tire 50-over game a close unthinkable undertaking for the Trent Bridge ground staff.
Both India and New Zealand come into this game undefeated. New Zealand sit serenely at the highest point of the ICC World Cup 2019 table with three wins in the same number of games. India, then again, have won both their intense matches against South Africa and Australia.
India vs New Zealand in the ICC World Cup 2019 on June 13 (Thursday) will be broadcast on the Star Sports network and Live streaming will be available on Hotstar. The match will be played at Trent Bridge, Nottingham and will begin at 1500 HRS IST. (IND vs NZ Live). You can also follow all the action on our live blog.
PREVIEW: The main two unbeaten teams in the tournament are set to confront each other at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Thursday (June 13). Sadly, however, everyone’s eyes are trained elsewhere – upwards towards the sky, to be exact. Diligent rain and a ‘yellow cautioning’ from Monday morning has put a cloud – no play on words expected – over the match among India and New Zealand. The cold weather forced both teams to stay indoor for a couple of days; New Zealand practised indoor on Tuesday while India literally stayed indoor.
Rain relented a little on the eve of the game, enabling teams to peep out for open air training. India’s batsmen overcame the drizzle and hit the nets, getting throwdowns. Vijay Shankar was the first to bat – perhaps an indication that he could space in the center request given India have lost Shikhar Dhawan to injury. Dinesh Karthik, the other contender for the opening, had a genuinely long session too.
India’s bowlers avoided the session – for what reason would they risk slipping and injuring themselves given the wetness of the outfield.
The forced change includes KL Rahul returning to the opening position. There’s no uncertainty he’d appreciate it as well; he midpoints 56 there from seven innings while he midpoints only 16.66 from eight innings somewhere else in the request. His just ODI ton and two half-hundreds of years have come as an opener. Dhawan and Rohit Sharma is the better opening pair, however Rahul is definitely not a terrible third alternative by any means.
The rejig powers India to change their game-plan. They currently have no left-handers in the batting unit, except if they play Ravindra Jadeja which is far-fetched. In any case, India will accept they have all bases secured. The way where they won the initial two games – against intense restriction – will give them confidence.
India had all-round triumphs in both the games. The first, against South Africa, was fueled by bowlers. The second, against Australia, saw the batsmen consolidating for a strong performance.
Then again, New Zealand’s triumphs have generally been controlled by their bowlers. They skittled out Sri Lanka for 136 and Afghanistan for 172. Between the two recreations, they additionally bowled out Bangladesh for 244.
Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson and Jimmy Neesham have been among the wickets for New Zealand, while Trent Boult has generally been a quiet supporter. The conditions in Nottingham will energize Boult – on the off chance that he swings the ball, he can go through the Indian line up as he has done on a couple of events.
The wicket in Trent Bridge is known for being batsmen well disposed, however West Indies appeared against Pakistan and Australia that you can inconvenience teams with crude pace. The pitch has been under spread for three days, and the clamminess should support bowlers. Pace and bob off the wicket, swing noticeable all around – New Zealand have an ideal assault to use conditions on offer in Henry, Ferguson and Boult.
New Zealand have picked 30 wickets from three games, however their batsmen are yet to be tried appropriately. The main time that happened somewhat was in the Bangladesh game, when they huffed and puffed to a two-wicket win chasing 245. India could represent an alternate challenge, as was evident in the recent series in New Zealand.
India will take certainty from that win, while New Zealand can take certainty from their triumph in the warm-up match before the World Cup. Much will rely upon the hurl as well; whoever wins is probably going to handle previously given every one of the factors.
India: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(capt), Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah.
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(capt), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(wk), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.