ICC World Cup 2019 Match 18 India vs New Zealand, Match Prediction

On 13th June, India would be facing the Blackcaps, New Zealand in their third World Cup game at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. As per weather forecast report, for Thursday’s match rain might play a spoilsport. However, the good news is that the rain might recede by lunchtime. Whatever might be the case, one would be able to see the clash of two great teams, who would be battling out in order to book their berth for the semi-finals.

Till now, both India and New Zealand remain the two unbeaten teams in this year’s cricket world cup tournament. So this match is going to be pretty exciting as both teams will try their level best to hold their title of being the unbeaten team in this cricket tournament.

India
Captain: Virat Kohli
The Men in Blue would be keen to join their opponents, the Black Caps on six points by defeating New Zealand. They would be playing this match after a morale-boosting win over Australia.
India’s team is going to remain unchanged. After two dramatic wins, there is a little reason to bring any changes to the squad.

One serious blow to team India is that Shikhar Dhawan won’t be able to play against New Zealand as he sustained a hairline fracture to his finger.

KL Rahul might take the place of Dhawan and might play in the middle order along with Shankar and Karthik.

New Zealand
Captain: Kane Williamson
New Zealand would be facing off one of the tournament favorites, India.

The bowlers are in brilliant form after having thrashed out all three teams till now. Matt Henry and Lockie Fergusons are in great form and there are high hopes from them.

The opening partnership of Guptill and Munro is still a question, as to whether they would be able to show any magic. Against an elite bowling unit of India, Williamson and Taylor need to be great.

Prediction
New Zealand might be on the top of the points table; however, in reality, their performance is not at par with India. India is playing great cricket and if rain doesn’t play a spoilsport, India have a chance to win over New Zealand.

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