Published: Thu, June 13, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

India vs New Zealand | Men in blue train ahead of match

India vs New Zealand | Men in blue train ahead of match

His injury will be a major blow for India as the team will now be without one of its star batsmen.

The met department has predicted more than 50% chances of rain throughout Thursday, making it near impossible for a full fifty over game to take place. This World Cup has already proven to be the most rain-effected edition in history, resulting in three washouts already - two in a row, in the second week of the tournament - and Nottingham threatens to add one more to the hit-list of England's inclement weather. As per Nottinghamshire Post, some road were even closed.

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Dhawan picked up the injury during the match-winning hundred against Australia on Sunday.

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Dhawan went for scans on Monday and it has been diagnosed that there is a fracture on the thumb which would take at least three weeks to heal and BCCI has announced that he will not playing in the forthcoming matches against New Zealand, Pakistan, Afghanistan, West Indies and England. New Zealand's Win % at this venue is just 28.57%.

For New Zealand, it was the bowling depth that proved crucial, with change bowlers Jimmy Neesham (5-31) and Lockie Ferguson (4-37) reining in the Afghan innings after Hazrat Zazai (34) and Noor Ali Zadran (31) got away to a flyer.

Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor, as ever, will be the main danger men for the Kiwis with the bat.

India, the stronger of the two sides and in great rhythm, on the other hand, might rue a point lost if rain plays spoilsport on Thursday.

"He bowled some lovely deliveries today and broke a crucial partnership at the top of the order for us and deserves all the credit that he'll get for a five-for, which is outstanding", Williamson said, adding, "we, without a doubt, know how talented the Afghanistan side is. very savvy as well, very cagey in how they operate".

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