New Zealand vs India 4th ODI - Rotobash Fantasy Cricket Tips

New Zealand vs India 4th ODI – Rotobash Fantasy Cricket Tips

Both the teams are likely to make changes in their playing XI.

Indian team
Indian team. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

The Men in Blue have already clinched the 5-match ODI series with an unassailable 3-0 margin. Team India’s objective now is to solidify the lead and attempt maiden clean sweep over the Kiwis in their own backyard. On the other hand, New Zealand will play for the pride and finish the series on a positive note.

It was expected that New Zealand will be more competitive than Australia, but all the matches played so far have been one-sided. In the previous game, the home team’s middle order particularly Tom Latham and Ross Taylor showed some character against the spin bowlers as they stitched a 119-run partnership, but once that stand was broke they lost their way and crumbled from 178/3 to 243 all out. Their bowling is also looking pale as baring Trent Boult no other bowler is able to give the team required breakthroughs.

Virat Kohli has been rested for the final two ODIs and Rohit Sharma will lead the team for the remainder of the series.

Match Details:

New Zealand vs India 4th ODI

Date: 30th January 2019

Time: 7:30 am IST

Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton

Pitch Report:

The track at Seddon Park is generally good for batting and teams preferring to chase, it is also backed by the record as teams batting second have won last four ODIs played at the ground.

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Team News:

  • Virat Kohli is not with the team for the last two games
  • New Zealand have announced 2 changes in their squad, James Neeshan and Todd Astle come in for Doug Bracewell and Ish Sodhi
  • Shubman Gill might make his debut in the upcoming fixture in place of Kohli in the top order
  • India may also rest Mohammed Shami to manage his workload and bring in Khaleel Ahmed

Probable XI

India: Rohit Sharma (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik/Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami/Khaleel Ahmed

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Jimmy Neesham, Todd Astle/Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult

Recommended Safe Picks According to Rotobash Points:

Wicketkeeper

Tom Latham

Batsmen

Rohit Sharma (C)

Shikhar Dhawan

Kane Williamson

Ross Taylor (VC)

All-rounders

Mitchell Santner

Jimmy Neesham

Hardik Pandya

Bowlers

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Lockie Ferguson

Yuzvendra Chahal

Captain options:

Shikhar Dhawan

Hardik Pandya

Jimmy Neesham

Kane Williamson

Power Player:

Tom Latham is one of the best players of spin in this New Zealand side. He gave glimpses of what he is capable of in the previous match and can be your punt for this match.

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