The last match of the 5-ODI series between India and New Zealand will take place on Sunday at the Westpac Stadium, Wellington. This could have been the perfect setup for a series finale if the series was equally fought. But the visitors had already clinched the series by winning the first 3 games. With the scoreline of 3-1, this is going be another inconsequential match in the context of the series. Keep reading to find out India vs New Zealand 5th ODI Match Prediction.
While India was on a rampage in the first 3 games, they went down badly in the 4th game. The captain Virat Kohli was rested for the remainder of the tour. Without him, the intensity just wasn’t there. However, the stand-in captain Rohit Sharma, who has a tremendous record as a leader, would want to redeem himself.
Trent Boult was the star for the hosts in the last game. His figures of 21/5 literally broke the back of Indian batting. Under testing circumstances, the visitors bundled out for just 92 in 30.5 overs. New Zealand had hardly any trouble chasing that down. The Kiwis now have another opportunity to restore pride.
Here is our India vs New Zealand 5th ODI Match Prediction
Case1: If India bats first
First Innings score prediction: 330-340
Result prediction: India will win the match by more than 30 runs
Case2: If New Zealand bats first
First Innings score prediction: 270-280
Result prediction: India will win the match by 6 wickets
Head to head in ODIs
Total ODIs: 108, New Zealand won: 45, India won: 54, Abandoned/No Result/Tied: 9
Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav
Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Todd Astle, Matt Henry, Trent Boult
India vs New Zealand 5th ODI Match Prediction: Indian openers, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma, haven’t scored a century in the series yet which is pretty rare. This could be a day for a daddy hundred from either batsman which could be decisive for India.
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