India play their third T20I against New Zealand in Hamilton on Wednesday.
The visitors have been playing some exceptional cricket on this tour especially the balance that has been provided by Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul with the bat and Ravindra Jadeja with the ball has played a crucial part in India’s successful campaign so far.
Here are the top five Indian players to watch out for in the third encounter.
The wicket-keeper batsman has been enjoying his new role and he has celebrated it with a couple of brilliant knocks that have helped India take 2-0 lead in the series. Rahul hasn’t just scored runs but has played an anchor’s role for the team in chasing down the targets.
Shreyas Iyer has probably sorted the team management’s problem for having a fixed batsman at the number four spot. The right-handed batsman too has chipped in with some crucial runs when the team needed him to deliver.
The limited-overs vice-captain hasn’t been able to live up to the expectations so far but his ability to strike the ball isn’t something unknown to anyone. Rohit can hit the boundaries and can clear the ropes pretty easily when he is in his groove. The right-handed batsman would be looking to turn tables for himself in this third encounter.
India skipper Virat Kohli had a rare failure in the second match but he too is someone who can thrash the bowlers all around the park on his day and is surely somebody to watch out for.
The left-arm spinner bowled a brilliant spell in the last game and would like to continue his form in the third match too. Moreover, Jadeja is a handy customer when it comes down to score runs quickly in the lower middle-order.
If the Indian team wins this third T20I then they will take an unassailable lead in the series.