Although the visitors have sealed the series 3-1, they will look to bounce back after the eight-wicket defeat in the fourth ODI where they were bundled out for a paltry 92. He has got that calm demeanour in the middle-order.
The 5th ODI between India and New Zealand will be played at Seddon Park in Hamilton from 7.30AM IST.
"Yes, he is fit and will be playing the fifth ODI", Bangar told reporters on the eve of the game.
The Hamilton match was another reminder as Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav and Dinesh Karthik failed to prove that they can stand up and be counted if Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan fail on a given day, especially with Kohli also not around. Neesham also mentioned that the New Zealand bowlers would be looking to restrict MS Dhoni in the remainder of the tour.
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Having returned from provisional suspension post his loose talk on a TV chat show, Hardik Pandya gave ample display of his importance in the ODI team and he will look to continue to deliver.
The team management might also want to test Mohammed Siraj as Khaleel Ahmed wasn't very impressive in the last game.
However, the hosts will be without opener Martin Guptill after the 32-year-old tweaked his back during practice which could see a return to the top of the order for Colin Munro - who was dropped from the fourth ODI.
In the bowling department, Boult will once again lead the attack, fired up by his five-wicket haul while Colin de Grandhomme provided solid support with his three-wicket haul in the last match.
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham (wk), Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, and Ross Taylor.
Dhoni carried his good form to New Zealand, striking a 33 ball 48 to guide India to a 90 run victory in the second ODI at Mount Maunganui.
There were huge concerns in the Indian dressing room surrounding MS Dhoni's form at the start of the year after a bleak 2018 in which he could manage only 275 runs from 20 matches.