What happened so far?
In the first match, India chased down a 204-run target with utmost ease, showing their batting depth whereas in the second T20I, it were the bowlers who set up a another big win. Both the matches were played Eden Park, Auckland where India are undefeated.
What to expect?
There's no need to change the winning combination for India. But the hosts might be tempted to made changes. The boundaries at Seddon Park are bigger in comparison to the Eden Park and thus one may not be able to see as many sixes as were hit in the previous two matches in Auckland, especially the first one where bowlers from both the sides were taken to cleaners.
Here's everything you need to know about the match:
Match: India's Tour Of New Zealand 2020, 3rd T20I Match
Date: January 29 (Wednesday)
Time: 12:30 PM IST
Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton
Head-to-head: 13 - New Zealand 8-5 India. New Zealand won the first five meetings between the two sides by 10 runs at Johannesburg in 2007, by seven wickets at Christchurch in 2009, by five wickets at Wellington in 2009, by one run at Bengaluru in 2012, by 47 runs at Nagpur in 2016. India's first win came at Delhi, by 53 runs in 2017. Kiwis won the next match at Rajkot by 40 runs in the same series, then India won the decider at Thiruvananthapuram by six runs. In the previous tour, last year, India lost at Wellington by 80 runs, won at Auckland by seven wickets, but lost the decider at Hamilton by four runs. But everything can change today.
Live Streaming: Live streaming of the New Zealand vs India, T20I, ODI and Test series will be available online. You will have to download the Hotstar app to watch live streaming. Payment details are available when you subscribe. The match can also be streamed live on the Jio TV app and Airtel TV.
TV Telecast: All the matches of the tour can also be watched LIVE on the following TV channels: Star Sports 1/HD, Star Sports 2/HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi/HD, Star Sports SELECT 1/HD, Star Sports 1 Tamil.
State broadcaster Doordarshan will also telecast the match live in India.
Sky Sports NZ holds the official broadcast rights of the tour and Sky Sports will telecast the matches in the UK, Ireland and New Zealand.
India: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan replaced by Sanju Samson, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shivam Dube, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur.
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Hamish Bennett, Tom Bruce (for games 4-5), Colin de Grandhomme (for games 1-3), Martin Guptill, Scott Kuggeleijn, Daryl Mitchell, Colin Munro, Ross Taylor, Blair Tickner, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert (wk), Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee.
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