India had a horrendous outing in their first-warm match of the World Cup against New Zealand at the Kennington Oval in London. The Men in Blue couldn’t handle the Kiwis fast bowlers, especially Trent Boult and got bowled out for a paltry 179. The bowlers tried hard but to no avail. Their second and final warm-up fixture is against Mashrafe Mortaza’s Bangladesh at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff.
The Tigers, on the contrary, would be disappointed after their opening practice game against Pakistan didn’t see a single ball being bowled due to persistent rain. Mortaza’s men’s confidence would be on the higher side as only a few days ago, they beat the Windies in the final of the tri-nation ODI series in Ireland. They remained unbeaten and it was also their maiden victory in a multi-nation tournament.