New Zealand vs India, 3rd ODI Match Prediction2020-02-12
Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
Can Kiwis clean sweep the ODI series against dominant India?
We predict India will win this match!
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New Zealand team after getting clean-swept 5-0 in T20 came back stupendously in ODI and showed great character to clinch the ODI series with one game to spare against might Indian. Notably, the Kiwis are also playing without many of their regular player and skipper Kane Williamson. The host has put-up very professional performance in the earlier two games. Veteran Ross Taylor was the start batsman in both the games, scored match-winning knock of 109 and 73 runs. Debutant Kyle Jamieson's all-round show was the pick of the performance in the second game, he was a key architect during Kiwis second win. Men in Black would be hoping to carry on the good form and make it 3-0.
On the other hand, India failed to deliver the dominant performance like in T20. Men in Blue would be disappointed as they failed to capitalize on their chances in the last game and level the series. In the previous game, though Kiwis were at 197/8 at one stage, they managed to score the competitive score of 273, courtesy 9th wicket partnership between Ross Taylor and Jamieson. Shreyas Iyer has been the pick of the Indian batsmen in the last two ODI and Ravindra Jadeja had been brilliant with both bat and ball.
For India, there is nothing to lose, but they would play for pride and hope to avoid a clean sweep in ODI.
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Kiwis would be content following their performance in the ODI series. The stand-in skipper Tom Latham would be proud of the boys, the way the showed character and bounced back from the 0-5 defeat in T20. The side would look for another win and clean-swept against India which doesn’t happen very often.
In the batting department, veteran Ross Taylor showed his experience and class in the first two games. In the absence of regular skipper Kane Williamson, he led the team from the front. Ross Taylor has smashed the matching winning knock of 109 runs in the first game and impressive 73 runs in the second game. He would be eying for a similar performance in the last game of the series. Regular Skipper Kane Williamson is likely to feature in the last game of series. His presence would further strengthen the kiwis batting line-up.
The opening duo of Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls has done a great job for the side. They provided a good opening stand in both the earlier games and laid the foundation for the middle order. Martill Guptill was outstanding in his 79 runs knock in last game. Batting duo would look for another consistent performance. On the other hand, Henry Nicholls is second-best kiwis batsman in series, scored 119 runs in the last two games. All-rounder Colin de Grandhomme's poor form in batting continues. However, his tag of golden arm continues as he provided the crucial breakthrough for Kiwis at an important stage. He would look to get better in batting.
Kiwis bowling attack comprising of Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson and Hamish Bennett did the remarkable job against the batting-heavy Indian unit. Experienced Tim Southee led the bowling attack, picked 4 wickets in the last two games. The debutant Kyle Jamieson also had a great start to the international cricket; he picked 2 wickets in his maiden ODI match and played outstandingly for his 25 runs knock with Ross Taylor for 9th wickets. He was adjudged a man of the match in the last game.
Key Player – Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Tim Southee
Tom Latham, Mitchell Santner, Henry Nicholls, Hamish Bennett, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, KS Williamson, Ross Taylor, James Neesham, TG Southee, Kyle Jamieson
|C de Grandhomme||10.0||1||54||2||5.4|
|C de Grandhomme||10.0||1||54||2||5.4|
After having created the history wherein they clean-swept New Zeland 5-0, India failed to continue their dominant run in ODI. Though the visitors have won the last three bilateral ODI series against Kiwis and they failed to succeed on this occasion. In both the earlier game of the series, India had their chances as they have been able to pull back the games at the dying stage. However, India failed to maintain the intensity more uniformly through the course of the innings. India is likely to make few changes in playing eleven considering the result of the match won't matter much.
In batting, without the regular opening pair of Rohit and Shikhar, Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agrawal did provide a good start but they failed to make it a big partnership. Furthermore, both the opener got out on quick succession in the earlier games. The team would want the opening duo to convert the start into a big partnership. Virat Kohli, the top-ranked ICC ODI batsmen in the game, failed to produce inning of his rank. In the absence of regular opener, he will have the added responsibility to score the big one and he will be craving for that now. Notably, skipper Kohli average 59 plus in ODI and scored more than 11 thousand runs in ODI.
In the middle order, K L Rahul and Shreyas Iyer are in sensational form. Both been a revelation as India's new No.4 and 5 has been finishing off matches for India in the ongoing series. S Iyer has scored his maiden ton in the first game and impressive knock of 52 in the second game. On the other hand, K L Rahul smashed firepower inning of 88 runs. Batting duo would be hoping to carry on good form and win the matches for India.
India’s bowling unit comprising Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Ravindra Jadeja and Y Chahal has been outstanding in the series. Y Chahal has been the pick of the bowlers, took 3 wickets in last games. R Jadeja bowled a very economical spell in the last two games.
Key Players: Virat Kohli, K L Rahul, S Iyer
YS Chahal, Shreyas Iyer, Lokesh Rahul, Manish Pandey, SN Thakur, Ravindra Jadeja, JJ Bumrah, NA Saini, Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Virat Kohli
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||28||0 mm.||3.46 k/h||From: NE||1%|
|03h||26||0 mm.||6.14 k/h||From: NNE||0%|
|06h||25||0 mm.||3.74 k/h||From: NNW||0%|
|09h||20||0 mm.||5.07 k/h||From: WSW||0%|
|12h||15||0 mm.||3.49 k/h||From: SW||1%|
|15h||15||0 mm.||3.14 k/h||From: WSW||4%|
|18h||15||0 mm.||2.79 k/h||From: SW||4%|
|21h||18||0 mm.||1.43 k/h||From: S||39%|
The weather at the Mount Maunganui on February 11 (Tuesday) is set to be extremely pleasant for a game of cricket. The temperature around 25 °c and there is no forecast of the precipitation. Talking about the pitch, the Bay Oval generally produces good batting tracks and plenty of runs are once again expected when both India and New Zealand take to the field.
The final game of the three-match ODI series between New Zeland and India will be played at bay Oval Stadium in Mount Maunganui city in New Zealand. New Zeland didn’t have the great of records at this venue as they lost 5 out of their 8 ODI games at this venue. On the other hand, India won both their earlier games played here.
Out of the last 10, ODI played at this venue, five times each game were won by batting and chasing team. Average first inning score is 265 whereas 241 is in the second inning. However, considering the recent performance in the series team would look to bowl first after winning the toss.
Hence, we expect the team winning the toss will look to bowl first at this venue.
We witnessed two good games of cricket earlier in this series. Though India looks good in patches, they failed to consistently make the mark. On the other hand, Kiwis bounced back from the defeated situation many times and it truly justifies the results in their favour.
Though India lost the last two games, they were competitive throughout both games. Hence, we feel the Indian team would rectify their mistakes and will bounce back in the last game of the series. So we expect it to be a cracker of the game and predict India will have edge over kiwis in the last game.
We predict India will win this match!
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