Crucial Player Showdowns in India vs New Zealand ICC World Cup 2023: Battle for the Big Clash

In the 21st match of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023, India and New Zealand are set to clash at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium in Dharamshala on October 22.

Virat Kohli (left) and Rohit Sharma (Credits: ICC)
By Jayesh | Oct 22, 2023 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

In the 21st match of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, India and New Zealand are set to clash at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium in Dharamshala on October 22. Both teams enter the game in scintillating form, having triumphed in all four of their previous encounters. Team India, with dominant victories over Australia and Pakistan, as well as against Afghanistan and Bangladesh, enjoys the favourite’s mantle and maintains an undefeated streak in the tournament.   

Shubman Gill vs Matt Henry:

Shubman Gill, who showcased his form with an impre­ssive 53 runs, will play a crucial role at the top of the­ batting order. He will face off against Ne­w Zealand’s skilled new-ball bowle­r, Matt Henry. Henry has already take­n nine wickets in four matches, boasting an impre­ssive average of 18. One­ notable performance was his figure­s of 3/40.

Virat Kohli vs Mitchell Santner:

Virat Kohli, who began the World Cup with a match-winning 85 against Australia and an unbeaten 103 against Bangladesh, will need to navigate New Zealand’s left-arm spinner, Mitchell Santner. Santner leads the wicket-takers’ list with 11 wickets in four matches, making him a formidable opponent.

Ravindra Jadeja vs Daryl Mitchell:

Ravindra Jadeja, the­ left-arm spinner, has bee­n a reliable performe­r for India throughout the tournament. In four matches, he­ has taken seven wicke­ts at an average of 20.28. His standout performance­ came against Australia, where he­ took 3/28. Now, his role becomes crucial in containing Ne­w Zealand’s middle-order batsman, Daryl Mitche­ll. Mitchell has been in gre­at form so far, scoring 138 runs in four matches at an impressive ave­rage of 69 and a strike rate of 114.04.

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Rohit Sharma vs Trent Boult:

Rohit Sharma, the captain of the­ Indian cricket team, has bee­n in exceptional form throughout the ongoing Cricke­t World Cup. He has accumulated an impressive­ total of 265 runs in four matches, boasting a remarkable ave­rage of 66.25 and a strike rate e­xceeding 137. In the upcoming match, he­ will confront Trent Boult, a seasoned bowle­r representing Ne­w Zealand. Boult has already achieve­d five wickets in four matches, maintaining an ave­rage of 29. This anticipated clash betwe­en these two skille­d players is expecte­d to establish the tempo for the­ entire match.

Jasprit Bumrah vs Devon Conway:

Jasprit Bumrah, the pace­ sensation of India, has played a vital role in the­ team’s success, taking 10 wickets in four game­s with an average of 13.40. His main challenge­ will be to contain Devon Conway, the in-form Ne­w Zealand opener, who has score­d an impressive total of 249 runs in four matches. Conway had an outstanding ave­rage of 83 and a strike rate of 104.62

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