New Delhi: After a week’s break in the T20 World Cup, Team India has to play a match against New Zealand (India vs New Zealand). This match to be held on 31 October will be a ‘do or die’ battle for Virat Kohli’s team. A defeat would mean a near exit from the tournament. But to win this very important match, Team India will have to change history. A record that even former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni could not change. Team India has never been able to beat New Zealand in the history of T20 World Cup.
If you look in the mirror of records, India and New Zealand have clashed only twice in the T20 World Cup so far and New Zealand’s team has won both times. First of all, in the 2007 T20 World Cup, Dhoni’s team was defeated by New Zealand by 10 runs. After this, in the 2016 T20 World Cup, Team India had to face a crushing defeat by 47 runs on the ground of Nagpur.
Two defeats in two matches
In the year 2016 in Nagpur, Team India was all out for just 79 runs chasing the target of 127 runs. This is the lowest score of TC India in the T20 World Cup. Earlier, in the 2007 T20 World Cup, Team India, chasing a target of 191 runs on the ground of Johannesburg, was 10 runs away from the destination of victory. In this match, Gautam Gambhir played brilliant innings of 51 runs in 33 balls.
Who is dominant in the overall record
If you look at the overall record of T20 International, then New Zealand has the upper hand there too. A total of 16 T20 matches have been played between the two countries so far. New Zealand has won 8 matches here. While 6 matches have come in Team India’s bag. If two matches were tied then it was decided by the Eliminator. Where Team India won.
Whose edge is bigger in the big competition?
Talking about big competition in recent days, New Zealand has defeated Team India twice. In the 2019 ODI World Cup, New Zealand defeated India in the semi-finals. In this match played in Manchester, New Zealand defeated Team India by 18 runs and shattered their dream of reaching the final. Chasing the target of 240 runs, Team India lost 6 wickets at the score of just 92. In June this year, Team India defeated India by 8 wickets in the final of the World Test Championship. Therefore, in the match of ‘Do or Die’ of the T20 World Cup, the pressure will be on Team India.