The current table-toppers of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023, India and New Zealand are all set to take place on Sunday, October 22 at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium in Dharamshala. Both teams have been unbeaten so far in the tournament and will be keen to continue the winning momentum.
New Zealand is at the top with eight points from four matches and an NRR of 1.923. Meanwhile, India is second with the same points, and an NRR of 1.659. The two teams have dominated the tournament so far. They have a star-studded line-up and will be raring to go against each other in the upcoming clash. In this article, we take a look at the key player battles for the India vs New Zealand match of the ICC ODI World Cup.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: Key Player Battles for IND vs NZ
Virat Kohli vs Mitchell Santner
Virat Kohli has showcased his batting prowess in the ongoing ICC ODI World Cup 2023. In four matches, he has slammed 259 runs at an average of 129.50 and a strike rate of 90.24. He smashed a century against Bangladesh in the recent match. In the upcoming match, he needs to be wary of Mitchell Santner. The spinner has dismissed his thrice in ODI cricket, conceding 151 runs at a strike rate of 70.6.
Tom Latham vs Kuldeep Yadav
Tom Latham and Kuldeep Yadav’s contest will be the one to watch out for in the upcoming match. The New Zealand batter has scored 97 runs against Kuldeep in 86 deliveries, with nine boundaries and a six in One-Day interactions. However, the spinner has also dismissed him twice in the format. He has been bowling well and will be looking forward to the battle against Tom Latham.
Rohit Sharma vs Matt Henry
Rohit Sharma has taken the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 by storm with his spectacular batting performance. He has 265 runs in four matches at an average of 66.25 and a strike rate of 137.30. He has smashed a century and fifty so far. To tackle the Indian skipper’s treat, New Zealand will bank on Matt Henry, who has also been in good form. He has picked up nine wickets in four matches so far.