New Zealand vs India – 4th One-Day International Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is New Zealand vs India taking place? Thursday, 31st January, 02:00

Where is New Zealand vs India taking place? Hamilton

What is the expected weather for New Zealand vs India? 24-26c with cloud but no rain expected

What channel is New Zealand vs India on? The match will be shown live on Sky Sports Cricket

Where can I stream New Zealand vs India? The match will be streamed live on the Sky Go app

Where can I get tickets for New Zealand vs India?
https://www.viagogo.co.uk/Sports-Tickets/Cricket/One-Day-Internationals-Tickets

LAST MEETING
India beat New Zealand by 7 wickets

THE TEAM NEWS

NEW ZEALAND

Captain: Kane Williamson

  • New Zealand have nothing but pride to play for after losing the first three ODIs in this five-match series, but they will be keen to put in a much-improved performance and continue their planning for the World Cup later in the year.
  • They have released leg-spinner Ish Sodhi and all-rounder Doug Bracewell from the squad and they are replaced by like-for-like Todd Astle and James Neesham who will be looking to perform well and stake their claims for a World Cup place.
  • The key for the hosts will be to put in a much-improved batting display and they seem set to stick with the top six in the hope that the openers Guptill and Munro especially can find some form in these final two matches after a tough series so far.

INDIA

Captain: Rohit Sharma

  • India are enjoying some great form right now and they were able to seal another series win as they have won all three ODIs so far and they will look to continue this fine form even if they rotate their players for these final two matches.
  • Virat Kohli is rested for the next two matches so Rohit Sharma takes over the captaincy for those games and they may bring back MS Dhoni after he was rested in the third match, although talented youngster Shubman Gill is fit again and is expected to be given a chance in these final two matches.
  • The bowling attack has clearly had the better of the Blackcaps’ batsmen in the series so far and they will be keen to continue that dominance although Mohammed Siraj could be handed a chance here to come in to what is a fantastically balanced bowling attack.

THE PREDICTION

India have now won their last five ODIs against New Zealand and their confidence is sky high. The fact Kohli is rested here may just give the hosts a chance to salvage some pride as India will miss him for his batting and his intensity. That said, the competition for places in this Indian team is high and with so many players playing for their places and a World Cup spot, they are unlikely to ease off the gas. New Zealand have struggled to get to grips with them and have been unable to capitalise on the rare good positions they have found themselves in. Even with a couple of rotations, India should still have too much for them.