4th T20I: New Zealand win toss, opt to bowl against India

4th T20I: New Zealand win toss, opt to bowl against India

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Wellington, Jan 31: New Zealand stand-in captain Tim Southee won the toss and elected to bowl first against India in the fourth T20I at Sky Stadium here on Friday.

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson was ruled out of the match, owing to a shoulder injury which he picked while diving in the field in the third match. Southee will lead the Kiwis in his absence. Black Caps made two changes in their team, bringing in Tom Bruce and Daryl Mitchell in place of Williamson and Colin de Grandhomme. On the other hand, Virat Kohli led India gave rest to Rohit Sharma, Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadja and the trio were replaced by Sanju Samson, Navdeep Saini and Washington Sundar for this match.

India leads the five-match series 3-0. Playing XI: India: Sanju Samson, Lokesh Rahul(w), Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Tom Bruce, Ross Taylor, Tim Seifert(w), Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tim Southee(c), Ish Sodhi, Hamish Bennett UNI