WTC Final 2021: India’s record of fears against New Zealand in ICC events, stats are staggering

The countdown to the final of the World Test Championships has begun. The final will be played between India and New Zealand in Southampton from 18 to 22 June. If many former cricketers are to be believed, the Kiwi team will prevail in the final. New Zealand will also benefit from a two-Test series against England in June. At the same time, the Indian team’s record in England conditions is not high and the team gets very little time to adjust to the conditions. On the other hand, the Indian team’s record against New Zealand in ICC competitions is also very poor.

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India and New Zealand have played each other 10 times in the ICC tournaments, of which Kiwi have won 7 Kiwis and only 3 have won. The defeat of New Zealand in the 2019 World Cup semifinal will not be forgotten by Virat Kohli’s army. The first encounter was between India and New Zealand at the 1975 World Cup, where the Kiwi team won the match by 4 wickets. After that, India lost the 1979 World Cup. In 1987, India recorded their first victory over New Zealand in the ICC Tournament.

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After their victory over New Zealand at the 1987 World Cup, the team suffered three consecutive defeats at the 1992 World Cup, 1996 World Cup and 2000 ICC Knockout Trophy. Under the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly, India defeated New Zealand by 7 wickets at the 2003 World Cup. The 2003 victory over Kiwi was India’s last victory and since then Team India have not been able to win New Zealand in ICC tournaments. The Virat Kohli-led Indian team may have recorded many historic victories in Test cricket in recent times, but it is not easy to beat Kane Williamson in the WTC final.

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