India vs New Zealand: Black clouds over decider T20I

ANI | Updated: Nov 07, 2017 09:37 IST

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], Nov 7 (ANI): The last and deciding match of the incumbent T20I series between India and New Zealand will be played here at the Greenfield International Stadium on Tuesday.

However, there are chances that the fun of the decider match could be spoiled by rain.

Thiruvananthapuram has witnessed heavy rain since last three days, which has kept the players inside and the ground under covers.

If rain acts as a spoiler, both the teams will have to share the trophy.

Also, if this happens, it would be a big disappointment for the people of Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala, as the third T20I between India and New Zealand will mark the return of international cricket here.

The last time an international match played in the state capital was in 1988 when it hosted India's match against West Indies.

The T20I series is currently square at 1-1. Team India had won the first game at Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium by 53 runs, before the Kiwis equalled the series with a 40-run victory at Rajkot.

The two squads are as follows:

India: Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma (vice-capt), KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj.

New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Trent Boult, Tom Bruce, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham (wk), Henry Nicholls, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Glenn Phillips. (ANI)