World Cup 2019: Gaurav Kapur's Hilarious Message To 'Lord Indra (Nottingham Branch)' Is Every True Indian Cricket Fan Ahead Of India Vs New Zealand

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Inclement weather and wet outfield has delayed the start of the ICC World Cup game between India and New Zealand here Thursday.

Written By Digital Desk | Mumbai | Updated On:

Inclement weather and wet outfield has delayed the start of the ICC World Cup game between India and New Zealand here Thursday.

An inspection was scheduled for 3 pm IST but was put off after it started raining again.

The outfield is pretty wet and is expected to take time to dry up as there's no sunshine.

Commenting on the situation, Gaurav Kapur, an Indian actor and television presenter known for being the host of the pre-match Indian Premier League show, Extraaa Innings T20, took to his Twitter handle and wrote: "Subject: Dry Day Dear Lord Indra (Nottingham branch) You have been working over time the last few days. Please take the day off today. Yours Sincerely, An Indian Cricket fan."

After heavy showers in the past two days, Thursday has been relatively drier although it remains overcast.

Even if the match happens, it is expected to be a curtailed one as there is forecast of intermittent showers through the day.

The pitch inspection has been delayed after a shower. The square is covered and the outfield has been given another soaking.
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The toss for the India-New Zealand match in Nottingham has been delayed because of a damp pitch.
There will be a pitch inspection at 10:30 a.m.
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The last two unbeaten teams in the Cricket World Cup meet when India plays New Zealand at Nottingham on Thursday.

New Zealand is 3-0 and India 2-0 to start the tournament.

Two-time World Cup champion India has won six of the last seven one-day internationals against New Zealand, including the most recent in February.

But in World Cup history, New Zealand leads India 4-3, including their only previous encounter at Nottingham in 1999.

India captain Virat Kohli needs 57 runs to become the ninth player to score 11,000 ODI runs.

Opener Rohit Sharma's last four ODI innings are 95, 56, 122 not out, and 57, his longest run of 50-plus scores in ODIs. If he scores another, he will be the fourth player from India to achieve the feat after Sachin Tendulkar, Kohli (twice), and Ajinkya Rahane.

Opener Martin Guptill needs 93 more runs to become the second New Zealand player after Stephen Fleming (1,075) to score 1,000 World Cup runs.

The forecast is for showers to 5 p.m.

(With inputs from agencies)

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