Team India seems to be in trouble in the T20 World Cup 2021. The 10-wicket loss against Pakistan has spoiled the entire work of Virat Kohli’s army. On the night of 31 October, the team has to take the field against New Zealand and in this do or die match, India will have to win at any cost. If the victory slips in this match to be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, then understand that the title of T20 World Cup will also be lost from hand. The responsibility of crossing the team’s line will be on the shoulders of KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma and captain Virat Kohli. Rahul and Hitman’s record against the Kiwi team has been amazing and according to the statistics, if both of these bats play, then understand that the ticket to the semi-finals can be confirmed.
KL Rahul has played 5 T20 matches against New Zealand so far and during this time his bat has scored 224 runs at a strike rate of 144.51. He has also averaged 56, while the Indian opener has also scored two half-centuries. Rohit’s record has also been good against the Kiwi team. Hitman has scored 388 runs in 13 matches played so far at a strike rate of 137.95. Last year, both these batsmen had made a lot of noise on New Zealand soil and gave Team India a 5-0 victory in the series of quick cricket. Rohit then scored 140 runs in 4 matches at a strike rate of 150.
However, in the T20 World Cup, Team India has not been able to win against New Zealand till date. The first encounter between the two teams was in the 2007 T20 World Cup where New Zealand defeated India by 10 runs. New Zealand was the only team that tasted defeat to India in the tournament. After this, both the teams took to the field against each other in the 2016 T20 World Cup and here too, the Kiwi team had beaten India by 47 runs in a one-sided fashion.