Indian cricket team after dominating Australia in their home ground are ready to roar in New Zealand against the kiwi’s attack. India beat Australia by 2-1 in 4 test match series because 4th test match was drawn. Then India beat Australia in One Day International cricket by the margin of 2-1 in 3 match series.
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Now they are ready to beat New Zealand in the home ground of New Zealand. They are very confident in to beat Kiwis because they beat Aussies in Australia. They don’t just beat, they dominant Aussies in the whole tour. On the other end, New Zealand is also in very good touch. New Zealand beat Pakistan in test matches in UAE. They also perform really very well in the shorter format in white ball cricket.
After that Sri Lanka tour to New Zealand and they beat Sri Lanka in all formats. They beat them in test matches by 1-0. They Win ODI Series and Only T20 match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka. They are in very good touch. Martin Guptill the dangerous opening Batsmen has made come back into the team after recovering from an Injury.
India and New Zealand will play a 5 One Day International match series which will start from Jan 23rd, 2019. And T20 series will start from 6 Feb 2019. India is leading the series victories. India and New Zealand have played 101 ODI matches in which India has the Upper hand over New Zealand. In which India has won 51 and New Zealand beat India 44 times in One Day International cricket. India hosts 35 ODI matches and won 26 of them. Kiwis team host India 34 time in ODI’s and beat them in 21 times.
On the neutral venues in which world cups, Champion Trophies, and other events both come face to face 32 times in which both the teams successful 32 times each and 2 matches were drawn or no result. First ever a time when India tour to New Zealand they were beaten by kiwis by 2-0 in 1976. Then Next time they tour to New Zealand and again beaten by the host team by 2-0.
Then New Zealand has 3 tours to India in 1988, 1994, and 1995. And the result was India won, Drawn and again host won respectively. India has drawn first ever series in New Zealand in 1999 by 2-2 in 5 match series. Next series won by New Zealand then 2 India and then New Zealand and India respectively. Last time in 2017 when New Zealand tour to India and India beat them by 2-1. Highest total between these two teams is 392/4 by India in 2009 at Christchurch.
India and New Zealand face to face 8 times in T20 International cricket. In which the kiwis side the havier won. New Zealand won 6 out of 8 T20 matches. In first 5 t20 matches, New Zealand won has won for all first 5 t20 matches. 1st t20 was won by New Zealand by 10 runs, they won 2nd by 7 wickets third by 5 wickets 4rth by just 1 run and fifth one by 47 runs in T20 WC 2016.
But in the series of 2017 India won 2 of three T20 matches and make it 6-2 in 8 battles. They are hopeful and confident to win this time in New Zealand. And they have also a good set to beat New Zealand in the front of their home crowd. They have Kuldeep Yadav a Trupmt card which has been used against Australia in the last series they won in Australia.
But do not forget that New Zealand is the most dangerous and fighting team in front of their home crowd than any other team. They will not give up easily. If India wants victory over New Zealand they have to give more than 100% in this tour and put their best eleven on the ground. Best of luck for both teams.