Toss New Zealand chose to bowl vs India
For the third time in the series, the coin landed in favor of New Zealand captain Kane Williamson and he did not hesitate to choose to bowl under an overcast sky and on what he called a surface with a “green tint” in the last ODI against India in Christchurch. This was after the coin toss was delayed by 15 minutes due to a drizzle.
New Zealand’s record at the Hagley Oval is an enviable, having lost just one ODI at the venue. In addition, chasing sides have won each of the last three matches in the format. The hosts have yet to lose an ODI at home since 2019 when they lost to India.
It’s a question of matching the series for India, having lost the first game before rain dashed their hopes in the second.
New Zealand: 1 Finn Allen, 2 Devon Conway, 3 Kane Williamson (capt), 4 Daryl Mitchell, 5 Tom Latham (wk), 6 Glenn Phillips, 7 Mitchell Santner, 8 Adam Milne, 9 Matt Henry, 10 Tim Southee, 11 Lockie Ferguson
India: 1 Shikhar Dhawan (capt), 2 Shubman Gill, 3 Shreyas Iyer, 4 Suryakumar Yadav, 5 Rishabh Pant (wk), 6 Deepak Hooda, 7 Washington Sundar, 8 Deepak Chahar, 9 Umran Malik, 10 Arshdeep Singh, 11 Yuzvendra Chahal