ODI World Cup 2023: India players to take break after match against New Zealand - Reports

India and New Zealand will lock horns in the fifth match of their ODI World Cup 2023 campaign, at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala.

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Team India set for next clash against New Zealand (File Photo, Twitter)

Team India set for next clash against New Zealand (File Photo, Twitter)

The Indian players are very likely to take a break from the cricketing schedule after the ODI World Cup 2023 match against New Zealand. The men in blue will take on New Zealand in the next match of their ODI World Cup 2023 campaign, at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala.

Currently, India are unbeaten in the tournament with four successive wins in their first four matches against Australia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, respectively. Meanwhile, the management has decided to give a short break to the players after the New Zealand clash so that they can spend some time with their families.

“The players are likely to have an option of dispersing to their respective homes for a two or three-day break after the New Zealand game,” said an Indian Cricket Board source.

There will be a gap of an entire week between India’s match against New Zealand and their next match against the defending champions, England on Sunday, October 29 at the BRABVE Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.

A battle of 'who blinks first' between unbeaten India and New Zealand

Talking about cricket, New Zealand are also the second team, alongside India who haven’t lost any match in the tournament so far. They have won all four of the four matches they played so far against England, Bangladesh, Netherlands, and Afghanistan, respectively. Now, it will be very interesting to see who blinks first between India and New Zealand during the all-important clash at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala.

Recently, India completely outplayed Bangladesh in their recently-concluded ODI World Cup 2023 match; the Bangladesh skipper Najmul Hossain Shanto won the toss and decided to bat first, batting first, Bangladesh scored 256 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in the allotted 50 overs. Litton Das and Tanzid Hasan played the crucial half-century knocks with 66 and 51 runs, respectively.

While chasing the target, the hosts India comfortably crossed the winning line in 41.2 overs and won the match by 7 wickets, scoring 261 runs for the loss of 3 wickets courtesy of Virat Kohli’s sensational 48th ODI century.

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