Cricket Match Tips
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
It is the clash of the best teams in the tournament so far. India has proven why they are the second favorites with two easy wins against the teams like South Africa and Australia. New Zealand is table-toppers with three matches win. If we consider the warm-up match, then New Zealand defeated India and would be looking at it positively. It is the first real test for New Zealand against India to be played at Trent Bridge on 13th June.
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India has started their campaign with a bang defeating two supposed to be title contenders, South Africa, and Australia. The batsmen and bowlers are enjoying the outing in India and have been successful.
Cricket Match Tips Key Players
Their opener Shikhar Dhawan who played a key role in the match against Australia with a hundred has been ruled out for the next match due to a thumb injury. Rohit Sharma is in good form and is the highest run-getter in the tournament thus far. With Shikhar Dhawan out of the equation, it would be his responsibility to give good platform India. Virat Kohli played a brilliant knock of 82 runs against Australia and is in good touch. MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya would be crucial to steering the middle overs.
Yuzvendra Chahal will be a key bowler and he has taken six wickets so far and was the main bowler to derail the Proteas innings. Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar will be a threat with the new ball as they have done in the past.
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 sits comfortably on the top of the table by winning their all three matches. In the last match, they defeated Afghanistan by seven wickets.
Cricket Match Tips Key Players
Their top four is in sublime form. Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson, and Ross Taylor, all of them have hit half-centuries in the tournament so far. Ross Taylor is the key batsmen and he has scored good runs. He would be expected to score big runs in the coming match. Kane Williamson will lead from the front with a good knock.
Trent out has been lethal against India and in the warm-up game, he sent all the top order batsmen back to the pavilion. Lockie Ferguson and Matt Henry have been impressed with the ball. Ferguson is in good touch and can cause problems for the Indian batting line-up.
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
Stadium – Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Capacity – 15350
Ends – Pavilion End, Radcliffe Road End
Venue Scoring Pattern
Average 1st Inning Score – 252
Average 2nd Inning Score – 219
Highest Total – 481/6
Lowest Total – 83/10
Chased Target – 350/3
Defended – 195/9
Weather & Pitch Conditions
A sunny morning is expected with thunderous and heavy showers in the afternoon. The weather has not been good in England for last one week. There might be some sad news for the fans. The temperature would hover on 16 degrees with cloud cover. Humidity can be in the 80s or 90s.
The strip here at Trent Bridge is falt and full of runs. If the match happens, we can expect a high-scoring match with the par score of around 330.
The team will like to bat second if they win the toss. There are chances of rain and with the DLS method, the team batting second has better chances.
Cricket Match Tips and Prediction
India dominated New Zealand in the bilateral series earlier this year but New Zealand has a better record against India in the ICC events. The overs from the Indian wrist-spinners will be crucial in the middle overs. Both teams have good batting line-up and bowling attack. It is the match of the equals.
We think India will fair this match to win three in a row.