Kane Williamson New Zealand Captain
When we have been playing cricket we have been applying ourselves. Some good stuff in the rained off games too. We knew that 20 overs would constitute a match, but we could see the weather coming, it has been following us. Daryl has been hanging out for a bowl for ages. Milne felt a niggle but didn’t want to stop. Focus changes to the Test arena. Guys get a break now and that’s important too. Been pretty busy. We will regroup as a Test team after the break.
Shikhar Dhawan India Captain
Absolutely, going to Bangladesh, hopefully the weather will be better there. We are a young unit. The bowling unit learnt about bowling the good length area more. We were short at times. All the seniors are going to be back in the side. More Asian wickets is a more practical journey to the World Cup for us. Important to get the small things right – right lengths for the bowlers, batting close to the body in these conditions for the batters… these are the learnings.
Tom Latham is player of the series
It was a nice series for the whole group and personally as well. Bit of a shame I didn’t get any play in the next two games. We bowled fantastically well this morning. Hit the right lengths and got some movement off the surface and restricted them to that total. Finn played uncharacteristic in terms of his usual aggressive way. The ball was moving around and it did enough out of the right lengths. Mitchell did a fantastic job too. Lot of the guys have played each other, especially the IPL so there is some friendly banter. Certainly not cold for us but very cold for them.
New Zealand vs India Cricket Highlights today. 3rd ODI, Hagley Oval, Christchurch, Wednesday 30-11-2022, India tour to New Zealand.
New Zealand won the TOSS and decided to bowl first
Pitch Report and Condition
Showers have been forecast for Wednesday and if the game is shortened, the toss will become crucial, and bowling first will be the choice again. The tickets are sold out for only the second day-night men’s ODI at Hagley Oval, where the hard pitch is expected to help the quick bowlers and batters.
With barely any play in the second ODI, there are no reasons for tinker with the XI. At best, they might consider the option of adding another pace option in the XI. The body feels pretty good at the moment, so as long as you can still handle juggling all three and still being able to perform at the level you need to at this level.
I love playing all three formats, so hopefully can do that for a wee while longer. Tim Southee, on playing all three formats.
If India are willing to compromise on their sixth bowling option, Sanju Samson could find a place ahead of Deepak Hooda. Or one of the other frontline batters – Shreyas Iyer or Suryakumar Yadav – might have to be rested to give Samson a chance in the XI.
I benefit bowling with him because the batters can get deceived as the pace drops from 155kph to 135kph. We’re enjoying bowling with each other and off the field as well. Arshdeep Singh, on his experience of bowling alongside Umran Malik.
New Zealand Expected Line-up
Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (wk), Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Michael Bracewell, Matt Henry, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson
India Expected Line-up
Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal