The first match of the three-match series was won by New Zealand, while in the second match played in Lucknow, Team India made a comeback and equalized the series with a win.
The series between India and New Zealand will be decided shortly at the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad. The three-match series is currently tied at 1-1 and the winner of the series will be decided in this match. India’s captain Hardik Pandya has won the toss and decided to bat first. On this pitch which is helpful for batting, both the teams have made only 1-1 changes in the playing XI, but the change which the fans were most waiting for in Team India did not happen. Prithvi Shaw did not get a chance even in the last match.
After the victory of the last match, Team India has fielded fast bowler Umran Malik while making only one change in the playing eleven. Experienced leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has vacated the place for Umran. Chahal, who came in the team in the last match itself, took 1 wicket for 6 runs in 2 overs but still he had to vacate the place. At the same time, New Zealand has also fielded Ben Lister, leaving out medium pacer Jacob Duffy. This left-arm medium pacer is making his international debut.
IND vs NZ: Today’s playing XI
India: Hardik Pandya (Captain), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Rahul Tripathi, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Arshdeep Singh and Umran Malik.
New Zealand: Mitchell Santner (c), Devon Conway, Finn Allen, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner, Ben Lister.