Team India is all set to take on the table-toppers of the ODI World Cup 2023 on October 22 at the HPCA in Dharamshala for their fifth game of the ongoing marquee event. The Men in Blue ought to be looking forward to an unexpected change of temperature in their upcoming clash at Dharamshala as compared to the humid and hot conditions of MCA in Pune.
Notably, both teams, India and New Zealand, appeared to be in superb form at the ongoing major tournament, remaining unbeaten after four games so far in the ODI World Cup 2023 and placing themselves in the first two spots. Meanwhile, fans are currently awaiting the matchup between the two biggest teams in cricket, and these astonishing unbeaten records between the two teams set the stage for an entertaining match on October 22.
The weather conditions, however, might have had an impact on the anticipated blockbuster match between India and New Zealand, just like they did on the Netherlands vs. South Africa game that was to be played at the same stadium just a few days ago, where Proteas suffered a humiliating and heartbreaking loss over the Dutch team.
Rain may halt the ODI World Cup 2023 India vs. New Zealand clash
Furthermore, Sunday's forecasting closely resembles the one from Tuesday's SA-NED match, which was eventually reduced to a 43-overs-per-side game after rain halted the play. The possibility of precipitation throughout the day is 42%, and during thunderstorms, it is 25%. Notably, if rain halts the play, then the match will be reduced, and if heavy rain occurs, both teams will share one point.
IND vs NZ, probable playing XI
India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk.), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
New Zealand: Devon Conway, Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c & wk.), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult