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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!
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!
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!
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
Bad news raining heavily in Nottingham.. No cricket 🏏 pic.twitter.com/6PdUWVIIlF— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) June 13, 2019
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.
Umpires are currently inspecting the outfield, covers are off as we informed earlier! Fingers crossed for everyone here!
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.
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!
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
The umpires are on the field here and are inspecting the outfield, covers are off here!
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
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!
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
INDIA V NEW ZEALAND UPDATE | Unfortunately it has started to rain and the full array of covers are on at Trent Bridge.— Nottinghamshire CCC (@TrentBridge) June 13, 2019
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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.
#INDvNZ comes from Nottingham today!— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 13, 2019
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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!
The latest weather update is that all the covers are off the field! So, promising signs for India so far.
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!
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
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.