New Zealand vs India ODI series 2020 – 3rd ODI

ODI Series

New Zealand vs India ODI series 2020 – 3rd ODI

India Tour of New Zealand History

The third match is going to be played on Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga. The upcoming match is dead rubber, as the home side already won the series and leading it by 2-0.

Out of 113 meetings between the teams, visitors won 55 encounters, whereas home team won 48, and 1 resulted into tie, remaining 9 were called off without any results, but, while visiting New Zealand, visitors won only 14 matches out of 41, whereas, 24 matches were on the side of host, 1 was tied and remaining two didn’t bring any result.

Victory brings points:

Though, the series is already concluded and visitors already lost the series, but Both the teams will gain one point with victory and lose one point with the defeat, but the position will be remains same for both of them. After the series, overall, home side will gain the point from series, and visiting team lost it.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of the Mount Maunganui shows the weather would be little windy and mostly clear throughout the match, and no rain would be expected, as the precipitation percentage would be very low, almost zero. The temperature would be nearly 20 degree Celsius.

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, comparatively, which happened 5 times out of 9 matches, and the selection favored the teams, again, comparatively. The teams won thrice after selecting first batting and lost twice. On the other hand, the teams who chose to field first, after winning the toss, won the matches twice and lost same number of times. Overall, 5 times, the teams, won the toss, won the matches and lost one time less (4 times). 

Particularly, for New Zealand, the team won the toss 4 times out of 8 times, and the team won twice.

The first batting team won the matches 5 times, whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the matches 4 times.

The lowest defended total was 282, and the highest successful chase was 245 runs on the venue. Interesting to see, if the first team will put the total in between.

The first inning lowest total was 210, and, and the highest total was 371 runs, for the second inning, the lowest total was, again, 210, whereas highest was 326 run.

The average first inning score at the venue is 296, and average second inning score is 263. Batting average of the first inning at the ground is 34.66 and 35.61 for the second inning.

History Between the Teams:

Both the teams faced each other on the venue twice, and the visitors never lost a match.

ODI History at Venue:

The home side has poor record at the venue, and won thrice only out of 8 encounters and lost 5 times.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

New Zealand:

The home side would prefer fast bowlers on the run-fest pitch, and would give chance to S. Kuggeleijn in place of T. Southee to give him rest. The team would go unchanged except one or two change in dead rubber meeting.

New Zealand Eleven: M. Guptill, H. Nicholls, T. Blundell, R. Taylor, T. Latham, C. de Grandhomme, J. Neesham, M. Chapman, S. Kuggeleijn, K. Jamieson, H. Bennett


The visitors would prefer to give chance to M. Pandey in place of K. Jadhav, and S. Dube may be included in place of any opener, and KL Rahul might open, or even R. Pant would get chance. J. Bumrah would get rest for the match.

India Eleven: P. Shaw, M. Agarwal / R. Pant, V. Kohli, S. Iyer, KL Rahul, K. Jadhav / M. Pandey / S. Dube, R. Jadeja, S. Thakur, N. Saini, Y. Chahal / K. Yadav, M. Shami

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