Team India’s performance against New Zealand in the International Cricket Council (ICC) tournaments has been very poor. In such a situation, when the Indian team takes the field to play in the final of the World Test Championship (WTC) against New Zealand to be held in Southampton from June 18, then its poor record against the Kiwi team in ICC tournaments will definitely be remembered in its mind.
India last defeated New Zealand in ICC tournaments in the semi-finals of the 2003 World Cup. At that time, the Indian team led by Sourav Ganguly defeated the Kiwi team by seven wickets. In that match, fast bowler Zaheer Khan took four and Harbhajan Singh took two wickets. Since that victory, India has not been able to beat New Zealand even once in ICC tournaments.
Let us tell you that New Zealand defeated India by 10 runs in the league match of the 2007 T20 World Cup. After this, he defeated India by 47 runs in the Super 10 match of the 2016 T20 World Cup. At the same time, New Zealand’s team then defeated India by 18 runs in the semi-finals of the 2019 World Cup.
Apart from this, after the World Cup, when the Indian team went to New Zealand to play a two-match Test series, which was part of the World Test Championship. In that series, New Zealand had lost India by 10 wickets in the first Test in Wellington and then by seven wickets in the second Test played in Christchurch.