India vs New Zealand: Team India’s journey in the ODI World Cup 2023 has been quite spectacular so far. Team India has made it to the semi-finals without losing a single match in the league stage. It was the only team in the league stage which did not lose a single match and also topped the points table. Now Team India is 2 steps away from winning the World Cup trophy. He will face New Zealand in the semi-finals. If India wants to become champion this time, it will have to change history.
History will have to change to win the trophy
This time the league matches of the ODI World Cup were played in round robin format. In the round robin format, all the teams face each other in the league stage and the top four teams in the points table reach the semi-finals. This was the third time in the history of the World Cup when the league matches were played in round robin format. But in the history of cricket, till now the title has not been won after being on top in the round robin format. This time India has been at number one, so if it wants to become champion then this history will have to be changed.
Becoming a champion will not be easy
The ODI World Cup was first played in round robin format in 1992. In this World Cup, the New Zealand team was on top in the points table, but it lost the semi-final match and was out of the tournament. At the same time, the 2019 World Cup was also played in round robin format. In this World Cup, the Indian team was on top in the points table. But Team India was also eliminated after losing in the semi-finals. Team India had to face defeat at the hands of New Zealand in the semi-finals. This time too New Zealand will face India.
India-New Zealand head to head record
A total of 117 matches have been played between India and New Zealand in One Day Internationals so far. Out of these, India has won 59 matches and New Zealand has won 50 matches. Seven matches had no result, while one match was tied. At the same time, there have been 10 matches between the two teams in the ODI World Cup. Out of these, Kiwi team has won 5 matches and India has won 4 matches.
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