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India vs New Zealand, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match in Nottingham: Game Called Off Due to Rain

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19:40 (IST)
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19:32 (IST)

Well, that's it. The game has been called off! One point for each team here. Both teams might well be happy with it, India were strong favourites heading into the game but New Zealand would have backed themselves seeing the conditions!

19:25 (IST)

Well, the rain continues to play hide & seek here. Again as soon as we near an inspection, we have another shower. Doesn't look like that the rain gods are happy here!

19:11 (IST)

We will have yet another inspection here, and it will happen at 7.30 PM. Well, sometimes hope is all that one needs and that's all the fans have for now. Things not exactly looking bright but still!

19:00 (IST)

Well, not really breaking news, but its raining yet again in Nottingham. Surely just a matter of time before they call it off! The groundstaff are working hard but they aren't being helped by the elements here. Looks like we might well be heading towards a washout here.

18:44 (IST)

Rain has stopped. But it was really heavy a while back The sides were already damp, this would have made it even worse.There is no wind too, so drying the outfield is even more difficult

18:17 (IST)

The rain continuing to fall at Trent Bridge here, the umbrellas are out and it isn't looking good at all. Looks like we are quickly heading towards wash out.

18:02 (IST)

KARTHIK LAKSHMANAN TELLS US: The rain only getting heavier at the moment, chances of a match looking really bleak at the moment. The outfield still looks quite damp and no chance of it drying up quickly!

17:55 (IST)

We are just a few minutes away from the update here, signs aren't promising here. Looks like we could be heading for a washout soon.

17:41 (IST)
Well, some news from Harbhajan Singh, and it doesn't look good at the moment from the ground
17:12 (IST)

KARTHIK LAKSHMANAN FROM TRENT BRIDGE: Well, no positive news yet. The outfield still pretty wet and we will have another inspection at 1.30 PM UK Time, which is about 6 PM IST. It looks like one such kind of a day, though the weather patterns seem to be clear after 6 PM, which should be useful for the game. The cut off time for the game is 8.45 IST, so still good 3 and half hours left for the game to go.

17:03 (IST)

Umpires are currently inspecting the outfield, covers are off as we informed earlier! Fingers crossed for everyone here!

16:46 (IST)

KARTHIK LAKSHMANAN FROM TRENT BRIDGE TELLS US: It has become brighter now. But there's no wind or sun, so it's hard to drain the ground.

16:25 (IST)

Well, the rain gods are relentless! The heavens have opened up again here and there is more rain falling down. The covers are back on the field and looks like we are going to have further delay!

16:12 (IST)

LATEST UPDATE: Well, we are getting news from Trent Bridge and its that the proper inspection has been delayed. The next inspection will be at 5 PM IST

16:05 (IST)

The umpires are on the field here and are inspecting the outfield, covers are off here!

15:49 (IST)

The square covers are coming off yet again here, again some hope for the fans here! Still though, a lot of work left to be done here

15:29 (IST)

Well, some more bad news coming in, the rain is back, just a drizzle at the moment and the covers are coming back onto the square now! Disappointed Kohli watches it all from the balcony!

15:11 (IST)

The rain has stopped for the moment and the covers are slowly coming off here. Main pitch is still covered though. That's some good news, but there is still a lot of work to be done for us to be ready for cricket! The inspection will be at 11.30 UK Time, which means 4 PM IST

15:06 (IST)
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15:03 (IST)
Well, its starting to get heavier and the outpour is only increasing! Things not looking good at the moment as far as the game is concerned here!
14:52 (IST)

Well, its starting to drizzle again in Nottingham, that's certainly not good news. The weather is expected to be the same for the next couple of hours, covers are coming back on the field here.

14:44 (IST)
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14:37 (IST)

The ground still damp,the pitch though looks good. Problem is the weather is not conducive to things drying up early. Also, rain starting to spit down as we write thi, that certainly doesn't look like good news!

14:32 (IST)

The latest weather update is that all the covers are off the field! So, promising signs for India so far.

14:24 (IST)

LATEST UPDATE: The news coming in is that the toss is going to be delayed, we will have an inspection at 10.30 UK time, which is 3 PM IST, provided there is no further rain!

14:19 (IST)
Well, the signs look ominous but so far so good at Trent Bridge!
14:12 (IST)

Heavy Rain is expected around 10AM, which is the toss time. Currently, the weather is dry but we will have to prey that the weather holds up here! The outfield also needs to be completely dry for the toss to be on time

14:07 (IST)

New Zealand have the third-best win-loss ratio (of 1.812) after England and India post January, 2017. They have won 29 and lost just 16 ODIs they have played in this period. New Zealand have played 12 ODI series/tournaments in this period and won 6 of them. These include victories over Australia in the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy in 2017 and a 5-0 sweep over Pakistan at home in 2018. While their combined batting average of 35.3 in this period clubs them with Pakistan and South Africa (after India and England), it is their bowling which has been outstanding in this period.

India Vs New Zealand Live Score, ICC World Cup 2019, IND vs NZ Cricket Match at Trent Bridge in Nottingham Live Updates: KARTHIK LAKSHMANAN FROM TRENT BRIDGE: Well, no positive news yet. The outfield still pretty wet and we will have another inspection at 1.30 PM UK Time, which is about 6 PM IST. It looks like one such kind of a day, though the weather patterns seem to be clear after 6 PM, which should be useful for the game.

India vs New Zealand in the ICC World Cup 2019 on June 13 (Thursday) will be broadcast on the Star Sports network and Live streaming will be available on Hotstar. The match will be played at Trent Bridge, Nottingham and will begin at 1500 HRS IST. (IND vs NZ Live). You can also follow all the action on our live blog.

PREVIEW: The only two unbeaten teams in the tournament are set to face each other at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Thursday (June 13). Unfortunately, though, all eyes are trained elsewhere - upwards towards the sky, to be precise. Persistent rain and a 'yellow warning' from Monday morning has put a cloud - no pun intended - over the match between India and New Zealand. The cold weather forced both teams to stay indoor for a couple of days; New Zealand practised indoor on Tuesday while India literally stayed indoor.

Rain relented a little on the eve of the game, allowing teams to peep out for outdoor training. India's batsmen braved the drizzle and hit the nets, receiving throwdowns. Vijay Shankar was the first to bat - perhaps an indication that he could slot in in the middle order given India have lost Shikhar Dhawan to injury. Dinesh Karthik, the other contender for the slot, had a fairly long session too.

India's bowlers stayed away from the session - why would they risk slipping and injuring themselves given the wetness of the outfield.

The forced change involves KL Rahul getting back to the opening position. There's no doubt he'd enjoy it too; he averages 56 there from seven innings while he averages just 16.66 from eight innings elsewhere in the order. His only ODI ton and two half-centuries have come as an opener. Dhawan and Rohit Sharma is the better opening pair, but Rahul isn't a bad third option at all.

The rejig forces India to change their game-plan. They now have no left-handers in the batting unit, unless they play Ravindra Jadeja which is unlikely. But India will believe they have all bases covered. The manner in which they won the first two games - against tough opposition - will give them confidence.

India had all-round victories in both the games. The first one, against South Africa, was powered by bowlers. The second, against Australia, saw the batsmen combining for a strong performance.

On the other hand, New Zealand's victories have largely been powered by their bowlers. They skittled out Sri Lanka for 136 and Afghanistan for 172. Between the two games, they also bowled out Bangladesh for 244.

Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson and Jimmy Neesham have been among the wickets for New Zealand, while Trent Boult has largely been a silent supporter. The conditions in Nottingham will excite Boult - if he swings the ball, he can run through the Indian line up as he has done on a few occasions.

The wicket in Trent Bridge is known for being batsmen friendly, but West Indies showed against Pakistan and Australia that you can trouble teams with raw pace. The pitch has been under cover for three days, and the dampness should help bowlers. Pace and bounce off the wicket, swing in the air - New Zealand have a perfect attack to utilise conditions on offer in Henry, Ferguson and Boult.

New Zealand have picked 30 wickets from three games, but their batsmen are yet to be tested properly. The only time that happened slightly was in the Bangladesh game, when they huffed and puffed to a two-wicket win chasing 245. India could pose a different challenge, as was evident in the recent series in New Zealand.

India will take confidence from that win, while New Zealand can take confidence from their victory in the warm-up match before the World Cup. Much will depend on the toss too; whoever wins is likely to field first given all the factors.

Probable XIs:

India: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(capt), Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah.

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(capt), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(wk), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.

PS: All of the above applicable only if weather permits. Forecast for Thursday? 'High chance of precipitation' through the day.