Wellington ODI Preview: Nz vs Ind

Match Previews

After a horrific loss at Hamilton, India will look to end series on a high with a convincing win in 5th ODI. While New Zealand look to aim for another win after a good show in Hamilton. Trent Boult was the pick of the bowlers for them with a 5-fer and Grandhomme took 3 wickets with Neesham & Astle getting 1 each. Coming onto the 5th ODI at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, both team look to settle their woes with India likely to rest some players and get some bench strength for a test in windy conditions.


Insider Cricket

Pitch- The match will be played at Westpac Stadium in Wellington New Zealand. The surface here is always good for batting with pacers getting some help at start of the play. This stadium is well known for it’s insane amount of cross wind flow.

Time: 7:30 AM IST; Date: 3 February 2019

Previous Clash at this Venue- Both teams previously played here on January 31, 2014, with the hosts winning that fixture by 87 runs.

Head-to-Head- Both New Zealand & India have won 1 match apiece at Wellington with 1 ending in a no result.

Broadcast- The match will be Live on Star Sports & Hotstar in English, Hindi & Regional Languages.

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India- After clinching the series and being outclassed by New Zealand, India is likely to play their benched players to give them game time as per the fielding coach Mr. R.Sridhar.

Playing XI: Rohit Sharma(C), Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Ambati Rayudu, Ms.Dhoni(Wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal

New Zealand-  The home team is likely to rest Trent Boult to keep him fresh for the future series & IPL. Moreover, no changes are expected from the side.

JUST IN: Martin Guptill ruled out of Final ODI due to lower back problem.

Playing XI : Colin Munro, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson(C), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(Wk), Colin De Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, James Neesham, Tim Southee, Todd Astle, Matt Henry

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