India take on New Zealand in a significant game at Trent Bridge on Thursday. Both New Zealand and India are unbeaten so far in the 2019 Cricket World Cup. India will show New Zealand their stiffest challenge in the World Cup up until now and it ought to be a cracker of a game.
The Virat Kohli-led Indian side will be facing New Zealand in match 18 of ICC World Cup 2019 in what will be a battle of the main two unbeaten sides in the tournament up until this point. Be that as it may, chances of a third washout game appear to be exceedingly sure after UK Met Office anticipated a 50 percent possibility of rain. It rained throughout the day in Nottingham on Wednesday and during that time before the mists took a rest on Thursday morning to enable the two teams to hit the nets while New Zealand players remained indoor to avoid the chilly weather.
New Zealand stand atop in the points table with wins against Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, be that as it may, their genuine test starts now with matches against India, South Africa, England, and Australia arranged straightaway. New Zealand have overseen just a 36.59 percent success rate against enormous teams since the 2015 World Cup.
Notwithstanding, that without a doubt does not place India in the best position. Truly, they vanquished New Zealand 4-1 recently in a five-match away series. Be that as it may, with Trent Boult coming into the lineup under English conditions, India’s top-request remains in a dangerous situation. Since the last edition, he has grabbed 22 wickets against India – the most by any left-arm pacer. Truth be told, India had seen the trailer in their World Cup warm-up conflict. What’s more, presently with Shikhar Dhawan out of the casing, India’s top-request turns out to be considerably increasingly helpless against Boult’s nasty inswingers.
In front of the clash at Trent Bridge, we take a portion of the measurements between the sides:-
More than India, Rohit Sharma will miss Dhawan. Why? Rohit has dealt with an average of 34.55 with different openers as against 45.89 close by Dhawan. Be that as it may, India have recorded a superior win percentage (73.68) without the left-handed opener.
Ross Taylor will be New Zealand’s most crucial player against India, particularly against the celebrated KulCha blend. Indeed, he has been rejected just once by the pair while scoring 129 runs off 148 deliveries.
Head-to-head tie: India lead 51-45 against New Zealand in 101 experiences which incorporate India winning six out of the last seven matches. Be that as it may, New Zealand hold the edge in World Cup gatherings with a 4-3 lead.
Kohli stands 57 flees from amassing 11000 ODI runs and outperforming Sachin Tendulkar to turn into the speediest to the milestone.
Prediction: Rain is expected to baffle the Nottingham swarm. But if they show some mercy, New Zealand might emerge on top.