India vs New Zealand 2020 5th t20 match prediction – The 3rd and the last match of the five-match T20 International series between India and New Zealand is to be played on Sunday, 2nd February 2020 at Mount Manganui. Team India is currently 4–0 up in the series. So on Sunday, they have a bigger chance to beat New Zealand in the fifth T20 match and to win the series 5–0.
India easily won two matches of the series, while the third and fourth matches were tied. Those decisions of the two matches came from the super over. On the other hand, New Zealand will want to save their shame by winning the last match of this series.
India vs New Zealand 2020 5th t20 match prediction
After the third T20 match against New Zealand, Team India’s captain, Virat Kohli clearly said that there will be a change in his team’s line-up after which Team India made three main changes for the fourth match. Rohit Sharma, Shami, and Jadeja were rest from the current squad while Sanju Samson, Navdeep Saini, and Washington Sundar were included in the playing eleven for the fourth match. However, Sanju Samson could not perform up to the expectations. In such a situation, it is believed that there can be two changes in the team in the fifth and the final match of the series.
Team India’s wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant is hopeful that he can get a chance in the last match of the series in place of Sanju Samson. Not only this, but Kuldeep Yadav can also be included in the team in place of Chahal.
India vs New Zealand 2020 5th t20 match prediction – Preview – Team India’s probable playing XI –
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Shardul Thakur, Jaspreet Bumrah, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, and Navdeep Saini.
New Zealand will want a consolation win on Sunday. Their batsmen will want to step up in the last encounter of this T20 International match of this series. Kane Williamson, who missed the last match might be seen returning to the side.
But, they will have a mountain to climb for a win. New Zealand has lost two matches where they should have won. Both the matches went to the super over where they shouldn’t have gone in the first place. On Friday also, their batsmen started well but couldn’t take their side to victory.
The set batsmen should finish their job for the home side because it is difficult for the new batsmen to come in and start slogging straight away. On Wednesday, Kane was set with Ross Taylor to finish the job and on Friday, Taylor was again at the crease. But, on both the occasions the hosts couldn’t reach the finishing lines.
India vs New Zealand 2020 5th t20 match prediction – Even if Williamson returns to the squad, they will want their top 4 to contribute in this match. They should also let Ross Taylor bat at number 4 just because he can’t finish the games when he bats lower down the order.
The art of finishing should be left to Seifert, Santner, and Daryl Mitchell. These batsmen can strike very well. Seifert is in good nick and so he will want to use that opportunity to avoid an embarrassing whitewash by the hands of the Indian Team.
Tom Bruce is another player who is highly talked about. But he will want to make a big statement after he gets out for a first-ball duck at Wellington on Friday. The pacers are good, but on Sunday, they should be better.
Southee should forget about the two super overs and concentrate on the next match. He has been brilliant for New Zealand and now, he must prove his greatness as New Zealand is too close to being whitewashed by this ruthless Indian side.
Bennett has done well and so has Kuggeleijn. They started off the proceedings well for New Zealand on Friday and New Zealand will want them to repeat that on Sunday as well. The spinners were effective on Friday. Sodhi and Santner took the bulk of wickets between them in the fourth match of the series. On Sunday, New Zealand will want their bowlers to come good and restrict this powerful Indian batting line up for a modest score.
India vs New Zealand 2020 5th t20 match prediction – Preview – New Zealand’s Probable XI –
Colin Munro, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, Daryl Mitchell, Blair Tickner, Tim Southee, Hamish Bennett, Tom Bruce, and Ish Sodhi.
India is favourites to win the series by a 5-0 margin on Sunday. Can New Zealand avoid India’s victory run in this series? Can they avoid the whitewash?
The answers will come to us on Sunday, 2nd February 2020. Live telecast will be shown on Star Sports Networks and live streaming will also be available on HOTSTAR mobile application. The match will start at 12:20 PM IST.