The 3nd MasterCard ODI Trophy will be played between India and New Zealand, at Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India. The match will start at 1:30 PM IST
In the second MasterCard ODI the Indian skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and choose to bowl. the Indian bowlers bold immaculate lines and length, as a result of which they steamrolled the New Zealand batsmen out for just a score of 108 within 34.3 Overs, India chased this score in 20.1 at a loss of just two wickets.
India was on a roll with Rohit Sharma making 51 runs of 50 balls and Virat Kohli made 11 of 9 balls. Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill weaved a sound partnership of 72 runs, leading the side to an easy win for the Indian side. Completely dominating the New Zealand side and winning yet another bilateral series by 2-0, India landed into a laudable position for themselves.
Now let’s talk about the third MasterCard ODI match. I would like to see a few changes in the Indian playing 11, now that the series is in their kitty. Players like Rajat Patidar being given a chance in place of Virat Kohli should go and play a domestic game for his domestic side Delhi as suggested by former India coach Ravi Shastri. This will help Virat Kohli to get in good rhythm before the important Australia test series. It great strategic move to rest fast bowler Mohammad Shami form this last one day and let Umran Malik play in his Place can be beneficial.
As for as New Zealand team goes they desperately need to find a way to score runs on this trip of India. So for they have scored very less runs in the two matches in this series, and their top order has been falling miserably. Short of forming partnerships and accumulating runs is the reason they have been so below power in this ODI series, besides the nonavailability of bowlers like Trent Boult and Tim Southee exaggerating the problem. The inexperience and lack of quality of the New Zealand bowling attack is at blatant display.
TFG Fantasy Stars for India vs New Zealand:
Rohit Sharma can play an imperious pull shot over square leg for six and can cut the ball wondrously well through the off side boundary. He can also go inside out over cover against the fast bowlers and can play a pretty looking revers sweep, between mid-wicket and square leg. If you don’t get him out early then a Rohit Sharma tornado is sure to land on the ground. Sharma has played 240 one day international matches, scored 9681 runs with the bat, with an average of 48.64 and a strike rate of 89.66 in his one day international career so far.
Shubman Gill is a smooth timer of a cricket ball and can cream the ball through the covers. He plays a glorious straight drive straight down the ground and can also play a stunning front foot punch square through the offside. Gill has played 20 one day international matches, scored 1142 runs with the bat, with an average of 71.37 and a Strike rate of 107.33. in his one day international career so far.
Rajat Patidar can play a brilliant cut shot in front of point and also plays a marvellous authority pull shot in front of square leg. His cover drive with the spin is outstanding and has an impressive record in his list A career. He looks a player ready for International cricket. He has played 51 List A matches, scored 1648 runs with the bat, with an average of 34.33 and a strike rate of 97.45. in his List A career so far.
Devon Conway can play the flick shot really well through the leg side of his pads and can flick the ball beautifully through the legside. He can cut the ball fearlessly hard through the offside and can hit the ball a really long way over mid-wicket with the pull shot.He has played 17 one day international matches, scored 595 runs with the bat, an average of 39.66, with a Strike rate of 79.65 in his one day international career so far.
Finn Allen is an extremely hazardous player when he gets going. He can hit the bones out of a cricket ball when he plays the cut shot through offside. A mighty dangerous player he can bank the ball hard straight down the ground and also drill it through the covers. He has played 16 one day international matches, scored 482 runs with the bat, an average of 32.13, with a Strike rate of 94.50 in his one day international career so far. Finn A
Tom Latham can play a stunning cover drive through the covers and plays a imperious pull shot through square leg. He is also excellent with the square cut through the offside. Tom has played 122 one day international matches, scored 3467 runs with the bat, an average of 35.37 and a Strike rate of 85.31 in his one day international career so far.
Possible 11: IND
Rohit Sharma, Shuman Gill, Rajat Patidar, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik.
Possible 11: NZ
Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Glenn Phillips, Lockie Ferguson, Michael Bracewell, Doug Braceweeli, Blair Tickner.
TFG Fantasy Picks for IND vs NZ