India vs New Zealand, World Cup 18th Match: Preview, Key Players, Squads, Pitch Report

Welcome to Cricwild. India have been dealt with an injury blow ahead of this game with Shikhar Dhawan. But they had a good start in this world cup by wining 2 back to back games.They won the first game with by 6 wickets against south Africa and won by 36 runs against Australia.

New Zealand had three wins out of three so far (against Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh) but if recent history is any indicator, this has gone according to the book so far for New Zealand. Since 2015, they enjoy a win percentage of 81.58 against anyone that’s not India, South Africa, England or Australia. Two of the aforementioned teams are next in line for New Zealand, and it is here that they lose far more than they win (36.59 %).

#Match Schedule

Date : Thursday 13th June, 2019
Match Venue : Trent Bridge, Nottingham, England.

#Pitch Condition : India vs New Zealand, ICC World Cup 18th Match

The 18th world cup match is between India vs New Zealand is at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, England. With the clouds hovering over the Trent Bridge, the pace bowlers are likely to have a say in the game. So far, the pitch has favoured the batters apart from Pakistan’s capitulation against the Windies. If the game goes ahead, it will be extremely hard to score runs. The team winning the toss should opt to bowl first undoubtedly.

Won batting first       :  (40%)
Won batting second  :  (55%)
Highest total  : England 481/6 (50/50 overs) vs Australia
Lowest total   : South Africa 83/10 vs England
Capacity  : 15,350

#Weather Condition at Nottingham, England.

Current weather condition in Nottingham, United Kingdom over the next 7 days, the max temperature will be 19C on Monday 17th June at around 3 pm. In the same week the min temperature will be 9C on Saturday 15th June at around 3 am.

#Head to Head Match Result : India vs New Zealand

The first match was played at  : 1975.
Total no of matches played  : 160
India won  : 55
New Zealand won  : 45
Tied  : 5
No result  : 1

#India vs New Zealand Team News

India :

India have been dealt with an injury blow ahead of this game with Shikhar Dhawan. But they had a good start in this world cup by wining 2 back to back games.They won the first game with by 6 wickets against south Africa and won by 36 runs against Australia.

Shikhar Dhawan’s injury means that KL Rahul will move up to the top. And the No. 4 question which was rested for a while, crops back up. Vijay Shankar and Dinesh Karthik, both had enough batting practice a day ahead of the game and one of them should be a straightforward fit.

Indian top order Rohit Sharma scored another 179, Shikhar Dhawan made a 125, Virat Kohli got 100 in past 2 matches and Hardik Pandya showed his power game can work very well on the international stage. Even MS Dhoni and Lokesh Rahul hit sixes from the very first ball they faced.We think India will want to chase first if it gets the chance because setting a target can be very tricky at Trent Bridge. The batting order looks quite well sorted right now and we don’t anticipate any changes for the match against New Zealand.

Jasprit Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal have been the best bowlers for India so far. They have been bowling at a high level and can be expected to do the same. The real advantage for India has been the form of Bhuvaneshwar Kumar.

New Zealand :

New Zealand had three wins out of three so far (against Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh) but if recent history is any indicator, this has gone according to the book so far for New Zealand. Since 2015, they enjoy a win percentage of 81.58 against anyone that’s not India, South Africa, England or Australia. Two of the aformentioned teams are next in line for New Zealand, and it is here that they lose far more than they win (36.59 %).

New Zealand has also been performing well this time around and cannot be taken lightly. However, having defeated the defending champions in their previous cwc match, team India will be in good spirits to take on the black caps.

Kane Williamson’s men are heading into their first big test of World Cup, 5 days after their comfortable 7-match win over Afghanistan.On the other hand, pre-tournament favourites have begun their World Cup campaign with two dominant performances.

The New Zealand bowling attack has a very good fast bowling component but its spinners are only average. Trent Boult, Matt Henry, and Lockie Ferguson will have to find a way of picking up some early wickets to put the Indian middle order under pressure.

#India vs New Zealand Squad

India :

Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, Dinesh Karthik (wk), KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja

New Zealand :

Kane Williamson (c), Tom Blundell (wk), Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham (wk), Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee (vc), Ross Taylor.

#Key Players - India vs New Zealand, ICC World Cup 18th Match

Best Performers Last 2 Matches

India vs New Zealand ICC World Cup 18th Match Key Players

#Who will Win

While the momentum is strongly in India favor to win and as per the past history India will win the match. We hope New Zealand will fight back.

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