"It's great to welcome back the all-round skills of Jimmy and Todd and we're looking forward to seeing what they can bring to the series", selector Gavin Larsen said, as New Zealand works towards finalising its World Cup squad. This leaves Dinesh Karthik and Kedar Jadhav fighting out for one spot and the former might get more game time having missed out in the first two matches. "He has shown a lot of promise (Gill), he has played here and was the Man of the Series in the U-19 World Cup.Highly rated and we wanted to see what he could offer to the team", stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma at the toss.
Skipper Virat Kohli is not a part of the team for the final two ODIs and the three Twenty-20 games as BCCI has made a decision to rest him ahead of the home series against Australia.
The series starts in Wellington on Wednesday next week and all three games will be double-headers alongside the New Zealand and Indian women's teams. The status of MS Dhoni's hamstring injury is not known but according to team sources, there is nothing much to worry about.
If India manage to take a 4-0 lead against the Kane Williamson-led side, it will be their biggest-ever series win across all formats in their 52 years of touring New Zealand.
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You can see that flash in this video. "It was a very exciting moment because I knew such a thing had never been recorded before". A blood moon is another name given to a total lunar eclipse, which happens when the Earth moves in between the sun and the moon.
"Shubman Gill replaces Kohli, Khaleel Ahmed replaces Shami". You do not want to let down the intensity. Consistency will be key for Hardik Pandya in the lead up to the World Cup and has got seven ODIs and five T20Is to settle into his rhythm. Batting all-rounder Daryl Mitchell and fast bowler Blair Tickner are the new entrants in the squad.
Rohit Sharma (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shubman Gill, Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammed Siraj, Ravindra Jadeja. The fielding coach R Sridhar also confirmed ahead of the game that they will be trying the reserve players in the dead-rubbers.
Predicted playing XI: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchel Santner, Todd Astle, Tim Southee, and Trent Boult.