Heavy rains have plagued Chennai and now the game is scheduled to be held on Greenfield International Stadium’s, Thiruvananthapuram, at 7 pm, there is a little apprehension that the t20 match would get delayed or get cancelled due to the downpour. For now, the two teams are head to head with in the competition, with New Zealand winning the previous match by a staggering 40 runs. However, all the attention will be on Team India, and if they can win the series, 2-1, after being defeated such mercilessly before. Captain Virat Kohli should opt for a more level headed decisions now, and the bowlers should be on their toes to deliver knockout wickets.
All this is wishful thinking of course, and the New Zealand team seems to be on excellent form, as was seen with their exceptional performance before, and could replicate on the pitch again.
The two teams will have to face the adverse weather conditions, but fans of the both will be still reaching the stadium to watch the showdown anyway.
Team India: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (WK), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj.
Team New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Trent Boult, Tom Bruce, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Glenn Phillips (wk).