The first semifinal between IND vs NZ is going to take place at Wankhede. New Zealand will fight for their consecutive third World Cup final and India will try to reach the final stage after the 2011 World Cup. New Zealand has reached the semifinals eight times but it didn’t manage to touch the trophy any of the times, on the other hand, India has reached the semifinals six times and managed to enter the finals three times and won two of them.
Both teams have very rich histories in white ball cricket, both teams are going to play semifinals for the second time after the 2019 World Cup where New Zealand managed to overpower the Indian team in their home and now it’s India and New Zealand will be facing a lot of pressure. Before going to watch today’s clash between them let’s take a look at their history in ODI and ODI World Cup. In this article, we’ll see the records between these two teams and some memorable games.
Head-to-head in ODIs
It was the first ODI World Cup(1975) when these two teams faced each other in limited limited-overs format for the first time and New Zealand registered a win by 4 wickets against the Asians in Manchester. Both teams played their first bilateral ODI series later that year after the first ODI World Cup after that both teams appeared in 117 ODI games where New Zealand was leading 58-50 with one memorable tie game. Here is the brief of this stat.
New Zealand: 58
No result: 7
Head to head in ODI World Cup
After facing each other in the 1975 World Cup for the first time in white ball cricket both teams have faced each other 9 times in ODI World Cup and New Zealand is also leading here with 5-4. Before this tournament, it was in 2003 when India managed to beat New Zealand in the World Cup tournament. Last time in 2019 when these two played a game in World Cup New Zealand knocked out India in the semifinals. Here’s the brief of this stat.
New Zealand: 5
Top three scorers in this rivalry
IND vs NZ has always been a thrilling and high-scoring competition and both teams have produced many great batters like Sachin Tendulkar, and Stephen Fleming, and modern-day sensations like Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, etc. Sachin Tendulkar is leading this scorecard with 1750 runs. Let’s take a look at the top three batters in this list.
- Sachin Tendulkar – 1750 runs
- Virat Kohli – 1528 runs
- Ross Taylor – 1385 runs
Top three wicket-takers in this rivalry
Most of the time New Zealand has the advantage of fast bowling between IND vs NZ but you will get shocked after looking at the Indian bowlers dominating New Zealand Bowlers in this list. We’ve seen so many time Indian batters collapsing in front of New Zealand’s fast bowling but did you know Indian bowler Javagal Srinath is the highest wicket-taker in this list with 51 wickets?
- Javagal Srinath – 51
- Anil Kumble – 39
- Tim Southee – 35
Top World Cup performances in this rivalry
Both teams have played nine World Cup games together and so many players have scored many runs and taken many wickets to win for their team. Here are the top three performances from the World Cups.
- Sunil Gavaskar: 103 runs 88 balls – 1987 World Cup
- Glenn Turner: 114 runs 177 balls – 1975 World Cup
- Zaheer Khan: 4/42 – 2003 World Cup
Today both teams will face each other in the 10th World Game against each other and in the second semi-final. India will be looking for the revenge of 2019 World Cup and New Zealand will try to reach another final so that they can have a chance of winning their maiden World Cup. Both teams is in great form but India is looking stronger with 9 wins in 9 games in the league stage which gives them more confidence in today’s game. Virat Kohli(594) from India and Rachin Ravindra(565) from New Zealand could be the key batters to look for and Jaspreet Bumraah(17) from India and Mitchell Santner(16) are the highest wicket-takers from both teams.