New Zealand Women v India Women 2019, 3rd T20I: Preview & Predicted Lineups
After having sealed the three-match T20I series with two consecutive wins, the New Zealand Women are set to host the Indian Women for the final T20I at Seddon Park in Hamilton. This series win must be a huge morale booster for the White Ferns after they were hammered in the ODI series 1-2 by the Women in Blue.
The Indian women will be hoping to avoid a whitewash and end the tour on a winning note.
Last time out, after having won the toss, New Zealand elected to field first. Jemimah Rodrigues’s played an exceptional knock of 72 (53) to take her side to a modest total of 135 runs. However, her heroics vent in vain as the visitors lost the match by four wickets.
Suzie Bates played a match-winning knock under pressure to take her side over the line. She scored 62(52) crucial runs in a low-scoring affair and was rightfully declared the player of the match. It was a close contest which went down the line until the last ball of the 20th over.
Heading into the final fixture with the series already in their kitty, the home side can test their bench strength for their benefit. The visitors, on the other hand, could play Mithali Raj in their starting line-up. But most importantly, the Indian middle order would look to better their form.
On that note, let's bring you all you need to know ahead of the final T20I.
Date: Sunday, February 10, 2019
Time: 08:30 AM IST
Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton
League: India tour of New Zealand
Live Telecast: Star Sports Network
Online Streaming: Hotstar
Ground Stats for T20Is
Total Matches- 9
Matches won batting first- 4
Matches won bowling first- 5
Average 1st Inns score- 168
Average 2nd Inns score- 155
Highest total recorded- 202/5 (19.4 Ov) by NZ vs ZIM
Lowest total recorded- 78/10 (17.3 Ov) by BAN vs NZ
Highest score chased- 202/5 (19.4 Ov) by NZ vs ZIM
Lowest score defended- 194/7 (20 Ov) by Eng vs NZ
Priya Punia, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Dayalan Hemalatha, Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Anuja Patil, Arundhati Reddy, Deepti Sharma, Taniya Bhatia(w), Radha Yadav, Poonam Yadav, Mithali Raj, Ekta Bisht, Mansi Joshi, Shikha Pandey
New Zealand Women:
Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine, Caitlin Gurrey, Amy Satterthwaite(c), Katey Martin(w), Frances Mackay, Leigh Kasperek, Amelia Kerr, Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu, Rosemary Mair, Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Hayley Jensen, Anna Peterson.
- Jemimah Rodrigues
- Smriti Mandhana
- Poonam Yadav
- Suzie Bates
- Sophie Devine
- Amy Satterthwaite(c)
Probable Playing XI
Priya Punia, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Dayalan Hemalatha, Arundhati Reddy, Mansi Joshi, Deepti Sharma, Taniya Bhatia(w), Radha Yadav, Poonam Yadav
New Zealand Women:
Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine, Caitlin Gurrey, Amy Satterthwaite(c), Katey Martin(w), Anna Peterson, Leigh Kasperek, Hannah Rowe, Amelia Kerr, Lea Tahuhu, Rosemary Mair