IND vs NZ :-New Zealand has suffered a major setback before the third T20 against India. Kiwi team captain Kane Williamson will not play the third match due to personal reasons. The Indian team has currently made an unbeatable 1-0 lead in the three-match T20 series. The first match in Wellington was washed out due to rain. After this, India won by 65 runs in the second T20 played at Mount Maunganui. Now the last match of the series will be played in Napier on Tuesday.
Williamson will not play in the third T20 due to a medical appointment. In his place, senior fast bowler Tim Southee will take charge of the New Zealand team. At the same time, left-handed explosive batsman Mark Chapman has returned to the squad. He may get a chance in the third T20. Williamson’s absence is a blow for New Zealand as he was the highest run-scorer for the Kiwis in the second T20I against India.
New Zealand coach Gary Stead says Williamson’s medical appointment has nothing to do with his elbow problem. Williamson, 32, will join the team before the ODI series. After the T20 series, the New Zealand team will also play a three-match ODI series against India. The first ODI will be played in Auckland on Friday. India’s captain in the ODI series will be Shikhar Dhawan. At the same time, Team India will take the field along with young players. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have not reached on this tour.
The second match of the three-match T20 series between India and New Zealand was played at Mount Maunganui. Batting first in the match, India scored 191 runs losing six wickets in 20 overs. Suryakumar Yadav played an unbeaten inning of 111 runs in 51 balls for Team India. In response, New Zealand’s team was all out for 126 runs in 18.5 overs. Captain Williamson scored the highest 65 runs. India won this match by 65 runs. Saudi also took a hat-trick in this match. He sent Hardik Pandya, Deepak Hooda and Washington Sundar to the pavilion on three consecutive balls.