Mumbai: Match 18 of the World Cup 2019 will witness two unbeaten teams-- India and New Zealand clash against each other. India are in sublime form and have defeated South Africa and Australia in their first two games of the mega-event. New Zealand has also registered wins in their first three games of the World Cup against Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
India's batting order showed their expertise against the Australian bowling attack and posted over 350 runs on the board. But Indian batsmen will be tested against Trent Boult and Lockie Ferguson. Yuzvendra Chahal and Jasprit Bumrah have been the best bowlers for India so far in the tournament.
The match is going to be played at Trent Bridge, Nottingham which is regarded as the highest scoring ground in the world. Both the teams will be looking forward to posting mammoth totals on the scoreboard.
Martin Guptill and Colin Munro will be looking forward to giving New Zealand a flying start. Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson will be leading the Kiwi middle-order.
The pace trio of Trent Boult, Matt Henry, and Lockie Ferguson will have to find a way of picking up some early wickets to put the Indian middle-order under pressure.
The Kiwis, who were successful in defeating the Men in Blue in the warm-up game of World Cup will be looking forward to replicating their performance.
A lot of rain is expected to fall in tomorrow's clash and the match might get shortened due to this.
India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Lokesh Rahul, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal
New Zealand: Colin Munro, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson(c), Tom Blundell(w), Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Henry Nicholls, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi
Dream11: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, KL Rahul, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Jasprit Bumrah.