Kanpur: After their series-levelling win at Pune, India will look to defeat New Zealand in the third and final One-Day International (ODI) to clinch the series at the Green Park in Kanpur on Sunday.
The series is currently level at 1-1, with New Zealand registering a six-wicket win in the first ODI in Mumbai, before falling short in the following game by a similar margin.
India will heavily rely on skipper Virat Kohli to lead the side from the front in the batting department, alongside opener Shikhar Dhawan, middle-order batsmen Dinesh Karthik and Hardik Pandya, all of whom have looked in good nick throughout the series.
In the bowling department, Kohli will fancy including local boy Kuldeep Yadav in the playing XI. Yadav was replaced by Axar Patel in the previous match.
However, pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah will spearhead the bowling attack. Spinners Yuzvendra Chahal, Patel and Yadav as well as all-rounder Pandya will look to apply brakes on the Black Caps batting unit in the middle overs.
Also hoping to make vital contributions towards a series-winning victory are Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor and skipper Kane Williamson .
Middle-order batsman Tom Latham has proved his mettle in the series, and will be a vital cog in the visitors batting order.
In bowling, the Blackcaps will hope experienced pacers Tim Southee and Trent Boult to provide their side with early breakthroughs.
Spinner Mitchell Santner will be the key to halt the flow of runs for India in the middle overs.
Here's all you need to know about the third ODI between India and New Zealand, which will be played at the Green Park stadium in Kanpur:
When and where is the third ODI between India and New Zealand will be played?
India will play New Zealand in the third ODI at the Green Park stadium in Kanpur on 29 October.
Where can I watch the India vs New Zealand clash live?
The match will be broadcast live on television on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD. It will also be live on Star Sports Hindi.
When will live coverage of the match start?
The live broadcast of the match will start at 1:30 pm IST.
Where can I follow the match online?
The match will be streamed online on www.hotstar.com.
With inputs from IANS
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