India’s Predicted Playing XI for the 5th ODI against New Zealand
The Indian team is currently leading the five-match ODI series 3-1 with one match to go. After winning back to back three games, India lost the track in the fourth ODI when the hosts went on to clinch the game by 8 wickets.
The skipper, Virat Kohli has been rested for the last two ODI games and the T20I series against New Zealand. In his absence, Rohit Sharma led the team in the fourth ODI. However, the batting order failed miserably as Yuzvendra Chahal ended the innings as their top scorer of the innings.
Rohit Sharma’s India team would look to make a strong comeback in the final game. On the other hand, New Zealand would like to end the series with a win despite losing a series.
The fifth and final ODI of the series is scheduled to be played in Wellington on Sunday. On that note, here is the strongest playing eleven of India for the fifth ODI against New Zealand.
#1 Rohit Sharma (C)
In Virat Kohli’s absence, Rohit Sharma will captain the Indian side. So far, the right-hander has scored 167 runs from 4 innings. Rohit, who failed horribly in the fourth ODI, would look to score some runs during the final game of the series.
#2 Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan has been the successful batsman of the series as he accumulated 182 runs from 4 innings. He scored two fifties but could not convert it into a century. The left-handed batsman would like to end the series with a century at Wellington.