By Puneet Chaudhary - November 29, 2022
Christchurch11 minutes ago
The third and final match of the three-match ODI series between India and New Zealand will be played at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Wednesday. By winning the first match, the Kiwi team is ahead 1-0 in the series. The second match was canceled due to rain. There is a possibility of rain in the third ODI as well. We will see further how much rain can happen at what time. Apart from this, pitch report and possible playing-11 of both the teams will also be seen.
starting with the weather forecast
The third ODI is scheduled to start at 7:00 am Indian timing and 2:30 pm New Zealand timing. According to the weather prediction website Accuweather, there is a 69% chance of rain during the match. According to the local time of Christchurch, there is a 69% chance of rain from 2 pm to 4 pm. At the same time, the probability of rain from 4 pm to 6 pm is less than 50%.
On and off rain is expected from 6 PM to 9 PM. If the third ODI is also cancelled, then it will be the sixth inconclusive ODI between India and New Zealand. See in the next picture how many ODI matches of India against which team have been cancelled.
Expected to be a high scoring pitch
So far 15 ODIs have been played on this ground. Out of these, the team batting first has scored more than 300 runs. Three times the score between 250 and 300 has been made. This has happened only three times when the team batting first could not even score 200 runs.
No special impact of the toss
The toss has not played a significant role in the results of the 15 matches played here. The team batting first has won 8 times. At the same time, the team batting 7 times later has won. Team India has not played any match on this ground so far. At the same time, New Zealand has won 5 out of 6 matches here. The hosts have lost in only 1 ODI.
Until 2011, international matches were held at the MI Stadium in Christchurch. There India has played 4 ODIs in which it has won 1 and lost 3. New Zealand have won 11 and lost 10 in 21 ODIs on that ground.
Kiwi team has not lost any series at home since 2019
The New Zealand team has been performing brilliantly in ODI cricket on home soil for the last few years. The Kiwi team has not lost any ODI series at home since 2019. In 2019, he was defeated 4-1 by India. Since then New Zealand have beaten Bangladesh twice and India and Netherlands once each by 3-0 margins.
Hooda or Samson? maintain suspense
India included Sanju Samson in the playing-11 in the first ODI. But, due to this India had only five bowling options. The Indian team could not even defend the target of 306 runs. To include the sixth bowling option, the Indian team included Deepak Hooda in place of Samson in the second ODI. The team management also faced a lot of criticism due to the dropping of Samson. Critics said that if Hooda had to be included, then out-of-form Rishabh Pant should have been dropped.
According to the sources related to the team management, the final decision on playing-11 will be taken 1 hour before the match. In the spin department, Kuldeep Yadav can be tried in place of Yuzvendra Chahal.
Possible playing-11 of both the teams
New Zealand: Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson (c), Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Michael Bracewell, Matt Henry, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson.
India: Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Deepak Hooda/Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh and Kuldeep Yadav.