ICC World Cup 2019: Match 18, India vs New Zealand – Weather Forecast
It will be a clash of the Titans when India and New Zealand go up against each other on June 13 (Thursday) at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham. Both teams have made solid starts to their World Cup campaigns. While the Kiwis have won their first three games, Virat Kohli & Co have also made a thumping start beating South Africa and Australia.
Meanwhile, New Zealand so far has played against bottom-placed Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh sides. The victory against the weaker opponents have given them a good headstart in the World Cup. The Black Caps will look to keep the momentum going when they face India – the first tough opponent in this marquee tournament. It will also be a test of the calibre as they look to strengthen their hold at the top of the points table.
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On the other hand, Virat Kohli & Co will be without their regular opener, Shikhar Dhawan. He took a blow on the finger and the last game and will be out for three weeks. KL Rahul is likely to open in place of Dhawan while the experience of Dinesh Karthik should earn him a spot in the middle order. Otherwise, the team is likely to be the same, and they hope to play the same cricket they have played in the last two matches. The bowlers have done relatively well backed by the inform batters which and will look to continue the same job in the games to follow.
Date and Venue: June 13(Thursday), 3:00 PM IST, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Heavy rain threatens to play spoilsport when India takes on New Zealand in their next match at Trent Bridge on Thursday. There have been significant rains throughout the United Kingdom in the last few days. However, although the heavy rain has come down, there will be drizzles till the lunchtime on Thursday.
The maximum temperatures will be around 13 degree Celsius, and minimum overnight temperatures will be around 10 or 11 degree Celsius. Meanwhile, there will be significant cloud covers during the game time assisting the pacers.
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