In the 18th match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, the hot favorites India will take on mighty New Zealand at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham on 13th June. IND vs NZ match preview.
When both these teams faced each other in 2019 Cricket World Cup warm-up match, Blackcaps completely outperformed the Indian team in every department and defeated IND by wickets. India was bowled out for just 178 runs. It will definitely give the Kiwis, the mental edge over the Indian team.
The Indian team has won two out of their two world cup games and is currently at the position in Cricket World Cup 2019 points table. India thrashed the defending champion in their previous game. Virat Kohli, the captain of the Indian cricket team, must be very pleased with the team’s performance so far.
Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma gave an amazing start and put up 100+ partnership stand, then Virat Kohli scored a fifty, Hardik Pandya destroyed the Australian bowling lineup and then Dhoni and Rahul played useful innings at the end. Yuzvendra Chahal, Jaspreet Bumrah, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar took wickets in regular intervals which helped India secure a win over the defending champions. Overall, it was a team effort from India. But the absence of in-form Shikhar Dhawan will definitely hurt the team. In absence of Shikhar, KL Rahul might open the innings and either of the Dinesh Karthik or Vijay Shankar may come into the playing 11.
Ahead of the game against Kiwis, India was hit by a massive blow as the in-form opening batsman, Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the world cup for the 3 weeks due to a thumb injury.
For the full story read| Shikhar Dhawan Ruled Out For 3 Weeks From The 2019 Cricket World Cup
On the other hand, New Zealand has won three out of their three worlds Cup matches so far and is currently at the top of the points table. But they haven’t played against any big team so far – all these wins came against SL, AFG, and BAN. Match against India is going to be the first real test of the Kiwis. However, the win over India will definitely give the advantage to the Blackcaps but the things have changed a lot in the past two weeks. India is in the form now and has the winning momentum with them. So, overall, it is going to be an interesting and most competitive battle to watch out for.
IND vs NZ probable playing XI: India vs New Zealand World Cup 2019 – 13th June 2019
IND playing 11 today: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Vijay Shankar / Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jaspreet Bumrah.
Also, Bench: Shikhar Dhawan, Vijay Shankar / Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammad Shami.
NZ playing 11 today: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro / Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhome, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Trent Boult.
Also, Bench: Tim Seifert, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Colin Munro / Henry Nicholls.
World Cup Head to Head Stats
The IND vs NZ rivalry has taken place 7 times in the World Cup. Out of these, India has won only 3 times and Blackcaps managed to 4 win times. So, the Kiwis has dominated over India in the world cup matches.
ICC World Cup 2019: Best Dream11 picks for IND vs NZ match – Dream11 points
Rohit Sharma – Batsman (IND)
Dream11 points – 114.5 points
Kane Williamson – Batsman (NZ)
Dream11 points – 75.5 points
Virat Kohli – Batsman (IND)
Dream11 points – 71.5 points
Trent Boult – Bowler (NZ)
Dream11 points – 57 points
Yuzvendra Chahal – Bowler (IND)
Dream11 points – 82 points
India vs New Zealand Dream 11 Team no. 1
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India vs New Zealand Dream 11 Team no. 2
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