India has all-ready won the series on the back of two dramatic super-over finish. However, India will fancy their chances to whitewash New Zealand on their backyards.
They lost two consecutive matches even after reaching a comfortable position. Super-over has been a nightmare for them right from the word go. They will look for a consolation win in the dead rubber match to provide something to the fans.
Match & Broadcasting Details
Match: New Zealand vs India, 5th T20
Date and Time: Feb 2, 07:00 PM Local
Stadium: Bay Oval – Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
TV – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, SuperSport
Online Streaming: Hotstar, SkyGo
India vs New Zealand Head to Head
Before the series, New Zealand was dominating the battle by a significant margin. However, as the series going further India is looking to level the series.
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New Zealand Probable XI
Colin Munro, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (c), Colin de Grandhomme, Ross Taylor, Tim Seifert (wk), Mitchell Santner, Blair Tickner, Tim Southee, Hamish Bennett, Ish Sodhi
New Zealand Key players
Tim Seifert: In the absence of in-form Kane Williamson Tim Seifert looked to take responsibility in the run chase. However, the ending jolt once again cost the game for them.
Ish Sodhi: Ish Sodhi was the standout bowler of the day from both teams. He not only bowled economically but he picked three crucial wickets to derail the progress of the Indian batting unit.
India Probable XI
KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant (wk), Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami
India Key Players
Manish Pandey: His 50 off 36 balls in the bottom provided the concluding push that required from the Indian point of view.
Shardul Thakur: His last spell virtually changed the complexation of the game and allowed the game to lead towards super over.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
So far the pitch of the Bay Oval has favored the batsman in a great time. The average in the ground is 185 runs. While it rises to 201 in the first innings as well. Moreover, pitch tends to get slower in the second innings.
There is no chance of rain for the penultimate match of the series.
Both teams will prefer to bat first. The slow nature in the second innings.
Online cricket betting tips New Zealand vs. India:
- New Zealand was favorite to won in the last match until 19th over. However, as two set batsmen got out in the final over which force the game to decide by super-over. They continued their horror run in the T20I format by losing the match.
- India has an excellent opportunity to finish the series on a high. They won the past two games from an almost impossible situation.
We predict India win the fifth match of the series by a significant margin.