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IND vs NZ Dream11 Grand League Team, Team News: ICC World Cup 2019 | 18th Match

By David

IND vs NZ Dream11 18th Match Prediction | India vs New Zealand ICC World Cup 2019

In the 18th match of the competition, India will be squaring off against New Zealand at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham. Both teams are yet to face a defeat in the competition, New Zealand won all their three matches and are leading the points table with 6 points against their name. On the other hand, after two back-to-back wins over South Africa and Australia, India are holding the third position on the points table.

Match Schedule

New Zealand vs India

Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham

Time: June 13, 03:00 PM

The conditions at the Trent Bridge, Nottingham

There are severe chances of rain in Nottingham and the match is expected to get abandoned. However, the overcast conditions will suit the seam bowlers and if the match takes place the new ball will get ample swing early on.

Venue Stats:

Highest Total: 481/6 (50 Ov) by ENG vs AUS, Lowest Total: 83/10 (23 Ov) by RSA vs ENG,

Highest Chased: 350/3 (44 Ov) by ENG vs NZ, Lowest Defended: 195/9 (50 Ov) by WI vs ENG.

New Zealand vs India Head to Head (ODIs):

Matches Played: 106

New Zealand won: 45

India won: 55

Tied: 01

No result: 05

New Zealand vs India News

  • A hairline fracture has ruled out Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan out of the competition for three weeks.
  • Rishabh Pant has been called as his injury cover.
  • KL Rahul will be opening the innings along with Rohit Sharma, whereas, Dinesh Karthik or Vijay Shankar will get into the squad as Dhawan’s replacement.
  • Henry Nicholls could feature for the Blackcaps at the expense of Colin Munro who has been struggling with form.

IND vs NZ Squad:

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

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

Also read: IND vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction

IND vs NZ Dream11 Grand League Teams:

#1: Some possible changes in the line-ups according to the conditions.

The overcasts conditions will definitely help the seam bowlers. Here are some possible changes which the two sides can make.

  • Mohammad Shami in for Kuldeep Yadav
  • Tim Southee for Mitchell Santner
  • Dinesh Karthik in for Shikhar Dhawan (A forceful change)

#2: Batsmen making the most out of the high scoring surface

Baring the weather conditions, the surface at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham has always been a high scoring ground. The world record score of 481 runs was made here by England and this ground has seen 400+ scores in ODIs twice. Here we will be giving you a batting friendly team.

  • Virat Kohli averages 68.53 against this opponent and has scored 7 fifties and 5 hundreds against the Blackcaps.
  • With 890 runs from 25 innings, MS Dhoni averages 49.44 against this opposition.
  • A hundred and a fifty is what Rohit Sharma has got against his name in this World Cup from 2 games. He has accumulated 330 runs from his last 4 ODIs at a scintillating average of 110.

  • Blackcaps skipper Kane Williamson averages 54.5 at this venue. He has amassed 895 runs from 23 innings against this opposition.
  • Stylish left-hander Tom Latham averages 58.30 against India and has got 4 fifties and a hundred against them.
  • Ross Taylor is probably in the best form of his life. He has accumulated 199 runs from his last three ODI innings. He averages 41.37 against India in ODIs.

Key Players


  • Hardik Pandya
  • Virat Kohli
  • Rohit Sharma
  • Jasprit Bumrah
  • MS Dhoni

New Zealand:

  • Ross Taylor
  • Kane Williamson
  • Martin Guptill
  • Trent Boult
  • Matt Henry
  • James Neesham


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