World Cup 2023, IND vs NZ: India Opt To Bowl Looking To End 20-Year Jinx Against Kiwis In Top Of The Table Clash
Dharamsala: India and New Zealand, both unbeaten in the 2023 World Cup so far, will face off in a highly-anticipated clash on Sunday. India will be looking to secure their first World Cup victory against New Zealand since 2003, while the Kiwis will be hoping to claim a morale-boosting win against another tournament favourite.
Both India and New Zealand have won all four of their matches so far. The Kiwis have a slight edge in the head-to-head record, having won five times against India in World Cups, while India has won thrice.
However, India has a good record against New Zealand in home conditions. They have won 14 of their last 18 ODIs against the Kiwis in India.
India’s batting lineup has been one of the most prolific in the tournament, with Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and KL Rahul all scoring heavily. Their bowling attack has also been impressive, with Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj picking up wickets regularly.
New Zealand’s batting lineup is also stacked with talent, with Devon Conway, Will Young, and Kane Williamson all capable of scoring big runs. Their bowling attack is led by Trent Boult and Matt Henry, who have both been in good form in the tournament.
The match is expected to be a close contest, with both teams evenly matched. India will be looking to extend their unbeaten run, while New Zealand will be hoping to defeat the hosts to keep the top spot.