India won the toss, chose to bat, and paced their innings superbly, starting slowly and finishing in a rush to make 352-5.
Gavaskar said wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik can open the innings with Rohit Sharma in Dhawan´s absence. Thus, Virat Kohli would be looking to better that record. As per Nottinghamshire Post, some road were even closed.
The Met office's warning on its website covered a large area of England, including Birmingham, Peterborough and Newcastle.
However, the chance of rain is still around if not heavy light showers are expected and that could hamper the play at Nottingham.More news: Canada to ban single-use plastic by 2021
According to reports in the local media, it continued to rain well past midnight on Wednesday, forcing authorities to cancel multiple events across the city. In this while, India and New Zealand have missed out on a practice session each.
Dhawan was injured during India's match against Australia in which he scored 117.
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"The team management has decided that Mr Dhawan will continue to be in England and his progress will be monitored".More news: Mysterious Mass Discovered under Moon's Largest Crater, an Important Research Site
Shikhar Dhawan, the left-handed opening batsman, will undergo precautionary scans on Tuesday to determine the extent of injury on his swollen left thumb.
Dhawan suffered the injury as a result of a nasty blow from a rising delivery by Australia paceman Pat Cummins in the early phase of his innings but went on to complete his 17th one-day worldwide century. Either Shreyas Iyer or Rishab Pant could be the replacement for Shikhar Dhawan who has so far scored three centuries in World Cup matches.
India have defeated New Zealand in six out of their last eight ODIs, but they did fold against Kane Williamson's team in the warm-up just before the tournament. New Zealand's Win % at this venue is just 28.57%.
India, the stronger of the two sides and in great rhythm, on the other hand, might rue a point lost if rain plays spoilsport on Thursday. He credited Neesham with making a big difference. Here we have a look at the numbers going into this crucial encounter. "So it was a really good performance from us today".More news: Wholesale prices blip up 0.1% in May