IND vs NZ: India-New Zealand will face off to keep their chances of reaching the semi-finals alive

T20 WC 2021: In the ICC T20 World Cup (ICC T20 WC), a very important match will be played between India (IND) and New Zealand (NZ) on Sunday. The semi-final hopes of the team winning this match to be held at the Dubai International Stadium will remain intact, while the path to the semi-finals will be very difficult for the losing team. It will be interesting to see what kind of strategy Team India will make against New Zealand. 

India’s performance in the last match
Indian team had a disappointing performance against Pakistan in the last match. Team opener Rohit Sharma returned to the pavilion without opening an account, while KL Rahul scored only 3 runs. Virat Kohli played a captaincy innings of 57 runs in the match. Apart from him, Rishabh Pant contributed 39 runs. The Indian team scored 151 runs for the loss of 7 wickets. The bowlers of the team could not get a single wicket in the last match.

New Zealand’s performance in the last match
New Zealand’s team was also a complete flop against Pakistan in the last match. The team had scored only 134 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 8 wickets. None of the team’s batsmen could touch the 30-run mark. Talking about the bowling, spinner Ish Sodhi took two wickets, while Tim Southee, Trent Boult and Mitchell Santner had one wicket each. 

Know who has the upper hand
Looking at the previous record, New Zealand’s upper hand seems to be heavy. After the 2003 World Cup, the Indian team has not been able to beat New Zealand in the ICC tournament so far. In the year 2007, India had to face defeat against New Zealand in the T20 World Cup. After this, the Indian team was also defeated in the 2016 T20 World Cup. Apart from this, in the year 2019, a match between the two teams in the ODI World Cup was inconclusive, while India was defeated by 18 runs in the semi-finals of the 2019 ODI World Cup. New Zealand’s team defeated India in the final of the World Test Championship held in the same year. 

weakness and strength of both the teams 
Indian team has great batsmen like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul. Apart from this, there are experienced bowlers like Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who can change the course of the match. On the other hand, there are senior batsmen like Kane Williamson, Martin Guptill in New Zealand’s team. Talking about the bowling, apart from Trent Boult, Tim Southee, the trio of spinner Ish Sodhi can create trouble for the Indian batsmen.

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