Weather has come up as the most-discussed topic ahead of India and New Zealand clash in the Cricket World Cup 2019. Both the teams have won all their previous matches respectively. According to Nottingham weather office, there is a chance of heavy rain and stormy wind today. The maximum temperature will be 13-14 degrees Celsius and 10 degrees minimum. There is a huge chance of rain ruining the match today.
The Kiwis are going to face India in their fourth match. Both of the teams have won all of their previous matches till now. Hence, the battle between two top teams will be worth watching.
In this World Cup Kiwis have made a great start winning by 10 wickets against Sri Lanka. In the second match against Bangladesh they won by two wickets, with was comparatively a much tougher chase for them. And in the last match against Afghanistan a seven-wicket victory took New Zealand to the top of the points table in this World Cup so far.
Team India are comprised of the stars of cricket. Captain Virat Kohli has already showed his spark in the previous matches. In the first match Rohit Sharma brought victory for the team with 122 runs innings. In the second match Shikhar Dhawan led the team forward. However, he will not be able to play today because of his injury. Not only the batsmen, Indian bowlers have also performed well in this World Cup. Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah is at the top of ICC bowling ranking.
One-Day Head to Head:
India vs New Zealand
Total matches - 106
India won- 55
New Zealand won- 45
No Result- 5
World Cup Head to Head:
India vs New Zealand
Total matches- 7
India won- 3
New Zealand won- 4
No Result - 0
New Zealand’s Jimmy Neesham has become man of the match taking 5 wickets in their third match against Afghanistan. The Kiwi all-rounder has played the major role confining Afghanistan in 172 runs. He took 5 wickets for 31 runs in 10 overs. He will be the player-to-watch against India in today’s match.
Indian bowlers are in excellent form. Pacer Jasprit Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal will be the X factor for Kiwis since they are the top bowlers of India. Bumrah has picked up 5 wickets and Chahal 6 wickets in total in two matches. Neesham, with his previous record performance against Afghanistan can be the X Factor for India.
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