Blackcaps vs India: Ross Taylor seeks redemption in lost series

Blackcaps batting maestro Ross Taylor doesn't think his side will have any trouble motivating themselves for the remaining two one-dayers against India this week.

The five-match ODI series is already lost, with the tourists sweeping the opening three games in comprehensive fashion, winning the third by seven wickets at Mt Maunganui on Monday.

Both teams now shuffled the decks for the final two encounters, with Indian captain Virat Kohli leaving New Zealand on Tuesday, and Jimmy Neesham and Todd Astle brought in the New Zealand squad.

But Taylor did not try to hide his disappointment with the Blackcaps' performances to date and looked forward to the remaining fixtures.

"You've just got to give credit to the Indians, they've just been far too good in all three matches and we just haven't been up to it," he told media, after the third match.

"If we're brutally honest, with bat and ball, we haven't been able to penetrate. We back ourselves to keep wickets in hand with the bat and we haven't been able to do that.

"The exciting thing is we have two games to go and even though the series is gone, there's still a lot of pride in the team and playing for New Zealand.

"Hamilton has been a good hunting ground for us as a team, and obviously the World Cup is not that far away and we still have combinations to sort out.

"There's a couple of new personnel coming in and hopefully they can bring a new edge to the team. It's tough, but we have to get on - it's a professional sport and hopefully we can bounce back in the last two games."

Taylor provided one of the few highlights for New Zealand in the latest defeat, holding the batting order together with a stoic 93 runs off 106 balls, but 243 was never likely to test India's powerful line-up.

"I did a lot of hard work and It would have been nice to top it off and maybe just stretch that score out to 270-280, you never know," said Taylor.

"It was nice, but when you lose, it's pretty tough."

New Zealand's next chance for payback comes on Thursday in Hamilton.