IND vs NZ 2021: Team India sealed the three-match T20I series against New Zealand by winning the first two games. The third and final T20I series will be held tonight at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. As it is a dead-rubber, we can expect Team India to make some changes in the playing XI and give a chance to the players who haven’t played in the first two games.
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Avesh Khan, Ishan Kishan and Yuzvendra Chahal are the ones who didn’t get a chance to play in the series until now. Gaikwad may come in place of KL Rahul. Rishab Pant may get rested and Ishan may fill his berth. Avesh and Chahal may also get a call by resting Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Axar Patel.
The changes are expected to be made but Rohit Sharma and his men will be looking forward to winning the match and whitewashing the series.
On the flip side, New Zealand already made quite a few changes in the last game. So, it may make only one or two replacements in this game. The Kiwis were overpowered by India on both batting and bowling fronts in the first two games. It has to be seen if they bounce back hard in this match. Just like the previous two venues, there will be a dew factor in Kolkata too. So, we can expect a thrilling chase in this game as well. The match starts at 7 PM IST.