New Delhi. Team India won another bilateral series at home before the World Cup. India defeated New Zealand by 8 wickets in the second ODI (IND vs NZ). With this, the Indian team, captained by Rohit Sharma, has taken an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the 3-match series. In the match, the New Zealand team got out after scoring 108 runs while playing first. 8 players could not reach double figures. Player of the match fast bowler Mohammed Shami took 3 wickets for 18 runs. In response, India achieved the target of 2 wickets in 20.1 overs. Rohit scored 51 runs. At the same time, Shubman Gill remained unbeaten after scoring 40 runs. Team India has won 22 bilateral series out of 24 in the last 4 years at home, while 2 have been equal. That is, the Indian team has not lost a single series. This year, the ODI World Cup is to be held in India only in October-November. In such a situation, these results can be called encouraging for the team.
India won the T20 series against Sri Lanka 2-1 while the ODI series was 3-0 before the series against New Zealand. Talking about the last 24 bilateral series played at home since 2019, the T20 series between India and South Africa was tied 1-1. Then the team defeated South Africa 3-0 in the Test series. Bangladesh was thrashed 2-1 in the T20 series and 2-0 in the Test series. Then India defeated West Indies 2-1 in both ODI and T20.
Team India also defeated Australia and England
after this, Sri Lanka was defeated 2-0 in the T20 series while Australia was defeated 2-1 in the ODI series. After this, England was defeated 3–1 in the Test series. The Indian team did not stop there. Defeated England in both T20 and ODI series. Now it is New Zealand’s turn. The team won the T20 series 3-0 while the Test series was 1-0. After this, the team defeated West Indies by 3-0 in both ODIs and T20s. After this, India again won the T20 and Test series against Sri Lanka.
After this, the 5-match T20 series against South Africa was equal to 2-2. Then won 2–1 in the T20 series against Australia. Then the team won the T20 and ODI series against South Africa. Now in 2023, the team has won 3 consecutive bilateral series so far. It is known that India is waiting for the World Cup trophy since 2011.