On July 9th, Tuesday India will play semifinal match with New Zealand in World Cup 2019 at Old Trafford Cricket Ground, 3:00 pm IST, 10:30 am local time. India and New Zealand have met several times in the World Cup Cricket and it is the Kiwis who have a slightly higher winning percentage in the statistics.
Team India have faced New Zealand 7 times before in the matches played between them across the 11 editions of the ICC Cricket World Cup so far. Out of these 7 games, the Men in Blue have won 3 games and went down in 4 occasions, Team India have a winning percentage of 42% against New Zealand.
|S.no||World Cup||Winning Team||Venue||Player of the Match|
|1||June 14th, 1975||New Zealand won by 4 wickets||Old Trafford, Manchester||Glenn Turner|
|2||June 13th, 1979||New Zealand won by 8 wickets||Headingley, Leeds||Bruce Edgar|
|3||Oct 14th, 1987||India won by 16 runs||M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore||Kapil Dev|
|4||Oct 31st, 1983||India won by 9 wickets||Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur||Sunil Gavaskar|
|5||Mar 12th, 1992||New Zealand won by 4 wickets||Carisbrook, Dunedin||Mark Greatbatch|
|6||March 4th, 1999||New Zealand won by 5 wickets||Trent Bridge, Nottingham||Roger Twose|
|7||Mar4ch 14th,2003||India won by seven wickets||Centurion Park, Centurion||Zaheer Khan|
On June 13, Thursday India- New Zealand match of this season of Cricket World Cup was abandoned due to the heavy rain at the Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, Nottingham.
Team India have made to the semifinal of the Cricket World Cup six times earlier, out of these six times, they managed to win the semifinal game 3 times against England (1983, by 6 wickets), Kenya ( 2003, by 91 runs), Pakistan (2011, by 29 runs) and went down on 3 occasions – England (1987, by 35 runs), Sri-Lanka( 1996, by default), Australia ( 2015, by 95 runs). While the Black Caps have managed to enter in the Semifinal 7 times, unfortunately, they could make to final only one time by defeating South Africa by 4 wickets in 2015 and they lost on 6 other occasions.
The current skippers of the both side met as the captains back in the 2008 U-19 World Cup semifinal in Kuala Lumpur and the game was won by India by 3 wickets.