Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s live coverage of the World Cup 2019 match between India and New Zealand at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
In the meantime, Bhajji, with not so good news from Nottingham
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Hmmm… that was close. Rain almost won that race.
Meanwhile, K.C. Vijaya Kumar pings from Nottingham: “It drizzled last night, there is a lull now, the skies haven’t cleared yet, fingers crossed. It is 10 degree celsius!”
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India probable XI: Rohit Sharma, K. L. Rahul, Virat Kohli, Vijay Shankar/Dinesh Karthik, M. S. Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
New Zealand probable XI: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Jamesh Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
Right then, another day in the World Cup, another anxious look at the weather updates: According to local reports, Nottingham has been under a yellow alert since Monday. It has apparently rained well past midnight on Wednesday, and while chances of rain are down to 50 per cent from the initial 90; fans on both sides will be wary of the weather gods.
The good news for today’s #INDvNZ #CWC19 match at Trent Bridge is that the chance of rain% has come down to 50% from 90%.
10.00 am – 50%
11.00 am – 50%
12.00 pm – 20%
1.00 pm – 20%
2.00 pm – 20%
3.00 pm – 20%
4.00 pm – 20%
5.00 pm – 20%
6.00 pm – 10%#FingersCrossed
– Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman)
June 13, 2019
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Source:: Daily Times