T20 World Cup has already kicked off, and India is scheduled to take on New Zealand in its first match which is scheduled to take place on 15th March 2016 at Vidarbha Cricket Stadium in Nagpur. Now since India VS New Zealand is quite a hot topic for discussion these days, let’s have a look at the history of India when it has played against New Zealand.
India VS New Zealand – History of T20 Matches Played
1.India VS New Zealand – 2007
The match took place during the inaugural T20 World Cup, when India became the first team to be crowned World T20 Champions. New Zealand managed to score a mammoth 190, India fought back hard by scoring 180 runs on the board but lost the match by 10 runs. The match took place at Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg situated in South Africa (neutral venue)
2.New Zealand VS India – 2009
The match took place at AMI Stadium, Christ Church situated in New Zealand. India scored a decent total of 162 but unfortunately New Zealand batsman were on the top of their form on that day. McCullum and Guptill batting made the run chase pretty easy.
3.New Zealand VS India – 2009
Let’s say that India was on top of their game on this match. They managed a score of just 150 which was easily chased by New Zealand. The match took place at Westpac Stadium, Wellington situated in New Zealand.
4.India VS New Zealand – 2012
The match was supposed to take place at VDCA Cricket Stadium, Vishakhapatnam. The match was abandoned without a ball bowled, due to rain.
5.India VS New Zealand – 2012
This is an absolute thriller, New Zealand won by just one run which should be enough for you to make out what sort of a match it would have been. The match took place at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai situated in India. New Zealand had scored 167, and India failed to draw the match ending their total at 166.
Well, India has never managed to beat New Zealand in a T20 match, will they be able to beat them on 15th March in such a high pressure game? We guess we all have to wait to find it out. It is difficult to say who is favorite to win the match, but looking at their history of New Zealand taking on India, New Zealand seems to be in a better position to take over the win.