NOTTINGHAM (Reuters) - New Zealand cannot find the money for to squander even half-chances against a team of India’s calibre in Thursday’s global Cup fit at Trent Bridge, Kiwi rapid bowler Lockie Ferguson stated.

The proper-arm paceman could be spending a great deal of his 28th birthday looking to tame an impressive Indian batting order headlined by using Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, the pinnacle two batsmen in ODI rankings.

“They’re international-magnificence gamers, you’re no longer going to blow them out of the water, but if you could building up enough pressure in opposition to them after which create a half of-risk, that would be the wicket and you may then construct from there,” Ferguson told journalists on Tuesday.


“glaringly, they’re playing some extremely good cricket and that they’re one of the top groups in the opposition but we’re certainly searching ahead to the possibility of gambling them in England and we haven’t performed them for some time in England.”

India have adopted a brand new technique to the primary powerplay overs which was evident in their scientific victory towards Australia on Sunday.

Kohli’s guys collected best 41 runs inside the first 10 overs, with out losing a wicket, but went directly to plunder 116 over the past 10 en path to a commanding 352-five which become past Australia’s reach.

“They confirmed us that they’re possibly lots greater patient in a way,” Ferguson said.

“And despite the fact that we’re trying to take wickets, every now and then we were given a touch bit expensive. I assume taking wickets up the front is the key to (beating) India but, if now not, creating pressure and building dots balls.”

The chance of rain looms big over the competition between the event’s simplest unbeaten groups. A document 3 matches have already been either deserted or called off within the weather-hit event and Ferguson hoped Trent Bridge would now not fall victim to another downpour.

“It’s the world Cup. We’re playing in opposition to India inside the international Cup and it’s an possibility to get two points and we don’t want to get rained-out games,” he said.

“I don’t suppose any gamers do however if that happens then so be it. We will’t manage that but we’re looking forward to gambling India and getting some self assurance in opposition to them.”