Time and Time again Kane Williamson and his men have proved to be superior over Virat Kohli and team India. Let it be the 2019 World Cup semi-final or the World test championship finals they have always outplayed Virat Kohli and his men. Coming into the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, Match 28 between India and New Zealand will be a very crucial match for both teams. Both Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson are coming from huge losses and they would love to get some points on the board respectively.
India played just one game against Pakistan and lost by a huge margin of 10 wickets. On the other hand, New Zealand also played against Pakistan and lost by 5 wickets. Both the teams are coming in this encounter against each other from losses and would love to get some points on board to qualify for the knockout matches.
Let’s take a look at the head to head records between India and New Zealand:
|Stats||Matches||IND Won||NZ Won||No Result|
|At Dubai International Cricket Stadium||0||0||0||0|
|In the last 5 matches||5||5||0||0|
|In ICC T20 World Cup||2||0||2||0|
Head to Head records at the last five meetings in an ICC tournament between India and New Zealand:
2021 WTC Final: New Zealand beat India by 8 wickets in Southampton
2019 WC semi-final: New Zealand beat India by 18 runs in Manchester
2016 T20 WC: New Zealand beat India by 47 runs in Nagpur
2007 T20 WC: New Zealand beat India by 10 runs in Johannesburg
2003 WC: India beat New Zealand by 7 wickets in Centurion
Both the teams have faced quite a few challenges coming into this T20 World Cup 2021. In the first match for India against Pakistan, a fiery opening spell from Pakistan pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi blew apart India’s top order and New Zealand also have tall fast bowlers which can trouble the Indian openers just like Shaneen Shah Afridi – Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson and Kyle Jamieson, who can swing the ball both ways in the powerplay overs.
India’s top 3 featuring KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli will have to carefully tackle the swing and deadly pace in order to win the battle against Kiwis.
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 29, 2021
The Indian bowlers also had a poor outing against Pakistan at the Dubai Internation stadium. They will surely like to change that and bring in more intent while bowling against New Zealand.
Both teams will face each other in a very crucial match which will decide their fate in this T20 World Cup at the Dubai International Stadium.