World Cup 2019: India vs New Zealand head-to-head record

Despite the grand start to the tournament, Team India will be wary of tricky opponent New Zealand; the two nations will meet in a World Cup match after 16 years.

New Zealand all-rounder Chris Harris in action against India in World Cup 2003.   -  FILE PHOTO/GETTY IMAGES

After beating South Africa and Australia, India is set to face New Zealand in Nottingham on Thursday. The Kiwis have been a tricky opponent for the Men in Blue in World Cups.

New Zealand leads India 4-3 but the sides have not met since the 2003 edition.

First meeting: July 14, 1975, Manchester

India 230 (S. Abid Ali 70, A. Gaekwad 37; B. McKechnie 3/49) lost to New Zealand 233/6 in 58.5 overs (G. Turner 114*; S. Abid Ali 2/35) by four wickets

 

Gavaskar fights a lone battle: June 13, 1979, Leeds

India 182 in 55.5 overs (S. Gavaskar 55, B. Patel 38; B. McKechnie 3/24) lost to New Zealand 183/2 in 57 overs (B. Edgar 84*, J. Wright 48; M. Amarnath 1/39) by eight wickets

 

India off the mark: October 14, 1987, Bengaluru

India 252/7 in 50 overs (N. Sidhu 75, Kapil Dev 72*; D. Patel 3/36) beat New Zealand 236/8 in 50 overs (K. Rutherford 75, A. Jones 64; M. Singh 2/40) by 16 runs

 

Chetan Sharma hat-trick: October 24, 1987, Nagpur

New Zealand 221/9 in 50 overs (D. Patel 40, J. Wright 35; C. Sharma 3/51) lost to India 224/1 in 32.1 overs (S. Gavaskar 103*, K. Srikkanth 75; W. Watson 1/50) by nine wickets

 

Chetan Sharma.   -  FILE PHOTO/N. SRIDHARAN

 

Tendulkar knock in vain: March 12, 1992, Dunedin

India 230/6 in 50 overs (S. Tendulkar 84, M. Azharuddin 55; C. Harris 3/55) lost to New Zealand 231/6 in 47.1 overs (M. Greatbatch 73, A. Jones 67; M. Prabhakar 3/46) by four wickets

 

Twose-Horne show: June 12, 1999, Nottingham

India 251/6 in 50 overs (A. Jadeja 76, M. Azharuddin 30; C. Cairns 2/44) lost to New Zealand 253/5 (M. Horne 74, R. Twose 60*; D. Mohanty 2/41) by five wickets

 

Zak attack: March 14, 2003, Centurion

New Zealand 146 in 45.1 overs (S . Fleming 30; Z. Khan 4/42) lost to India 150/3 in 40.4 overs (M. Kaif 68*, R. Dravid 53*; S. Bond 2/23) by seven wickets

 

Zaheer Khan celebrates the wicket of Nathan Astle with his team-mates in the World Cup 2003 clash against New Zealand.   -  FILE PHOTO/ V.V. KRISHNAN

 

 

India probable XI: Rohit Sharma, K. L. Rahul, Virat Kohli, Vijay Shankar/Dinesh Karthik, M. S. Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah

 

New Zealand probable XI: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Jamesh Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult