5th ODI: India bat, MS Dhoni and Mohammed Shami return
Kane Williamson flips, Rohit Sharma calls right at the toss. (Image: @BLACKCAPS)

India‘s stand-in captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bat on a Wesptac Stadium track he feels has a bit of juice in it, with the target being 300 to beat New Zealand in the fifth and final ODI in Wellington. (LIVE UPDATES: INDIA vs NEW ZEALAND, 5th ODI)

After a “humiliating loss” in the last game, said Rohit, India want to end the series on a dominant note. To do that, they made three changes: MS Dhoni returned for Dinesh Karthik, Mohammed Shami was brought back for Khaleel Ahmed and Kuldeep Yadav was rested for Vijay Shankar.

New Zealand were forced to make one change. Will Martin Guptill out with a stiff back, Colin Munro was included as opener.


India XI: 1 Rohit Sharma (capt), 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Shubman Gill, 4 Ambati Rayudu, 5 MS Dhoni (wk), 7 Kedar Jadhav, 8 Hardik Pandya, 9 Vijay Shankar, 10 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 11 Mohammed Shami, 12 Yuzvendra Chahal

New Zealand XI: 1 Henry Nicholls, 2 Colin Munro, 3 Kane Williamson (capt), 4 Ross Taylor, 5 Tom Latham (wk), 6 James Neesham, 7 Mitchell Santner, 8 Colin de Grandhomme, 9 Todd Astle, 10 Matt Henry, 11 Trent Boult