New Delhi: After defeating New Zealand by six wickets in the 2nd T20i in Lucknow, team India has now headed to Ahmedabad for the 3rd and series’ decider match. New Zealand won the first match of the 3-match-series and both the teams are with 1-1 win.
The third and final match will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on February 1.
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Do or Die
The decisive match will be played between India and New Zealand at the world’s largest stadium. At the same time, there is a ‘do or die’ situation in front of both the teams where the guest as well as the host would thrive to win the last match at any cost.
Team India receives grand welcome
As soon as the Indian team reached Ahmedabad for the match, a huge crowd of people gathered around to get just a glimpse of the players. The players were welcomed by traditional shawls.
On the other hand, the Indian team will start practicing for this match from today itself. Apart from India, the New Zealand team has also reached Ahmedabad.
Hello Ahmedabad 👋
We are here for the third & final T20I of the #INDvNZ series 👏 👏#TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/gQ1jPEnPvK
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 30, 2023
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India record at Narendra Modi Stadium
Statistics of Men in Blue at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad are spectacular. India has played 6 matches on this ground so far; out of which, it has won 4 while loosing 2 matches.
In 2021, there was a five-match T20 series against India and England at this ground, which Team India won 3-2. India’s highest score at this ground is 224 for the loss of 2 wickets.
India Squad: Hardik Pandya (C), Suryakumar Yadav (v-c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik, Shivam Mavi , Prithvi Shaw, Mukesh Kumar.
New Zealand squad: Mitchell Santner (c), Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, Dane Cleaver, Devon Conway, Shane Duffy, Lockie Ferguson, Ben Lister, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Michael Rippon, Henry Shipley, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner.
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