London: Indian team will today face New Zealand without the service of opener Shikhar Dhawan in their next game at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Thursday.
Virat Kohli and the co will have to think of a new strategy now in the absence of Shikhar Dhawan, who had hit a century in the last match against Australia which India won by 36 runs at The Oval.
Both New Zealand and India are unbeaten so far in the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
India are on a roll after their victories over South Africa and Australia. New Zealand have so far defeated Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. Neither team, therefore, would be keen to share points.
India are trailing 3-4 against New Zealand in the head-to-head record in the World Cup with their last win coming 16 years ago in the 2003 World Cup which was also the last time they had met in a World Cup.