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MS Dhoni will be the cynosure as India get ready to play New Zealand in the 4th ODIReuters

India will want to wrap up the series with a match to play, New Zealand level it to take this engrossing series into the decider. So, when the 4th ODI comes calling in Ranchi, MS Dhoni's hometown, on Wednesday, expect some riveting cricketing action from both teams.

India bounced back from that poor chase in Delhi with a masterclass in Mohali, where Virat Kohli did what he does best while Dhoni found his way back to some much-needed batting form.

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While there are still plenty of chinks that India need to iron out, the victory in the third match was hugely impressive. What Dhoni and his team will now want to do is take that form into the 4th ODI and finish off the series.

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Act one of that plan will be, of course, to win the toss again. New Zealand are yet to win a single call of the coin so far, and if India come up trumps again half an hour before the start of play, they will already have a big advantage over the visitors.

Chasing is obviously India's strength, mainly because they have Kohli, who just seems to get better and better with that particular batting art. With Dhoni another master of the chase, India will definitely want to bowl first again, if they do end up winning the toss for the fourth consecutive time in this series.

If they don't, though, it will be interesting to see how they adjust. Rohit Sharma has a better record while batting first, so for the Mumbaikar to regain his ODI touch, losing the toss might not be such a bad thing. Hitting a big hundred will not only give Rohit confidence for the final match, it will also add some extra belief as India prepare for the England series.

New Zealand will hope the toss finally goes their way, because they have the bowling to restrict India to a sub-par total. Defending a score is a lot more difficult when the dew comes in under lights, so Kane Williamson will want to call right this time, allowing his players to test themselves while chasing down a total.

The New Zealand middle order is the worry going into this game, after another big collapse threatened to derail a solid start in the third match. While Jimmy Neesham and Matt Henry rescued the visitors with a brilliant ninth-wicket partnership, Williamson will know his batsmen must perform better.

India will want to take advantage with their spinners in the middle overs and if Amit Mishra continues to bowl like he did in Mohali and Kedar Jadhav keeps that golden arm of his intact, the hosts could end up winning the series in Dhoni-town.

Where to Watch Live

India vs New Zealand 4th ODI is set to begin at 1.30pm IST (9pm NZT, 9am BST, 4am ET). Live Streaming and TV information is below.

India: TV: Star Sports 1, Star SportsHD1 and Star Sports 3 and Star SportsHD3. Live Streaming: Hotstar.

New Zealand: TV: Sky Sport3. Live Streaming: Sky Go NZ.

Australia: TV: Fox Sports 2. Live Streamimg: Foxtel.

UK: TV: Sky Sports 3. Live Streaming: Watch Sky Sports.

US and Canada: TV: Willow TV. Live Streaming: Willow TV Online.

Middle East: TV: OSN Sports Cricket. Live Streaming: OSN Cricket Live.

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