ICC T20 World Cup 2021, India vs New Zealand is beginning shortly. After the recent match with Pakistan and getting defeated by 10 wickets in their opening match, India will look forward to the getting their first point on the boards in the Super 12. At the same time, New Zealand is also waiting to bounce back in the game after getting defeated by Pakistan.
Team New Zealand will have to defeat India to stand a chance to qualify for the semi-finals.
India vs New Zealand History
New Zealand and India have always been at par with each in World Cups. Back in 2003, team India led by Sourav Ganguly defeated team New Zealand by seven wickets. But that win came after 16 years long haul. Before that, India defeated New Zealand back in 1987 World Cup and lost twice in 1992 and 1999 editions.
Since then India faced New Zealand thrice and lost all the matches including the semi final defeat at the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in England.
Overall, in India’s 10 World Cup matches against New Zealand, India has won only in three matches.
Team India – Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Varun Chakravarthy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
Team New Zealand – Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson (c), James Neesham, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert (wk), Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Trent Boult
After heavy criticism for losing the match with Pakistan, today’s match is said to be a crucial one for Team India. It is a must-win to stand a chance to make it in the top four teams and record breaker against New Zealand.