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New Zealand Cricket team will look to continue their winning momentum as they take on Indian National Cricket team in the fifth and the final ODI on February 3 (Sunday) at Wellington. However, the series is already done and dusted with the visitors sealing the series winning the first three games.

The Blacks Caps have finally got their combination going and they will look to hold onto it with the ICC World Cup looming large. Although the bowling department have fired in the last game, the onus is now on the batting unit to deliver goods at Wellington.

Meanwhile, the Kane Williamson led side will have to make a forced change with Martin Guptill suffering a lower back injury during the practice session. Colin Munro has got another ODI reprieve and will have to make the most of it to be in the ODI squad.

Here is the predicted XI of New Zealand team for the fifth ODI against Indian National Cricket team at Wellington:


India vs New Zealand 2019, Colin Munro, Mohammed Shami
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Colin Munro will get another go to make a mark after Martin Guptill sustained a lower back injury. The southpaw has been in poor touch and will be desperate to hit the right chords in the final ODI.


Colin Munro, Henry Nicholls, Gary Stead
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Henry Nicholls finally got going in the Hamilton when he played an unbeaten knock to steer his side home chasing a small total. Recently, coach Gary Stead backed Nicholls at the top-order will boost his confidence and he will look to deliver good in the fifth ODI.


India vs New Zealand 2019: 5th ODI, Wellington - New Zealand's Predicted XI
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The Kiwi skipper has led the side from the front and he will look to do so in the remaining games of the tour. Kane Williamson has looked in good touch and a big score is on the cards.


New Zealand vs India 2019, Ross Taylor
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After failing in the first two games, Ross Taylor has finally found his touch. He will aim to continue the good streak and finish the five-match ODI series against Indian National Cricket team on a high.


India vs New Zealand 2019: 5th ODI, Wellington - New Zealand's Predicted XI
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Tom Latham has got starts in almost all the games he has batted but has failed to convert those. The southpaw will be desperate to play a big knock and gain his confidence back in Wellington.


Todd Astle, Jimmy Neesham, India vs New Zealand 2019
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Jimmy Neesham made a strong comeback after he made his national return. The all-rounder is equally capable of scoring quick runs and picking up wickets. As a result, New Zealand will rely on him to provide balance to the squad.


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Mitchell Santner has finally started to get into the grove after his long injury lay-off. The left-arm spinner is one of the best in the business and can be pivotal for New Zealand in the major events


Colin de Grandhomme,New Zealand vs India 2019
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Colin de Grandhomme was superb with the ball as he removed two of India’s middle-order batsman Ambati Rayudu and Dinesh Karthik in a span of four deliveries. The all-rounder is also capable of chipping with good scores which makes him valuable in this format.


Todd Astle, Jimmy Neesham, India vs New Zealand 2019

The off-spinner who came into the team in place Ish Sodhi, impressed in his short spell of two over. Meanwhile, this will be a golden opportunity for him to make a mark ahead of the ICC World Cup in May.


Matt Henry Kent
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Matt Henry was economical throughout his spell despite not having a wicket to his name. Henry will have to continue performing well if he wants to cement his spot in the playing XI.


Trent Boult, New Zealand vs India 2019
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Trent Boult was on fire in the last game as he single-handedly demolished the Indian batting order. He returned with five wickets and will look to continue his form and help New Zealand finish the series on a high.

Ankush Das

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