New Zealand will face Sri Lanka in the third and final ODI at the Saxton Oval in Nelson on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. This game will be day match and will start at 11:00 AM NZDT, 3:30 AM SLST.

New Zealand has already won the series 2-0 after winning the first two games at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui last week. The Kiwis won the first ODI by 45 runs and then won the second one by 21 to secure the series.

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Sky Sports and Star Sports telecast details

Sky Sports NZ will telecast the final ODI in New Zealand. Channel Eye will broadcast the third game for the Sri Lankan viewers. Star Sports Select 1 will televise the match in India.

Hotstar will provide the live stream of the NZ v SL series via its app and website for the viewers in the Indian subcontinent. Sky Sports will offer online streaming for viewers in New Zealand.

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Read: Sri Lanka v New Zealand 2nd ODI live streaming on Sky Sports NZ and Hotstar at 6 AM

Changes expected in both sides before dead-rubber

As New Zealand has already won the series, they might test the bench strength as they have an important series at home against India later this month. Trent Boult could be rested along with Tim Southee. This could give Lockie Ferguson and Doug Bracewell an opportunity to come into the line-up.

The batting unit should remain the same.

Dasun Shanaka may get a call-in replacing Asela Gunaratne. Dinesh Chandimal hasn't fired as well so there could be a place for Sadeera Samarawickrama. Sukeegu Prasanna could be rested as well bringing in an extra seamer into the attack considering the conditions in Nelson.

We can expect another high-scoring game in Nelson as the pitch is perfect for batting.

The boundaries are smaller than that of Bay Oval so there could be lots of sixes in this game. The weather is expected to clear with no hindrance whatsoever. The temperatures can go up to 28 degrees.

Sri Lanka playing level could be: Dasun Shanaka, Thisara Perera, Lakshan Sandakan, Danushka Gunathilaka, Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Lasith Malinga, Dushmantha Chameera, and Nuwan Pradeep.

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The Kiwis have played six ODIs at this venue, winning all but one. Their only loss here was to Sri Lanka in December 2015.

While Sri Lanka is losing all the matches in New Zealand, India has defeated Australia in the Test series by 2-1, a feat which no Asian team has achieved so far.

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