India vs New Zealand:

India vs New Zealand: Team India’s journey in the ODI World Cup 2023 has been fantastic so far. Team India has reached the semi-finals without losing a single match in the league stage. They were the only team in the league stage that did not lose a single match and topped the points table. Now Team India is 2 steps away from winning the World Cup trophy. They will face New Zealand in the semi-finals. If India has to win this time, it will have to change the direction of history.

To win the trophy you have to change history

This time the league matches of the ODI World Cup were played in round-robin format. In the round-robin format, all teams face each other in the league stage and the top four teams in the points table advance to the semi-finals. This was the third time in World Cup history that league matches were played in a round-robin format. But in the history of cricket, they have yet to win the title after topping the round-robin format. This time India has been number one, so if it wants to become champion then this history will have to be changed.

It’s not easy to be a champion

The ODI World Cup was first played in a round-robin format in 1992. New Zealand topped the points table in this World Cup, but they lost the semi-final match and were eliminated from the tournament. The 2019 World Cup was also played in a round-robin format. India topped the points table in the World Cup. However, India lost to England in the semi-finals. India had to face defeat from New Zealand in the semi-finals. This time India will face New Zealand.

India-New Zealand head-to-head record

A total of 117 ODIs have been played between India and New Zealand so far. Of these, India has won 59 and New Zealand has won 50. Seven matches have ended without a result, while one match has ended in a draw. Both teams have played 10 ODIs against each other. The Kiwi team has won 5 of these matches while India has won 4 matches.

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