Deadline: November 5, 2019 at 6:30 AM IST
Venue: Saxton Oval, Nelson
The Saxton Oval has hosted only one T20I thus far, and it turned out to be a high-scoring contest. While Colin Munro scored a brisk fifty to set up a colossal target of 188 runs, Tim Southee took a three-wicket haul to seal the deal.
As was the case in the first two matches, the pitch is likely to favour the batsmen in the third match as well.
Probable XI for New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Tim Seifert (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Ross Taylor, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Time Southee (c), Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson
Probable XI for England: Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, James Vince, Eoin Morgan (c), Sam Billings (wk), Sam Curran, Lewis Gregory, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Saqib Mahmood, Patrick Brown
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Wicketkeeper: Jonny Bairstow
Batsmen: Colin Munro, Eoin Morgan, James Vince, Daryl Mitchell, Ross Taylor, Martin Guptill
All-rounders: James Neesham (c), Sam Curran, Mitchell Santner
Bowlers: Chris Jordan (vc)
Players To Watch Out For
Ever since his exploits in the 2019 World Cup, James Neesham’s role as an all-rounder has been taken seriously. He missed the series opener due to injury and his team lost. He came back for the second, and his 22-ball 42 down the order helped New Zealand post a mammoth total and level the series 1-1. Although he went wicketless, he otherwise has a knack of striking at crucial intervals.
Chris Jordan has not only been impressive with the ball but also using the long handle with devastating effect. He blasted 36 off 19 including 3 sixes and as many fours in the second match, reviving England’s hopes. In all he has scalped 5 wickets thus far.
Earlier this year, Ross Taylor scored a brilliant ODI hundred at the Saxton Oval. His scores this series read 44 and 28.
England haven’t been able to figure out Mitchell Satner’s slow left-arm orthodox. He has scalped 6 wickets, giving away runs at 6 RPO.
After an easy win in the first match, England were reminded that their journey isn’t always going to be easy. New Zealand staged a comeback, thoroughly dominating the visitors. The prediction, therefore, becomes a bit difficult, for two quality teams are up against each other.
New Zealand: Tim Southee (c), Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Scott Kuggeleijn, Daryl Mitchell, Colin Munro, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, Ross Taylor, Blair Tickner
England: Eoin Morgan (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Tom Banton, Sam Billings, Pat Brown, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Lewis Gregory, Chris Jordan, Saqib Mahmood, Dawid Malan, Matt Parkinson, Adil Rashid, James Vince