PHOTOS: India, New Zealand squads arrive in Visakhapatnam for 5th ODI

Indian players were given a rousing welcome by the fans, gathered outside airport and outside the ACA-VDCA Stadium.

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Visakhapatnam, Oct 28: India and New Zealand teams arrived in Visakhapatnam on October 28 (Friday) ahead of the fifth and final ODI here at the ACA-VDCA Stadium on Saturday (Oct 29).

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Both the teams reached here amid fears of rain. 

Mahendra Singh Dhoni's leadership as well as finishing skills will be put through a stern test when an inconsistent India take on a rejuvenated New Zealand in the series-deciding ODI.

With the series locked at 2-2, Dhoni and his men will be eager to clinch the issue while history beckons Kane Williamson's men as they have a glorious opportunity to taste their maiden success in a bilateral ODI rubber.

The Indian players were given a rousing welcome by the fans, gathered outside airport and outside the ACA-VDCA Stadium.

Here are the images of Team's arrival at Visakhapatnam:

Amit Mishra, Umesh Yadav, Axar Patel

India bowlers Amit Mishra, Umesh Yadav and Axar Patel arrive in Vizag for the 5th and final ODI.

Skipper MS Dhoni arrives in Vizag

While Dhoni's captaincy may not be under immediate threat but a series loss against New Zealand will certainly raise questions about 'Captain Cool's ability to marshall his resources after his much publicised admission of being unable to rotate strike lower down the order.

Virat Kohli waves at Vizag fans

The over-reliance on Virat Kohli has also been evident during the series as Indian Test captain was the prime performer in both victories during the first four matches so far.

Crowd puller Virat Kohli gets heroes' welcome

India's both the wins of the series had Virat Kohli anchor the chase be it the 85 not out in a low-scoring chase in Dharamsala, or his majestic unbeaten 154 that hunted down New Zealand's challenging 285 in Mohali.

Rohit Sharma is yet to explode

The opening pair of Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane is yet to provide a much-needed solid start, consequently India's batting is centred Kohli and Dhoni.

Hardik Pandya would hope to contribute with all round show

Hardik Pandya impressed with his performances in the first three ODIs and would be hoping to contribute for the side with his all round show.

Kane Williamson welcomed at Vizag

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson welcomed at Visakhapatnam. Kiwis have never won against India in four bilateral contests since 1988 will be hoping for Black Caps to buck the trend and return home with an act of redemption.

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