The first semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will see India play against New Zealand at Old Trafford in Manchester on Tuesday. India, by righteousness of completing on top of the points table will confront fourth-ranked New Zealand in the first semi-final. India made two or three 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.
India have been in exceptional form in this competition as they completed the group stage of the competition with 15 points. India completed top of the group. In their past excursion, India defeated Sri Lanka by 7 wickets.
The bowling was amazing from India as Jasprit Bumrah led the team. India just permitted Sri Lanka to score 264 runs. Bumrah took 3 wickets while Jadeja and Pandya likewise contributed with 1 wicket each. Kuldeep Yadav had a poor day for India and the spinner is probably going to be replaced by Yuzvendra Chahal. Mohammad Shami is likewise expected to return for this game after the pace bowler was rested in the match against Sri Lanka.
The batting was remarkable from India as Rohit Sharma proceeded with his incomparable competition. Rohit scored his 5th century in this competition and was essential in guaranteeing India won the match without any difficulty. KL Rahul likewise scored a century.
India have looked overwhelming all through this competition and they will be sure as they head into this match.
On the opposite side of the coin, things have gone inadequately for New Zealand in recent weeks. New Zealand have lost their last 3 games as they were beaten by Pakistan, Australia, and England. New Zealand lost to England in their last excursion.
It was an exceptionally poor batting show by New Zealand as the team just overseen 186 runs. Tom Latham scored 57 however the remainder of the batting were extremely poor and the team lost each of the 10 wickets within 45 overs. New Zealand have been bowled out in their last 2 games which is a major worry for the team.
The bowling was likewise poor from New Zealand as they enabled England to score huge runs right off the bat in the match. England scored 305 runs in their 50 overs with any semblance of Tim Southee and Mitchell Santner going for lots of runs.
New Zealand look in poor touch and it will be extreme for the team to turn things around against India.
The pitch at Old Trafford ought to be good for batting. A new pitch will be utilized for this game which should imply that lots of runs ought to be scored.
India vs New Zealand Match Prediction
New Zealand had a simple begin to the competition however this team has failed to win against any of the significant teams. New Zealand have not beaten any team that completed in the top 5. New Zealand need batting profundity and Someone see that being a major issue in this match. India are terminating on all cylinders and the team looks certain as they enter this match. India were the best team in the group stage and everyone see them being adequate to overcome New Zealand and gaining a spot in the final.
India vs New Zealand Full Team Squads:
India Team Players:
Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Kuldeep Yadav, Mayank Agarwal
New Zealand Team Players:
Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Henry Nicholls, Tim Southee, Tom Blundell, Ish Sodhi