New Zealand and India are head to head for the first Super 10 game of the ICC cricket world cup 2016. On Tuesday, the 15th March, the ICC world cup has officially taken off with an interesting game between the two very dangerous teams of the world.
India is considered the tournament favorite due to various reasons including their recent form in both bowling and batting. With its strong batting line up, India will be looking to keep New Zealand to a reasonable total.
New Zealand has also come up as a very strong team since the last one year or so.
India has landed with their best batting line up. It seems as if Dhoni already knows his bowling strength. He has brought his maximum batting line to face comparative strong bowling New Zealand.
India has landed the ground with following players.
RG Sharma, S Dhawan, V Kohli, MS Dhoni*†, SK Raina, Yuvraj Singh, HH Pandya, RA Jadeja, R Ashwin, JJ Bumrah, A Nehra.
Ashish Nehra, making his come back in the team at the age of 36 has made some very good performances in recent matches in Asia Cup and in warm up games. With the help of Hardik Pandya, Jadeja and Ashwin, Nehra will be only fast bowler from India who has such an experience. Bumhrah, an exception fast bowler, according to Rohit Sharma, will be throwing his first ever ball in ICC cricket world cup 2016. Bumrah is considered one of the best bowlers that India has so far in their fast bowling camp.
A very good contest is expected to come as both teams have highest win percentage since 2014. India has won 71% of their games while New Zealand has won 61 of their games.