England vs New Zealand Today Match – 3rd T20I Preview

England vs New Zealand Today Match

After losing the first 2 T20Is, winning the 3rd one is a must for the Kiwis or otherwise, England will take away the series. The third T20I between New Zealand and England will be played on 3rd September 2023 at Brimingham beginning at 6:30 PM (PKT). Following is the preview of England vs New Zealand today match (3rd T20I).

England vs New Zealand Today Match Preview

New Zealand have been exposed badly in every department in this series so far. Their bowling has struggled, their batting has been poor and they haven’t functioned well as a unit either. The Birmingham track will also support the batters more and toss will be quite crucial as well. If England opt to bat first again, like they did in the 2nd T20I, things would be very difficult for New Zealand.

England would be riding high on confidence as they have not put a foot wrong in this series. Even their new comers like Gus Atkinson have done really well as compared to the pros of the Kiwi side. England will once again begin as the favorites to win.

England vs New Zealand 3rd T20I 2023 Playing XI

England expected Playing XI:

England are likely to retain the same combination as the 2nd T20I and seal the series.

Probable Lineup: Jos Buttler (C), Will Jacks, Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Gus Atkinson, Brydon Carse and Adil Rashid.

New Zealand expected Playing XI:

New Zealand need Jamieson in the lineup if he is hundred percent fit. With Jamieson’s addition, they will have the advantage of an extra batter too.

Probable Lineup: Devon Conway, Finn Allen, Tim Seifert, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Kyle Jamieson, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry/Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee (C) and Ish Sodhi.

England vs New Zealand Head to Head Record

Out of the 25 matches played in the T20I format between England and New Zealand, 15 have been won by England while New Zealand have won 8. 1 game ended as tie and 1 ended as NR.

Players to watch-out for

Jonny Bairstow has done well in this series. He was the Man of the Match of the 2nd T20I scoring 86(60). Harry Brook has also looked good with the bat scoring 43(27)* and 67(36) in the first two games. Both will be extremely threatening for the Kiwis. With the ball, Gus Atkinson picked 4/20 on his debut and ripped through the Kiwi side in the 2nd T20I. All eyes will be on this young man once again.

For New Zealand, Tim Seifert and Glenn Phillips really hold the key. Phillips has scored runs in both the games but hasn’t got much support. New Zealand need their openers to fire in order to be competitive in this series.

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