New Zealand belatedly took care of India's top order but could not contain Shreyas Iyer as they slipped to an opening Twenty20I defeat.
Sanju Samson has taken Shikhar Dhawan's place in India's T20 squad, while Prithvi Shaw has replaced him for the ODIs.
Aaron Finch praised Steve Smith's exploits in the third ODI against India, but the Australia skipper was frustrated by how he got out.
Despite a worrying injury for Shikhar Dhawan, India eased to a seven-wicket victory over Australia to claim the three-match ODI series 2-1.
The Chennai Super Kings have no plans of allowing veteran wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni leave ahead of the 2021 season.
India hauled themselves level and set up an ODI series decider against Australia, to the satisfaction of captain Virat Kohli.
India levelled their ODI series against Australia with a hard-fought win in Rajkot, setting up a decider in Bengaluru on Sunday.
There will be further speculation over MS Dhoni's India future after he was dropped from the BCCI's central contracts list.
Australia star David Warner savoured his unbeaten 128-run performance in Tuesday's 10-wicket demolition of India.
Australia ran riot chasing a comfortable total in the first ODI against India and Virat Kohli has suggested he will not stay at number four.