Mitch Santner, the spin-bowling all-rounder for New Zealand, missed the match due to knee soreness sustained in the second ODI in Southampton. However, Coach Stead downplayed the injury, stating that Santner had a positive scan result, indicating that it was likely a joint problem causing the swelling around his knee.

"Mitch had a bit of a scan on his knee ... But it's come back positively, which is good for us. He's just got quite a bit of swelling around the knee still which they think is a joint problem. So it's nothing more than that."