|India in New Zealand 2014|
| New Zealand
ScheduleThursday, 28 October 2021 at 05:12 GMT / 06:12 UK / 10:42 IST
New Zealand has shown its true potential in four One Day Internationals by winning three while one ended as a tied and will anticipate clinching the 5th game. The Indian squad was unable to maintain their promise and lost the no.1 standing in the ICC Rankings. The Men in Blue will fight back in the final encounter to grab it and register their maiden victory of the tour.
MS Dhoni is leading his side from the front, has scored most of the runs for the Blue Shirts and will be the main threat for the rival bowlers. The top order batting will depend on Virat Kohli whereas Ravindra Jadeja is in great form and will hold the lower order.
Kane Williamson scored four consecutive fifties and can get three figures in the final episode. Ross Taylor is dependable as ever and Corey Anderson can be a surprise again.
Friday, January 31, 2014 @ 01:00 GMT /14:00 NZ / 06:30 IST, at Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Mostly Sunny with temperature around 14-19ᵒ C but slim chance of rain
It will not make a big difference since Dhoni was unable to win a single game besides winning the toss in all four matches played so far.
The surface will be supportive both for batting and bowling
New Zealand: BB McCullum (c), CJ Anderson, HK Bennett, MJ Guptill, MJ McClenaghan, NL McCullum, KD Mills, JDS Neesham, L Ronchi (wk), JD Ryder, TG Southee, LRPL Taylor, KS Williamson
India : MS Dhoni (c & wk), VR Aaron, R Ashwin, STR Binny, S Dhawan, RA Jadeja, V Kohli, B Kumar, A Mishra, Mohammed Shami, IC Pandey, AM Rahane, SK Raina, AT Rayudu, I Sharma, RG Sharma
Team New Zealand is in great nick and will be the favourites to win the fifth and final ODI.