As it’s all square between India and New Zealand that needed a very special performance from two of India’s most experienced T20I batters in the current squad, Suryakumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya, be prepared to witness the two mavens of the shortest format of the game going head on against each other for the final time in the series.
However, as the series finale knocks on the doors, it is going to be everything but easy considering the kind of performance that New Zealand has stitched so far. Both the sides have not allowed the other to run away and has actually forced the fixtures to the toe-end of the rope.
India will try and have a deeper look at their top-order, a major concern for the Men in Blue that hasn’t particularly been a smooth sailing. Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi and Ishan Kishan has struggled in the first two games and it will be intriguing to see whether Rahul Dravid wants to force a change for the series finale.
The middle-order will once again be pinning their hopes on Hardik and Surya as the marauding Kiwi bowlers come sniffing for blood with some significant help being expected from an in-form Washington Sundar.
New Zealand, on the contrary, had a couple of completely contrasting displays with the bat where they were sailing smoothly in the series opener while crashing face first in the following fixture. They do have a string of impressive hard-hitters of the cherry in their ranks and this is exactly what makes this a fine contest of the willow and the leather.
Heading forth from here, India will be entangling into one of the remarkable series that will see Australia set sail for India to be a part of 4 Test matches, that would define the fate of the series.