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India, will have a few changes in the team, with Rishabh Pant and Siddarth Kaul coming back to the squad, will hope to test a few more players before the World Cup.

New Zealand's recent T20I form has been disappointing, having won just two of their last seven 20-over series but India are yet to win an away series in the shortest format of the game, coming up short in their 2009 visit.

Veteran India wicketkeeper-batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni also returned to the T20I squad after a long hiatus. But with some big players missing in both sides, reserve players will be eyeing to make the most of their opportunity and press their case for the ICC World Cup 2019. MS Dhoni and Dinesh Karthik are the other two keeper batsmen in the side.

In the absence of Kohli, Rohit Sharma steps in as the captain and will be looking to lead India to back-to-back series victories in New Zealand.

The spin department will consist of chinaman Kuldeep Yadav and Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal. The 37 year old, however made his presence felt in the field during the second innings with a brilliant piece of work behind the stumps to dismiss New Zealand all rounder Jimmy Neesham.

All-rounder Kedar Jadhav, who last played a T20I against Australia at Guwahati in 2017, should continue with his role from the ODI team.

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Harmanpreet Kaur will return as India captain after Mithali Raj shouldered the captaincy duties in the ODI series.

The Westpac pitch was slow during the fifth ODI, and it offers some swing with the new ball.

A lot will depend on the top-four batsmen - Kane Williamson, Doug Bracewell, Colin de Grandhomme and Lockie Ferguson.

The middle-order consists of youngsters Scott Kuggeleijn and Daryl Mitchell.

Spinners Ish Sodhi and Mitchell Santner have also been included in the squad.

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