New Zealand vs India 5th T20
The last two matches were decided on Super Over. However, Men in blue will look forward to having a clean sweep this time. New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson missed the fourth T20 series because of a shoulder injury and he might be replaced by any senior player with the highest possibility of Tim Southee.
If the reports are right, Virat Kohli might rest himself and Rohit would take the charge in the former’s absence. Meanwhile, players like Shivam Dube, Sanju Samson might get a good chance this time.
The weather will be extremely pleasant with temperatures hovering around 22° C to 25° C. However, Few passing clouds are expected to be there during the second innings but no chances of rain are there.
The pitch of Bay Oval is generally batting friendly and there is no reason to not expect a high-scoring contest. The spinners get more assistance from the deck than fast-bowlers.
Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Daryl Mitchell, Tim Seifert (WK), Tom Bruce, Ross Taylor, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee ©, Ish Sodhi, Hamish Bennett, Scott Kuggeleijn.
Bench: Kane Williamson and Blair Tickner
Rohit Sharma ©, KL Rahul (WK), Sanju Samson, Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Dube, Manish Pandey, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini.
Bench: ViratKohli, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami