India are currently on a 40-day full-fledged tour to New Zealand between January 24 and March 4. The tour will include five T20Is, three ODIs and two Test matches. The upcoming third match of the T20I series will be played at the Seddon Park in Hamilton on January 29. The action will commence at 12:30 PM IST.
Indian batsman Shikhar Dhawan was ruled out of the ongoing T20I series after the left-hander sustained a shoulder injury against Australia in January 2020. Sanju Samson replaced Shikhar Dhawan in India’s T20I squad. Check out final line-ups of both teams for the T20I contests.
Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c), Tim Seifert (w), Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner, Scott Kuggeleijn, Hamish Bennett
Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (w), Washington Sundar, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Sanju Samson, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Dube
The weather is expected to be clear during the match which is scheduled for 8 PM local time. However, showers are expected to hit the city earlier on Wednesday morning. The temperature at the time of the game is expected to be around 19°C to 23°C, as per Accuweather.
Like many New Zealand venues, Seddon Park also has short boundaries. The deck here is known for providing batting-friendly conditions. The match is expected to have all the 40 overs of run-fest between two heavy-hitting teams.