Third ODI between India and New Zealand is a virtual final which will be played today. Series is shaped in excited way for the conclusion. India tasted unexpected loss in first ODI but came back strong in second ODI by levelling series. India once again becomes undisputed favourites for final ODI. Chasing team have won both the occasions in this series So, whichever team wins the toss will definitely opt to chase.
Rohit Sharma is yet to contribute in this series. He has one more chance to compensate the two failures. Dinesh Karthik could potentially solve India’s no4 concern. He was preferred ahead of Kedhar Jadhav in ODI 2 as Jadhav at Whankahade, first ODI. Virat Kohli had a failure by his standards in second ODI. He was dismissed by De Grand home which is an unlikely event. Jadhav might get his last chance to keep his spot. He has been dropping simple catches in recent times. He has stiff competition from Dinesh Karthik and Raina. Kohli is just 83 runs away to reach milestone of 9000 runs. Only five Indian batsmen acheived this feat. Only Dhoni is active player in the list. Momentum of Bhuvaneswar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah is encouraging.
Catch all the live action on starsports 1 HD from 1230HRS IST
Ross Taylor and latham are the key players in Kiwi circuit. Kiwi Skipper, kane Richardson, had an ordinary tour by his standards. Mitchell Santer had his share of Success on the tour. Trent boult will be crucial for kiwis to win. Munro and Martin Guptill also failed to convert starts. New Zealand played 3 conclusive matches in India before. India has won in all the three occasions.
Team chasing is likely to win.
Virat kohli to score century if India chase.
Match is expected to be low scoring one. Chances of rain can be ruled out.