India bat and play Chahal, Santner leads New Zealand
India rested Rahul and Ashwin, and picked Kishan, while New Zealand brought in Ferguson for Southee
Toss India chose to bat vs New Zealand
Rohit Sharma won his third straight toss, with India opting to bat this time to "challenge themselves against conditions", presumably dew, in the third and final T20I at Eden Gardens.
With the series already won, India gave KL Rahul and R Ashwin a rest. Ishan Kishan and Yuzvendra Chahal took their places. Kishan was also slotted to open with Rohit.
New Zealand rested their stand-in captain Tim Southee. This meant leadership responsibilities for allrounder Mitchell Santner . Fast bowler Lockie Ferguson , whose quick recovery from a calf injury made him a late inclusion in the T20I squad, got an opportunity in Southee's place.