Mitchell Santner and Hardik Pandya have learned a lot from the two encounters about how pitch would behave, later in the innings. The more time a batter spends to know the conditions, it would be good for him to play big-hits, later on. However, Hardik Pandya is known for spending time anywhere in every match. Likes to bat too slow, initially. It’s time for Hardik Pandya to dismiss claims that New Zealand will wrap up the T20I series on Feb 1.
India would definitely try to win the series as must win recent game record for India is just wonderful. This time again, India likely to win the must-win-game.
New Zealand tried their best in the two T20Is and India levelled the series with just too much in pressure. New Zealand won the first T20I with some ease. They lost the second one fighting hard to defend the lowest possible score of 99 for a T20I.
The shortest format haven’t seen much to notice the fightback from New Zealand to take the match to the final over. It looked as if India would chase down with at least 5 overs to spare.
It’s time for India to play an extra batter than two extra bowlers. Same would not be the case for New Zealand. They would play an extra spin-bowler in place of an extra seam bowler.
Both teams playing fighting cricket as do or die situation would put both captains in pressure. Often pressure would put the adrenaline to pump and would favor players to play good cricket. It’s good to lose the toss and let the opponent take the decision. However, batting first on this pitch at Ahmedabad would be good as pitch-report would say. But in T20Is, it’s good to know what score to chase and not like how much target to set.
Whatever might be the situation, the weather is fine and looks like all clear sky. Yes, this SKY (Suryakumar Yadav) would be the key player to take the game away from New Zealand.
The decider T20I starts at 7: pm IST on Feb 1 2023.