New Zealand opt to bat against India in fourth ODI

Ranchi: New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and opted to bat in the fourth and penultimate One-day International against India here today.

The hosts have brought in Dhawal Kulkarni in place of Jasprit Bumrah, who is not 100 percent fit, in the playing XI. New Zealand are going in with three spinners, including Ish Sodhi and Anton Devich to partner Mitchell Santner, while wicketkeeper BJ Watling also comes in. Luke Ronchi and Matt Henry miss out.

Teams:

India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt), Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Axar Patel, Hardik Pandya, Amit Mishra, Umesh Yadav, Dhawal Kulkarni

New Zealand: Kane Williamson (capt), Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Ross Taylor, Corey Anderson, BJ Watling, Anton Devcich, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi.

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