ICC World Cup 2019: Warm-Up Match 4, India vs New Zealand: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Tom Latham is unlikely to play the warm-up fixtures.
India and New Zealand will be locking horns to get things underway ahead of the World Cup 2019 on Saturday. While the Kiwis will start their campaign against Sri Lanka exactly after a week, the Men in Blue still have a decent time to go before they play their first game of June 5 against South Africa. As for India and New Zealand are concerned, they will face each other in the tournament proper on June 13 at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham.
They will be hoping to get rid of the nerves in the warm-up encounter and also get hold of the conditions on offer in England. Tom Latham isn’t expected to play the warm-up fixtures as he is injured while the rest of the squad is fit and available to play for the Kane Williamson-led side. The Indian squad is coming off a hectic IPL which followed a decent break and will be raring to get going.
The 4th warm-up game of the ICC World Cup 2019 will be played between India and New Zealand at the Kennington Oval in London.
The match starts at 10:30 AM local time (9:30 AM GMT) (3:00 PM IST).
The game will be live on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD. Live streaming available on Hotstar.
The heaven gods are likely to spoil the party for both the teams. There is 40-50% chance of rain throughout the duration of the match while the showers at 11 AM can also interrupt the proceedings. The temperature will hover around 17-20 Degrees Celsius according to Accuweather.
No wonder, the pitch will be flat at the Kennington Oval. But if it will be cloudy according to the forecast, there will be surely some assistance for the fast bowlers while the ball is new. The Indian batsmen are known to be vulnerable when the ball swings and will be tested to the hilt in that case.
Average first innings score: 251 – Last five List A matches at the venue
Record of the chasing teams: Won – 2; Lost – 3
Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami.
Kane Williamson (c), Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Colin Munro, James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Tom Blundell (wk), Tom Latham (wk), Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi.
Tom Latham fractured his finger during the unofficial One-Dayers against Australia and is already in doubt for New Zealand’s first match of the tournament. He is unlikely to play any of the two warm-up matches.
Virat Kohli v NZ in ODIs:
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options: Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Rohit Sharma, Ross Taylor
Vice-Captain Options: Henry Nicholls, Hardik Pandya, Shikhar Dhawan
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/ Small Leagues:
Wicket-Keepers – MS Dhoni
Batsmen – Kane Williamson (VC), Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (C)
All-Rounders – Hardik Pandya
Bowlers – Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Kuldeep Yadav.
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Grand/ Mega Leagues:
Wicket-Keepers – Tom Blundell
Batsmen – Kane Williamson, Colin Munro, Ross Taylor (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Vijay Shankar
All-Rounders – James Neesham, Hardik Pandya (VC)
Bowlers – Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
India’s backup players like Dinesh Karthik, KL Rahul might get a go in this game. Also, Vijay Shankar will bat at number four and could be picked in grand league.
It is tough to predict the winner but India should have the upper hand.