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ICC World Cup 2019, India vs New Zealand: As it happened

The 18th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at Trent Bridge, Nottingham between India and New Zealand was called off due to rain on Thursday. 

ICC World Cup 2019, India vs New Zealand: As it happened
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The 18th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on Thursday was called off due to rain.  

Here are the highlights from the 18th match of the tournament between India and New Zealand:

# The match has been called off! 

# The next inspection will take place at 7:30 PM IST! 

# The umpires are out in the middle with an update expected soon! 

# The rain continues to be heavy with no activity on the ground yet! 

# The rain has increased in intensity and seems quite heavy at this stage! 

# The covers are back on the field as it has started to drizzle again! 

# The umpires have carried out an inspection with plenty of wet patches currently on the field. The next inspection will take place at 6:00 PM IST.

# The covers are coming off with the umpires on the field for the inspection! 

# There has been an increase in the intensity of the drizzling! 

# The drizzle has returned with a return for the covers as well! 

# The umpires have set 5:00 PM IST as the time for the next inspection! 

# The covers have come off with the rain stopped as well. The umpires are ready to inspect the field! 

# The rain has started again with covers back on! 

# The inspection has been postponed to 16:00 PM IST.

# Rain has stopped with the covers being removed gradually!  

# The next inspection will take place at 3:30 PM IST!

# It has started drizzling again which is set to result in the clash being further delayed. The covers are back on!  

# The BCCI has confirmed that there will be an inspection at 3:00 PM IST in case there is no further rain, confirming a delayed start to the clash! 

India and New Zealand are currently unbeaten in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

While India emerged victorious against South Africa and Australia in their opening two clashes of the tournament, New Zealand trumped Sri Lanka and Afghanistan by sizeable margins. The Kiwis further emerged victorious against Bangladesh in an intense clash, clinching victory by two wickets.  

The Indian team will look to extract revenge against New Zealand after being defeated in a warm-up clash early on.

However, it will not as easy in the absence of opener Shikhar Dhawan who has been ruled out for nearly three weeks following an injury. KL Rahul is set to replace Dhawan at the top of the order.

Squads:

India (From): Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami. 

New Zealand (From): Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(w), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Tom Blundell, Henry Nicholls, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi.