If you too had pinned your hopes on a good Indian performance to win your fantasy cricket games . chances are you ended up being disappointed. With India losing two consecutive matches and giving away the series to New Zealand, the third ODI despite being a dead rubber will put a lot at stake, especially for the men in Blue. Kohli and his men will seek redemption, and so will you if you want to win cash by playing online cricket with a lot of Indian players in it.
India is on the verge of being handed a clean sweep, can they prove a point in the third match?
While most fans, experts, and users of the fantasy cricket league had expected India to dominate the ODI series especially after they won the T20s 5-0, the New Zealand comeback in the ODIs was brilliant, to say the least. However, Virat Kohli and his men must be itching to make a comeback in the only limited over match left on this tour and stop the Black Caps from clean sweeping them. While Virat himself hasn’t stood up to his reputation on this tour, the absence of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan may also have been felt in the park. There are a lot of bases to be covered if India has to win the third ODI and prove a point to themselves. Can they do it? Let’s take a look at the 3rd ODI match prediction between India and New Zealand. fantasy cricket games
Given the past record, recent form and their world cup campaigns, this is what the prediction looks like at the moment. The matchday could throw us a surprise and give us a result even contrary to anybody’s analysis
India win prediction: 55 %
New Zealand win prediction: 45%
While this leaves you with some questions to be answered before you form your fantasy cricket team, let’s analyze it further.
The Ground and the Pitch
The last match of the ODI series will be played on the same ground that hosted the last T20 game of the series. The Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui will see the men in blue taking on the black caps in what is expected to be a very meaty contest. The Bay Oval ground hosted a not very high scoring game in the T20s but that does not completely speak for the nature of its wicket. The wicket has enough in it for everybody. Short boundaries, seaming conditions, and a hard surface make for all prospects for a good match. This is a ground that India really enjoyed playing at when they toured New Zealand last year. They beat them in two back to back ODIs and will hope for the venue to play the same luck for them.
Weather in Mount Maunganui is expected to stay pleasant throughout the day without any chances of rain at any point. With the sun being out in the day, the spinners could draw some advantage while the batsmen, of course, will find it going easy. Spinners could play a key in this game so make your pick in fantasy cricket games very wisely.
Both the captains have won the toss once each and have opted to bowl. While India was unable to defend a massive total of 347 in the first game, it failed to chase a slightly over par total of 273 in the second one. With uncertainty galloping for Virat Kohli, he will be in two minds whether to chase or bat first on the Bay Oval wicket. With two new young openers at play at the moment, they could decide to bat first and let them express themselves which for us would be the right call to make. Latham, the New Zealand skipper, on the other hand, could opt to bat first too. The win in the second game was easier for the black caps and Latham would like to put the Indians under pressure again after posting a good total on the board. fantasy cricket games
Both teams are expected to make changes to their sides as they should. While India would want to find the right composition to not just maximize their chances of winning, but also give others an opportunity, New Zealand too must try a different combination having won the series already. This is what both teams could like:
India: Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Shivam Dube, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santer, Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson, Ish Sodhi, Hamish Bennet
If you too are setting up an early alarm to make your fantasy cricket games in online cricket, just know it’s not every day that your best guns will fire. While New Zealand has completely hampered India’s plans of winning both T20s and the ODIs, India would want to end their while ball stint in the country on a high. More importantly, they just wouldn’t want to be handed a series whitewash, that’s not the kind of treatment these boys are used to. We’ll find the results on Tuesday before shifting our focus on Test Cricket. fantasy cricket games