The biggest match of the tour is all set to kick off when host India will take on New Zealand for the last and final ODI match of the 5-match series on Saturday, 29th October 2016 at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam. The cricket lovers around the world are excited to see who will win the 5th ODI and grab the series. The match will start at 1.30PM IST and will broadcast live on Star Sports network. So here is India vs New Zealand 5th ODI match prediction, full preview and squad. Watch India vs New Zealand 5th ODI Live.
Before 4th ODI, India was on driving seat but now both teams have a chance to drive a car and cross the line. As series level at 2-2, Dhoni and his team will look to win the match and series while Kane Williamson’s squad will look to grab the opportunity to win ODI series and make history.
IND vs NZ 5th ODI Match Preview
New Zealand has not tasted the success playing away from past few months and the only series win was a 2-0 against a weak team Zimbabwe. Before India whitewashed test series by 0-3, the New Zealand manage to drew against South Africa with 1-1. The Blackcaps did not start their ODI campaign well but winning the second match of the series, they showed their aim.
Kiwis have never won series against India since 1988 and this best chance for Black Caps to create history by winning this series.
The team India also looking to win the match at the Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium which is in favor of a host when we look at past records. The opening pair of India has not performed well in the ODI series so far which is one of the points for two matches lost. Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane have to provide solid start if they want to win this match. Consider this, India’s both the wins of the series had Kohli anchor the chase be it the 85 not out in a low-scoring chase in Dharamsala, or his majestic unbeaten 154 that hunted down New Zealand’s challenging 285 in Mohali.
India is extremely depending on Virat Kohli as India’s both the wins of the series comes due to Kohli’s amazing innings. Men in Blue need to improve their batting while bowling department is doing pretty good job. India has lost last three ODI series except for Zimbabwe.
India vs New Zealand 5th ODI Match Prediction
It’s high time for both the teams and it is difficult to predict who will win especially after 4th ODI match. The opener Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli will be the key factor of India for this match. I believe India will give Diwali gift to country by winning the series
India: MS Dhoni (captain and wicketkeeper), Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Axar Patel, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Amit Mishra, Dhawal Kulkarni, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav and Mandeep Singh.
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Ross Taylor, James Neesham, BJ Watling (wicketkeeper), Anton Devcich, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi (wicketkeeper), Matt Henry and Doug Bracewell.