India aim to seal series in 4th ODI at Ranchi

Combo photo of Indian team skipper Mahinder Singh Dhoni (Left) and New Zealand captain Kane Williamson (Right).

Ranchi: With the Indian team on lead side by 2-1 in the ongoing One Day International (ODI) series, the host will try to seal the series in the fourth ODI at Ranchi tomorrow.

The host Indian team will aim to pocket the series when they will take on New Zealand in the fourth game at the JSCA International stadium on Wednesday.

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The Indian team has defeated Kiwis by seven wickets during their third ODI at Mohali.

The brilliant performance by the Indian team skipper Mahindra Singh Dhoni of 80 runs along with Test team captain Virat Kohli with 154 runs (not out), they both gave fantastic of 151 runs partnership at third wicket to outplay the visitors.

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In the fourth game all eyes will be on India’s struggling opening duo of Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane as they have failed to give their best in the first three outings.

The bowling department has been very impressive in all the matches so far. Seamer Umesh Yadav will lead the pack consisting of Jasprit Bumrah and Pandya.

Leg-spinner Amit Mishra along with left-armer Axar Patel has also been among’st the wickets but more importantly it is Jadhav, who has proved to be Dhoni’s go-to man in the series so far.

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On the other hand, Wednesday’s encounter will give the New Zealanders a golden opportunity to draw level and go into the final match with a chance.

The Squads:

Team India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain & wk), Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Manish Pandey, Mandeep Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Hardik Pandya, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jayant Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah

New Zealand team: Kane Williamson (Captain), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Luke Ronchi (wk), Corey Anderson, Tim Southee, Martin Guptill, B.J. Watling (wk), Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi, Mitchell Santner, James Neesham, Anton Devcich, Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell.

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