Highlights, India vs New Zealand, 2019 World Cup: Hello and welcome to our coverage of India vs New Zealand, 2019 World Cup Match 18 from Trent Bridge in Nottingham. Stay tuned for updates and ball-by-ball commentary fro the IND vs NZ clash. Inclement weather and the wet outfield has delayed the start of the ICC World Cup game between India and New Zealand on Thursday. An inspection was scheduled for 3 pm IST but was put off after it started raining again. The outfield is pretty wet and is expected to take time to dry up as there's no sunshine. After heavy showers in the past two days, Thursday has been relatively drier although it remains overcast. Even if the match happens, it is expected to be a curtailed one as there is a forecast of intermittent showers through the day. It will be a cracker of a contest between the two teams. Follow all the score and updates from India vs New Zealand match here. (When and Where to live stream IND vs NZ)
India vs New Zealand, Highlights from Nottingham: Match called off due to rain
The match has been called off. 1 point each for both teams 🌧️🌧️— BCCI (@BCCI) June 13, 2019
Thank you to all the fans who came out in numbers to support #TeamIndia
We wish we had a game but we move on from here to meet Pakistan. See you there folks! #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/qviBewSK7F
19.33 IST: What an anti-climax this has turned out to be. This is the fourth washout in this edition of the World Cup - the highest a World Cup has ever seen. India and New Zealand have shared points, and Virat Kohli's side has now climbed up to 3rd position in the point-table with 5 points. New Zealand remains first with 7 points, while Australia are 2nd.
19.30 IST: OFFICIAL: Match abandoned due to rain.
19.13 IST: UPDATE: Next inspection to take place at 7:30 PM, which is about 17 minutes from now. The ground staff has stopped working, which probably hints that the chances for a match are a bare minimum.
The umpires are out in the middle and we will have an update soon.#CWC19— BCCI (@BCCI) June 13, 2019
17.18 IST: Sadly, it has been raining again, and this time, the showers are rather steady. It looks increasingly likely that we may not see the action today.
17.09 IST: The wait continues. The umpires have decided that the outfield is still wet. Lunch will be taken at 5:30 PM IST, and the next inspection will take place at 6 PM IST.
17.02 IST: The umpires are out.
UPDATE: The covers are off. It is still cloudy, but we will have the next inspection in 10 minutes.
16.21 IST: Inspection game continues as the next scheduled time is 12:30 local, 17:00 IST.
15.54 IST: Latest Update, Covers are off again as the sky is clean for now.
15.37 IST: Err, there's a slight drizzle, and the covers are back. As it stands, the inspection scheduled at 4 PM IST might be postponed.
15.30 IST: Good news. The covers are slowly coming off, and umpires will conduct the inspection at 4 PM IST.
14.53 IST: BAD NEWS as the drizzle starts again, covers are back on and inspection to be postponed
14.42 IST: Indian fans are happy as there is no rain in Nottingham right now.
14.37 IST: Toss delayed due to a wet outfield, next inspection at 15.00 IST.
Update - If there is no further rain, there will be an inspection at 10.30 AM local time#CWC19— BCCI (@BCCI) June 13, 2019
14.34 IST: Lockie Ferguson will be aiming to make his birthday special
14.18 IST: GREAT NEWS! Covers are off now
14.02 IST: Weather Alert! No rain right now!
Hello and welcome to the Trent Bridge. Slightly dark at the moment, but no rain 🤞. Parts of the ground under cover at the moment. pic.twitter.com/nbFR0AQiPh— BCCI (@BCCI) June 13, 2019
13.48 IST: Flamboyant Hardik Pandya only needs World Cup trophy in his hands on July 14th.
" 🇮🇳 means everything to me. This is my life."— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 13, 2019
"I am a happy soul no matter what happens"
"On 14th July I want to have the 🏆 in my hand"
How will #TeamIndia's rockstar Hardik Pandya fare in #CWC19 today? pic.twitter.com/kTZNoY2IlN
13.15 IST: Meet the captain cool from New Zealand- Kane Williamson
"He is a very good leader"— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 13, 2019
"He brings his own unique style to the group"#KaneWilliamson – fantastic batsman and captain extraordinaire. Can he lead New Zealand to their 4th victory in #CWC19 today?#BACKTHEBLACKCAPS pic.twitter.com/jRvwKgiKcN
12.48 IST: Rain does not stop Simon Doull to give some special insights from India's net session.
It's been 🌧️ in Nottingham, but the clouds cleared enough for @Sdoull to get a glimpse of India's plans for their line-up against New Zealand. #INDvNZ | #CWC19 | #TeamIndia | #BACKTHEBLACKCAPS pic.twitter.com/W2ztWzd0yc— ICC (@ICC) June 13, 2019
12.42 IST: Some refreshing images from India's net session from yesterday.
Despite the cold, India trained hard yesterday ahead of today's huge clash with New Zealand.— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 13, 2019
Will #TeamIndia come out on top, or do you #BACKTHEBLACKCAPS to bring home the win?#CWC19 pic.twitter.com/l6i1vfXkTI
12.35 IST: Veteran Ross Taylor is all excited for the clash against India.
Only 3 hours to go for the #INDvNZ clash and Ross Taylor looks quite excited! 😄— ICC (@ICC) June 13, 2019
Follow all the updates on the official #CWC19 app! 🏃♂️
👉 https://t.co/cVREQ16w2N pic.twitter.com/p7wSFhFtnO
Match Preview: Virat Kohli says his job is simple: When India is fielding, he merely chooses which teammate bowls next and lets them rip. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah soften up the opposition openers. Spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal build frustration through the middle overs. Allrounders Hardik Pandya and Kedar Jadhav probe for errors. The formula has worked impressively in the Cricket World Cup against Australia and South Africa, so far. (Read Full Preview)