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India vs New Zealand, World Cup head-to-head: India look to set the record straight

first_imgIndia and New Zealand will be battling it out in the first semi-final of the World Cup 2019 on Tuesday. Both teams will be facing each other for the first time in this tournament after the league game between the two sides got washed out without a ball being bowled in Birmingham last month.This will be the seventh time India will be playing in a World Cup semi-final while New Zealand will feature in their 8th last-four clash. India have won three and lost three so far while the Kiwis have lost 6 and advanced to the final just once so far, in 2015 when they lost in the World Cup final against Australia.Both these teams have a lot of experience of playing in the knockouts but this is the first time they will face each other in a World Cup semi-final match.Overall in World Cups, New Zealand hold a 4-3 advantage over India with one match being a washout.Virat Kohli’s team will be looking to level the record when they take the field at Old Trafford on Tuesday against Kane Williamson’s side.India vs New Zealand World Cup Past Results: New Zealand (4), India (3)1975 World Cup: India lost to New Zealand by 4 wickets1979 World Cup: India lost to New Zealand by 8 wickets1987 World Cup: India beat New Zealand by 16 runs1987 World Cup: New Zealand lost to India by 9 runs1992 World Cup: India lost to New Zealand by four wickets1999 World Cup: India lost to New Zealand by five wicketsadvertisement2003 World Cup: New Zealand lost to India by seven wickets2019 World Cup: India and New Zealand share points after a washout.The Virat Kohli-led Indian team finished at the top of the table after the end of the league stage with 15 points, followed by Australia (14), England (12) and New Zealand (11), who are coming into the semi-finals after three successive defeats.INDIA’S BATSMEN vs NEW ZEALAND’S PACEMENTuesday’s game is being touted as a matchup between India’s batsmen against New Zealand’s fast bowlers. It couldn’t have been more enticing that Rohit Sharma (647runs), KL Rahul (360 runs) and Virat Kohli (442 runs) with a cumulative contribution of 1347 runs will meet their match in Lockie Ferguson (17 wickets), Trent Boult (15 wickets) and Matt Henry (10 wickets), who have shared 42 wickets between them.Not to forget that all-rounder Jimmy Neesham (11 wickets) and Colin de Grandhomme (5 wickets) take the NZ seamers’ tally to 58 wickets.WILL RAIN PLAY SPOILSPORT IN MANCHESTER?As fans await to see India clash against New Zealand for the first time in the World Cup 2019, bad weather could play a spoilsport in the much awaited clash with downpour being predicted on Tuesday.Weather forecast says, “variable cloud and light shower” are expected on July 11.However, fans can breathe a sigh of relief as unlike the league matches where rain washed out 4 games to force the teams to share the points, the ICC has policy of a reserve day for both semi-finals and the final.Also Read | World Cup 2019: India already have one foot in the final, feels Michael ClarkeAlso Read | India will be world champions if Rohit Sharma fires in next two games: Sunil GavaskarAlso See:last_img read more