India and New Zealand will face each other on Tuesday (9th July) at Old Trafford (Manchester) in the first semi-final of the ongoing 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.
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India has qualified for this semi-final after finishing on the top of the points table with 15 points while New Zealand finished in the fourth position of the points table with 11 points.
Ahead of this India vs New Zealand semi-final match, here we are with some statistical preview of this match.
Teams’ recent ODI form
India (in last ten matches; oldest to latest): Lost, Lost, Won, Won, Won, Won, Won, Lost, Won and Won
New Zealand (in last ten matches; oldest to latest): Won, Won, Won, Won, Won, Won, Won, Lost, Lost and Lost
ODI records at Old Trafford (Manchester)
Head-to-Head ODI records
Overall (106 matches): India won 55 ODIs; New Zealand won 45 ODIs (1 tie and 5 no results)
At neutral venues (32 matches): India won 15 ODIs; New Zealand won 15 ODIs (2 no results)
In England (3 matches): India won 0 ODIs; New Zealand won 3 ODIs
In any knockout stages (4 matches): India won 2 ODIs; New Zealand won 2 ODIs
In any semi-finals (1 match): India won 1 ODI; New Zealand won 0 ODIs
In the World Cup (7 matches): India won 3 ODIs; New Zealand won 4 ODIs
In the World Cup knockout stages: Never played
At Old Trafford, Manchester (1 match): India won 0 ODIs; New Zealand won 1 ODI
In the last ten matches: India won 7 ODIs; New Zealand won 3 ODIs
- Last time, India played against New Zealand in the CWC in the Super Sixes stage of 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup. Though they had a meeting fixture in the round-robin stage of the ongoing 2019 CWC, it was abandoned due to the rain washout.
i) Indian opener Rohit Sharma has already scored 977 runs in CWC career. The right-handed batsman is 23 runs away to complete his 1,000 CWC runs. He will be the fourth Indian batsman to score 1,000 CWC runs.
ii) Rohit Sharma has scored 647 runs in the ongoing 2019 CWC. Only Sachin Tendulkar (673 runs in 2003 CWC) and Matthew Hayden (659 runs in 2007 CWC) scored more runs in a CWC edition than Rohit. Rohit is 27 runs away to surpass Sachin Tendulkar and create a new record in this list.
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iii) Rohit Sharma has hit six centuries in his CWC career. He needs to hit one more century to create a new record of most centuries by a batsman in CWC history. Before Rohit, the legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar was the only batsman to hit six CWC centuries.
iv) Rohit Sharma has already hit three consecutive centuries in this tournament. Another century in this upcoming match will help him to become the second batsman to hit four successive centuries in Cricket World Cup history as well as in ODI history. In the 2015 CWC, Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) smashed four straight centuries.
i) Indian captain Virat Kohli has scored 442 runs in the ongoing 2019 CWC. Only Sourav Ganguly scored more runs as an Indian captain in a CWC edition as he scored 465 runs in 2003 CWC and Kohli needs to add 24 more runs to create a new record in this list.
i) It will be MS Dhoni’s 350th match in his ODI career. He will be the second Indian to play 350 ODI matches as Sachin Tendulkar (463 ODIs) was the first Indian cricketer to achieve this feat. Meanwhile, Dhoni will be the 10th cricketer to play 350 ODI matches.
i) All-rounder Hardik Pandya has scored 925 runs in ODI career. The right-handed middle-order batsman is 75 runs away to complete his 1,000 ODI runs.
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i) Indian pacer Mohammed Shami has taken 31 wickets in CWC career. At present, Shami is the joint third most wicket-taker for India in CWC history. Former leg-spinner Anil Kumble also picked up 31 wickets in CWC career. Zaheer Khan (44 wickets) and Javagal Srinath (44 wickets) are jointly on the top position of this list.
i) Another Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah has already managed to pick up 17 wickets in the ongoing 2019 CWC. With two more wickets, Bumrah will become the second most wicket-taker as an Indian bowler in a single CWC edition.
i) The left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja has taken 398 wickets in the international career. He needs to pick up two more wickets to complete his 400 international wickets. Till the date, six Indian bowlers have managed to claim 400 international wickets.
i) Opening batsman Martin Guptill has scored 975 runs in CWC career. The right-handed batsman is 25 runs away to complete his 1,000 CWC runs. Stephen Fleming (1,075 runs) was the only New Zealand batsman to score 1,000+ CWC runs.
i) New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has already scored 481 runs in this 2019 CWC. Scoring 68 more runs, Williamson will be the most run-scorer as a captain in a single CWC edition as he will break the present record of 548 runs by the former Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene (2007 CWC). Also, Williamson is 67 runs behind to become the most run-scorer as a New Zealand batsman in a single CWC edition. At present, Williamson is in the third position of this list as Martin Guptill (547 runs in 2015 CWC) and Scott Styris (499 runs in 2007 CWC) are on the top two positions.
ii) Kane Williamson has already scored 895 ODI runs against India. The right-handed batsman is 105 runs away to complete his 1,000 ODI runs against India. He will be the fourth New Zealand batsman to score 1,000 ODI runs against India.
i) Senior cricketer Ross Taylor has scored 913 runs in his CWC career. The right-handed batsman needs to score 87 more runs to complete his 1,000 CWC runs.
ii) Ross Taylor has scored 1,117 ODI runs against India. At present, Taylor is the second most ODI run-scorer for New Zealand against India. Former cricketer Nathan Astle is leading this list with 1,207 ODI runs against India.
i) It will be Tom Latham’s 150th international match for New Zealand.
i) The right-arm pacer Tim Southee has taken 26 ODI wickets against India. Taking two more wickets, Southee will become the second most ODI wicket-taker for New Zealand against India.
ii) Tim Southee has already bagged 497 wickets in the international career. He is three wickets away to become the third Kiwi bowler to claim 500 international wickets. Among the Kiwi bowlers, only Daniel Vettori (696 wickets) and Sir Richard Hadlee (589 wickets) achieved this feat.