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Fantasy Cricket Tips: New Zealand vs India, Third T20I

Fantasy Cricket Tips: It was an easy win for Team India in the second T20I against New Zealand as they defeated the home team comfortably by a 7-wicket margin. The home team put up an under-par performance with the bat that didn’t allow their bowlers to create enough chances in the innings.


It was also due to India’s splendid bowling performance on a slow surface that never allowed Kiwis to score runs with ease. However, the Indian batting group displayed maturity and were successful in helping India take a 2-0 lead in the series.

With series on the line, New Zealand will feel the pressure to put their best foot forward in the third T20I. It is a must-win game for the hosts as they will look to stay alive in the series with a win in the Hamilton T20I. On the other hand, India will want to once again put up a clinical show and seal the series in the third match itself. Let’s have a look at different factors and fantasy cricket tips for the third T20I against New Zealand.

Weather Conditions:

The weather in Hamilton is expected to remain cool for the entire course of the match. However, some early showers are predicted in the day but might not hamper the match proceedings.

Pitch Conditions: Pitch conditions play an important role in fantasy cricket tips

The pitch at Seddon Park in Hamilton is known to have an even grass of covering. However, for a T20 game, the pitch is expected to play in the batsmen’s favor. With even dimensions on all sides, it should be an even contest between bat and ball.

Total T20I played: 11

Matches won batting first: 6

Average first innings score: 172

Average second innings score: 160

Injury and availability news: As of now, there’s no concern regarding the fitness of any of the players from either team. All the players are fit and available for selection.

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Probable Playing XIs:


Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul (Wk), Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Dube, Manish Pandey, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah

Bench – Navdeep Saini, Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Rishabh Pant, Kuldeep Yadav

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Tim Seifert (Wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Daryll Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Blair Tickner, Tim Southee, Scott Kuggeleijn

Bench – Tom Bruce, Ish Sodhi, Hamish Bennett

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain –  KL Rahul,  Virat Kohli, Ross Taylor, Shreyas Iyer

Vice-Captain –  Rohit Sharma, Kane Williamson, Martin Guptill

Suggested Playing XI No.1

Keeper – KL Rahul(Wk) (C)

Batters –Kane Williamson, Rohit Sharma (C), Virat Kohli (VC), Ross Taylor, Shreyas Iyer

All-Rounders – Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner

Bowlers – Tim Southee, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami


Suggested Playing XI No.2 

Keeper – KL Rahul(Wk)

Batters – Virat Kohli (C)Kane Williamson (VC), Shreyas Iyer, Martin Guptill

All-Rounders – Mitchell Santner, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja

Bowlers – Scott Kuggeleijn, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah

Fantasy Cricket Tips-Expert Advice: 

The track at Seddon Park might assist seam bowlers with the new ball but will be mostly batsmen-friendly for the major course of the match. Spinners might enjoy long boundaries on either side of the pitch. Batsmen might govern the pace of the game.

Probable Winners: 

India will undoubtedly start as overwhelming favorites to seal the series at Hamilton. The ‘Men in Blue’ have better personnel in their ranks which can outshine their opposition any day. However, the Kiwis can never be underestimated especially with their ability to bounce back when they are not expected to do so.

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Match details: 

The third T20I between New Zealand and India will be played on January 29 at Seddon Park in Hamilton. The match telecast begins at 8:00 PM local time (12;30 PM IST / 7:00 AM GMT). The broadcast will run on the Star Sports network.

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