With the 2023 ODI World Cup around the corner, cricket fans are all excited to witness their favourite teams competing head-on in the biggest and most awaited cricket fest of the year. The tournament is said to begin on October 5 and the opening match would be between England and New Zealand. The match is set to be hosted at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
The cricketing world is anticipating witnessing the match between the Men in Blue vs BlackCaps which refers to India vs New Zealand. Both nations are set to play the match against each other for the 8th time in the ODI World Cup. The much-anticipated match is scheduled to be hosted on October 22 at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamshala from 2:00 p.m. onwards.
Both teams have previously played 9 memorable World Cup matches in which the Indian team emerged victorious on 3 occasions. Team New Zealand won 5 ODI World Cup matches while 1 match ended without any result. The first World Cup encounter between the two teams took place during the 1975 World Cup in which New Zealand won by 4 wickets. Since then, New Zealand gained an advantage against New Zealand in the ODI World Cup. However, in a twist of tables India emerged victorious twice in the 1987 ODI World Cup where the Men in Blue won by 16 runs on the 14th October Bengaluru match and won by 9 wickets in the 1987 ODI World Cup hosted in Nagpur on 31 October.
However, Indian cricket fans had to wait for 16 years before India finally managed to win ODI World Cup in Centurion in 2003 where India under the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly beat the Stephen Fleming-led New Zealand team by 7 wickets. Since then it has been 20 years since the Men in Blue failed to gain an upper hand over the Kiwis.
Now India-New Zealand is always high voltage drama with Indian fans eagerly waiting for their nation to put an end to the defeat tale of 20 years and reclaim their glory. Now with the match around the corner excitement is at its peak for the cricket world is set to witness again both strong teams locking horns in the biggest cricket event of the year.
Both teams have played 119 ODI series head of which India managed to win 58 series while New Zealand won 50 matches. Out of the remaining 11 matches were drawn and abandoned. The two teams already met thrice in January during the 2023 ODI. In the first match, India won by a margin of 12 runs against New Zealand. In the second match emerged victories by 8 wickets followed by a 3rd time victory on January 23 by 90 runs. The last match on January 23 was hosted in Holkar stadium where India registered a massive 385-run victory powered by Shubhman Gill bagging the man of the match title for his score of 208 runs off 149 balls and also his 2 wicket haul.
After the January 2023 ODI win, India is looking forward to beating arch-rival New Zealand in the major upcoming tournament and continuing with their winning glory against New Zealand.
Meanwhile, New Zealand is looking to reclaim their lost glory, make up for their 2023 January ODI defeat and continue with their winning streak against India in the ODI World Cup in the rival’s home ground.
IND vs NZ Head to Head
India recently played against New Zealand in T20 2023 bilateral series and claimed victory with 234 runs. While in the T20 matches New Zealand won 1 match by a margin of 21 runs India emerged victorious in 2 matches by 6 wickets and 168 runs respectively.
Let’s have a look at India vs New Zealand Head to Head records in different formats:
IND vs NZ Head-to-Head in ODI World Cup
India and New Zealand have met 9 times in the history of the ODI World Cup and India came out victorious on 3 occasions. Their first World Cup encounter took in 1975 at the Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester. New Zealand won that match by 4 wickets and Glenn Turner was awarded Player of the Match for his unbeaten 114 runs century. India managed to score 230 with 6 wickets loss.
Meanwhile, they last met in an ODI World Cup in 2019 at Manchester. New Zealand won that match by 18 runs and Matt Henry was adjudged Player of the match. India last won against New Zealand in the 2003 World Cup by 7 wickets and Zaheer Khan won the player of the match title for his 4-wicket haul.
Let’s have a look at the overall Head-to-Head record between India and New Zealand in the history of ODI World Cup.
|New Zealand Won||5|
|First Played||14 June 1975|
|Last Played||9 July 2019|
IND vs NZ Head-to-Head in T20 World Cup
Both India and New Zealand have faced each other 3 times in the T20 World Cup, where New Zealand emerged victorious thrice. The first encounter between India and New Zealand in T20 World Cup took place in South Africa, in 2007. The BlackCaps were the first to bat and secured a score of 173 runs at a loss of 3 wickets. In reply, India managed to score 163 runs for a loss of 6 wickets and lost the match. This match was played at Newland Cricket Ground, South Africa.
Later both teams locked horns again in the 2016 T20 World Cup in Eden Park, Auckland where New Zealand won by 47 runs with a score of 126 runs. India lost the match with a score of 79 runs for a fall of 10 wickets. In the match, Mitchell Santner was declared as Man of the Match for his all-round performance of 3 3-wicket haul and 18 runs. Both nations played the last T20 World Cup match in 2021 in Dubai International Cricket Stadium, UAE. In the match, New Zealand won by 8 wickets and a score of 111 runs. India scored 110 for a loss of 7 wickets. Ish Sodhi was declared as man of the match for his 4-wicket haul.
|New Zealand Won||3|
|First Played||14th September 2007|
|Last Played||31 October 2021|
IND vs NZ Head-to-Head in T20I
|New Zealand Won||10|
|First Played||18th December 2009|
|Last Played||10th October 2022.|
IND vs NZ Head-to-Head in ODI
|New Zealand Won||50|
|First Played||14 June 1975|
|Last Played||24th January 2003|
IND vs NZ Head-to-Head in Test
|New Zealand Won||13|
|First Played||25-29 March 1955|
|Last Played||3-7 December 2021|