Fantasy Cricket Tips, New Zealand vs India, 3rd ODI: After losing the first two ODIs of the series, team India will look to avoid a whitewash when they lock horns with New Zealand in the final ODI. This match is a dead rubber but still, the cricket universe will watch it closely because it will test the character and patience of the Indian players.
Kane Williamson may return to the Kiwi side which will boost their chances of inflicting a whitewash while Virat Kohli’s side will hope that the likes of Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal bring their ‘A’ game to the table with the bat.
The home side will start as the favorites to win this battle however, the visitors will look to gather some much-needed momentum ahead of the ICC World Test Championship series.
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Weather Conditions
The weather conditions will be perfect for a cricket match as the temperature is expected to stay around 23 degrees Celsius. There is only a 10% chance of rain which means that nature is unlikely to affect the proceedings during this game.
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Pitch Conditions
The final T20I of the 5-match series between New Zealand and India was played at this venue. The ball was not coming on to the bat properly hence, the captains will look to bat first after winning the toss. The pitch will get slower as the match progresses.
Total ODIs played: 10
Matches won batting first: 5
Matches won bowling first: 5
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Injury and availability news:
Kane Williamson is expected to be back for this match. Mitchell Santner might miss the game as he suffered a stomachache on the previous match’s eve. Thus, New Zealand will have only a single player on the bench.
Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Manish Pandey, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal
Bench: Rishabh Pant, Shivam Dube, Kedar Jadhav, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav
Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mark Chapman, Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson, Hamish Bennett.
Bench: Tom Blundell
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain: KL Rahul, Ross Taylor, Martin Guptill, Virat Kohli
Vice-Captain: Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Tom Latham.
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Suggested Playing XI No.1
Wicket-Keeper: KL Rahul (Wk) (C)
Batsmen: Virat Kohli (VC), Shreyas Iyer, Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor
All-rounders: Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Colin de Grandhomme
Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, Hamish Bennett
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Suggested Playing XI No.2
Wicket-Keeper: Tom Latham (Wk)
Batsmen: Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer (VC), Henry Nicholls, Ross Taylor (C)
All-rounders: James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Ravindra Jadeja
Bowlers: Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Tim Southee
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Expert Advice
With a drop-in pitch, the surface at Eden Park is always helpful for the batters. The ground is much smaller with 56m straight boundaries, making it a graveyard for the bowlers.
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Top Picks
It was a merry time for batsmen from both sides in the previous ODI. KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer did the job for India, while Ross Taylor and Tom Latham inflicted most damage with the bat for the Kiwis.
Probable Winners: For the first time on India’s tour to New Zealand, the home team start as favorites in the second ODI. After a rather easy win, BlackCaps will look to seal the series at Eden Park.
Match Details: The second ODI between New Zealand vs India will be played on February 8 at Eden Park in Auckland. The live telecast will begin at 3:00 PM local time (7:30 AM IST/ 2:00 AM GMT).
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