Explained: Why a washout will harm India more than New Zealand

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India will monitor the progress of Shikhar Dhawan after reports emerged of the opening batsman suffering a hairline fracture on his left thumb. It has been raining in Nottingham and weather is expected to stay cloudy today, with some chances of rain as well. The Black Caps have been absolutely ruthless in the three games they have played so far in the tournament. We will be updating on the Nottinghamshire weather forecast hour by hour for cricket fans.

He has played 10 World Cup matches since his debut in 2010, scoring 537 runs at an average of 53.70.

After days of rain in Nottingham, there is some good news for cricket fans.

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As Shikhar Dhawan is out for the game, the Men in Blue will hope that KL Rahul - who in all likelihood, will open the innings alongside Rohit Sharma - gives them a solid start and lay the foundation for the upcoming batsmen to score big and go full throttle against the New Zealand bowlers.

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However, one thing which both teams would be looking at is the weather in Nottingham.

After three washouts at the ongoing World Cup, weather will once again take much of the attention when India play New Zealand at Trent Bridge on Thursday.

Earlier, heavy rain across Nottinghamshire caused flooding of a number of roads. "A Yellow Warning for rain is in force in the Nottingham area for most of this week", the Nottingham Post reported.

If rain washes out Thursdays India vs New Zealand match then it will affect India more than New Zealand.

The India vs New Zealand World Cup 2019 match will be telecast on the Star Sports Network.

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