Date: November 21, 2021
Time: 7 PM IST
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
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India and New Zealand will go head to head in the T20I series for the final time at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata on November 21, 2021. The Men in Blue have already won the first two fixtures and have bagged the series with one match to go. While the Rohit Sharma-led side would want to complete a clean sweep, the Kiwis would also aim to take a consolation win back home. India have now won their last five T20Is in a row while the BlackCaps have completed a hat-trick of defeats which clearly shows that the momentum is with the Indian team. But the Indian side could perhaps try out a few players in the XI which might be the visiting team's best chance to win.
Since the match holds no significance as far as the result of the series is concerned, India can afford to try out the players who have warmed the benches in the series so far against New Zealand. Thus the Fantasy tip for this fixture is to finalise your team only after the toss.
On current form and expecting that India fields the same XI as in their second T20I against the Kiwis, pick both KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma as well as R Ashwin and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Suryakumar Yadav can also be a great pick with Axar Patel among the all-rounders and Rishabh Pant among the keepers being more or less assured choices from the Indian dugout. From New Zealand, Tim Southee and Trent Boult could be the preferred picks along with Martin Guptill, Mark Chapman. Meanwhile, James Neeshan and Mitchell Santner can also be picked as the all-rounders.
People's pick for Fantasy:
Probable Playing XI:
India: Ishan Kishan/KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin/Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar/Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert (wk), James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee (c), Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult
Wicketkeepers: Rishabh Pant, Tim Seifert
Batters: Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Martin Guptill, Mark Chapman
All-rounders: Axar Patel, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner
Bowlers: Tim Southee, Trent Boult, R Ashwin (if playing), Bhuvneshwar Kumar
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