Here is today match prediction for all you need to know about the crunch match between India and New Zealand. The wait is finally over and almost took 16 years for New Zealand to play India at the World cup stage. The time is right the teams are ready but there is a glitch, weather! So here is our piece of today match prediction for both the teams and each team fancy a chance against other, provided weather behaved.
Today Match Prediction For Weather
it could have happened earlier and the 16-year wait could have been over, had weather permitted India and New Zealand lock horns in the group stages. It would be darkly humorous if the match got washed out this time too. Well, to be honest it looks a bit glum at the moment as we have rain forecast for the match day and to add to it, the reserve is predicted to be rainier. There is some rain forecasted for Manchester, but not for long periods, and if it does hit, it’s not predicted to be too heavy.
ICC has placed reserve days for semi-finals and finals and if there is rain on match day, it will be moved to reserve day (rainier of both). However, if there is no match due to rain, the team with higher position in the group stage would proceed to the final, which in that case would be India.
Today Match Prediction For Toss
Here is our take on today match prediction for toss as it is going to impact drastically the outcome of match if conditions suited bowling. Frankly, it is the best suited route to victory for New Zealand as the conditions would suit their bowling. Looking at the stats, people winning the toss and electing to field had better results. All five teams who have batted first at Old Trafford this World Cup have won, and chasing totals has proved difficult of late in the English conditions. However, the pitch at Old Trafford has behaved well and we can expect to be good in the second innings as well.
Today Match Prediction For Team Combination
Let us peep through today match prediction for the team combination and the team New Zealand would select its final eleven. Lockie Ferguson has recovered from hamstring injury so he will come back in for Tim Southee. Also, Matt Henry having bowled well against England, will be part of the team. He is likely to get to open the bowling, where he could be economical early on. Henry Nicholls would most probably get a third chance to open the batting alongside Martin Guptill. leaving the only other real Ish Sodhi can be picked ahead of Mitchell Santner but that not firm.
It would be an aggressive move as Santner has been slightly unlucky this tournament – and for a team without much of a history of aggressive decisions at this Cup, it would be a surprise.
For more details about the IND vs NZ 1st semi-final of world cup 2019 have a look at our previous blog.