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11 Jun 2019 by Rob Esteva

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 – India vs New Zealand Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is India vs New Zealand taking place? Thursday 13th June – 10:30 (UK)

Where is India vs New Zealand taking place? Trent Bridge, Nottingham

What is the expected weather for India vs New Zealand? 15-16c with a 30-50% chance of showers throughout the day which may affect play

What television channel is India vs New Zealand on in the UK? Sky Sports Cricket

Where can I stream India vs New Zealand? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match live on Sky Go

Where can I get tickets for India vs New Zealand? Tickets are still available for this match on Stubhub and can be purchased here.

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last meeting: India beat New Zealand by 35 runs

THE TEAM NEWS

INDIA

Coach: Ravi Shastri

Captain: Virat Kohli

  • The only two unbeaten teams face off at Trent Bridge and Virat Kohli’s men will be keen to join their opponents New Zealand on six points with a win here and they come off a morale-boosting win over Australia on Sunday.

  • They have named an unchanged team last time out, and after two impressive performances, there is little reason for them to dramatically change things, especially against high-quality opposition.

  • They will have to make one enforced change however as they have been dealt a blow by the news that Shikhar Dhawan has sustained a hairline fracture to his finger and will likely miss a couple of weeks of action so that could see KL Rahul move up the order to partner Rohit Sharma and Vijay Shankar or possibly Dinesh Karthik coming into the middle order.

NEW ZEALAND

Coach: Gary Stead

Captain: Kane Williamson

  • New Zealand have romped to three consecutive victories after they hammered Sri Lanka and Afghanistan, and edged past Bangladesh, but now they face a major step up in class as they face one of the tournament favourites in India.

  • The Blackcap bowlers have been in sparkling form having bowled out all three teams so far as Matt Henry and Lockie Ferguson especially have been in superb form, and they will be key to their hopes if they are to trouble this talented Indian side.

  • There continue to be question marks over the opening partnership of Guptill and Munro failing to fire once again as they continue to be boom or bust, and the reliance on Williamson and Taylor continues to be great so they will need others to step up with the bat against such an elite bowling unit.

THE PREDICTION

New Zealand may sit in top spot but that flatters them somewhat as the schedule has been kind to them having met Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan so far. India have a 100% record themselves but they have beaten South Africa and Australia, and the reality is that their performances have been a level above the Blackcaps. New Zealand will know they have to step up a level if they are to compete here with the bat especially but this will be a major test. India are playing some tremendous cricket right now and assuming rain does not play a role in this match, they have to be favoured to pick up another victory here.

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