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Earlier, Rohit Sharma took the captain’s armband as India misplaced the toss and have been put in to bat.
With India already 3-Zero up within the five-match sequence, Virat Kohli opted to sit down out the useless rubber fixture, permitting Sharma to change into skipper for his 200th ODI.
The vacationers have additionally handed a debut to the promising Shubman Gill, the participant of the match when India gained the Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand final 12 months.
“He’s a very promising talent so we want to see how he fares here against a quality bowling attack,” Sharma mentioned.
“He’s shown a lot of talent in the past and this is the real test, so I hope he does well here today.”
In the one different change for India, left-arm medium pacer Khaleel Ahmed changed Mohammed Shami.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson revamped his line-up as he tries to spice up his workforce’s waning confidence forward of this 12 months’s World Cup.
The Black Caps dropped opening batsman Colin Munro after a string of failures, selling Henry Nicholls up the order.
“Any decision like this is tough, you sit down and assess your side and what you’re looking to go in with,” he mentioned.
“But it’s a great opportunity for Henry at the top of the order.”
The Black Caps additionally introduced in all-rounders Jimmy Neesham and Colin de Grandhomme to spice up their batting choices, in addition to utilizing Todd Astle over Ish Sodhi as their spinner.
With AFP inputs
Published Date: January 31, 2019
| Updated Date: January 31, 2019
Updated Date: Jan 31, 2019 10:09:26 IST