Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: ICC Cricket World Cup, 2023 - India vs New Zealand - 21st Match - 22 Oct
The 21st match of the ICC Cricket World Cup will take place between India and New Zealand on the 22nd of October, 2023 at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala.
Top Tournament Stats - ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023
India Form Guide:
India are currently placed at the 2nd position on the points table with 4 wins to their credit.
The top run scorer for India in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Rohit Sharma with 265 runs to his name.
The top wicket taker for India in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Jasprit Bumrah with 10 scalps under his belt.
India have defeated Bangladesh comprehensively in their previous match by 7 wickets.
Bangladesh batted first and they posted a total of 256 for 8 in 50 overs. Openers Tanzid Hasan and Litton Das gave their team a fabulous start. They struck 51 and 66 runs respectively. Once these two were gone, the middle order collapsed and Bangladesh kept losing one wicket after another. Mahmudullah tried to bring his team to a decent total. He struck 46 runs and took Bangladesh to 256 in 50 overs of play.
During the chase, Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill gave their team a brilliant start. Rohit Sharma made 48 runs while Shubman Gill scored 53 runs. A real match winning knock was played by Virat Kohli who struck 103 not out in just 97 balls to take India home in the 42nd over with 8 wickets in hand.
New Zealand Form Guide:
New Zealand are currently placed at the 1st position on points table with 4 wins to their credit.
The top run scorer for New Zealand in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Devon Conway with 249 runs to his name.
The top wicket taker for New Zealand in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Mitchell Santner with 11 scalps under his belt.
New Zealand have trumped Afghanistan in their previous outing by a big margin of 149 runs.
New Zealand batted first and they posted a total of 288 for 6 in 50 overs. The start wasn't ideal and they lost 4 wickets for just 110 runs. Glenn Phillips and Tom Lathan then took the responsibility of taking their team to a respectable total. They scored 71 and 68 runs respectively as New Zealand got to 288 in 50 overs of play.
During the chase, Afghanistan lost both their openers cheaply. The middle order also kept losing wickets in regular succession and Afghanistan never really looked in the game. For New Zealand, Mitchell Santner and Lockie Ferguson picked up 3 wickets each as Afghanistan were bowled out for 139, losing the match by 149 runs.
Let’s have a look at the squads:
New Zealand squad: Kane Williamson (c), Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitch Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Will Young
India squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav.
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – India
Who will win?- India
Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Rachin Ravindra (New Zealand), Shubman Gill (New Zealand)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) - Trent Boult (New Zealand), Jasprit Bumrah (New Zealand)
Most Sixes – Rachin Ravindra (New Zealand), Shubman Gill (New Zealand)
Player of the Match- Shubman Gill (India)
Team Scores Batting first – India 270+, New Zealand 250+
Match Handicap: India
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In-Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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