New Zealand takes on India in the third and final ODI in Indore on January 24. The visitors have already lost the series losing the first two games. They lost the first ODI by 12 runs and the second by 8 wickets.
Both teams then play a three-match T20I series. The T20Is will be played in Ranchi (January 27), Lucknow (January 29), and Ahmedabad (February 1) respectively after the third ODI in Indore. The T20I series continues the preparations for the ODI World Cup for both teams.
New Zealand showed great fight chasing 350 to win in the first ODI. After they lost the top-order for literally nothing on the board, Michael Bracewell and Mitchell Santner launched a terrific counterattack to almost win the game for the Kiwis.
They fell flat in the second ODI and were bowled out for 108. Their batters failed to withstand the pace from the Indian bowlers and were bowled out. They lost yet another ODI series against India in the process.
The absence of Tim Southee and Trent Boult have already weakened the Kiwi bowling attack. The absence of the senior pacers was felt badly in the first two games. The Kiwis decided not to play Ish Sodhi in the first two ODIs. Heading into the third ODI, the management would surely look to change the bowling attack.
The batters will need to step up after a disappointing performance in the second ODI as well. In this article, we take a look at New Zealand’s probable playing XI for the third ODI against India.
India vs New Zealand: NZ Playing 11 for IND, 3rd ODI, 2023
Conway scored 10 in the first ODI and 7 in the second. He is one of the most experienced batters in this young Kiwi batting lineup. However, the series was not a good one for him. He would like to end the series on a high. In 2022 Conway played 9 ODIs, scoring 200 runs averaging below 30.