The first semi-final of the 2023 Cricket World Cup is set to take place at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, featuring hosts India and the 2009 edition runners-up, New Zealand. India has emerged as the team to beat in this World Cup, maintaining an unbeaten record by winning all their matches leading up to the semi-final. Meanwhile, New Zealand’s journey to the knockouts involved securing victory in five matches and facing defeat in four.
The two teams met a couple of weeks ago in the league stage, when India emerged victorious by four wickets. New Zealand, batting first, posted a formidable total of 273 runs, with Daryl Mitchell contributing significantly with 130 runs, complemented by Rachin Ravindra’s score of 75. India successfully chased down the target in 48 overs, with notable performances from Virat Kohli (95), Rohit Sharma (46), and Ravindra Jadeja (39*). Mohammad Shami’s five-wicket haul earlier in the game played a crucial role in restricting New Zealand.
The backbone of India’s pace attack, comprising Jasprit Bumrah, Shami, and Mohammed Siraj, has showcased remarkable bowling throughout the tournament. Simultaneously, India’s batsmen have displayed good form.
Ahead of the next game of Cricket World Cup 2023, here is everything you need to know.
India vs New Zealand Injury Update
Both teams do not have any injury concerns and are unlikely to make changes to their playing XI. India, in fact, have not changed their playing XI in their last five games.
India vs New Zealand Predicted XI
1 Rohit Sharma (c), 2 Shubman Gill, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Shreyas Iyer, 5 KL Rahul (wk), 6 Suryakumar Yadav, 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 Mohammed Shami, 9 Kuldeep Yadav, 10 Jasprit Bumrah, 11 Mohammed Siraj
1 Devon Conway, 2 Rachin Ravindra, 3 Kane Williamson (capt), 4 Daryl Mitchell, 5 Tom Latham (wk), 6 Glenn Phillips, 7 Mark Chapman, 8 Mitchell Santner, 9 Tim Southee, 10 Lockie Ferguson, 11 Trent Boult
India vs New Zealand Match Details
Match: India vs New Zealand
Date & Time: November 15, 2.00 PM IST
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
India vs New Zealand Fantasy Team
Wicketkeepers: KL Rahul
Batters: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Devon Conway
All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Rachin Ravindra
Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Mohammad Shami
Captain: Rohit Sharma
Vice-captain: Trent Boult
India vs New Zealand: Mumbai Weather and Pitch Report
The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai is known for its batting-friendly pitch, and the smaller ground helps batsmen in taking advantage of big shots. In 33 ODI matches played at this venue, the average score stands at 248.
The weather in Mumbai will be warm and sunny during the day but will be pleasant in the evening. Rain is not forecast.
India vs New Zealand, 2023 World Cup Broadcast Details
The match between India and New Zealand here’s will be live on the Star Sports network as far as TV is concerned.
India vs New Zealand Live Streaming
Disney + Hotstar has picked up streaming rights of the India vs New Zealand match. The toss will take place at 2.00 PM IST.
India vs New Zealand ODI Matches Head-to-Head
|Matches won by India||59|
|Matches won by New Zealand||50|
India vs New Zealand Match Prediction
Going by the strength in both the batting as well as bowling department of India, and their consistency, it would be safe to assume that the Rohit Sharma-led side will win this game. But in a knockout match, the result can always go either way.