New Zealand and Australia will lock horns in the third and final ODI of the series at the Seddon Park Stadium in Hamilton on Monday.
This game is going to be a series decider as the both teams have won a game each.
The Black Caps thumped Australia by 159 runs in the first ODI in Auckland and then they allowed Australia to bounce back strongly in the second ODI at the Westpac Stadium in Welington. Kiwis suffered a four-wicket defeat there.
Now it is time for New Zealand to give their captain Brendon McCullum a fitting farewell as he is going to play in a coloured shirt t of the Black Caps for the last time on Monday at the Seddon Park.
"It's a big moment for Baz and all the guys that have played with him for so long but the focus is certainly on the game tomorrow," Kane Williamson was quoted as saying by ESPN Cricinfo.
It will not be easy as one knows against Australia, which is currently the No.1 ODI side in the world. New Zealand are unlikely to make any changes to their playing XI, but they just might replace Mitchell Santner, who is yet to be declared fit for Monday's clash against the Aussies. Ish Sodhi has been called up as Santner's back up.
Kane Richardson has gone back home after he sustained an injury during the second ODI in Wellington. Joel Paris has been named as his replacement in the squad.
Usman Khawaja's addition to the playing XI proved to be a wise move as he added 122 runs in-tandem with David Warner in the second ODI. It will be interesting to see whether he continues to play in a similar fashion in the final ODI as well.
A golden opportunity for the Black Caps to retain the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy and also to maintain their dominance at home. A cracker of a game is up for grabs on Monday at the Seddon Park in Hamilton.
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum (c), Kane Williamson, Henry Nicholls, Grant Elliott, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi (wk), Mitchell Santner/Ish Sodhi, Adam Milne, Matt Henry, Trent Boult.
Australia: Usman Khawaja, David Warner, Steven Smith (c), George Bailey, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, Matthew Wade (wk), John Hastings, Adam Zampa, Scott Boland/Joel Paris, Josh Hazlewood.
Where to watch live:
The 3rd ODI of the three-match series between New Zealand and Australia is scheduled for a 2 pm local time (6:30 am IST and 1 am GMT) start. Unfortunately, there will be no live coverage of the game in India.
Audience in the UK can tune into Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports HD 2 to watch New Zealand vs Australia 3rd ODI live. Watch Sky Sports will live stream the match at the same time.
Fans in New Zealand can watch New Zealand vs Australia 3rd ODI on SkySport.
US viewers can tune into Willow TV. They can also live-stream the 3rd ODI on Willow TV online.