Talented wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson got another chance as India made three changes in their playing XI. India are seeking to take a 4-0 lead against New Zealand at Wellington on Friday.
With an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series, Indian camp, as expected, made the changes, bringing in Samson, Navdeep Saini and Washington Sundar for Rohit Sharma, Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja.
Meaning, Samson is getting picked ahead of Rishabh Pant. He will open the innings with KL Rahul.
Here's what India captain Virat Kohli said at the toss: "The track should stay good throughout, we need to keep in mind the short square boundaries. We need to set totals and we've done that twice this series, and done it well. The Super Over win was a massive confidence booster in the year of the World Cup for us. Sanju Samson will open today."
Kiwis also made a couple of changes. They are without injured skipper Kane Williamson. In his absence, Tim Southee is leading the hosts. Daryl Mitchell was in for Williamson, and Daryl Mitchell replaced Colin de Grandhomme.
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Tom Bruce, Ross Taylor, Tim Seifert (wk), Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tim Southee (c), Ish Sodhi, Hamish Bennett.
India: Sanju Samson, Lokesh Rahul (wk), Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini.
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