ICC Cricket World Cup | Match 18: India Vs New Zealand – Prediction, Team Analysis, Playing XIs and Streaming Details

India VS New Zealand


New Zealand is sitting on the top of the table with the highest run-rate on the table of ICC Cricket World Cup. They have had a hat-trick of wins and that to not close wins but a demolishing win against Sri Lanka. In every match, they batted second and won with ten, two and seven wickets. Now their next destination is Trent Bridge.

India has started their matches with a banger. They first defeated South Africa and Australia in the second match. They have tried both the scenarios of batting first and bowling first with achieving the success ratio of 100%. Both have faced each other for 13 times from 2016 and having head to head score of 9 – 4.

Pitch Conditions And Weather

Over a previous couple of years, the pitch in Nottingham has been an absolute belter. Bowlers haven’t had a lot of to cheer while bowling on the strip. However, during ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, the pacers have generated a significant quantity of pace and bounce, distressing the batsmen. Teams are possible to field 1st once winning the toss and make the most of the overcast conditions.

Trent Bridge

The rains are the biggest haters of cricket. It seems, and England has monsoon, and they have the probably highest ratio of a downpour. Tomorrow’s game is going to be a washout as per the weather reports. As far as temperature is concerned, it will be harsh cold weather of 8-degree Celcius. The humidity will in 80s and 90s.

Team Analysis:


Indian Cricket Team

India faced a big blow after Shikhar Dhawan suffered from a left-thumb injury. He is not going to play the upcoming match against New Zealand and other games too. KL Rahul is probably going to open the batting with Rohit Sharma. Hardik Pandya is likely going up the batting order. The quest for number four might open up with potential candidates DK and Vijay Shankar. Both of them were in a sultry form in warm-ups.

MS Dhoni is in a dangerous form with the bat. Hardik Pandya can come early in batting if India has a good start. For bowling, Bhuwaneshwar and Bumrah are in good form. Yuzi Chahal has got some wickets, and Kuldeep Yadav has the potential and has still got chances to prove it.

KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (C), Dinesh Karthik/Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni (WK), Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah.
Indian Cricket Team
Possible XI

New Zealand

New Zealand Cricket Team, ICC Cricket World Cup

The Kiwis may acquire Henry Nicholls, supplanting Colin Munro, who has blown a touch hot and cold in the ICC Cricket World Cup. Martin Guptill likewise struggled after his fifty in the first match. Skipper Kane hasn’t been impulsive in his strokeplay and taken as much time as necessary in getting his eye in. Ross Taylor is in stunning form, and the right-hand batsman is relied upon to be a key player in the forthcoming match.

Tom Latham, coming back from finger damage, will be quick to get a decent score added to his repertoire. James Neesham picked his first ODI fifer last time and would be high on certainty. Colin de Grandhomme is the other all-rounder while Santner needs to assume his job too. Lockie Ferguson’s pace is an X-factor for the Kiwis. Trent Boult and Matt Henry are destined to share the new balls.

Martin Guptill, Colin Munro/Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (WK), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.
New Zealand Cricket Team, ICC Cricket World Cup
New Zealand
Possible X1

Streaming, Predictions and Final Word​

India has got a good start and will look to continue, whereas New Zealand will try to have their reign upon the points table in positive. India being dominative in the tournament will again prove the reason for them being top favourites.

KL Rahul will perform for India and Ross Taylor for New Zealand.

Prediction: India has the highest odds to win this match.


  • Online: Hotstar
  • TV Broadcast: Star Sports
  • Time : 18:00 IST, 10:30 local

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