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IND vs NZ, ENG vs AUS ODI build-up: India lock horns with New Zealand in warm-up fixture

IND vs NZ, ENG vs AUS ODI highlights: India and New Zealand will like to start things on a positive note ahead of their respective World Cup campaign.

IND vs NZ, ENG vs AUS ODI highlights: India will take on New Zealand (AP Photo)

IND vs NZ, ENG vs AUS ODI highlights: India and New Zealand will like to start things on a positive note ahead of their respective World Cup campaign. The Men In Blue on Saturday will play their first warm-up match against New Zealand at The Oval in London. The match will start at 3:00 PM IST. While India will take this opportunity to adapt themselves to the English conditions and fix their Playing XI, New Zealand will miss the services of Tom Latham, who is likely to remain absent from the contest due to an injury.

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England will lock horns against defending champions Australia in their first warm-up fixture and the match will be played simultaneously at The Rose Bowl Cricket Ground in Southampton. The hosts on Friday suffered a major blow as their regular skipper Eoin Morgan broke his index finger. The skipper sustained the injury when he dropped a catch in practice ahead of Saturday’s warmup match against Australia in Southampton.

 

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IND vs NZ, ENG vs AUS ODI highlights:

IND vs NZ

Meanwhile, in the second match of the day, Trent Boult has been sublime. The Kiwi pacer has removed Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, and KL Rahul as India are struggling at 38/3 at the end of 9 overs. 

ENG vs AUS

After losing skipper Aaron Finch early, David Warner and Shaun Marsh help Australia reach 39/1 at the end of 8 overs. 

England vs Australia: TEAM LINEUP

Australia (Batting XI, Fielding XI): Aaron Finch(c), David Warner, Steven Smith, Usman Khawaja, Alex Carey(w), Shaun Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Kane Richardson, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jason Behrendorff

England (Playing XI): Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, James Vince, Jos Buttler(w/c), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Liam Dawson, Tom Curran, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood 

India vs New Zealand: Team Lineup

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

India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Lokesh Rahul, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal 

England vs Australia TOSS update

England have won the toss and have opted to field 

India vs New Zealand TOSS Update

India won the toss and elected to bat first. 

The canvas for the first warm-up game against New Zealand

New Zealand practice sessions

The Black Caps toiling during the training session on the eve of the first warm-up game for the World Cup

All you need to know

Just a little more than 60 minutes before India play their first match on English soil. To know the details regarding: 

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England injury woes

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"He (Kedar) has definitely has a lot of talent and what he has proved in the last couple of seasons that he is a utility player and the best part is that Virat Kohli has used him for his all-around ability and not only for batting. You think he is a part-time bowler, but he has been successful,” Pandit said. [READ MORE]

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What happened on Friday

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Virat Kohli needs my help, says Rohit Sharma

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PICTURES: Team India training

The Men In Blue toiling during the training session on the eve of the first warm-up game for the World Cup

Hello and Welcome!

Hello and welcome to the LIVE COVERAGE of the ICC World Cup 2019 warm-up match between India vs New Zealand and England vs Australia. All the teams would take this opportunity to fix their Playing XI and solidify their squad ahead of the showpiece event.  New Zealand will miss the services of Tom Latham, who is likely to remain absent from the contest due to an injury.  On the other hand, hosts England also suffered a major blow as their regular skipper Eoin Morgan broke his index finger during a practice session on Friday.  

Squads:

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

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

Australia: Aaron Finch(c), David Warner, Steven Smith, Usman Khawaja, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey(w), Shaun Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Kane Richardson, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jason Behrendorff

England: James Vince, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Jos Buttler(w/c), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Jason Roy, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood, Jofra Archer, Liam Dawson