Toss India choose to bat v New Zealand
India’s stand-in captain Rohit Sharma received the toss and opted to bat first in the fifth – and closing – T20I at Bay Oval, the people obtaining currently secured an unassailable four- direct.
Though India rested Virat Kohli, ahead of the two-match Examination collection that follows, Kane Williamson sat out once more, obtaining not recovered adequately from the shoulder injury he experienced sustained in the area in the course of the 3rd match. In the absence of the regional boy at Mount Maunganui, Tim Southee stood in as captain after once more.
The Sharma-Kohli swap apart, India created no other improve. Sharma also confirmed that Sanju Samson would carry on to open with KL Rahul. New Zealand, meanwhile, named the identical XI that went down to India in the Super In excess of in Wellington. This meant electrical power-hitter Tom Bruce and seam-bowling allrounder Daryl Mitchell obtained an additional opportunity to confirm on their own.
Ross Taylor is showcasing in his 100th T20I, and was handed a particular cap by Martin Guptill. Taylor turned the second New Zealander, after Suzie Bates, to the milestone.
New Zealand: one Martin Guptill, two Colin Munro, 3 Tim Seifert (wk), four Ross Taylor, 5 Tom Bruce, 6 Daryl Mitchell, seven Mitchell Santner, eight Ish Sodhi, 9 Tim Southee (capt), ten Hamish Bennett, 11 Scott Kuggleijn
India: one KL Rahul (wk), two Sanju Samson, 3 Rohit Sharma (capt), four Shreyas Iyer, 5 Manish Pandey, 6 Shivam Dube, seven Washington Sundar, eight Shardul Thakur, 9 Yuzvendra Chahal, ten Navdeep Saini, 11 Jasprit Bumrah