India vs New Zealand, World Cup 2019 Semi Final Match
World Cup 2019 Semi-Final: New Zealand broke the Indian batting in the warm-up match
Manchester: In the first semi-final match played at Old Trafford ground in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, the Indian cricket team will be up against the New Zealand cricket team. These two teams will be face-to-face for the first time in this World Cup. Their group stage match was washed in the rain. But Team India has to be cautious from New Zealand, because before the World Cup starts on 25 May, New Zealand defeated India by six wickets in the warm-up match. But since then, so much water has flown in the river Thames of Britton. India has performed brilliantly. He has lost just one match to England in group matches. Because of this, cricket critics are saying India is a contender of victory. But now the group stage has ended and it is a knockout round. A small mistake can end India’s World Cup campaign. Therefore, India will have to bowl their full strength against the Kiwi team.
New Zealand broke the Indian batting in the warm-up match
In the warm-up match played before the start of the World Cup, the Indian team could not face New Zealand’s pace attack and the entire team was out for 179 runs in 32.2 overs. Trent Bolt took four wickets and Jimmy Neesham took three wickets in this match. Only Ravindra Jadeja could have scored half-century from India. In reply, Captain Ken Williamson (67) and Ross Taylor (71), who had played a magnificent inning, pushed the Indian team back on the backfoot. These four New Zealand all-rounders have been in great form throughout the World Cup. Apart from these fast bowlers Lucky Ferguson and all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme, are also doing well.
Indian team in tremendous rhythm
The Indian team is in tremendous rhythm and is performing very well. Team India’s top order batsman Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, and Virat Kohli have performed brilliantly. For this reason, the weakness of India’s middle class is still hidden. But when the mediocrity got the chance, it did not come true.
Rohit has scored 647 runs in eight innings with the help of five centuries. The captain is Kohli’s number after him. He has scored 442 runs with the help of five half-centuries. The third is Rahul, whose name is 360 runs with the help of a century and two half-centuries. But in order to coordinate with the batting middlemen, the middle order also has to take responsibility. Indian pace bowling attack Jaspreet Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Hardik Pandya have done their job well, although the performance of Indian spinners has been continuous. Yusufendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav are not consistently bowling better.
chance of rain
According to the Meteorological Department, there is no threat to the match due to rain, but there is a possibility of light rain on the day of the match. In this case, the sharp attack of the Kiwi team can be dangerous. Trent Bolt, Lucky Ferguson, Tim Saudi, and Colin de Grandhomme can take advantage of such a situation. In view of the weather, it is possible that India came along with three fast bowlers in addition to the hearty Pandya and offered only one spinner a chance in the XI. In view of the failure of the middle order, Ravindra Jadeja can get preference over Kuldeep and Chahal.
India’s heavyweight figure
Talking about the figures between India and New Zealand, it is in favor of India, but New Zealand in England has always been heavily on India. In England, India-New Zealand has been interlinked three times and India has lost three times. One of these three matches has also been played in Manchester, where semi-finals are to be held. Talking about the World Cup, New Zealand also got a slight edge over India. There are eight matches between India and New Zealand in the World Cup. New Zealand has won four and India has won three. A match has been drawn.
Talking about the overall figures, India’s position here looks great. There have been 107 matches between the two so far and India has won 55 times and New Zealand has won in 45 matches. A match has been tied up and six matches are pending.