India Vs New Zealand 5th ODI: Will Dhoni continue to bat at No 4?

In the five-match series between Indian and New Zealand, both the teams have won two matches each. In the final match, it will be crucial for both the teams to get the order of the batsman right to score a high total to win the tournament.

According to a report in India Today, former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum said, “I am definitely not surprised (with Dhoni doing well at No.4). He is a terrific leader of men as well. Now that he does not play Test cricket his focus is squarely on the limited over games. It means he can have more impact on matches which is why I think he has pushed himself up the order and he has delivered and that is what world class players do.”

According to a report in The Telegraph, Sourav Ganguly sees nothing wrong with India's limited-overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's decision to bat at No. 4. Dhoni has promoted himself up the batting order in the last two ODIs against New Zealand and the results had been mixed. "I have been saying for a quite a while that you do not need a finisher to come at the 40th over. What's the harm if MS comes at No. 4? Virat Kohli is also a brilliant finisher.”

According to a report in The Hindu, on the decisions to drop Corey Anderson and Luke Ronchi, Kane Williamson said, “We have played on different surfaces, so that affects selection. Also it has been a long tour. “It’s exciting to go level into the final match.”