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World Cup Predictions: India vs. New Zealand

Both the teams are yet to be defeated in this tournament. The Indian team has played two matches in this tournament till now and emerged victorious on both the occasions. In the first match of this mega cricketing event, India outplayed the ‘Proteas’ at the Ages Bowl, Southampton followed by a 36 runs victory against Australia at the Oval.

On the other hand, the New Zealand team has also won all the three matches they have played in this tournament yet. The ‘Kiwis’ blasted the ‘Lankan lions’ in their first match to start their campaign in style. In the second match played against Bangladesh at the Oval, the ‘Blackcaps’ registered a close victory by two wickets followed by triumph over Afghanistan in their third match. Hence, becoming the only team in this tournament to win three games till now.

Pitch Conditions

Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham

One of the beautiful grounds of England, the pitch here is usually flat. Unlike other England grounds, the white ball gets less swing and movement here. So, with the kind of batting line up both the teams have, a big score is on the cards. 


Due to overcast conditions, the DLS method can come in play. So, the team winning the toss is expected to put runs on the board and defend it. 

Total Matches played: 48

Matches won batting first: 20

Matches won batting second: 25

Tied: 2

Abandoned: 1

Average scores in both innings 

Average 1st innings score: 278

Average 2nd innings score: 275

Weather Conditions

Indian team training session has been canceled at Trent Bridge due to rain. Reports are coming from England that rain interruptions will be there in the match also with a cloud covering of 95 percent. The temperature will be on the lower side near about 11 °C, and humidity will hover around 89 percent.

Team News: India 

Indian team suffered a massive blow as the previous match centurion, Shikhar Dhawan, got a thumb injury due to which he will miss the upcoming games. Most probably, Lokesh Rahul will open the innings with Rohit Sharma in his absence, and Dinesh Karthik may replace the left-hander against New Zealand. 

Other than this, no changes are expected in the playing XI. In Dhawan’s absence, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli‘s role will become crucial for the team. 

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

Team News: New Zealand

No Injury concerns are revolving around the New Zealand team, and the whole team has played well as a unit in this tournament till now. Following their comprehensive victory against Afghanistan in the previous encounter, no alterations are expected in the team.

Skipper, Kane Williamson will be expecting the pace army to repeat the performance of the last match. Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, and Ross Taylor will hold the key responsibility in the batting line up. 

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

Here’s probably playing XI of both squads 


                  New Zealand

Virat Kohli (C)

Kane Williamson (C)

MS Dhoni(wk)

Tom Latham(wk)

Rohit Sharma

Martin Guptill

KL Rahul

Colin Munro

Dinesh Karthik

Ross Taylor

Kedar Jadhav

James Neesham

Hardik Pandya

Colin de Grandhomme

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Mitchell Santner

Kuldeep Yadav

Matt Henry 

Yuzvendra Chahal

Lockie Ferguson 

Jasprit Bumrah

Trent Boult

Key Players 

IndiaKL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson

Standings in the ICC ODI points table

India – second place with 121 ratings 

New Zealand – fourth place with 113 ratings 

Head to Head in World Cup

Total matches played– 7

India win-3

New Zealand win– 4

Comparing the previous seven meetings of the teams in the World Cup tournament, New Zealand had an upper hand on India as they have tasted victory for four times. 

Both teams’ score against each other in the World Cup

                                         Highest Score                      Lowest Score 

India                                   252                                      150

New Zealand                        253                                      146

Let’s see which team puts the other under pressure in this match to get the victory title.

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