Rohit Sharma’s bold decision to win the toss in IND vs NZ 3rd T20I


  • Team India captain Rohit Sharma wins the toss against New Zealand
  • Announcement that he is going to bat first .. Two changes in the team
  • Rest for opener KL Rahul and spinner Ashwin
  • New Zealand into the ring under the captaincy of Mitchell Shantner

Team India captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bat in the third T20I against New Zealand at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday. Rohit Sharma also made two changes in the final squad. Opener KL Rahul rested senior off-spinner Ashwin and replaced Ishant Kishan and Yuzvender Chahal in the squad.

The New Zealand team, on the other hand, will be led by new captain Mitchell Shantner. Tim Southee, who captained the team for the first two T20s, was ruled out of the match. Team India have already won the three-T20 series 2-0. As captain, Rohit Sharma won the toss in all three matches in a row. He was surprised to announce that he was batting first in this match.

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (w), Venkatesh Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal

New Zealand (Playing XI): Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert (w), James Neesham, Mitchell Santner (c), Adam Milne, Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult


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