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India v New Zealand (3rd T20I) – Fantasy XI And Probable XI Predictions
By CricShots - Nov 21, 2021 9:45 am
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Team India will be locking horns with New Zealand in the last T20I of the three-match series at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The dead-rubber will be commencing at 07:00 PM IST on November 21, Sunday. The Indian team is enjoying a phenomenal outing in teh series so far as they are having an unassailable 2-0 lead and the men in blue under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma will be aiming for a clean sweep on Sunday.

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India and New Zealand captains, Rohit Sharma and Tim Southee

The Men in Blue have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series by winning the first T20 International by five wickets followed by a victory in the second encounter by seven wickets. In the first match, it was Suryakumar Yadav who was responsible for the victory with his match-winning knock of 62 runs.

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Meanwhile, the second match saw debutant Harshal Patel coming out all guns blazing. Though India is the favorite to win the third T20I also, New Zealand is expected to put up a good fight to save some pride and avoid back-to-back whitewashed against India and gain some confidence ahead of the Test series. In 2020, India defeated the Kiwi 5-0 in the T20I series.


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Team India

With the series in the bag, the Indian team might make some changes in the playing XI and include some of the uncapped players like Avesh Khan and Ruturaj Gaekwad. KL Rahul could be rested and Gaikwad could be given a go in the top 3. Harshal Patel was already impressed on their debut with a Man of the Match performance and Ishan Kishan could be brought in for the final game. Yuzvendra Chahal could be given a look in for either Axar Patel or R Ashwin.

Probable XI: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul/Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant/Ishan Kishan, Venkatesh Iyer, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Avesh Khan

New Zealand

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New Zealand team

New Zealand brought back their main team in the second T20I after having given their fringe players an opportunity in the series opener. Despite that, they failed to pull off a win. They may, however, bring back Lockie Ferguson for Adam Milne in the final who was rested for the second game after having recovered from injury.

Probable XI: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson/Adam Milne, Trent Boult

Fantasy XI suggestion 1: 

Tim Siefert, Lokesh Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma (vc), Martin Guptill, Mitchell Santner, Daryl Mitchell (c), Harshal Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult

Fantasy XI suggestion 2: 

Tim Seifert, Rishabh Pant, Rohit Sharma (c), Martin Guptill, KL Rahul, Jimmy Neesham, Daryl Mitchell, Trent Boult (vc), Ish Sodhi, R Ashwin, Harshal Patel