IND-A vs NZ-A Match Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Probable Playing XI, Match Predictions for 3rd Unofficial Test, New Zealand A tour of India 2022


Match Preview

IND-A vs NZ-A: In the third and final unofficial test of New Zealand A’s tour of India in 2022, India A will face New Zealand A. The game will take place in Bengaluru from 15th September 2022. The previous two matches have not produced any results so far.

Indian batters have displayed tremendous batting performances. In the first test, Rajat Patidar and Abhimanyu Easwaran registered blistering hundreds in the first innings, while Mukesh Kumar claimed a fifer. The second test match too ended in a draw, with skipper Priyank Panchal being the top run scorer for the team.

Joe Carter was the lead run-getter for the black-cap side. He was dismissed on 197 by Kuldeep Yadav. The bowling department has failed to impress. However, they didn’t get much action in the second test. They will seek redemption in the last and final unofficial test. The tour is important for both teams as they set their sights on the senior team.

Match Details for IND-A vs NZ-A

Series: New Zealand A tour of India, 2022

Date: 15th September 2022 – 9th September 2022

Time: 9.30 AM IST

Venue: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Pitch Report for IND-A vs NZ-A

Chinnaswamy’s pitch is known for being a batter’s paradise. It has seen some of the highest totals in the IPL. However, the situation is likely to be different in the test format. It will still be a batting pitch, but spinners will also be the gainers. As the match progresses, the track will deteriorate and the spinners will get bounce and turn. The toss-winning team would choose to bat first on this surface. Rain is likely to make an appearance in the game.

Probable Playing XI for IND-A vs NZ-A

India A

Priyank Panchal (captain), Abhimanyu Easwaran, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rajat Patidar, Tilak Varma, Srikar Bharat(wicket-keeper), Umran Malik, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mukesh Kumar, Yash Dayal

New Zealand A

Ben Lister, Rachin Ravindra, Joe Carter, Mark Chapman, Cam Fletcher (wicket-keeper), Dane Cleaver, Tom Bruce (captain), Logan van Beek, Michael Rippon, Sean Solia, Jacob Duffy

Match Predictions for IND-A vs NZ-A

India A is the front runner for the match. The match, however, is expected to end in a draw. Bengaluru has been reeling under floods and the rain is going to continue during the test match as well. With limited time available, the match is unlikely to produce any results. Nevertheless, Priyank’s boys will certainly put on a good show with the bat and end the series on a high.

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