India vs New Zealand 3rd ODI at Kanpur’s Green Park Stadium
India would aim to play with the same grit and gumption they displayed in the second match in Pune when they square off against New Zealand in the ODI series-decider on Sunday.
Faced with tremendous pressure after a long time following their loss in the first ODI of the three-match series, the Indian players showed a lot of character as they put up a near flawless performance in the second game to level the series 1-1.
It is not the kind of situation the Men in Blue have faced in recent times. They had easily brushed aside a jaded Sri Lankan team in an away ODI series and then against Australia it was another easy way out. Prior to the two, they clinched the West Indies series and earlier in the year, the England series.
The match is scheduled to begin from 01:30 PM IST, which means it will be a 01:30 local time start. Toss will take place half an hour prior to the first ball – 01:00 PM IST.
India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shardul Thakur.
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, George Worker and Ish Sodhi.