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Indian team arrives in Thiruvananthapuram ahead of series decider against New Zealand

India and New Zealand will contest the series decider in T20s on Tuesday in Thiruvananthapuram. The series is level at 1-1.

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Indian cricket team arrived in Thiruvananthapuram late Sunday night on November 5. Virat Kohli, who has been in tremendous form with the bat this year, will be looking forward to becoming the first Indian captain to win a T20I series against New Zealand. The three-match series is level at 1-1 after the visitors registered a commanding 40-run victory in the second T20I at Rajkot. (Source: Kerala Cricket Association)

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Wicketkeeper batsman MS Dhoni, who played a 49 runs off 37 balls inning in Rajkot, was under scrutiny as he failed to help India cross the line and seal the series against New Zealand. Cricket pundits also said that the veteran should make way for youngsters in the shortest format. In 9 matches, the right-handed batsman has scored 169 runs. (Source: Kerala Cricket Association)

Virat Kohli, Kohli photos, India vs New Zealand, Indian Express

Virat Kohli, who turned 29 on Sunday, scored 65 runs in the second encounter against New Zealand. Under Kohli's captaincy, team India is on an unbeaten run at home. In 2017, Kohli has amassed 2195 runs across all formats. (Source: Kerala Cricket Association)

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After the first two T20Is witnessed a high scoring contests between the two sides, spectators can expect another high-scoring thriller at Thiruvananthapuram. The venue is all set to become India's 50th international cricket venue when hosts India take on New Zealand in the series decider. International cricket returns there for the first time in almost three decades. (Source: PTI)

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Tom Latham, who scored a hundred in first ODI against India in Mumbai, was left out from New Zealand's playing XI in the second T20I. The left-handed batsman had scored 39 runs in the first T20I in Delhi. In 13 T20Is, he has scored 163 runs. (Source: ANI)

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Fans turned out in huge numbers to welcome the Virat Kohli-led side. Thiruvananthapuram will be hosting its first international match after over three decades. (Source: ANI)