So far in the 12th edition of Cricket World Cup rain has played a spoiler in three matches and its maximum of the 12 World Cup editions played till now.
Match 16 of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 was washed away by rain and both the teams (Bangladesh and Sri Lanka) had to settle with one point each.
Match 18 of the tournament will see two most successful teams of this edition locking horns, as India take on New Zealand, both will look to maintain ascendancy as they take on each other at Trent Bridge on Thursday.
Both the teams are so far unbeaten in the tournament in respective matches played.
Last time these two teams faced each in World Cup was in 2003, The two have faced each other seven times in World Cup history, and New Zealand has recorded in their favor as they have won four games out of these. India on Thursday will look for a win here, to make the records alike.
India vs New Zealand, Match 18
13 June, 3:00 PM IST
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Pitch and Weather Report
It is Expected to be a full 100 overs game, there might be showers in later part of the day.
Captain winning toss will look to field first to take advantage of overcast conditions.
Virat Kohli (c), Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, MS Dhoni (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, Rohit Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav.
Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), Tom Blundell (wk), Mitchell Santner, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Colin Munro, Ish Sodhi, Henry Nicholls, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Jimmy Neesham.
After a promising victory against Australia, the win has surely given them a boost, but the setback was attached too as Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the tournament for three weeks owing to hairline thumb fracture.
Rishabh Pant has already boarded an early flight on Thursday, he will only be a part of the Indian 15, if and when Dhawan completely ruled out.
KL Rahul is expected to open the innings with Rohit, and either of Vijay Shankar and Dinesh Karthik will come at no. 4 position.
Wrist spinners have done considerably well in both the match, as they have been able to provide breakthroughs at clinical junctures.
However, we could witness a change in playing 11, due to short boundaries, an extra seamer might chip in.
The table toppers are having a good time in England & Wales, but they till now they have faced only the low ranked teams, their real contest will be on Thursday. Though they have proved their caliber once as they defeated India in the warm-up game.
Kiwi pacers are leading the highest wicket-takers list (Lockie Ferguson and Matt Henry), Jimmy Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, and Trent Boult are providing with ample support.
With top order blasting and scoring majority of the runs in three matches played so far, their middle order remains untested so far, which is likely to get in action on Thursday.
Dinesh Karthik, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Ross Taylor, Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Hardik Pandya, Jimmy Neesham, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, and Matt Henry. Captain: Virat Kohli, Vice Captain: Hardik Pandya.