Date: 25 November 2022
Time : 07:00 AM IST
Venue : Eden Park, Auckland
Ball-by-ball commentary : SportsTiger App
New Zealand lost the three-match T20I series 0-1 with only one game played for full 40 overs. The Kane Williamson-led team were not at their level best in the second T20I as they lost the match by 65 runs. Now, with three ODIs on the line, the hosts will look to turn it around. Meanwhile, India have a great chance to defeat New Zealand in the latter’s backyard. Shikhar Dhawan will be leading the Men in Blue in the 50-over format with Hardik Pandya taking a leave. Suryakumar Yadav will once again be the key player for India with Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer also expected to play a big role.
Players from both camps did not get enough time to showcase their talent and skills as two of the three T20Is were affected by the rain. In the only game played, Suryakumar Yadav starred for India. The swashbuckling batter scored a blistering century (111* off 51 balls) to power India to a big total. However, Yadav could not replicate his heroics in the third T20I as he got out cheaply. Nevertheless, considering his brilliant form, SKY becomes a must-pick for the fantasy team. Shubman Gill can also prove to be a good pick as the opening batter has been in good form in ODIs. Shreyas Iyer can also be included. From India’s bowling camp, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal and Deepak Chahar can fetch valuable points.
Meanwhile, from the New Zealand camp, Tom Latham and Devon Conway will be the key batters. Williamson is also expected to be among the runs. Glenn Phillips has been in good form lately and can be kept in the loop. From NZ’s bowling, Tim Southee, Matt Henry and Mitchell Santner can be picked considering their proven records in the format.
New Zealand: Tom Latham, Devon Conway (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry
India: Shubman Gill, Shikhar Dhawan (c), Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal
People’s Pick for Fantasy
Grand League team
Wicketkeepers: Devon Conway, Rishabh Pant
Batters : Glenn Phillips, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Shubman Gill, Shikhar Dhawan
All-rounders : Mitchell Santner, Deepak Hooda
Bowlers : Arshdeep Singh, Deepak Chahar, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Yuzvendra Chahal
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