Sanju Samson has been benched by India for the third and final ODI match against New Zealand at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch. The results for Team India were not favourable as they were defeated by New Zealand by 7 wickets and the second One-Day International was called off in Hamilton owing to heavy rains. To tie the three-match ODI series, the Men in Blue now need need to win this third game.
India captain Shikhar Dhawan disclosed that they are continuing with the same playing lineup that appeared during the most recent game in Hamilton after losing his third consecutive toss and being asked to bat first. Sanju Samson, who played in the first ODI of the series against New Zealand before being benched after scoring 36 runs off of 38 balls, will likewise continue to sit on the sidelines as a result.
” You always go with the mindset of winning. We are relaxed in the dressing room and are switching on whenever needed. We’re just sticking to the processes. More grass on this surface, would have liked to bowl as well but we need to bat well. Last game I thought it would seam a lot, but it played well. Shubman has batted well, even Surya. It’s about being positive and creating momentum. Same team,” said Dhawan.
India (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan(c), Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal