Indian batting will once again be tested in the must-win encounter © Getty Images
Indian batting will once again be tested in the must-win encounter © Getty Images

Jan 28, 2014

 

India face yet another must-win situation as they take on New Zealand at Hamilton in the fourth One-Day International (ODI) on Tuesday. After a dramatic tie in previous match, the visitors will be confident that they can defeat the Kiwis as well.

 

India can feel comfortable going into this match not just due to their performance in the previous ODI, but also that they have played at Hamilton only a few days back and have a fair idea of what to expect and especially how to bowl.

 

Ironically New Zealand and India would be banking on batting and bowling first respectively to secure what they want. Yet at the end of the day, it’s the Indians who will be walking in with a few pounds of burden in the must-win encounter. Anything less than a win and the series would be lost for Dhoni’s team.

 

Teams:

 

New Zealand: Jesse Ryder, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Brendon McCullum (c), Nathan McCullum, Luke Ronchi (wk), Kyle Mills, James Neesham, Tim Southee, Hamish Bennett.

 

India: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ambati Rayudu, Stuart Binny, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Varun Aaron.

 

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