Heavy rain forecast ahead of India-New Zealand World Cup match

Heavy rain forecast ahead of India-New Zealand World Cup match

The chances of rain on Thursday for the India-New Zealand game has now come down to 40 per cent from 90 per cent, which was likely at the start of the day.

India vs New Zealand World Cup match at Trent Bridge, Nottingham was halted due to heavy rainfall but as per the latest reports, the match has now been abandoned and both teams have got one point each.

Umpires Marais Erasmus and Paul Reiffel carried out nearly hourly inspections in intermittent drizzle before finally throwing in the towel in the afternoon.

India's captain Virat Kohli laughs during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against New Zealand at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, England, Wednesday, June 12, 2019.

"Obviously, they're playing some great cricket and they're one of the top teams in the competition but we're definitely looking forward to the opportunity of playing them in England and we haven't played them for a while in England". So we'll take it'.

Having won their previous three games, Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson was not too anxious and welcomed the gap before facing South Africa on Wednesday. It's not ideal, but little bit of time off is also important, ' Williamson said.

"Ferguson, who averages 59.67 against India in three matches, contrary to his career average 26.09, further talked about the challenges against the strong Indian batting line-up".

But the rain then started to come down heavily and the covers came back on.

Prior to the match against India, the pacer opined that it is essential for the team to pick up early wickets upfront to apply pressure on the opponent.

'Shikhar will be in a plaster for a couple of weeks, we'll assess and see, ' Kohli said. As a player, we don't want to miss matches from injuries.

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