Mumbai: Anticipation is building as India gears up to face New Zealand in the semi-final clash of the ICC World Cup 2023, promising an exciting match for cricket enthusiasts. Memories linger from the ICC World Cup 2019 semi-final where New Zealand emerged victorious against India, adding an extra layer of intrigue to this upcoming encounter. However, the 2023 Team India stands distinct, showcasing exceptional class throughout this World Cup season.
New Zealand commenced their World Cup campaign with a strong start but faced a stumbling block with four consecutive defeats, leaving their qualification in uncertainty. The toss is expected to play a crucial role, providing a potential advantage to the team winning it. Even if Rohit Sharma's squad finds themselves bowling first, the Indian pacers have demonstrated the skill to contain formidable batters and maintain a controlled run rate.
With an impressive record of winning all nine matches played, the Indian team holds a clear edge over the Kiwis. In this high stake game, Indian side has a high probability of making it to the final of ICC Men's World Cup 2023.
Eager to sustain their winning streak, the team eyes victory in the semi-final clash. The venue for this crucial encounter is the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, where India clinched the World Cup title in 2011.
India vs New Zealand: Head-to-Head Record
In One Day Internationals (ODIs), Team India boasts an impressive track record against New Zealand, having emerged victorious in 59 out of 117 encounters. However, when it comes to the ICC World Cup 2023, the tables have turned somewhat, with New Zealand securing triumph in 6 out of the 10 clashes between the two teams. The World Cup showdown in 2023 witnessed a compelling performance from India, as they clinched victory over New Zealand with a commendable margin of 4 wickets.
The stage is set for a high-scoring spectacle, with India poised to emerge triumphant, securing their place as the first finalist in the ICC World Cup 2023. Cricket enthusiasts can brace themselves for a thrilling showdown at Wankhede Stadium as the battle unfolds for a coveted spot in the tournament's pinnacle.