India will be led by Rohit Sharma as Virat Kohli has been rested to manage his workload.
Not since 2005 have New Zealand lost four consecutive ODIs at home - as part of a seven-match losing streak at the hands of Australia - but despite minor improvements as the series has progressed, nothing to date has shown an indication that a sudden turnaround is on the cards.
For New Zealand, everything seems to have gone haywire since the start of the series and skipper Kane Williamson has agreed that they have been completely outplayed by India. "Who knows, India might get another good player for the World Cup", Ganguly told India TV. Kane Williamson is back leading the side, while Henry Nicholls, Glenn Phillips and Seth Rance miss out from those that played in the Sri Lanka series. He could be replaced by Khaleel Ahmed or Mohammed Siraj.
The 33-year-old's action was reported by match officials after the first one-day global against Australia in Sydney on January 12 but Rayudu failed to submit to a test of his bowling action with the ICC in the required two-week period thereafter. "So we would like to surely create a situation where we give game time to our reserves", the former first-class cricketer added in a statement.
What are the squads for the 4th ODI between India and New Zealand?
Let's have a look at the predicted playing XI of both teams. However, they have now been drafted into the squad after proving their fitness in domestic cricket.
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (captain), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wicket-keeper), Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Henry Nicholls, James Neesham, Matt Henry.
While Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have given the team a great start in the power play overs and have at least picked two wickets, wrist spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal have been right on the money.