India level T20 series against New Zealand: Krunal Pandya restricts, Rohit Sharma blasts, Rishabh Pant finishes
Skipper Rohit Sharma's quickfire half-century and useful contributions from Shikhar Dhawan (30) and Rishabh Pant (36 not out) saw India outplay New Zealand by seven wickets.
This T20I series will be a good opportunity for youngsters like Krunal Pandya, Rishabh Pant, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, Shubman Gill to rise to the occasion and stake a claim for a World Cup spot.
If the MCG is also of Gabba's nature, Kohli might be tempted to bring in leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, who boasts of a brilliant wicket-taking record in T20Is.
Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar came in the playing XI for the third match, while West Indies fielded an unchanged side.
For the cricket loving fans in Chennai, they will certainly miss their 'favourite son' Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is not a part of the T20 squad.
Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association gave up their hosting rights before the second ODI, on October 24, was shifted from Indore to Visakhapatnam.
India now enjoy an unassailable 2-0 lead in the five-match series with the second encounter being a washout.
Mike Hesson acknowledged his England counterpart's concerns about burnout among players and staff but said T20 had an important role to play internationally.
India have so far lost all their matches against New Zealand, the fifth and last one coming at the ICC World T20 in 2016.