Two-time champions India will lock horns with New Zealand in match no 18 of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The battle between the unbeaten teams will take place at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on June 13 (Thursday). New Zealand leads the table standings with six points after three matches, while India are placed fourth with four points after two games. The Kiwis, led by Kane Williamson will be playing their fourth match of CWC19, while India will play their third match. Both the teams are so far unbeaten in the tournament and may remain so of the weather in Nottingham doesn’t see any change. It has been raining since Monday but Wednesday saw a slight decline in rain making the prospects of a match happening possible. Meanwhile, if you are looking for today’s (June 13) weather and pitch report of AUS vs PAK CWC 2019, then please scroll below for all the required information. India vs New Zealand Cricket Score 18th ODI Match.
The met office in England issued a ‘yellow warning’ for heavy rains in parts of South East England and the East Midlands. Trent Bridge in East Midlands, where the match is set to take place, is also witnessing rains. The sun has not risen in Nottingham since Monday and despite a slight decrease in rainfall the possibility of a full-fledged match still looks slim. But amidst all odds, there is still a glimmer of hope. The possibility of rain interventions decreases as the match progresses and therefore fans might be able to witness some play. The temperature will also be around 13-14 degree Celsius throughout the day, according to report from acuweather.com which will keep the conditions cold. Weather Forecast For UK: Country Witnesses A Month's Rain In One Day, More ICC World Cup 2019 Matches Likely To Be Washed Out.
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Pitch Report: Reports stated that a new pitch, more centrally located, will be used for the IND vs NZ match. Of the three CWC 2019 matches played here, teams bowling first have won two, but chasing teams have never been out of the game here at Trent Bridge. The overcast conditions will assist the fast bowlers if a game actually takes place.
Weather In Nottingham
India (From): Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Lokesh Rahul, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Vijay Shankar, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami.
New Zealand (From): Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(w), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Tom Blundell, Henry Nicholls, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi.
India beat heavyweights South Africa and defending champions Australia in their two opening matches, while New Zealand saw-off Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. Virat Kohli led India, next play Pakistan on June 16, while in a rematch of the 2015 semi-finals New Zealand face South Africa.