Match: IND vs NZ, Match 18, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
Date: Thursday, June 13, 2019
Time: 09:30 AM GMT
Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham
India Predicted Playing 11
- Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Vijay Shankar/Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
New Zealand Predicted Playing 11
- Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
India vs New Zealand Prediction
New Zealand crushed India when the two teams faced each other in a warm-up match before the start of the World Cup and the Kiwis have a big psychological advantage from that win. They also have plenty of momentum with them having won their first three matches on the bounce. However, all three of those encounters have come against weaker oppositions – Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. India, on the other hand, are coming on the back of impressive wins over two very strong contenders for the title – South Africa and Australia. The Black Caps have not been pushed much until now and it won’t be wrong to say that their real World Cup campaign begins from this game.
India will dearly miss their opener Shikhar Dhawan who returned to full flow against the Aussies, but they still have enough firepower in the tank to overcome the New Zealand pace threat. This will be one of those contests in which the team that bats better will emerge victorious and India’s superior batting strength makes them the favorites to win this battle.