ICC CWC 2019 India vs New Zealand 18th Match Preview Prediction

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ICC CWC 2019 India vs New Zealand 18th Match Preview Prediction – Nottingham has been special this World Cup with matches that would be the highlights of the tournament. The stadium which is often termed the most dramatic in the England and Wales has witnessed some nail-biting matches and finishes and when India and New Zealand collide here in their league match, expect nothing less than a war on the center stage with cricket getting maximum hits. While New Zealand has boosted itself of winning three matches against three Asian sides, they are yet to face one which has also been called as favorites this time. Harsha Bhogle also iterated the fact that the New Zealand team has really not been tested yet by a team which its size matches. While they were brutal against Sri Lanka and Afghanistan, they came quite close to a loss against Bangladesh. On the other hand, the Indian team comes on the back of two impressive wins against South Africa and Australia, a team which had beaten New Zealand in their only appearance in a world cup final. So, when they clash, and they will, we expect a full house at Trent Bridge with Cricket making massive strides.

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ICC CWC 2019 India vs New Zealand 18th Match Preview Prediction

India Team Preview

India had come in this world cup on the back of a series loss against Australia in their own backyard from being 2-0 up against a side which did not have Mitchel Starc in it. while captain Kohli laments their loss in the series, they changed the course into a stride to completely changed the fortune. In the world cup stage where India was considered a favorite, India had to make a statement. While England had thumped South Africa in their opener before losing one to Pakistan, they quickly came back to score a mammoth 386. New Zealand had quietly crept to the top of the table with three easy wins. West Indies were making inroads with their hefty bouncers which were unplayable.

On the back of such an exciting tournament, a team such as India surely wanted to make a statement that they have arrived, though late. And how well did they do it? While a win against South Africa was not duly credited owing to injuries to main bowlers, they outbatted, outbowled and outfielded Australia in their second match to send a loud and clear message that they had arrived big time. But their nemesis is not going to end soon as their first four matches have been scheduled against four tough teams with New Zealand being the toughest who had beaten India in the practice match.

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ICC CWC 2019 India vs New Zealand 18th Match Preview Prediction

The batting looks in exciting forms and when they take on the field again, they would hope to keep the momentum going. However, with a sore thumb, Shikhar Dhawan might be rested if he doesn’t recuperate well in time. In that scenario, the team would be forced to bring KL Rahul from the fourth position to open the inning while sending MS Dhoni at Number four and playing either Dinesh Karthik or Vijay Shankar. But all probabilities lie towards Dhawan giving good signs. He was not told to field against Australia and he could very well be in place towards taking the field against New Zealand. Everyone in the squad looks perfect. Hardik Pandya and Dhoni were excellent towards the end while Dhawan, Rohit, and Kohli anchored the innings well. a late flourish from Rahul proved enough for Australians.

The bowling too looks confident and unless the weather conditions don’t force, they would not be required to make any changes. If the weather conditions remain overcast, the team management might go with Mohammad Shami in place of Kuldeep Yadav to get some more assistance from the pitch.

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ICC CWC 2019 India vs New Zealand 18th Match Preview Prediction

Team: Virat Kohli (capt), Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, Rohit Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav.

Probable XI: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhubaneshwar Kumar, Yujvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah

Expected XI (In Case Dhawan gets ruled out): Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik/Vijay Shankar, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhubaneshwar Kumar, Yujvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah

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New Zealand Team Preview

Nothing brings out the best in the New Zealand side than an ICC tournament, a place they can’t be ruled out ever. Their prowess grew at the world stage when they became the finalist in the previous edition of the world cup. Till now, they have won three games easily and sit comfortably at the top of the table. But as experts say, they haven’t been tested as of yet and their first test would India who come on the back of a comfortable win against Australia, the all-weather nemesis of New Zealand.

ICC CWC 2019 India vs New Zealand 18th Match Preview Prediction

This world cup has seen some unfamiliar characteristics from the New Zealand side thus far. While they were brutal against Sri Lanka devouring them to a 10-wicket win, they weren’t so clinical against Bangladesh while coming back to their brilliant form against Afghanistan. Their performance can be defined with the bowling successes they have received in the tournament right from their practice match against India. They have been successful in bowling out the opposition quite well and their front line seamers have had good outings also. But it’s their batting that should concern them as they have not fired as they promised in their tournament opener. Guptill and Munro have not been consistent but a big match pressure might spur competitiveness in them. While we hope of tough competition at Nottingham, Captain Williamson would be willing to confirm a win and increase their stronghold at the top of the table.

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Team: Kane Williamson (capt), Tom Blundell (wk), Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham (wk), Colin Munro, James Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor.

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ICC CWC 2019 India vs New Zealand 18th Match Preview Prediction

Probable XI: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), James Neesham, Colin De Grandhomme, Mitchel Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult

Match: IND vs NZ, Match 18, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

When: Thursday, June 13, 2019, 09:30 AM GMT, 03:00 PM IST

Where: Trent Bridge, Nottingham

Average 1st inning score: 252

Average 2nd inning score: 220

Highest Total: 481/6 (50 Ov) by ENG vs AUS

Lowest Total: 83/10 (23 Ov) by RSA vs ENG

Highest Chased: 350/3 (44 Ov) by ENG vs NZ

Lowest Defended: 195/9 (50 Ov) by WI vs ENG

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