Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton
Date: January 31, 2019
rward to solace form the embarrassment.
Rohit Sharma is the stand-in skipper of India. He is eager to make his 200th appearance for India with solid performances in 4th ODI. The fourth ODI of the series will held in Seddon Park in Hamilton on Thursday. However, the hosting side lost the series. India leads the five-match series with three victories. The remaining two matches offer India an ideal platform to test the strength. It will give the feel of the game to the young players.
There is nothing to be worried about the hamstring injury of Mahindra Singh Dhoni. The management will decide the availability of MS Dhoni before the toss on Thursday. Board of Control of cricket in India gave Virat Kohli rest for the remaining matches of the series. Shubman Gill could replace the skipper to fill the spot in the senior squad. The young player’s game is similar to Virat Kohli. Further, if MS Dhoni will available Dinesh Karthik could rest for a while.
Kuldeep Yadav picked eight wickets while Yazvendra Chahal took six wickets in three matches. Muhammad Shami is playing nonstop since the series against Australia. He won back to back Man of the Match Awards. Khaleel Ahmed or Muhammad Siraj could have a chance if management gives Shami a break.
New Zealand has been outplayed by India. The Skipper Kane Williamson admitted everything had gone haywire from the start of series. The biggest problem was they could not manage to read the new ball of Kuldeep and Chahal. Even the dangerous player Martin Guptill has not been able to survive against them. Ross Taylor and Tom Latham didn’t play with consistency and weren’t impactful.
The Black Caps bowling department also lost the form which became their weakness in the series. The leg spinner Ish Sodhi and Doug Bracewell made the job of Kiwis harder in last two matches. The host team is looking forward to solace form the embarrassment.