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ICC World Cup 2019: IND vs NZ LIVE; Match called off due to rain

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jun 13, 2019, 12:27 pm IST
Updated Jun 16, 2019, 12:15 pm IST
Continuos rain in Nottingham has forced in abondonment of the match without a ball being bowled.
New Zealand will now face their toughest opponents in India, who are also unbeaten.(Photo: AFP)
 New Zealand will now face their toughest opponents in India, who are also unbeaten.(Photo: AFP)

LIVE UPDATES:

The match has been called off. Both teams will share a point at Trent Bridge. This is the third match which has been abandoned due to rain in ICC World Cup 2019.

 

18:30- The rain continues to pour but there is no official verdict about the match getting abandoned.

18:08- The rain is back again and it looks extremely heavy this time. Chances of the match to commence look bleak.

18:00- It has stopped raining but the match looks very unlikely to happen.

17:14- It has started raining again and it seems quite heavy as well.

17:00- The two umpires have carried out the latest inspection. There is no rain at the moment but there are still many wet patches in the outfield. Next pitch inspection scheduled to take place at 18:00.

16:50- The covers are coming off again. The next pitch inspection is scheduled at 17:00.

16:40- The drizzle has intensified.

16:18- The drizzle has returned and the covers are back on again.

16:09- The umpires are not happy with the conditions and another pitch inspection will be needed. The next pich inspection is scheduled at 17:00.

16:00- The rain has stopped ten minutes ahead of the pitch inspection. The covers are finally coming off.

15:30- The rain is heavier now. The covers are back on again. It is not looking like an ideal day to play cricket, but the hopes are still intact.

15:18- The groundsmen are busy doing the repair job. A lot of damp patches are still visible.

15:07- The rain has finally stopped. The covers are being removed gradually, and that is a big positive for the match. The pitch inspections is scheduled at 16:00 IST.

14:48- Bad news coming in from Nottingham as it has started raining again. The covers are back on the pitch. The pitch inspection is expected to be postponed.

BCCI have tweeted that there shall be an official inspection at 10:30 local (15:00 IST). So that confirms a delayed start.

KL Rahul is expected to open for India today in place of Shikhar Dhawan.

TOSS: The toss is delayed due to wet outfield.

Also Read: Weather poses great threat as rain looms before India vs New Zealand game

When is the match?

The match is scheduled to start at 3 pm IST on Thursday. (June 13)

Where is the match?

The match will take place at the Trent Bridge, Nottingham.

Live Telecast:

Star India has acquired the rights of telecasting the tournament, and the matches will be telecast on various Star Sports Channels.

The matches can be viewed live on Hotstar as well.

Also Read: 'Shikhar Dhawan is a big loss to India', says Ross Taylor ahead of IND-NZ clash

Pre-Match Analysis

India, though late starters in the tournament are unbeaten in their two matches so far. After a comfortable win against South Africa, the team took down tournament favourites Australia with a century by Shikhar Dhawan and quality bowling efforts by Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah.

India however, head into their third match of the tournament with two major worries- The absence of opener Shikhar Dhawan who has been ruled out due to a thumb injury which he picked up during India’s last match. The second issue being the weather forecast. The forecast for today’s game doesn’t look good as the report states that there’s a 90 per cent chance that it will rain today.

New Zealand, also unbeaten in their tournament run so far, are currently table leaders. Though their previous three games were against Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, none of which posed a serious threat for the kiwis, they still won six points to climb to the top. They will now face their toughest opponents in India, who are also unbeaten.

Grabbing a comfortable win over Afghanistan in their last match, the team won by seven wickets. After Afghanistan started off well, the Kiwis took a number of wickets in quick succession with Jimmy Neesham winning the match for taking out five wickets at the expense of just 31 runs.

SQUADS:

India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (C), KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni(wk), Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Kedar Jadhav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant.

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Tom Blundell, Henry Nicholls, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi

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