IND vs NZ, Match 18, Cricket World Cup 2019, LIVE streaming: Teams, time in IST and where to watch on TV and online in India

In Australia and South Africa, India have beaten two feisty, competitive opponents, while New Zealand, the finalists from the previous World Cup, have conquered Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, teams that deserve credit to have shown plenty of fortitude, but lack the intensity of an Australia or say, an England.

What: India vs New Zealand, Match 18, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

When: Thursday, June 13

Time: 0300 PM IST

Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham

Weather: Cold and showers expected.  Then again, is it even surprising anymore?

TV: Star Network

Live Streaming: Hotstar

Scorecard: IND vs NZ

IND vs NZ LIVE BLOG | IND vs NZ DREAM 11 PREDICTIONS

Team News

India

With Dhawan out, KL Rahul, expected to be India’s No. 4 after that century in the warm-up against Bangladesh, automatically moves to the top. As for India’s No. 4, Vijay Shankar is likely to take up the spot. He was the first one to bat on Wednesday and he did so for almost 40 minutes. Dinesh Karthik batted for approximately 10 minutes each twice, and while some might feel Karthik is a strong contender, he might have to wait if India’s practice session is anything to go by.

Probable XI: 1 Rohit Sharma, 2 KL Rahul, 3 Virat Kohli (capt), 4 Vijay Shankar, 5 Kedar Jadhav, 6 MS Dhoni (wk), 7 Hardik Pandya, 8 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 9 Kuldeep Yadav, 10 Yuzvendra Chahal, 11 Jasprit Bumrah

New Zealand

Henry Nicholls was expected to be fit for the Afghanistan tie, even though he did not make it in time. Provided he is fit, New Zealand might replace Colin Munro with Nicholls at the top. The bowling is likely to remains similar with Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson and Jimmy Neesham getting wickets.

Probable XI: 1 Martin Guptill, 2 Colin Munro/Henry Nicholls, 3 Kane Williamson (capt), 4 Ross Taylor, 5 Tom Latham (wk), 6 James Neesham, 7 Colin de Grandhomme, 8 Mitchell Santner, 9 Matt Henry, 10 Lockie Ferguson, 11 Trent Boult