The New Zealand Players did intense training ahead of their important encounter against India to be played at HPCA Stadium, Dharamshala on 20 October 2023. It has been a remarkable journey for the Blackcaps as they have won four matches in a row and are currently at the top of the points table because of a better net run rate than Team India.
Devon Conway and other players were seen at the nets ahead of their match against India to be played at Dharamshala. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson was not seen in the practice. Kiwis registered emphatic victories over England, Netherlands, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan.
The #kiwis going about their practice in utmost seriousness! Btw #kanewilliamson is not playing in the game vs India but was spotted sharing invaluable batting tips with teammates #indvnz #cwc pic.twitter.com/71Wm0SPvqb
— neeru bhatia (@neerubhatia3) October 20, 2023
It has been a remarkable performance by the Kiwis as they started the tournament with a resounding 9-wicket win over England in their first match. Thanks to a brilliant all-round performance by Mitchell Santer, New Zealand thrashed Netherlands by 99 runs at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.
Kiwis dominated Bangladesh with an 8-wicket win in Chennai with Kane Williamson being injured. Under the captaincy of Latham, New Zealand thrashed Afghanistan by a massive margin that put them on the top.
It promises to be an exciting encounter as New Zealand will look to provide another brilliant display against the red-hot Indian team. Indian team is on a roll with 4 successive wins over Australia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Bangladesh with ease. Both teams would be looking for a win to stay unbeaten in the tournament.
New Zealand have tasted success so far
New Zealand has seen different match performers in 4 matches so far. Rachin Ravindra was named the player of the match in the first encounter against England scoring an unbeaten 123 and picking 1 wicket.
The second match saw Mitchell Santer performing well with contributions from both bat and ball that led New Zealand to 99 99-run victory over the Netherlands. New Zealand continued their performance as Lockie Ferguson grabbed 3 wickets and was named player of the match.
Glenn Phillips stood the fourth time with a brilliant partnership for the 5th wicket and scored 71 helping New Zealand post a competitive total in Chennai which was enough for Afghanistan.