India vs New Zealand Semi-Final match will be played on November 15, 2023, at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, and it is going to be the match to watch because last time India went against New Zealand in the semi-final they lost the match by 18 runs in 2019 World Cup.
It is going to be a tough outing for New Zealand, not because they are the underperforming team but because they don’t have a good record against New Zealand in the World Cup semis. The MS Dhoni runout by Martin Guptil is still in everyone’s mind, which broke millions of Indian fan’s dreams, but this time, they are looking way better than all. It depends on their top-order who is going well in the World Cup, but they already have been in trouble when it comes to left-arm pacers when there is a bit of movement from the pitch.
India won 9 out of 9 matches in the World Cup, which was only achieved by Australia in 2003 and 2007 that led them to win the World Cup by dominating the whole tournament, which is expected from India in this World Cup as they showed their unbeaten skill in the last match against the Netherlands by 160 and it was a game in which was kind of practice game for the Indian as even Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Surya Kumar Yadav and Shubman Gill bowl in the match.
The batting unit was above the mark as they scored 410 total, in which every batter who played more than two balls scored 50+, which created a record in ODI as the top 5 batters scoring a half-century in the last match.
New Zealand has struggled in the last 5 five matches of the World Cup, but in the last match against Sri Lanka, they showed a commanding performance. Still, they have not been at their best, especially Devon Conway, who could not show a clutch performance for the New Zealand team. However, they will be confident in their skill set, especially in their bowling unit against India, because they have a good past against India.
The top order of India and the pace unit of New Zealand will decide who is going to win, but this time, the Indian team is well prepared, and it is going to be a test for the New Zealand bowlers. The last time New Zealand played against India was in the group stage of the current World Cup, in which they lost the match by four wickets. It was Mohammed Shami’s day as he took Five wickets in his 10-over spell. Virat Kohli was another player who played the 95 runs innings to win it for India.
When and Where To Watch India vs New Zealand Semi-Final World Cup 2023 Match
|Match||India vs New Zealand Semi-Final Match|
|Date & Time||November 15, 2023, 2:00 PM IST|
|Venue||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai|
|Where to Watch||Disney Hotstar|
Player Injury Report For India vs New Zealand Semi-Final Match
Both side players are fit to play their net match against each other.
India vs New Zealand Head-to-Head ODI Record
|New Zealand Won||50|
India vs New Zealand Head-to-Head ODI World Cup Record
|New Zealand Won||5|
Weather Conditions For India vs New Zealand Semi-Final Match
The Weather will be clear, and there will be no chance of rain.
Pitch Report of Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, In India vs New Zealand Semi-Final Match On November 15, 2023
|Match Played||33 Matches|
|Batting first won||17 Matches won|
|Batting second won||16 Matches won|
|Average 1st innings scores||248 Runs|
|Highest Team innings total||438/4 by RSA|
|Lowest Team innings total||55/10 by SL|
Wankhede Stadium Pitch has been one of the balanced pitches as during the day it supports the batter, but under the light, the ball gets quite a movement from the surface, which was shown by the Indian bowlers against Sri Lanka as they got them out on just 55 runs. Batting first and then defending will be the top choice for the team if the pitch is not dry.
Team Preview Of India
India has been the only team who are dominating one-sided in the tournament, winning every match, and most of them by a considerable margin, which they did in the last match. The top order needs to perform in the next match because the last five times in any World Cup, India lost the match one-sided, and this time, they have the best opportunity to win it against New Zealand.
Important players for the India Team in the match against New Zealand
1- Virat Kohli has been in his best form of life in the World Cup, which is going to be his last World Cup of ODI most probably, but he will be looking to give his best performance, which he did in the last match against New Zealand when he scored 95 runs when team Indian needed it. He ended up being the top scorer in the World Cup group stage with 594 runs in 9 matches and surprisingly took one wicket in the last match against the Netherlands.
2- Shreyas Iyer has been in sensational form in the last three matches after being heavily criticized for getting out on a short ball. He scored 290 runs in the last three matches. He has a 63.16 run average in the last 7 matches against New Zealand.
3- Mohammed Shami has been one of the best bowlers for the Indian team in the World Cup, picking up 16 wickets in 5 matches. He took five wickets against the same side in the last match, which will make him perfect for the next match. He has 30 wickets in 13 matches against New Zealand.
Team Preview Of New Zealand
New Zealand has been one of the best teams in the World Cups for the last 15 years, as they reached the finals 12 times but have not been able to win any World Cup.
Important players for the New Zealand Team in the match against India
1- Trent Boult will be a dangerous man for India and can take wickets. He took 25 wickets in 14 matches and will be the player who can take wickets of top-order batters.
2- Rachin Ravindra has been the player to watch out for in the tournament, and in the 9 matches, he scored 565 runs with an average of 70.62 runs, making him the highest run scorer in the debut World Cup past Sachin Tendulkar. He scored 75 against India in the last match.
3- Daryl Mitchell has been the most consistent batter for the New Zealand team in the past two years, and the way he tackled the Indian spinner in the last match was terrific as he scored 130 runs and will be looking to score more in the next match.
India vs New Zealand Semi-Final Match Prediction
India will be the favorite to win the next match against the Netherlands.
India vs New Zealand Semi-Final: Probable Playing 11 of India
Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah
India vs New Zealand Semi-Final: Probable Playing 11 of New Zealand
Devon Conway, Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham(w/c), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
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