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Black Caps set sights on 'one of the best sides' India after perfect start to World Cup

Unbeaten from their three opening matches of this year's Cricket World Cup in England, the Black Caps are now preparing for their biggest test yet, travelling north to Nottingham to take on India this week.

Wins over Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan mean that Kane Williamson's side currently occupy top spot on the World Cup ladder, about to take on an Indian side yet to show their wares, with just one match played so far - a six wicket victory over South Africa.

Speaking to media after his side's victory in Taunton last night though, captain Williamson says that his side are ready for the challenge against arguably the tournament's strongest side alongside hosts England.

"Each game is what it is I suppose," Williamson said.

"It's not, I suppose, preparation for anything else, they're just events in themselves. That's how we're trying to target them.

"We go to Trent Bridge and we know that the experience will be different."

Williamson also praised India's strength as a side, boasting the best batsman in the world in Virat Kohli, and one of the premier strike bowlers in Jasprit Bumrah.

"We will have to adapt to a different challenge.

"We know that India are one of the best sides in this tournament - it'll be a really good challenge and the guys look forward to it."

The Black Caps face India at Nottingham's Trent Bridge on Thursday night NZT.

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New Zealand face India in Nottingham later this week. Source: 1 NEWS


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