New Zealand need a face-saving win
- India are level on ratings with New Zealand and England in the ICC ODI team rankings
- New Zealand could rely on spin duo
With a day-night game in Indore, India will aim to topple New Zealand again and seal their No.1 spot in the ICC ODI team rankings. They have been ruthless all series and we would likely see this domination resume. India are favourites to win with odds of 1.32.
New Zealand’s seamers have struggled but it might be time for them to bank on their spinners more, taking cue from how Bangladesh beat India in Bangladesh recently. New Zealand have odds of 3.30 to win this match.
New Zealand’s failing batting
There are major concerns for New Zealand in the batting department with the top-order not delivering in back-to-back matches on good batting surfaces. New Zealand will need their top five to come up with runs to really challenge India.
Our pick: India’s overall form is pretty good and they have a confident, settled unit. Back India at 1.32 to win this one!
India could ring in a couple of changes for this game with Rajat Patidar and Umran Malik likely to get a run. Shahbaz Ahmed could also get a look in at the all-rounder’s spot…
Keep an eye on…
Rohit Sharma looked in excellent touch in the last two games but is yet to get that big ODI hundred. It appears to be looming around the corner.
Mitchell Santner has had Virat Kohli’s number this series, but will need to step up further if he is to make real inroads into India’s batting line-up.