Match: Match 18
Event: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
Date: Thursday 13 June 2019
Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Both India and New Zealand, who have won all of their games at the ICC Men’s World Cup 2019 so far, will look to maintain ascendancy as they take on each other at Trent Bridge.
India: Virat Kohli (c), Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, MS Dhoni (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, Rohit Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), Tom Blundell (wk), Mitchell Santner, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Colin Munro, Ish Sodhi, Henry Nicholls, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Jimmy Neesham
Chances to get a full 100-over game seem bleak as there might be heavy and thundery showers later in the day. With bowlers from either team capable of exploiting overcast conditions, much like West Indies did against Pakistan here, both captains will look to field first.
Meanwhile, India opener Shikhar Dhawan has been sidelined with a hairline fracture to his thumb, meaning Rishabh Pant has been drafted in as potential cover.
India will likely choose between Dinesh Karthik and Vijay Shankar to replace Dhawan in the XI, and it would make sense for KL Rahul to open the batting. That is purely speculation though. Whatever happens, Rohit Sharma will have a new opening partner today.