Match 21: IND vs NZ| Match Analysis| Pitch Report| Best 11

The 21st match of the tournament will be played between India (IND) and New Zealand (NZ). 

Current Standings:

PositionTeamsPointsNet Run Rate
1stNew Zealand81.923

India (IND) Analysis:

The Indian team is dominating in all their four matches and till now won all the matches in the World Cup quite easily. They were looking for the chase master and chased down in all the four matches. 

Tournament performance so far:

Match NumberOpponentsResult
5th MatchAustraliaWon by 6 wickets
9th MatchAfghanistanWon by 8 wickets
12th MatchPakistanWon by 7 wickets 
17th MatchBangladeshWon by 7 wickets

Rohit Sharma the skipper of the team is leading from the front in terms of runs also. He scored 265 runs which includes 1 century and 1 half century. He is batting with an average of 66.25 with a healthy strike rate of 137.31. He started showing aggressive from the 1st over and remained destructive throughout his innings. Shubman Gill scored his maiden World Cup half century against Bangladesh in his last match. After making his comeback he is playing superbly. 

Virat Kohli is looking in tremendous form and scored 259 runs with an incredible average of 129.5. He is a chasing master and when it comes to chase no one is better than him. He scored 1 century and 2 half centuries till now. Shreyas Iyer scored a brilliant half century against Pakistan and is fulfilling the number 4 spot very well. 

KL Rahul has scored 150 runs till now in the tournament. He batted in 3 matches and in all the 3 matches he remained unbeaten. Against Australia he scored a brilliant 97 run innings which took the match away from them. Hardik Pandya injured during the last match against Bangladesh got his ankle injured and remained out from the match. He might also not be available for the match against the Kiwis. Though in the tournament he didn’t get much chance in batting but with his bowling he grabbed 5 wickets. 

Ravindra Jadeja has got 7 wickets in the tournament so far with an impressive economy of 3.75. Also he can bat well in the lower order and is full of destruction. Kuldeep Yadav continued his brilliant performance with the bat and took 6 wickets. He is always provided wicket whenever the team needs.

Jasprit Bumrah is highly lethal with the new ball and in the death overs. Batsmen find it difficult to play his yorker. Till now he got 10 wickets in the tournament with an impressive economy of 3.62 and averages 13.40. Mohammad Siraj might have problems with his expensive spell but has got 5 wickets till now. Against Pakistan his partnership breaking wicket helped India to get a low chasing target. 

Shardul Thakur has got 2 wickets in the tournament till now. He can bat also in the lower order. Ishan Kishan played 2 matches in the World Cup and his performance against Afghanistan was quite good. Ravichandran Ashwin also played one match where he got one wicket by giving away only 34 runs in his 10 overs. 

Predicted 11 for the Match:

Rohit Sharma ©, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin/Ishan Kishan, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj.   

New Zealand (NZ) Analysis:

Kiwis are performing well in the World Cup and won all the four matches till now. They are showing consistent performance in both the departments. 

Tournament performance so far:

Match NumberOpponentsResult
1st MatchEnglandWon by 9 wickets
6th MatchNetherlandsWon by 99 runs
11th MatchBangladeshWon by 8 wickets
16th MatchAfghanistanWon by 149 runs

Devon Conway after starting a blister knock of 152 runs against England failed to get that rhythm again. In his last three matches he scored 32, 45 and 20 runs. He has a strike rate of 104.62 in this tournament. Will Young came in absence of Kane Williamson and hit back to back half centuries in his last two outings. Till now he scored 124 runs in 3 matches. 

Kane Williamson played only one match against Bangladesh where he scored 78 runs. During that match while taking a run he damaged his finger and retired from that match. Rachin Ravindra also started his journey with a maiden century in the World Cup. Till now he contributed 123, 51, 9 and 32 runs with his bat with an average of 71.67. He is fulfilling the space well in absence of Williamson. 

Daryl Mitchell is a great batsman for the team in the middle order. Against Bangladesh he played a superb knock of 89 runs in just 67 balls and took his team to an easy win. His strike rate is 114.05 in the tournament. Tom Latham along with keeping is now leading the team in absence of Kane and he did this job pretty well. Also his batting improved and hit back to back half centuries in his last two matches where he batted against Netherlands and Afghanistan.     

Glenn Phillips scored a knock of 71 runs against Afghanistan and took his team to a defending total from a dangerous situation. Not only with his bat, he is bowling well and got 3 wickets till now in the tournament, giving his team an extra bowling option. Mark Chapman didn’t get much chance in batting as he came in down the order but against Afghanistan he played a destructive innings of 25 runs in just 12 balls.     

Mitchell Santner grabbed 11 wickets in the 4 matches with an economy of 4.41. He is showing some great spells and creating problems for the batsmen. Also with his batting he showed some fireworks where he scored unbeaten 36 runs in just 17 balls against Netherlands. Matt Henry is not too far behind from him and has grabbed 9 wickets till now. His excellent line and length makes him more aggressive. 

Lockie Ferguson getting back to back 3 wickets in his last two matches put him in a stronghold. His bouncer with a sheer pace makes it uncomfortable for the batsmen to play. Averaging 16.67 till now in the tournament. Trent Boult got 5 wickets till now in the 4 matches and is troubling the opposition with his swing. 

Predicted 11 for the Match:

Tom Latham (c/wk), Devon Conway, Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson. 

Pitch Report and Weather Report:

The match will be played at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala. The pitch is useful for the batters with some assistance for the pacers early on. High scoring match is expected as both the teams will have a huge batting line up. 

Weather here will be cool, remain cloudy most of the time. Temperature at the daytime will be around 20 degree celsius while during evening it will drop down to 14 degree celsius. Humidity will be around more than 60% with little chances (20%) of rain. 

Head to head (IND vs NZ) in the World Cup:

They played 9 matches against each other in the World Cup. One match ended in a no result. 

Matches won35
Highest score252253
Lowest score150146

Best 11 for the match:

Tom Latham, Devon Conway, KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Daryl Mitchell, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Rachin Ravindra, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj.

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