1. Team News - India
As mentioned earlier, India will be aiming for a 5-0 margin and they had proved in the fourth match that their players from the bench too can be as effective as the frontliners. With top guns failing to fire or rested, Manish Pandey and Shardul Thakur handheld India to victory and their willingness to go the distance through Super Over evidenced their steel-heartedness too. India might just bring in one or two first-choice players for this game like either Rohit Sharma or Mohammed Shami to fortify the line-up.
2. Team News - New Zealand
The series scoreline should have been 2-2 considering their efforts for a larger part of the regular time in the 3rd and 4th T20Is. But they faltered in the crucial moments of the matches like the final over and Super Over to give away the match to India. It is no longer about personnel for this New Zealand side but it is more about correct decision making, focus and right mindset at crucial junctures of the match if they want to pull off a consolation win against India.
3. Dream 11
Openers: KL Rahul (wicketkeer), Colin Munro
Middle-order: Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Tim Seifert, Manish Pandey
All-rounders: Shivam Dube
Bowlers: Ish Sodhi, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini
4. TV Info
The match will be live on Star Sports Networks from12.30 PM IST on Sunday and Live Streaming will be on HotStar. You can also follow the match through MyKhel Live Updates.