The India vs New Zealand 2016 ODI series has been an action packed one till now. The Indian team will be targeting a series winning performance for the 4th ODI. The game will be held at Ranchi and the Indian team currently leads the series 2-1.
The India vs New Zealand 2016 ODI series is on the line when the 4th ODI gets underway at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi. The match starts at 0800 GMT/1330 IST on Wednesday, the 26th of October and you can watch it here.
After taking a series lead and outplaying New Zealand comprehensively in the last game, India is aiming to finish things off in Ranchi. The final match of the India vs New Zealand 2016 series will be held at Vizag.
The Indian team management will reportedly be maintaining the same combination that ensured a smooth victory in Chandigarh. Suresh Raina will be missing for the Indians owing to an illness while New Zealand has no such worries. While the team performed well in the batting department, there are some bowling issues to fix.
The opening bowlers were a little undisciplined in the earlier match. However, Kedar Jadhav has been the find of the series for skipper MS Dhoni and has already picked up 6 wickets. He provides an added spin option in tandem with Axar Patel and Amit Mishra according to Sports-Nova. Batting wise, India look solid with an in-form Virat Kohli and Dhoni’s solid performance last night at number 4.
New Zealand will be hoping to fight back and level the series. Winning the toss might help the team combat problems with dew faced in the previous games. Skipper Kane Williamson will continue to rely on his seam bowlers for breakthroughs.
However, Ranchi’s drier surface may spur the return of Ish Sodhi in place of one of the seamers. It also has to be seen whether BJ Watling gets a shot.
India: Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni (c) (wk), Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah
New Zealand: Tom Latham, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi (wk), James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Matt Henry/Ish Sodhi
The Ranchi surface may prove conducive to spinners and a warm day is expected with some cloud cover. The India vs New Zealand 2016 ODI series has been an exciting contest so far and the trend looks to continue for the 4th game as well.