Latham lost the toss for the sixth time while standing in as captain for Kane Williamson and had to bat on a disconcertingly green pitch at Hagley Oval.
Kohli said the success in England and Australia has made the team richer in experience and they would like to build on that with a maiden Test series win in South Africa in the upcoming away contest.
Tom Latham will lead the side in place of Williamson, who has been dealing with the tendon injury since it first emerged in the New Zealand home summer.
The day belonged to the Black Caps, who finished on 129/0 with both the openers Tom Latham (50 n.o) and Will Young (75 n.o) impressing.
Jaffer said Latham has the ability to succeed in the subcontinent and plays the sweep shot well.
Tom Latham's remarks came after the fifth and final T20I where New Zealand registered a 27-run victory. Bangladesh won the series 3-2.
Did really well to learn from our big loss vs Bangladesh in opening T20I: New Zealand cricketer Tom Latham
Tom Latham scored an unbeaten 65 off 49 deliveries as the tourists fell short of the target of 141/6 in 20 overs by four runs.
Tom Latham said it was good to come down the order from his regular opening slot, and praised the Indian seamers for their good show.
The Indian batsmen struggled against the Kiwi bowlers and could only manage a total of 280/8 in their 50 overs.
New Zealand rode on a 200-run stand between Latham and Taylor to register a six-wicket victory and take a 1-0 lead.