The 21st match of the ICC World Cup 2023 will see India locking horns with New Zealand on Sunday, October 22 at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala.
The ICC World Cup 2023 witnesses both teams maintaining a parallel record, winning back-to-back matches. New Zealand comfortably tops the points table with a better net run rate, while Team India is not far behind, securing the second position with an equivalent points total.
When discussing the historical encounters between India and New Zealand in ICC tournaments, India’s record is far from impressive. They have faced New Zealand multiple times in the past 20 years and have been unable to secure a single victory.
While the clock is ticking, Team India has a fantastic chance to improve their record against New Zealand. Their team is in fantastic form, with the top order, middle order, and bowling attack all performing exceptionally well.
However, before heading into this game, let’s take a look at the pitch report, stats, and ground records of Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala:
IND vs NZ: Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala Pitch Report
The pitch at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association stadium has provided a good platform for batting, as illustrated by the matches in the tournament played so far.
Fast bowlers can exploit the initial swing, but as the game progresses, spinners also play a big role. Batsmen who settle in have a favourable chance to accumulate runs. Opting to bowl first after winning the toss is advisable, as chasing teams have a better track record at this venue.
IND vs NZ: Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala Ground Stats
- Total matches: 7
- Matches won batting first: 3
- Matches won bowling first: 4
- Average 1st Inns scores: 231
- Average 2nd Inns scores: 199
- Highest total recorded: 364/9 (50 Ov) by ENG vs BAN
- Lowest total recorded: 112/10 (38.2 Ov) by IND vs SL
- Highest score chased: 227/3 (47.2 Ov) by ENG vs IND
- Lowest score defended: 245/8 (43 Ov) by NED vs RSA