26 degrees. There is no forecast of rain.
Probable Playing XIs
India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj
New Zealand: Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c & wk), Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Henry Shipley, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner
The overall head-to-head record between India and New Zealand stands at 115 matches, with India having won 57, New Zealand 50, with 1 tie and 7 no results.
India is the clear favorite to win this match and secure a clean sweep in the series against New Zealand.