India vs New Zealand: Statistical preview, pitch report and timing
High-flying India take on an in-form New Zealand in match number 18 of the ICC World Cup 2019 on Thursday. The Indian cricket team has won both their matches so far, whereas, New Zealand have won three in a row. It's expected to be a cracking contest at Trent Bridge. Here is the statistical preview.
Head-to-head records between the two sides
The two teams have met each other on seven occasions in the World Cup. New Zealand have a 4-3 advantage over India. Their last meeting was during the 2003 World Cup. India won that match by seven wickets. Overall, the two sides have faced each other 106 times. India have a 55-45 advantage. One match was tied, whereas, five games didn't have any results.
Top run-scorers of India and NZ in World Cups
For India, former legend Sachin Tendulkar has scored the most runs (2,278). He is also the tournament's leading scorer. Tendulkar amassed six hundreds and 15 fifties at 56.95. Former NZ skipper Stephen Fleming holds the record for the most runs scored by a Kiwi batsman in the World Cup (1,075). Fleming registered two hundreds and five fifties at an average of 35.83.
Top wicket-takers from India and NZ in World Cups
For India, Zaheer Khan and Javagal Srinath share the record for the most wickets taken (44). They had a bowling average of 20.22 and 27.81 respectively. Jacob Oram and Daniel Vettori have taken a total of 36 wickets each, which is joint-highest among Kiwi bowlers in the World Cup. Both these former players took two four-wicket hauls each in the CWC.
Trent Bridge: Here's a look at the ground stats
Eoin Morgan has scored the most runs at this venue (471). Alex Hales (171 versus Pakistan in 2016) has recorded the highest score. England's 481/6 against Australia in 2018 is the highest team total here. South Africa's 83 against England in 2008 is the lowest team total. James Anderson (16 wickets) has recorded the most scalps at Trent Bridge.
Pitch report, TV listing and timing
Reports claim that heavy rainfall is expected in Nottingham until Wednesday evening and could subside by afternoon on Thursday. So there is still a possibility of a curtailed encounter. Overcast conditions could assist pacers early on. The match is set to start at 3:00 PM IST and will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network.