India vs New Zealand, 4th ODI at Seddon Park

Central Stags' Blair Tickner is in line for a Black Caps debut

"Doug Bracewell, brought in as a replacement for the injured Jimmy Neesham ahead of the most recent T20 against Sri Lanka, has retained his place in the squad", New Zealand Cricket said in a statement.

For India, the two remaining matches give the side an ideal platform to once again test the bench strength and give the younger men a feel of match situations. The visitors have already sealed the ODI series in New Zealand, but going 4-0 up would result in India's biggest series win (across formats) in their 52 years of touring the country. Till now they have played 28 One Day Internationals here and have won 19 out of them. We back ourselves to keep wickets in hand with the bat, we haven't been able to do that - India have put us under pressure for long periods of time and got wickets at crucial times. Even when Tom Latham and Ross Taylor were building a huge partnership, the run rate never got out of control. Shubhman Gill, according to the resting Virat Kohli 10 times more talented than him at the age of 19, became India's newest cricketer, taking Kohli's place in the line-up.

Skipper Virat Kohli is not a part of the team for the final two ODIs and the three Twenty-20 games as BCCI has chose to rest him ahead of the home series against Australia.

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MS Dhoni is still unfit and fails to make the game. If Guptill clicks at the top, New Zealand looks an entirely different batting unit. In case both Gill and Dhoni are included, Dinesh Karthik could well be rested. There are two changes made to the squad.

While Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have given the team a great start in the power play overs and have at least picked two wickets, wrist spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal have been right on the money. After winning the third ODI, Kohli gave the hint in a press conference that Gill might get a chance in India playing 11.

New Zealand T20 squad vs India: Kane Williamson (c), Doug Bracewell, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson (Games 1 & 2), Martin Guptill, Scott Kuggeleijn, Daryl Mitchell, Colin Munro, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert (wk), Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Blair Tickner (Game 3).

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