World Cup 2019 India Vs New Zealand LIVE Updates: Both Sides Look To Maintain Unbeaten Runs As Rain Threatens To Play Spoilsport

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After starting their World Cup campaign on a high note, Team India will be hoping for to continue their winning momentum against an in-form New Zealand side when the two teams face off at Trent Bridge on Thursday.

Written By Karthik Nair | Mumbai | Updated On:

After starting their World Cup campaign on a high note, Team India will be hoping for to continue their winning momentum against an in-form New Zealand side when the two teams face off at Trent Bridge on Thursday.
Update at 19.33
4 months ago

The highly anticipated India vs New Zealand match has been called off due to rain. 

 

Update at 17:29
4 months ago

As India prepare to lock horns against New Zealand at Trent Bridge, here's what the former Indian skipper has to say about John Wright who was Team India's coach and an ex- Kiwi player.

 

4 months ago

Rain continues to test the patience of the fans.

 

Update at 16:34
4 months ago

Rain continues to halt the proceedings as of now. Stay tuned for further updates.

 

Update at 15:56
4 months ago

As the cricket fans eagerly wait for the match between India and New Zealand to begin at the earliest, here's what the 'Voice of Indian Cricket' Harsha Bhogle had to say.

 

4 months ago

Next inspection to happen at 11:30 am local time. Stay tuned for live updates.

 

Update at 15:03
4 months ago

Meanwhile, the groundsmen are having a tough day at the office.

 

 

Update at 14:52
4 months ago

The toss has been delayed due to drizzle and wet outfield at Trent Bridge.

 

Update at 14:43
4 months ago

As the two undefeated teams of this World Cup will face off against each other, two of Team India's star players Hardik Pandya and Kuldeep Yadav relive their Nottingham memories.

 

Update at 14:25
4 months ago

Meanwhile, BCCI has also tweeted about an inspection at 10.30 AM local time if there is no further rain.

 

Update at 14:21
4 months ago

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had stated that it was slightly dark but there was no rain as parts of the ground were under cover.

 

Update at 14:09
4 months ago

As the passionate cricket fans will be hoping for a full game, renowned sports statistician, Mohandas Menon has provided a slight relief with the weather update on India-New Zealand contest.

 

Update at 13:19
4 months ago

As per weather reports, rain is expected to play a spoilsport in the India-New Zealand clash. However, here are a couple of tweets which might give some relief as of now.

 

Update at 12.27pm
4 months ago

Here's how India and New Zealand have fared at the World Cup till now:

 

4 months ago

After starting their World Cup campaign on a high note, Team India will be hoping for to continue their winning momentum against an in-form New Zealand side when the two teams face off at Trent Bridge on Thursday. While India come into this contest with emphatic wins over South Africa and Australia, the Kiwis have registered three wins in all the three games that they have featured in against Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan respectively. As per weather reports, rain is expected to play a spoilsport in this contest and there are chances of the rain-curtailed match if not a washout.

Meanwhile, when it comes to head-to-head World Cup encounters, the Kiwis are ahead of the Men In Blue by a 4-3 margin. New Zealand have registered wins in 1975, 1979, 1992 and 1999 editions respectively while India have won on three occasions- twice in 1987 and once in 2003.

At the same time, the two teams will be meeting each other in a World Cup clash after 16 long years. 

The Kiwis had earlier given India a reality check in the warm-up game by reducing them to 91/7 and eventually bowling them out for 179 and chasing the target down with almost 13 overs to spare.

Being forced to tinker with a successful opening combination that has cumulatively scored 4681 runs is a bit unsettling but there is also a positive side to the Dhawan injury saga.

It has provided India with an opportunity to test how good their Plan B is.

 READ: India Vs New Zealand Weather Update At World Cup 2019: It's Touch-and-go At Nottingham With Rains Expected But Set To Clear By Afternoon

Rahul's probable elevation at the top will certainly bring Vijay Shankar and Dinesh Karthik into the picture as far as the No.4 slot is concerned.

Shankar's all-round abilities are pitted against Karthik's experience.

The thick cloud cover and damp conditions could also bring in Mohammed Shami into the equation at the expense of one of the wrist spinners.

In case both Shankar and Karthik find a place in the playing XI, then Kedar Jadhav will be the one to miss out.

Pitch Report and conditions: The pitch in Nottingham is a bouncy one, the same one where Windies bowled Pakistan for just 108. Rain is expected on June 13 and will last until lunchtime, according to weather reports.

READ: World Cup 2019: David Warner's First Century Since 2017 Helps Australia Beat Pakistan As Mohammad Amir's Career-best Haul Goes In Vain

(With PTI Inputs)

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