IND vs NZ: Confident India aim to seal ODI series vs New Zealand
Mount Maunganui, Jan 27 (CRICKETNMORE): Confident India will aim to display another dominant performance to seal the five-match One-Day International (ODI) series when they face New Zealand in the third match here on Monday.
After registering big victories in the first two ODI matches, the Indian team is high on confidence and is likely to dominate the proceedings on the spin-assisting pitch at Bay Oval here.
India beat the hosts all ends up in the first rubber thanks to spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal. In the second match, Yadav again shone with the ball, scalping four wickets. The batsmen also impressed in the second match as they posted a mammoth 324/4.
Skipper Virat Kohli will be rested for the final two ODIs and the subsequent T20I series against the hosts. Opener Rohit Sharma, who led India to the Asia Cup triumph a few months ago, will captain the Men-in-Blue in Kohli's absence.