ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 has achieved its business end with India, Australia, England, and New Zealand snatching the top four spots and progressing to the semi-finals. India, by excellence of completing top of the points table will confront fourth-ranked New Zealand in the first semi-final at Old Trafford, Manchester on Tuesday. India made a few changes to their side in their last group match against Sri Lanka and chances are they may make a couple more in the semi-final against New Zealand.
Here’s India’s Predicted XI for the first semi-final against New Zealand:
In the event that India need to go the whole distance, at that point Rohit Sharma needs to keep batting a similar way he has been doing in this competition. Rohit is as of now the top-scorer of this World Cup with 647 runs to his name alongside 5 hundreds – the most by any player in a single edition of the super occasion. India will bank on Rohit for a decent begin against any semblance of Trent Boult and Matt Henry.
Begun as India’s No. 4 and returned to his favored opening position after Shikhar Dhawan was precluded, KL Rahul has blown hot and cold in this competition up until now. Rahul’s place was in threat in India’s last match Sri Lanka after the opener got out cheaply in the past two games. Be that as it may, the Karnataka fellow made thundering rebound by hammering his lady World Cup ton against Sri Lanka.
5 successive fifties however no hundreds, under 450 runs – Virat Kohli has had a peaceful World Cup so far by his grand models. Be that as it may, the Indian captain has overseen string some effect innings in the competition and remembering his reputation on enormous events, a major score from Kohli’s bat in the semi-final against New Zealand can’t be precluded.
Pant is yet to start acting responsibly in the World Cup. With scores of 4, 48 and 32 in the three opportunities he has up until now, Pant has undermined however failed to make the most of it. Be that as it may, considering the youthful left-hander’s ability to win matches, he is sure to opening in at No. 4.
Dhoni, who turned 38 on Sunday, will hope to celebrate his birthday by returning back to form with a power-packed innings in the semi-final. Dhoni has gotten a great deal of fire in the previous week or so for his methodology. The previous India captain looked in great cadence against Bangladesh, scoring 35 off 33 balls yet is still a long way from his best.
Pandya did not bat in India’s last match against Sri Lanka and was out for a duck against Bangladesh yet the all-rounder is essential individual from the Indian side, giving the genuinely necessary balance. He has likewise grabbed 9 wickets in the competition up until this point.
Jadeja came in late however quickly had an effect in the last game against Sri Lanka. Playing is first match of the World Cup, Jadeja struck in his first over and completed with amazing figures of 1 for 40. With the pitches going slower and slower, Jadeja’s left-arm turn can be a deadly weapon for India in the knockout stages. Not to overlook the profundity he gives to India’s lower middle order.
Wickets has deserted him in this World Cup yet Kuldeep Yadav can be Kohl’s primary weapon against a New Zealand side which doesn’t play wrist turn that convincingly. To be reasonable for Kuldeep, he bowled well even against Sri Lanka yet his figures of 1 for 58 don’t do equity to his presentation.
14 wickets in 4 matches, it’s difficult to look past Mohammed Shami when people sit to choose their XI. The only issue has been his passing bowling and maybe that is the reason Bhuvneshwar Kumar was given a conflict with Sri Lanka yet his humble returns – 1 for 72 – might force Kohli to bring Shami back in the side, for the most part as a result of his abilities.
Chahal had a slight niggle in India’s last game against Sri Lanka and was properly rested. He is sure to recover his spot in the semi-final against New Zealand. He has been the best spinner in this World Cup alongside South Africa’s Imran Khan. Both the leggies have gotten 11 wickets in the competition up until now.
The World’s No. 1 bowler has been Kohli’s go-to man both with the new and old ball. He is relied upon to lead India’s bowling attack against any semblance of Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor.