At the moment, it’s difficult to predict if there will be a game tomorrow since there are also chances of flooding in Nottingham.
Just in case if the match does take place then KL Rahul should be sent out to open in place of the injured Shikhar Dhawan, and I feel that it would be the right choice to include Mohammed Shami for such conditions in place of Kuldeep Yadav.
But if Virat Kohli and the team management have other things in mind, then they could go for Vijay Shankar in the eleven to accommodate a place for Kuldeep.
Though there are high chances of rain, India would prefer a full stretched game versus New Zealand to bring out their best rather than squaring off in a shorter format since that could go in anyone’s favour.
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