Fleming has joined the New Zealand team after guiding Chennai Super Kings to their fourth IPL title on Friday.
New Zealand will play India three days later at the Dubai International Stadium.
Fleming said that all the four IPL titles are special to him but the current one holds greater significance as it was bagged by an ageing side, who were written off at the start of the tournament.
MS Dhoni was not the only batter who struggled, difficult wicket for strokeplay: CSK coach Stephen Fleming
CSK coach Stephen Fleming came in defence of skipper MS Dhoni, saying he was not the only batter to struggle on the Dubai wicket.
Gaikwad hit a match-winning unbeaten 88 as CSK posted 156 for 6 after being reduced to 24 for four inside the powerplay.
Before the IPL season got suspended earlier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IPL was proving to be unlike any othe.
CSK started the ongoing league with a defeat against Delhi Capitals, but regrouped after that to win their next three matches and grab the top spot in the points table.
Dhoni's father Pan Singh and mother Devaki Devi have both tested positive for COVID-19 and are currently recuperating at the Pulse Superspeciality Hospital in Ranchi.
Fleming said because of the "many resources" his team has, it's facing the challenge of managing the batting order.
Dhoni has been leading the side since the inaugural edition of the league in 2008.
Lungi Ngidi, Jason Behrendorff to miss game against Punjab Kings, confirms CSK coach Stephen Fleming
Stephen Fleming confirmed that pacer Lungi Ngidi and Jason Behrendorff will not be available for the side in the next game against Punjab Kings.
Australia pacer Hazlewood had withdrawn at the last moment to keep himself fit for upcoming international assignments.
With 36 runs needed in the last two overs, Dhoni refused three singles in the 19th over bowled by Navdeep Saini getting just 10 off it including a six off a no-ball.
CSK, returning to the IPL after serving a two-year suspension period, have players in their mid-30s such as captain MS Dhoni, Shane Watson and Dwayne Bravo.