NOTTINGHAM: The only two unbeaten teams in the World Cup 2019, India and New Zealand have undoubtedly been on a roll but both teams’ trajectory remain different. India have been dominant throughout the course of their two matches, whereas New Zealand, despite making it three out of three, have endured a few slip ups.

In Australia and South Africa, India have beaten two feisty, competitive opponents, while New Zealand, the finalists from the previous World Cup, have conquered Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, teams that deserve credit to have shown plenty of fortitude, but lack the intensity of an Australia or say, an England.