Virat Kohli opens on NZ records against IND ahead of World Cup match

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli (Image: Twitter)

With India set to face New Zealand on Sunday clash in the World Cup tournament, the Indian star Kohli opens on New Zealand’s records against India in ICC events.

Virat Kohli opens on NZ records against IND

India is scheduled to play in the 21st match in the World Cup 2023 against New Zealand on October 22. Both India and New Zealand face against each other with four consecutive wins in the ICC tournament.

India started their campaign with a victory against five-time champions Australia while New Zealand kickstarted their campaign by defeating defending champions England.

New Zealand defeated Netherlands, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan before facing India on Sunday clash. On the other hand,  India had victories against Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

The result of the match could decide the table topper. India and New Zealand are set to resume their World Cup rivalry after their meetings in the semifinals of the World Cup 2019. India was defeated by the Kiwis in the ICC event.

On this occasion, Virat Kohli opened on the stellar record of New Zealand ahead of the match.

“They are a very professional side and they are also a very structured side. They have a very structured way of playing their cricket but within that structured way they are very consistent and that’s been the reason for their success consistently.

They are a very consistent side and credit to the way they have played their cricket,” said Kohli.

“Any team that plays against them obviously has to find ways of breaking that rhythm and playing to the best of their abilities, which will eventually decide whether you’re going to cope with their consistency or not because they are not a team that makes many mistakes and that’s been their strength and at the international level if you don’t make many mistakes, then you have a great chance of winning the game more often than not.

So, that’s as I said full credit to the way they have structured their cricket,” Kohli added.

Kohli was impressive during his last match in the World Cup where he slammed his 48th ODI ton. He is one step away from equalling Sachin Tendulkar’s record tally of 49 ODI hundreds. He had amassed 259 runs so far in the ICC event.

“The way they have come up in world cricket in the last 6-7 years, 2015 finalists, 2019 finalists and they have beat us in the ICC Test Championship final as well, so yeah big credit goes to them,” Kohli concluded.

Winning the toss India chose to bowl and New Zealand have scored 273 runs on 50 overs at HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala.