India will be taking on New Zealand in the third and final ODI of the series in Christchurch tomorrow. India need to win this game to level the series, as they lost the opening ODI, and the second game was washed out. We take a look at five major points.
Sanju Samson's exclusion in the second ODI made a lot of noise. Samson is yet to get a good run of games for Indian team, and snubbing him for the final ODI will be unfair on him.
New Zealand played Michael Bracewell in place of Adam Milne in the second ODI. Bracewell's batting at lower order will be crucial for New Zealand, but his offspin might be a problem against Indian batters.
It won't be easy for Yuzvendra Chahal to plan out his spells in Christchurch, wqhere boundary dimensions are quite small. Chahal was taken to cleaners in the first ODI, and he will look to redeem himself in the final game.
Shubman Gill is one of the most promising talents, and he is likely to be in India's squad for the next year's ODI World Cup. But to crack thr playing XI, he needs to convert his starts frequently.