INDIA V NEW ZEALAND : In the important match of the World Cup, the match between India and New Zealand will be played on 22 October. This match is very special for the tournament because the first and second placed teams in the points table will clash tomorrow. Both the teams have been undefeated in their World Cup journey so far. India and New Zealand have played four matches each so far. New Zealand is at number one position in the points table because their net run rate is higher than India. If India wins today, it will once again become number one in the points table of the World Cup, and its claim to reach the semi-finals will also become stronger.
The clash between India and New Zealand will be fantastic
The Indian team started its campaign in the World Cup by defeating Australia. New Zealand had started its campaign by defeating England. Both New Zealand and India are strong contenders for the World Cup. But one concern for India is that their all-rounder Hardik Pandya is injured and he will not be a part of the team in this match. In such a situation, who will be included in the team in his place is a big question. It is expected that either Ishan Kishan or Surya Kumar Yadav will be given a place in the team. If Shardul Thakur is in the team then he will have to complete his spell.
Kane Williamson will not be part of the team
The New Zealand team will also face India without its captain Kane Williamson. Only time will tell how much benefit Team India will get from this. Williamson has a fracture in his thumb so he is resting right now. Despite this, the New Zealand team has players like Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra, Tom Latham, Will Young, Glenn Phillips and Daryl Mitchell, who can be game changers.
India did not win a single match in the last five matches
If we look at the record of ODI matches played between India and New Zealand, both the countries have played 113 matches so far. India has won a total of 55 matches and New Zealand has won 50 matches. Seven matches have been inconclusive and one match has been tied. If we look at the statistics of the last five matches, India’s position is very bad, because New Zealand has won all five matches. Despite this, the morale of the Indian team will be high at the cricket ground in Dharamshala and the team will perform well to defeat New Zealand. So far, India has played four ODI matches in Dharamshala, out of which it has won two. In this respect the figure is 50-50.
India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Lokesh Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav.
New Zealand: Tom Latham (captain), Devon Conway, Will Young, Mark Chapman, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson and Matt Henry.
Match time: 2 pm onwards