The 4 ODI of the 5 matches ODI series will be played tomorrow (March 07) at University Oval, Dunedin. The match will begin at 11:00 AM Local or 03:30 AM IST.
ENG- L, W, W
NZ- W, L , L
With the return of Ross Taylor after hip flexor strain due to which he missed out the last game, NZ looks a bit stronger. However, Mark Chapman has to make way for him as the hosts are expected to stick with Ish Sodhi and Mitchell Santner. No more changes are expected in New Zealand.
England is also unlikely to change. However, if they wish they can bring back David Willey who did well with the new ball in place of Mark Wood who was very ordinary in the last match with 0-36 in six over. Rest no changes are expected in England’s side.
Jason Roy, Chris Woakes, Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Jonny Bairstow, Adil Rashid, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Joe Root, Mark Wood/David Willey, Tom Curran
Tim Southee, Mitchell Santner, Kane Williamson (c), Colin de Grandhomme, Colin Munro, Martin Guptill, Trent Boult, Tom Latham (wk), Ish Sodhi, Mark Chapman/Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls
With Tom Latham, Colin de Grandhomme and Henry Nicholls looking out of form, it is skipper Kane Williamson, seniors Ross Taylor and Martin Guptill and all-rounder Mitchell Santner who will have to take the charge for New Zealand.
England has ample of players making runs and taking wickets. While Chris Woakes and Tom Curran showed some proficiency in the last game, the spin twin Adil Rashid and Moen Ali.
With the 2-1 lead, England would like to seize the series in this match and leave nothing to the next game to be played at Christchurch. While this is a must game win for New Zealand, they know they can’t make any mistake if they want to keep the series alive. Moreover, there’s a chance for the host as their record at Otago Oval is menacing. However, with the middle order lacking the lustre, New Zealand must be concerned and all the pressure now lies on senior players Ross Taylor, Martin Guptill and skipper Kane Williamson. On contrary, almost everyone is contributing in England. So, a high-tension contest is expected tomorrow. moreover, New Zealand is expected to fight back fiercely.
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