In the New Zealand Tour of India 2023, the third T20I will take place on Wednesday, February 1, at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad at 7 PM IST.
The series is now standing at the scoreline of 1-1 with Ahmedabad all set for the decider. Team India levelled the series in Lucknow with a hard-fought victory by six wickets and will look to seal the series. Indian spinners have played very well in both matches. Washington Sundar, Deepak Hooda, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Kuldeep Yadav delivered effective and economical spells and bamboozled the Kiwi batters. The pacers did not have much scope in the second T20I, as the deck was a rank-turner, although Arshdeep Singh and Hardik Pandya gathered wickets. The Indian batters are under scrutiny as they have not displayed any promising performance and will look forward to improving in the series decider.
On the other side, the Blackcaps will be looking forward to taking a series win and departing home with pride. The Kiwi batters got ridiculed by the Indian spinners on a spin-friendly deck. They were not able to replicate the performance of the first T20I in Lucknow. Although the likes of Michael Bracewell, Ish Sodhi, Glenn Phillips, and skipper Mitchell Santner did not make the 100-run chase a cakewalk for the Men in Blue. The Kiwis have been in good touch in bowling and fielding and will look forward to carrying out the form in the Wednesday fixture.
Head to Head:
India have the upper hand in head-to-head competition between the two teams. Both sides have faced each other on 24 occasions, with the Men in Blue winning 12 and losing 10.
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