New Zealand vs. England: Third T20I preview
New Zealand vs. England: Third T20I preview

Match Details:

Series: New Zealand vs England

Venue: Saxton Oval, Nelson

Date: November 5, 2019

Time: 6:30 a.m. IST

Match Preview:

With the series level 1-1, New Zealand will host England in the third T20I, with the winners of the clash standing a chance to seal the five-match series in the next game. While the visitors England defeated the Black Caps in a one-sided game in the first T20I, the hosts came back strongly to draw level. Both teams have dangerous units in the format, and with the T20 World Cup scheduled next year, the two sides will be looking to find the right combination and build some momentum before the carnival in Australia.

Weather Conditions:

It will be a pleasant day for cricket, with the temperature hovering around the 22 degree Celsius-mark. There is just a 10 percent chance of rain, which should not disrupt proceedings. There will be a slight breeze too, and pacers will have plenty of help early on.

Pitch Conditions:

Like most grounds in New Zealand, the track at Nelson too aids the batters. The short boundaries sees plenty of sixes, and with the average first innings score reading 187, we know that it has always been a high scoring venue. Teams prefer batting second as the track holds its nature for the full 40 overs.

Predicted Playing XI:

New Zealand:

The hosts won the last game, and thus, are unlikely to make any changes to the playing XI.

Colin Munro, Martin Guptill,

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