The highly anticipated India vs New Zealand match has been called off due to rain.
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.
Rain continues to test the patience of the fans.
Rain continues to halt the proceedings as of now. Stay tuned for further updates.
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.
Next inspection to happen at 11:30 am local time. Stay tuned for live updates.
Meanwhile, the groundsmen are having a tough day at the office.
The toss has been delayed due to drizzle and wet outfield at Trent Bridge.
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.
Meanwhile, BCCI has also tweeted about an inspection at 10.30 AM local time if there is no further rain.
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.
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.
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.
Here's how India and New Zealand have fared at the World Cup till now:
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.
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.
(With PTI Inputs)