ICC T20 World Cup 2021: The 3 Reasons Why New Zealand is likely to Beat India in the Group Stage

ICC T20 world cup will take place in the United Arab Emirates and Oman. The matches will start on 17 October and end on 14 November. A total of 45 matches are expected to be played between the two teams. The teams are categorized as Group A team and Group B team.

New Zealand is set to play against India and Pakistan in their group with the other two teams that will qualify from the first round. Both New Zealand and India battled against several strong teams to be eligible for the group ranking. India vs. New Zealand would be exciting to watch battle under the super 12 group.

According to the T20 World cup 2021 schedule, New Zealand will play against India at the Dubai International Stadium on 31 October 2021. India vs. New Zealand T20 world cup will be a game to watch as Virat Kohli recently decided to step down as Indias T20s skipper. He said he would relinquish his RBC captaincy after this season.

Based on the history between the two teams, New Zealand is advantaged since they have won their T20 World cups against India. New Zealand is the team to watch for in the T20 Worldcup 2021, and here are some of the main reasons why new Zeland can beat India in the Group Stage:

New Zealand has a better lineup

New Zealand has an able team since their players can play according to the situation and efficiently turn the tide in their team’s favor. They are advantageous with players that can play all-round such as kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, and Mitchell Santner at numbers seven, eight, and nine.

The Indian team has improved in the 21st century and is recognized as the second team to win the world cup after the west indies. Despite that achievement, Indian team players: Mohamed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Jaspreet Burmah, andYuzvendra Chahal are not reliable enough to survive for five or over if required.

Tactical captain 

Kane Williamson, 30 years old, is New Zealand’s captain and one of the astute captains. Ever since he took the role from Brendon McCullum in 2016, he took New Zealand to greater heights. He is calm on the outside, but he makes aggressive decisions. With the help of head coach Gary stead, they help lead the team.

Virat Kohli, 32 years old, is the captain of India. Although he hardly lacks anything as a leader, his selection and tactical errors have cost India critical games. Bearing the above information, New Zealand has a better chance to beat India in the T20 world cup 2021.

World ranking 

According to the world ICC ranking, new Zealand has 123 rating points while India follows with 121. New Zealand is ranked 1st in tests, 1st in ODIs, and 3rd in T201s by the ICC. They have reached two world cup finals in 2015 and 2019. New Zealand was ranked as number one after they defeated England by eight wickets in their first match in England in 22 years.

The 2000 ICC knockout trophy win is one of the prestigious trophies won by the team. Today, the tournament is called the ICC trophy. As much as it is a psychological edge factor and might not significantly impact this topic, it does matter to some extent. India has never defeated New Zealand in the T20 World Cup.

New Zealand managed to defeat Indias in the last two ICC T20 World Cup games. India’s defeat in the 2019 world cup finals and the finals is still fresh to the Indians fans. New Zealand continues to play with total calmness and level of headedness needed by their counterpart’s game to crack them in the global events despite the wins. New Zealand’s presence spells trouble for the India team.

This year’s New Zealand vs. India game is around the corner, and it is one to watch since it will be a mega and a close game. As much as India has the strength and depth in their players, New Zealand is very competitive, and they know how to punch back.

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