New Zealand is becoming the biggest headache for India in ICC tournaments. In the current World Cup, New Zealand beat India by 8 wickets. Earlier, the Indian team lost to New Zealand in the 2019 ODI World Cup and the final of the ICC World Test Championship. It is worth noting that the captains of both the teams have been the same all three times. India captain Virat Kohli and New Zealand captain Kane Williamson.
New Zealand beat India by 18 runs in the 2019 World Cup semi-final – Team India’s batting order against New Zealand in the semi-finals of the 2019 World Cup completely flopped and India defeated Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and India within four overs. KL Rahul lost his wicket. At that time, New Zealand’s new bowler Matt Henry returned both the openers to the pavilion for one run each. At one point India’s score was 92 runs for the loss of 6 wickets. After that Dhoni and Jadeja shared a partnership of 116 runs. But the result of the match did not work in India’s favour and India lost the match by 18 runs.
Final of the World Test Championship – New Zealand bowlers scattered the Indian team like a card in this match too. In the first innings, the Indian team got out for 217 runs while in the second innings, the Indian team could score only 170 runs. The collapse of India’s batting order in such a big match shows that either they cannot handle the pressure or the New Zealand team knows how to keep India under control. Kyle Jamieson, who took 7 wickets in the entire match, was declared the player of the match.