New Zealand vs England, 3rd t20 Match Prediction2019-11-06
Saxton Oval, Nelson, New Zealand
Man of the Match: Colin de Grandhomme
Both the team would be eying for yet another win and lead the series 2-1!
We predict England will win this match!
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The third of the five T20Is is scheduled to be played on Sunday, November 5 at the Saxton Oval stadium in Nelson. New Zealand, after losing the opening game of the series, bounced back exceptionally at Wellington in the second game. They defeated England by 22 runs and equal the series 1-1. James Neesham and Mitchell Santner was the star performer with bat and ball respectively. Asked to bat first, New Zealand put up a decent score of 176, courtesy their collective batting efforts. Later bowlers bowled with great discipline to defend the score. Notably, bowlers picked crucial early wickets of visitors and that set the tone for victory. Kiwis would be hoping for another win and carry the momentum.
England, on the other hand, failed to produce clinical performance during the second game. In the first inning, bowlers failed to control the flow of the runs and that allows the host team to put an above par score on board. Their fielding was also ordinary and that hurt visitors most. In the chase, after losing three top-order wickets in the powerplay it was always difficult for England to get over the line. Nevertheless, England team had many positives from last game, Chirs Jorden, excellent bowling form continues, he picked 3 wickets and also smashed 36 runs in just 19 balls.
The England team would be eying for resurgence and get the second win of the ongoing series.
Men in black would be high on confidence following a great performance in batting, bowling and fielding. The Black Caps is likely to go with the same team for the third game. Overall Kiwis looks very balanced and strong as they cover all the bases in batting and bowling. Besides, in earlier games, the top order batsmen got some run under their belt and it will give them huge confidence going into next game.
Martin Guptil who was going through bad form finally got some runs under his belt. He scored 41 runs from 28 balls which include 2 maximum. He is a very destructive player in T20 and his good form is very vital for Kiwis' success in upcoming games. His partner Colin Munro failed early in the last game. Batting duo would look to provide some good opening stand. In the middle order, Veteran Ross Taylor played a good impact knock of 44 and 28 runs in the last two games.
Wicket keeper batsman, Tim Seifert, also got some runs in an earlier game. However, he would be keen to score big and make a point. C D Grandhomme played quick firepower inning of 28 in just 12 balls. James Nisham who was included in the starting eleven played a match-winning knock of 42 runs. His late blitz was crucial as it took the hosts over 170 marks. Pace attack comprising skipper T Southee and Lockie Ferguson bowled remarkably. Both picked two wickets each. The left-arm spinner, Mitchell Santner was the standout performer for the kiwis in the last two games. He picked 3 wickets in both the games.
Key Player: Ross Taylor, Colin Munro, Mitchell Santner
Mitchell Santner, Ross Taylor, Colin Munro, Blair Tickner, Tim Seifert, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi, James Neesham, TG Southee
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Eoin Morgan and co. playing good quality all round white-ball cricket in recent times. Before the last game, they won the 6 consecutive T-20 games. In the previous game, they were outplayed by the host side in all three departments. England opening batsman and man in form, Johny Bairstow got out on a duck in the last game. Besides, James Vince, the star performer from the first game also had a poor outing, he scored just one run.
The batting duo would be very keen to bounce back and score big in the third game. The two southpaws, David Malan and Eoin Morgen also got some runs in the last game, they scored 39 and 32 runs respectively. Batting duo would be hoping to carry on the good batting form. England pace attack, comprising, Chris Jorden and Sam Curran bowled remarkably in the last two games. Chris Jorden picked three wickets whereas Sam Curran picked two crucial wickets in the previous game. Newcomer, Saqib Mahmood had a pretty ordinary game. Though he picked one wicket, he went for plenty in his four-over spell. He may get replaced by Tom Curran in starting eleven for the third game.
The lead spinner, Adil Rashid, also went for 40 runs in his four-over spell and picked just one wicket. He needs to get back in form and contribute to team success.
Key Player – Jonny Bairstow, Chris Jordan, Eoin Morgan
Matt Parkinson, Sam Billings, Lewis Gregory, Patrick Brown, Eoin Morgan, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, James Vince, Tom Banton, Saqib Mahmood, Dawid Malan
According to the AccuWeather, the conditions will be partly cloudy and the temperature will be around 21 degrees Celsius. There are no chances of rain as of now.
Pacers should get some help with the overcast conditions at the venue.
Only lone T-20 game played this venue earlier and it was won by New Zealand against West Indies. The first inning score was 187 whereas 140 batting second score. The present record are in favour of batting first and hence it would be wise to bat first after winning the toss.
We expect it to be a thrilling contest as both the team are equally good and balanced. Besides both, the team got a good bunch of young and experienced players in the squad. However, considering the recent form of player and team’s success, we predict the England team will have an edge in the third game. Furthermore, statistically, visitors got a better T20 win record against Kiwis. Hence we predict, England is the favourites to win the third game and lead the series 2-1.
We predict England will win this match!