Is MS Dhoni fit to play in 5th ODI? Sanjay Bangar reveals

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The former Indian skipper, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been declared fit and available for the final game of the five-match ODI series against New Zealand which is scheduled to take place in Wellington on Sunday. The assistant coach of the Indian team, Sanjay Bangar has confirmed that the 37-year-old has recovered from the injury and will take part in the final ODI.

Dhoni sustained a hamstring injury during the second ODI when he smashed 33-ball 48 runs. He had to miss the third and fourth ODI due to a hamstring strain. Though he practised with the team, he was not fully fit to play in the 4th ODI.

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In the absence of MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik has been keeping the wickets and also played a match-winning knock in the third ODI. However, he dismissed for a duck when the middle-order collapsed during the 4th ODI.

It would be interesting to see who Dhoni will replace in the playing eleven in the fifth ODI. Shubman Gill, who replaced Kohli in the fourth ODI, might have to sit with either of Rayudu or Karthik batting at number three. Mohammed Shami might replace Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who has played all four ODIs.

The Indian team is currently leading the five-match ODI series 3-1 but they would look to put their full effort as they were destroyed by the hosts in the 4th ODI.

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