The home side defeat Royal Challengers Bangalore by five runs
Sharma also said the bowling attack becomes more lethal once Bhuvneshwar is back in the team. “He is injured and I hope he gets well soon and our bowling attack will become more lethal.”
However, Gayle had missed the last match against Delhi Daredevils as he was a bit sore and Punjab would hope the opener makes it to the playing XI tomorrow.
Having won five straight bilateral series apart from reaching Champions Trophy final, a 3-0 win will put India atop the ICC ODI rankings, overtaking South Africa.
The skipper made it clear that he wants Shankar to get a feel of the Indian team's set-up and know what he needs to do to become a top notch international player.
India will definitely have an upper hand. These countries will also be thinking twice while preparing the wickets for the series.
Kohli, who is top-ranked in both ODIs and T20Is, knocked up a fine 104 not out on day five before the game ended in a draw.
Play had to be called off 41 minutes before scheduled time due to bad light.
The series is currently level at 1-1, with the New Zealand taking lead in the initial match and the hosts levelling things in the second.
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