It has been raining in Nottingham on Thursday and it has delayed the start of India vs New Zealand match at Trent Bridge.
Weather at Nottingham is set to play key role in India’s third match of the World Cup against New Zealand.As per the latest updates, the rain has returned to delay the toss further at Trent Bridge.
The umpires will carry out an official at 4:00pm Bangladeshi time.
It has been raining in Nottingham for the past three days and there are more than 50% chances of rain even today, making a full 50-over game a near impossible task for the Trent Bridge ground staff.
Both India and New Zealand come into this game undefeated. New Zealand sit comfortably at the top of the ICC World Cup 2019 points table with three wins in as many games. India, on the other hand, have won both their tough matches against South Africa and Australia.
India will miss the services of opener Shikhar Dhawan, who has been ruled out for at least 1-12 days due a hairline fracture on his left thumb. Dhawan will be replaced by KL Rahul at the top, meaning either Dinesh Karthik or KL Rahul will slot in at No. 4 for India.
“Shikhar is a big loss to India. The present team plays very well at the ICC tournaments and he has a very good record over here. Rohit Sharma and Dhawan complement each other very well because of right and left hand combination,” said Ross Taylor ahead of the match.
Virat Kohli (c), Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, MS Dhoni (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, Rohit Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav
New Zealand Squad:
Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), Tom Blundell (wk), Mitchell Santner, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Colin Munro, Ish Sodhi, Henry Nicholls, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Jimmy Neesham