South Africa are already claiming the mental edge ahead of their showdown with the Black Caps.
Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan scored his second century in as many World Cup matches as they thumped twice champions West Indies by seven wickets.
Tim Southee finds himself in a curious position as he makes his case for inclusion in the Black Caps' starting XI.
India have extended their unblemished World Cup record against Pakistan after an 89-run victory via the Duckworth-Lewis method.
The first round of domestic contracts are expected to be announced today. Otago might have up to five new names on its list, cricket writer Adrian Seconi writes.
Black Caps coach Gary Stead says he sees no advantage to his team's World Cup group stage match against India being abandoned due to rain.
David Warner scored his first century since returning from a ban as holders Australia ran out winners over Pakistan.
The rest of us are probably thinking a little more rain in England tonight might not be the worst result in the world.
Dean Foxcroft will bolster the batting stocks but his arrival in Otago will complicate the team selection.
India captain Virat Kohli wants cricket's authorities to look into the issue of cricket bails not being knocked off by the ball thanks to new technology.
India's top order fired in unison and their bowlers produced a tidy display to beat holders Australia by 36 runs in a blockbuster World Cup contest on Sunday.
The World Cup is probably not the best time to experiment but maybe tomorrow morning's match against Afghanistan offers an opportunity to make a few changes.