So far in the series, New Zealand have lost both matches batting first. If the Black Caps win the toss, they might be tempted to bowl first.
New Zealand have managed to pick only 7 Indian wickets over the course of the first two T20Is, meaning that is something they might want to rectify on Wednesday.
Seddon Park is much more proportionate, in terms of its boundaries. However, the square has rather perplexing characteristics. In fact, pitches adjacent to each other showcase different traits, with one being flat and the other being conducive to swing and seam.
India don't have many fond memories at Seddon Park. In 2019, they were shot out for 92 in an ODI whereas they were pipped by New Zealand by 4 runs in a T20I, days later.
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Venue Details and Pitch Report
29 Jan, 12:30 PM IST
Seddon Park, Hamilton
Shaun Haig, Christopher Brown
The pitch usually aids stroke-play and high scores, although if a few other tracks on the square are used, it could help the fast bowlers extract movement.
So far, a 55% chance or rain is being forecast in Hamilton on Wednesday. However, the report also suggests that it should ease up by the night when the T20I is scheduled to commence.
Over the past few days, India have expertly hunted down whatever target New Zealand have put up on the board. While the visitors' batting came to the fore in the 1st game, their bowlers dominated the Kiwis a few days later. Thus, the Black Caps have plenty to ponder, considering they've been outplayed across all departments in the opening couple of games. Kane Williamson might be contemplating a few changes to a rather insipid bowling attack, although solutions could be hard to find considering they don't boast an embarrassment of riches.
Having said that, the Kiwis rarely ever wilt under pressure at home, thereby making the visitors'job much tougher on Wednesday. Though the Men In Blue seem to have most bases covered and seem primed to clinch the series at Seddon Park, one wouldn't be surprised if the Black Caps roar back into the rubber and keep it alive.