India have series win in sight but still many questions to answer
Hardik Pandya’s Team India will take on New Zealand in third and final T20I match at the McLean Park in Napier on Tuesday (November 22). After the first T20I was abandoned without a ball being bowled, India snatched a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series with a 65-run win over the Black Caps at Mount Maunganui on Sunday (November 20). Suryakumar Yadav was the star of India’s win, scoring his second T20I century of his career and the year as well. It will be interesting to see if the Indian skipper Pandya will experiment with the Playing XI for the deciding T20I game on Tuesday, bringing in the likes of Sanju Samson and Umran Malik. New Zealand will miss the services of their skipper Kane Williamson for the third T20I match, since he is missing the game due to a medical appointment. Veteran pacer Tim Southee will be leading the side in Williamson’s absence while batter Mark Chapman is expected to replace him in the Playing XI.