Sports Desk, Amar Ujala, Dubai
Published by: swapnil shashank
Updated Monday, Nov 8, 2021 1:36 am IST
India has never been able to beat New Zealand in an ICC tournament since 2003. Not only this, we also lost in the 2019 ODI World Cup, the 2021 World Test Championship final to the Kiwi team.
Indian team travel in the last three ICC tournaments
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New Zealand defeated Afghanistan in the Super-12 round to reach the semifinals of the T20 World Cup. Their victory eliminated India from the World Cup. This is the third consecutive ICC tournament in the last three years, when the path to the trophy of the New Zealand team India has been blocked.
India has never been able to beat New Zealand in an ICC tournament since 2003. Not only this, we also lost in the 2019 ODI World Cup, the 2021 World Test Championship final to the Kiwi team. Now, once again, he has to be out in the T20 World Cup because of him.
2019 ODI World Cup Semifinals
New Zealand beat India by 18 runs: Team India and New Zealand met in the semifinals of the 2019 ODI World Cup. In this match played in Manchester, England, New Zealand won the toss and chose to hit. The team could only handle 238 runs in 50 overs for the loss of eight wickets. Captain Kane Williamson scored 67 runs and Ross Taylor scored 74 runs. In response to this, it rained only when Team India was about to land on the ground. After this, the Indian entries started the next day, that is, the Reserve Day.
The batting order of the Indian team against New Zealand was a complete failure. India had lost the wickets to Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul in four overs. At that point, new New Zealand bowler Matt Henry returned the two starters to the pavilion for one run apiece. At one point, India’s score was 92 runs for the loss of six wickets. After that, Dhoni and Jadeja shared a 116-race partnership. But the result of the match did not work in India’s favor and India lost the match by 18 runs.
World Trials Championship Final
New Zealand bowlers scattered the Indian team like a deck of cards in the final of the World Trials Championship in Southampton. In the first innings, the Indian team was eliminated by 217 runs. At the same time, in the second inning, the Indian team could only score 170 runs. The collapse from Indian batsmen to New Zealand bowlers for the second consecutive ICC tournament shows that either the team cannot handle the pressure or the New Zealand team knows how to keep India under control. Fast bowler Kyle Jamieson, who took seven wickets from the deadly bowling alley, was declared the man of the match.
World Cup T20 2021
In this tournament, the Indian team was considered the favorite to win the trophy, but the opposite happened. Team India was eliminated from the Super-12 round itself. In the first match, Pakistan and then New Zealand defeated India in a virtual elimination match. Not only this, the India trip came down to the Afghanistan and New Zealand match.
Afghanistan also needed a win in this match, but New Zealand defeated them to eliminate India from the World Cup. With this defeat, India was left out of the group stage of an ICC tournament for the first time since 2012. The Indian team has reached at least the semi-finals of five ICC tournaments since 2012.
This was Virat Kohli’s first and last T20 World Cup as captain. Now, the T20 World Cup will be played once again in Australia next year. There will be a new captain in it. In such a situation, the Indian team will have to come back strong in a year.