India vs New Zealand 4th T20: Wellington is all set to host the penultimate T20I of the five-match series already sealed by India on Friday, January 31. India, which came out triumphant in Hamilton in the super over, will be looking to establish their superiority with a comprehensive win at Sky Stadium in the capital city of New Zealand.
While Kane Williamson-led Kiwis will be eyeing to win the remaining two matches and end the series with some confidence. After the T20Is, both the teams will be playing ODI and Test series.
India Playing 11 Prediction
Indian playing 11 is expected to witness a change in the Wellington match. Speculations are rife that Shivam Dubey is likely to be dropped and replaced by Sanju Samson. Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant could also make a comeback. Kohli is also likely to pick up Washington Sundar for the fourth match. The pacing line-up is likely to see change with Navdeep Saini replacing Shardul Thakur.
Expected Playing XI: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul (w), Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar.
New Zealand Playing 11 Prediction
New Zealand, which were close to the victory until the last ball, are expected to include all-rounder Daryl Mitchell in the playing XI, replacing Colin de Grandhomme. He was seen struggling in the third match, scoring five off 12 balls. Pacer Blair Tickner is also likely to get featured in the playing XI. It is still unclear which pacer will be dropped.
Expected Playing XI: Kane Williamson (C), Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Colin Munro, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert (w), Hamish Bennett, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Blair Tickner.
It is expected to be bright and sunny in Wellington making the pitch of Sky Stadium dry, benefiting the spin wizards as well the pacers. , It is almost certain, Wellington will not see rainfall tomorrow, according to the weatherman.