Team New Zealand will be taking on India, which is going to be the most serious contest of the coming world cup. this thrilling clash will be held at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on June 13. From the past few years, both The Teams have improved themselves in every department which have helped them to revamp the approach they adopt on the field.
Indian Cricket Team is one of those who has won all ICC events including, ICC world cup, t20 world cup, and ICC champions trophy, due to which, it seems difficult to beat India in this era of modern Cricket. However, India is ready to start their world cup campaign under the captaincy of young led, a man who stands first in ICC Raking, Virat Kohli who will be leading his team for the very first time in the world cup. However, it will be a test of both the Captains as these mega-events has always been a make and brake stage for the youngsters.
The timing of the match?
09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
India vs New Zealand Pre Match Analysis
India has always been considered as the top cricketing country of ASIA. India had won their first ICC ODI world cup in 1983 when the great Kapil Dev led the Indian Team. After their historic victory, team India had to wait a lot as they were unable to make it again in the upcoming world cups. However, they progressed to the knock out rounds several times but could not acquire their prime objective which was to repeat the history again. In this period of a long struggle, Team India had to face numerous ups and downs including major set-back which was happened in ICC world cup 2007 when unexpectedly Indian Team got defeated by Bangladesh, since the time this major lost had strengthened them ahead in the upcoming events. Finally, the year came when they were going to win the trophy for the second time, as in 2011 they have successfully managed to lift the trophy under the captaincy of MS Dhoni.
If you look at the recent past performance of India You will definitely find them brilliant enough to crumble the opponents in the coming world cup. Indian cricket Team recently toured Australia and later hosted Australia for ODI and t20 series. They were really up to the mark during their tour to Australia as the devastating form of their young guns made Australian cricket team surrender on their home soil. What India has done all through the series is hard to believe as it was not an easy task to do on Australian Home ground. while they (India) lost the ODI and T20 series later on their home grounds against Australia. However, the skipper Kohli is very much optimistic to not to repeat those mistakes ahead in the crucial event. From the past two years, Team India has acquired several promising bowlers which have strengthened the Indian bowling side which was at its worst. the consistency, Two young leggies Kuldeep Yadav and Chahal have shown so far will definitely help them to boost up their confidence and to emerge in coming world cup with more grit and power. another leading pacer of India Jasprit Bhumrah, whom India will be relying upon the most throughout the coming world cup. in a very short span of time, he has proved himself the backbone of Indian bowling unit.whereas some experience giants like Dhoni, Kohli, Dhawan, and Sharma will also be gearing up to splinter the opponents.
n the other side, New Zealand will be chasing their first world cup title as they did not win any of the world cups yet. Although they have been playing Cricket since long ago but unluckily could not lift the world cup trophy yet. However, they progressed to the semi-final and final several times in the world cup but failed to deliver effectively. In the previous ICC cricket world cup 2015 which was held in 2015, New Zealand had been outstanding throughout the world cup which helped them to move into the final where they encountered with Australian Team, unluckily they could not carry the momentum they had throughout the world cup and surrendered in the final. It was not the first time when they missed the chance of creating history, in the past, they have left out so many opportunities which would have helped them to lift the trophy as they Lost semi-final of 2011 world cup, semi-final of 1992 world cup when they were fairly in the position to lift the trophy but could not.
Recently they hosted test, ODI and t20 series against Bangladesh. Although Bangladesh is not a difficult opponent, the way New Zealand had performed will surely help them to get the momentum prior to the world cup. however, they got defeated by India on home soil which had helped them to figure out the deficiencies and to acquire the actual talent before the world cup. New Zealand will be relying on their skipper Williamson whose presence has always created a major impact. Some other explosive batsmen including Munro and Guptil have also enough potential to take the match away single-handedly. The ruthless fast bowling unit of New Zealand has always surprised its opponents with the explosive spells. They can be a dangerous side to beat if they deprived of what they are lacking as their major concern will be their spin bowling unit.
H2h India Vs New Zealand
Results of previous encounters of all the world cups
|India||New Zealand||Margin||World cup|
|Lost||Won||By 4 wickets||1975|
|Lost||Won||By 8 wickets||1979|
|Won||Lost||By 9 wickets||1987|
|Lost||Won||By 4 wickets||1992|
|Lost||Won||By 5 wickets||1999|
|Won||Lost||By 7 wickets||2003|
New Zealand squad
Match Prediction (India vs New Zealand)
India is likely to win this clash as they have been doing exceptionally from the past five years. With the passage of time, they have also revamped their approach which has helped them to stand first in the ICC ranking. recently India has also defeated New Zealand on their own soil which is definitely a plus point for the Indian side to make them a clear favorite for this Contest. However, this Match is going to be a thrilling clash as both Teams are comprised of versatile players having outstanding figures on the paper.