ODI World Cup 2023: India and New Zealand will have another face off in this year’s edition of the ODI World Cup 2023. The men in blue side are the table toppers of this edition and they have maintained a 100 per cent record in the league matches. Rohit Sharma and co has won nine in nine games and earned 18 points.
The finalist of the last two ODI World Cup events, New Zealand, is on the way to reaching another final of this fifty overs tournament. In 2015 and 2019, New Zealand reached the finals but couldn’t lift the trophy.
In the ODI World Cup 2023, New Zealand stands fourth on the points table with ten points. The Kiwis have won five and lost four matches from nine games played in the league stage.
Match – India Vs New Zealand Semifinals 1 ODI World Cup 2023
Venue – Wankhdede Stadium in Mumbai
Day – Wednesday
Date – 15th November 2023
Toss Timings – 1.30 PM IST and Local, 8 AM GMT
Match Timings – 2 PM Local and IST, 8.30 AM GMT
TV Channels – Star Sports and Star Gold 1 For Hindi Commentary
Live Streaming App – Disney+ Hotstar
India has reached the semi-finals of the ODI World Cup 2023. The host nation of this fifty-overs competition have been brillant so far.
But now they cannot afford to slip because one loss in tomorrow’s game will put them out of the tournament and India’s dream of lifting an ICC trophy will again be a dream. The Blues have not won a single tournament since last ten years.
The men in blue side have won a league match against New Zealand in Dharamshala and from that loss, the Kiwis lost three more matches in a row.
India should look to repeat what they did in the last game played against the Blackcaps side. That win in Dharamshala also ended India’s 20-year-long drought against New Zealand in the ICC events.
The Kiwis are one off the contenders in this ODI World Cup 2023. They had started the tournament well. But they also lost four matches in a row. The Kiwis qualified for the semifinals after their crushing win over Sri Lanka.
New Zealand hasn’t played a match at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai till now. Tomorrow's game will be the first one for the team of New Zealand in the ODI World Cup 2023 at that venue.
However, India had played one game at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai during their league match. In that match against Sri Lanka, the Indian batters amassed 357 runs in their fifty overs and the Indian bowlers bundled out the whole Sri Lankan side in 19.4 overs with just 55 runs on the board. India won that game by a whopping margin of 302 runs.
India and New Zealand are two great cricket nations and they have been competitive in all three forms of the game. The players from the Kiwi nations are also an integral part of the Indian Premier League tournament since the first season of the cash-rich league tournament as well.
In 117 matches played between India and New Zealand from 1975 to 2023, India has won 59 one-day international games while New Zealand has won 50 games till now.
One match between these two countries ended in a tie and seven ODI matches were ended as a no-result affairs.
Tomorrow’s game will be another cracking one between these two sides in semifinals of the ODI World Cup 2023.
New Zealand always had an upper hand versus India in the ICC events. For 20 long years, the Kiwis won all the matches played in the ICC tournaments but now that record has also been ended by Rohit Sharma and co during this year’s ODI World Cup 2023 after India won their league match against the Blackcaps side in Dharamshala.
India’s heartbreak came versus the Kiwis during the 2019 ODI World Cup which was played in England and Wales. Under Virat Kohli, India lost the semi -final match versus New Zealand at Southampton.
That game was also the last one for Mahendra Singh Dhoni in Indian jersey. Mahi was run out on 50 while Jadeja was the top scorer for India in that lost encounter.
India and New Zealand have played 10 matches in the history of the ODI World Cup tournament till now. India has won just 4 matches till now and New Zealand has five wins under their belt. Here is the list of all the matches won by both the teams –
Matches Won By India –
1987 – 1. India won by 16 runs
2. India won by nine wickets
3. 2003 – India won by seven wickets
4. 2023 – India won by four wickets.
Matches Won By New Zealand –
1. 1975 – New Zealand by four wickets
2. 1979 – New Zealand won by eight wickets
3. 1992 – New Zealand won by four wickets
4. 1999 – New Zealand won by five wickets
5. 2019 – New Zealand won by 18 runs in the semifinals of that ODI World Cup.
One league match between India and New Zealand in the 2019 ODI World Cup was abandoned.