India vs New Zealand 2019 Highlights: Match called off due to rain

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Updated:Jun 13, 2019 8:14:12 pm

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INDIA VS NEW ZEALAND 2019 Highlights: India vs New Zealand World Cup match was called off after continuous rain throughout the day on Thursday. The umpires inspected the ground multiple times but the weather did not allow for even the toss to take place at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. The inspection which was scheduled for 6:00 pm could not happen again because of rain. Another inspection was scheduled at 7:00 pm which again was not satisfying for the umpires and they finally called off the match at 7:30 pm. The ground conditions were not ideal for a match with the outfield being soggy which could have been dangerous for the players.

Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson said it was disappointing for the game but they will look to focus on what lies ahead in the tournament.  New Zealand had won the practice match against India. India will face Pakistan in their next match which will take place in Manchester.

India and New Zealand are still unbeaten in the tournament and both teams have shared one point each after the washout today.  Virat Kohli and his side will be hoping to win their fourth match of the tournament against Pakistan on June 16. The match should be a good contest between bat and ball provided that rain does not interfere again.

India Squad:  Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Vijay Shankar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, Ravindra Jadeja.

New Zealand Squad: Kane Williamson (captain), Tom Latham (wicket-keeper), Colin De Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Colin Munro, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Jimmy Neesham, Martin Guptill, Marcus Nicholls, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Tom Blundell, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi.

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 India vs New Zealand live updates

19:33 (IST)13 Jun 2019
India vs New Zealand live updates: Match has been called off

The match between India and New Zealand has been abandoned. Both teams will share one point each. India will face Pakistan next in Manchester on Sunday.  

18:58 (IST)13 Jun 2019
The match could be called off

If it continues to rain for a bit longer the match will most likely be called off.  This will give both teams one point. India will have 5 points in 3 matches whereas New Zealand will have 7 points in 4 matches.  But fans around the world will definitely be disappointed. 

17:51 (IST)13 Jun 2019
India vs New Zealand: Update from Nottingham
17:42 (IST)13 Jun 2019
Drizzling in Nottingham!

It's raining once again in Nottingham once again.  This is very frustrating for the fans who are at the stadium expecting a game today.  Looks like it's going to be really difficult to have a match today. 

17:19 (IST)13 Jun 2019
Umpires will inspect the ground again!

The umpires will come out to inspect the ground once again at 6:00 pm IST.  The ground looked soggy and the umpires definitely did not think that the ground was match ready just yet.  Players will be hoping that it does not rain any more.

17:06 (IST)13 Jun 2019
Umpires are inspecting the ground once again

The umpires are at the ground once again and have been inspecting the outfield as they look to take a call. Fans around the world are waiting for this match.  The outfield looks quite wet and it will be interesting to see what the umpires decide. 

16:27 (IST)13 Jun 2019
Next inspection to take place at 5:00 pm

Umpires will come out to inspect the ground once again at 5:00 pm Indian standard time and assess the conditions. India  and NewZealand will be hoping that they can get a decent game. 

16:13 (IST)13 Jun 2019
Umpires inspect the ground

Umpires came out to inspect the ground at 4:00 pm IST. They checked the outfield and left the ground in a span of about two to three minutes. An official update regarding the same is yet to come. 

15:46 (IST)13 Jun 2019
Rain has returned to Nottingham

Just when it looked like the covers could be removed the covers are back on as it is raining heavily in Nottingham. This will be frustrating for both sides as rain is playing spoilsport at the moment.  This can hamper both teams momentum. 

15:33 (IST)13 Jun 2019
Super Soppers out to dry the outfield

Super Soppers are being used at the ground in Nottingham to make sure the match is underway as quickly as possible. 

15:19 (IST)13 Jun 2019
Good news for fans!

The rain has stopped and the covers are being removed by the ground staff. Umpires will be making their way out to inspect the ground soon. 

15:15 (IST)13 Jun 2019
Sanjay Bangar and Colin Munro talk abouth the clash between India and New Zealand

India vs New Zealand is one of the most anticipated matches in the tournament till now. As both teams have an unbeaten streak which is a big advantage in a tournament like this. 

15:10 (IST)13 Jun 2019
India vs New Zealand live updates: Another interesting stat for you

The chasing side has been victorious maximum number of times when India and New Zealand have played each other in a World Cup tournament. 

15:03 (IST)13 Jun 2019
India vs New Zealand live updates: Inspection delayed again!

The toss inspection has been delayed once again because of rain.  It will now take place at 3:30 Indian Standard Time. 

15:00 (IST)13 Jun 2019
India vs New Zealand live updates: Who will win the battle of the unbeaten?

India and New Zealand are the only two teams who have not lost a match in this tournament. This could change today if the weather allows.  Both teams will want to make the most of the momentum that they have behind them as this could give them an edge in the later stages of the tournament. 

14:49 (IST)13 Jun 2019
India vs New Zealand live updates: Will it be Jasprit Bumrah vs Trent Boult?

Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult could be two major factors in today's game. Boult has not made an impact yet but you have to remember that he was the one who tore through the Indian batting lineup in the first warm match between India and New Zealand. On the other hand, Bumrah has been in top form for India and has given India the perfect start in the first two matches.  He has the ability to get quick wickets first up to keep the New Zealand batsmen quiet. 

14:32 (IST)13 Jun 2019
India vs New Zealand live updates: Toss has been delayed

Toss has been delayed in the match between India and New Zealand. There will be an inspection at 10:30 am UK time.  Toss could be a big factor in today's match between the two sides. 

14:15 (IST)13 Jun 2019
India vs New Zealand live updates: Parts of Trent Bridge under cover, but no rain

We are less than 15 minutes away from the toss. As India and New Zealand look to continue their winning streak, rain threatens to play a spoilsport.

14:02 (IST)13 Jun 2019
Kane Williamson vs Virat Kohli: Clash of the titans

Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli are regarded as two of the best batsmen across all three formats. They have single-handedly won their teams a number of games. When they face off on Thursday, not only would their batting skills be under the scanner, but also their captaincy skills.

13:39 (IST)13 Jun 2019
Will India overcome the Boult challenge today?

Trent Boult hasn't set the World Cup stage alight yet and has just 3 wickets to his name from 3 matches. The lethal fast bowler would look to change that against India and increase his wicket tally.

Wasim Akram, Mitchell Starc, Mohammed Amir - left arm pacers have often proved to be Team India's nemesis. The contest between Trent Boult and Indian batsmen would be an enthralling one.

13:14 (IST)13 Jun 2019
Will the rain gods play a spoilsport again

Rains could play a spoilsport when India face New Zealand at Trent Bridge in Nottingham today. The weather forecast has predicted heavy rains, but are likely to subside by lunch time. In the last few days, a number of games have been cancelled or affected due to the rains.

12:42 (IST)13 Jun 2019
India's predicted XI

India have started their World Cup 2019 campaign with a bang, blanking South Africa and Australia in their first two games. New Zealand will be a formidable side though, and Virat Kohli and Co. would not take them lightly. Kohli would be forced to bring in Vijay Shankar or Dinesh Karthik into the team due to Shikhar Dhawan's injury.

India predicted XI: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Vijay Shankar/Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah

12:17 (IST)13 Jun 2019
India train hard despite the cold

India have already won their first two games, and would look to keep the momentum going against New Zealand on Thursday.

11:51 (IST)13 Jun 2019
Hardik Pandya: India's X-factor?

Skipper Virat Kohli has been using Hardik Pandya as a floater in the lineup. Pandya came in at no. 4 against Australia and scored a brisk 48 off 27 balls. His innings helped India pick pace in the final 10 overs and post an imposing 352. He is yet to pick a wicket in the World Cup, but completed his quota of 10 overs in the game against Australia. He could be dangerous with the ball if the conditions are overcast.

11:31 (IST)13 Jun 2019
India's no. 4 dilemma continues

After scoring a century in a warm up match, KL Rahul seemed to have booked his place at no. 4 in India playing XI. But with Shikhar Dhawan being injured, Rahul will have to open with Rohit Sharma. This would again open up the debate about who should bat at no. 4. India could bring in Vijay Shankar or Dinesh Karthik into the team, or could move MS Dhoni up the order.

The last time India played against the Kiwis in a World Cup was back in 2003 at the Centurion in South Africa. India had bowled out New Zealand for 146 after Zaheer Khan's brilliant spell of 4 for 42 in 8 overs. New Zealand showed signs of a comeback when they took three quick wickets of Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, and Sourav Ganguly. It was Rahul Dravid and Mohammed Kaif who rescued team and denied led India to a famous win. Rahul Dravid smashed an unbeaten 53 whereas Mohammed Kaif played beautifully for his 68.
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