The weather is actually the tricky for the match, as it is shown in the weather that 55% to 75% precipitation, that means very high chances of rain or light rain, so it will being seen that match will be played or not, and, if played then with the DRS or full 50 over game. Hope for the best for match to be played.
Nottingham is considered the batting paradigm in today’s cricket, the record of the highest score for the team were broken twice on the same ground, though both the time, home team did that. In the 2019 WC, the team won the toss chose the field first, although only once the chasing team won the match, and twice the target defending team won the match but with marginal difference, but the second innings’ average batting average as well as the economy rate is higher than the first innings’, so it’s “win toss field first” ground.
As it is considered the batting track, it is beneficial if the team has more bowling optional. It is blessing in disgust for India that Shikhar Dhawan is not available due to finger fracture, so India has to select the 11 out of 14 instead of 15, as Indian team management wants Dhawan to stay with the team. So India has to play with RG Sharma and KL Rahul as opener, though India can send Dinesh Karthik as opener, but chances are very thin. If the case, then again for the 4th position is the center point of the discussion, the option is whether V Shankar or D Karthik, as it might not being seen that India will go for either include bowling all rounder, R Jadeja, or strengthen its bowling through selecting M Shami, as in both cases the India will need to compromising with batting and having only 6 batsmen, which will put much pressure on all 6 batsmen and particularly the top three excluding S Dhawan. In the selection between V Shankar and D Karthik, again while selecting V Shankar, India will get another bowling option, and, moreover the medium pacer which might help on the batting pitch, on the other hand D Karthik is actually a wicket keeper batsman, so he will help India in just accelerating the run rate only. Definitely tricky selection, in fact all four options could be open. India can also think to include M Shami in place of K Yadav, as He could just take one wicket with 101 bowling average, as well in the WC matches it is shown the bouncers are very effective, particularly in the Trent Bridge,
In the NZ team, their bowling is definitely stronger than their batting. Bowling line up including L Ferguson, M Henry, T boult are their main bowlers, Ferguson and Henry are the 3rd and 2nd, respectively, in highest wicket taker list of the 2019 WC till now, J Neesham and C De Grandhome were seeing as good supporter in the bowling. M Santner has very good economy rate, so over all the bowling is very good. In the batting, both the openers looked very aggressive and batsmen in 3rd and 4th position are considered two of the best batsmen in the world. T Latham is also a good wicket keeper batsman and one of the best batsman, who can play spin bowling in a good manner, which is actually India’s strength. Weak link is just their batting after 5 wicket, though all three are all rounders, but they couldn’t leave their image till now.
Over all, this NZ team is very dangerous and none of the teams should take them lightly and provide their best, if the team wants to beat this NZ team.
India 11: KL Rahul, RG Sharma, V Kohli, MS Dhoni, K Jadhav, H Pandya, V Shankar/ R Jadeja, B Kumar, M Shami, Y Chahal, J Bumrah
NZ 11: M Guptil, C Munro, K Williamson, R Taylor, T Latham, J Neesham, C De Grandhome, M Santner, L Ferguson, M Henry, T Boult