Kane Williamson, the team’s captain. Is expected to start on Sunday after missing the team’s previous match in Wellington due to a shoulder injury. One of Wellington’s highlights was Tom Seifert’s steady half-century. Williamson’s return to the XI is expected to shift him to No. 4. Which could provide more security to the middle order. Tim Southee hasn’t had the best of recent luck with the ball in the shortest format. So the hosts may be inclined to rest him ahead of the ODI series and bring back Blair Tickner. Super Over India vs New Zealand
In terms of India, the series has been an almost ideal build-up to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020. Most of their players have not just contributed in each game.
However, they have also discovered tactics to counteract the opposition’s excellence throughout the series. Which has greatly pleased captain Virat Kohli. When the chance arose to cap off a solid team performance. Manish Pandey and Shardul Thakur. Who had both contributed nothing of note in the first three games of the series, stepped up.
India lost three quick wickets after being put in to bat in the fourth T20I in Wellington, and KL Rahul (39) served as their lone stabilising force during the first half of their innings. Before Manish Pandey’s undefeated half-century and some helpful contributions from the lower order carried them to a final score of 165/8, the visitors were in a vulnerable position at 88/6 by the 12th over.
Martin Guptill left the game early in the chase, but Colin Munro (64), and Tim Seifert (57), who kept New Zealand in the game, gave Indian spinners a fight for their money. The dismissals of Munro and Tom Bruce in rapid succession didn’t stop the momentum either, as Ross Taylor (24), Seifert, and other players reduced the equation to less than run-a-ball. But a little silence.