IND v NZ 2021: COC Predicted Team India playing XI for 3rd T20I in Kolkata

India already leads the series 2-0.

Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul have helped India take a 2-0 lead in series | PTI

The third and final T20I between India and New Zealand will be played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday, November 21, 2021. India already leads the three-match series 2-0 and this might be a chance for them to experiment a bit with their playing combinations.

India already gave debuts to Venkatesh Iyer and Harshal Patel in the first two matches in Jaipur and Ranchi and now with India having the series in the pocket, expect a few more changes in the playing XI, and hence here is the COC Predicted Team India playing XI for 3rd T20I in Kolkata.

KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma are killing it at the top taking full advantage of the powerplay overs and though it might be difficult for the team management to break them up, Ruturaj Gaikwad might fancy his chance in Kolkata, pitch with pace and bounce, which he likes.

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Suryakumar Yadav and Shreyas Iyer are expected to keep their places in the middle order and with the series already won, Ishan Kishan might get drafted in for Rishabh Pant as keeper for this last T20I. Venkatesh Iyer got some exposure with the bat in Ranchi, but he is yet to be fully utilized with the ball.

Yuzvendra Chahal might get a chance in Kolkata|  GettyAkshar Patel might keep his place in the XI, but Yuzvendra Chahal can replace R Ashwin in the playing XI. Also expect the Indian team management to take advantage of the pace and bounce in the Eden Gardens pitch by bringing in Avesh Khan in place of Deepak Chahar.

Harshal Patel had a brilliant debut and would want to cap off his maiden series with yet another match-winning bowling performance in Kolkata.

COC Predicted Team India Playing XI:

KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan (WK), Venkatesh Iyer, Akshar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel


By Jatin Sharma - 21 Nov, 2021

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