In the 21st match of the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023, hosts India (IND) are set to face New Zealand (NZ) at the HPCA Cricket Stadium in Dharamshala. After four back-to-back victories, the Indian team will be looking to avenge their 2019 semifinal defeat against the Kiwis. It’s worth noting that since 2003, India has failed to win a single game against New Zealand in multinational tournaments.
On the other hand, New Zealand is coming here with four back-to-back victories. The team has been phenomenal throughout the ongoing tournament despite playing without their regular skipper, Kane Williamson. However, playing against India will pose a different challenge, as a win here will virtually ensure their qualification for the semifinals of the tournament.
IND vs NZ: Match Details
Match: India vs New Zealand, 21st Match, ODI World Cup 2023
Venue: Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamshala
Date & Time: Friday, October 22, 02:00 PM (IST)
Live Streaming Details: Star Sports Network, Disney+ Hotstar app and website
IND vs NZ: Pitch Report
Traditionally, the HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala has assisted pacers. The upcoming IND vs. NZ game is anticipated to feature a similar pitch. It is expected that fast bowlers will have a significant impact early on, prompting teams to prefer bowling first on this pitch. The average first-inning score at this venue stands at 231, while for the second inning, it is 199. However, previous matches have indicated that teams batting second have experienced greater success compared to those batting first.
IND vs NZ: Weather Report
The picturesque HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala is set for a clash between India and New Zealand, with the weather forecast predicting rain and thunderstorms for the match on Sunday. As per the MET department, when the two captains, Rohit Sharma and Tom Latham, step out for the toss around 2 p.m. IST, there is a chance of a thunderstorm with a 43 per cent possibility of rain, which could potentially delay the toss. In the previous World Cup 2023 match between South Africa and the Netherlands at the same venue, rain interrupted play, and the match was reduced to 43 overs a side.
IND vs NZ: Head-to-Head Records
Although not as renowned as other cricket rivalries, the clashes between India and New Zealand always produce thrilling games. In the ODI Cricket World Cup, the two teams have crossed paths nine times. New Zealand boasts a superior record, having bested India five times, while India has emerged victorious in three matches, and one game concluded without a result. Interestingly, the two teams did not face each other in the World Cup from 2003 to 2019.
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IND vs NZ: Injury Updates
Star India all-rounder Hardik Pandya has been ruled out of the game against New Zealand. He hasn’t travelled with the team since getting injured in his ankle during India’s match against Bangladesh. On the other hand, Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson is also not available for the game against India. He injured his thumb during New Zealand’s clash against Bangladesh.
IND vs NZ: Probable Playing XI
India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, and Mohammad Shami
New Zealand: Devon Conway, Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Tom Latham (c, wk), Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, and Trent Boult
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IND vs NZ: Dream 11 Fantasy Teams
Wicketkeepers: – KL Rahul, Devon Conway (VC)
Batters: – Rohit Sharma (C), Virat Kohli, Dayrl Mitchell, Will Young
All-rounders: – Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Rachin Ravindra
Bowlers: – Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Head to Head:
Wicketkeepers: – Devon Conway
Batters: – Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (C), Glenn Phliphs, Shubman Gill
All-rounders: – Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner (VC), Rachin Ravindra
Bowlers: – Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Matt Henry