3rd ODI: New Zealand bat; India lose MS Dhoni to injury, play Hardik Pandya
Kane Williamson won the toss and opted to bat. (Image: @BCCI)

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and chose to bat, which is the way Virat Kohli would have gone had the coin landed in his favour as the third ODI got underway at Mount Maunganui.

Kohli said he didn’t mind chasing, and with Hardik Pandya back in the side India have a solid big-hitting option. MS Dhoni has a stiff hamstring and is rested, with Dinesh Karthik taking over the wicketkeeping duties.

Vijay Shankar made way for Pandya, who last played for India in September.

New Zealand dropped Colin de Grandhomme and brought back Mitchell Santner. The hosts trail 0-2, meaning this ODI is a must-win.


New Zealand: 1 Colin Munro, 2 Martin Guptill, 3 Kane Williamson (capt), 4 Ross Taylor, 5 Tom Latham (wk), 6 Henry Nicholls, 7 Mitchell Santner, 8 Doug Bracewell, 9 Ish Sodhi, 10 Lockie Ferguson, 11 Trent Boult

India: 1 Shikhar Dhawan, 2 Rohit Sharma, 3 Virat Kohli (capt), 4 Ambati Rayudu, 5 Kedar Jadhav, 6 Dinesh Karthik (wk), 7 Hardik Pandya, 8 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 9 Kuldeep Yadav, 10 Mohammed Shami, 11 Yuzvendra Chahal