Harshal Patel
India cricket team. Credits: BCCI
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India will take on New Zealand in the 3rd and final T20I encounter in the ongoing home series. The IND vs NZ 3rd T20I will take place on November 21 (Sunday) at Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata. India have already won the series 2-0 after winning the first two games. The Rohit Sharma-led Indian side defeated New Zealand in the 1st T20I game by 5 wickets.

Later, India outplayed New Zealand in the 2nd T20I by 7 wickets. Now, India will aim for a clean sweep against New Zealand in the series. New Zealand, led by Tim Southee in the absence of Kane Williamson, will seek to finish the series on a winning note and evade a whitewash against the hosts. Ahead of IND vs NZ 3rd T20I, we take a look at India’s predicted playing XI against New Zealand in the match.

IND vs NZ: India’s Predicted Playing XI Against New Zealand –New Zealand Tour of India 2021, 3rd T20I

KL Rahul

KL Rahul for India. Photo- Getty
KL Rahul for India. Photo- Getty

KL Rahul will be the opener in the next game as well. He has done a good job in supporting Rohit Sharma at the opening slot in both games so far. He made 50+ and 100+ opening stands with Rohit Sharma in the 1st and 2nd T20I respectively. In the previous match, he also slammed a magnificent 65-run knock.

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