India vs New Zealand 1st Semi-Final Match Prediction ICC World Cup 2019 Cricket News & Tips

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India vs New Zealand ICC World Cup 2019 Cricket Match 1st Semi-Final Predictions and Tips

India, Australia, England and New Zealand reached Semi Finals. India ledaing with 1st Position followed by Australia 2nd Position, England 3rd Position and New Zealand at 4th Position.

The Semi-Finals are between (1-4), (2-3) Positions. In the First Semi-Finals between India and New Zealand, The Second Semi-Finals between Australia and England.

Series: ICC World Cup 2019

Venue: Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester Date & Time: Jul 09, 10:30 AM LOCAL 9:30 AM GMT & 3:00 PM IST

Match Info:

Match: IND vs NZ, 1st Semi-Final (1 v 4), ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Date: Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Time: 10:30 AM LOCAL 9:30 AM GMT & 3:00 PM IST

Venue: Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester

Umpires: Richard Illingworth, Richard Kettleborough

Third Umpire: Rod Tucker

Match Referee: David Boon

India Squad:

Virat Kohli (c), MS Dhoni (wk), Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, Mayank Agarwal

New Zealand Squad:

Kane Williamson (c), Tom Latham (wk), Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Ross Taylor, James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Trent Boult, Tom Blundell, Lockie Ferguson, Colin Munro, Ish Sodhi

What to expect:

A partly cloudy day in Manchester with a very slight chance of rain. In the unlikely event of weather forcing no result on the match day, the game will recommence the following day (reserve day) from where it was stopped. The result of the toss, too, will be taken forward even if not a single ball is bowled on the scheduled day. Old Trafford has hosted five matches in the league stages, with four of them seeing scores in excess of 290.

The run-in to the knockouts saw pitches progressively playing slower and favouring teams batting first. But the semis, set to be played on fresh centre wickets, should offset the toss advantage somewhat. On the eve of the game, the centre wicket had a caramel tinge to it and should generally hold well for batting.

Team News:

India(IND):

Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s injury midway through the tournament forced India to ponder their batting depth. A 7-11 of Kuldeep, Shami, Chahal and Bumrah with the middle-order uncertainties they already had was worrisome. So they abandoned one of the wrist spinners for extra batting cushion. It is a formula that’s left them playing with exactly five bowlers. Dinesh Karthik’s lengthy net session would indicate he stays at No.7. India will be tempted to reunite the wristies given the pair’s success in New Zealand early this year. If not they’ll have to pick one and pair him with Jadeja coming in at No.8. It’s a tricky call with merits on each side.

Probable XI:

Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja/Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah

New Zealand(NZ):

The scourge of the opening combination has not left Williamson. Scores of 0 and 8 from two innings for Henry Nicholls has meant New Zealand now have three under-performing openers from which they have to pick two. Nicholls could keep his place given India, and particularly Bumrah, appears to has worked out Colin Munro. However, New Zealand aren’t too far from a more dramatic re-jig either – which could see Tom Latham move up to the top and Nicholls to the middle, which the latter prefers. Lockie Ferguson, meanwhile, will return to the XI after being rested against England as a precautionary measure over his tight hamstrings.

Probable XI:

Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls/Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult

Did you know?

  • New Zealand has won just one of their seven World Cup semifinals. India has a slightly better 3-3 record from their six trips to the final four.
  • Since the last World Cup, Rohit Sharma has batted at a PowerPlay strike-rate of 74.04. Post Shikhar Dhawan’s injury in this edition, he’s upped his scoring to 95.77
  • Trent Boult has taken more wickets against India in ODIs than any other bowler since the last World Cup: 22 wickets from 12 games at 24.9.

Venue Guide:

Stadium: Emirates Old Trafford

City: Manchester

Capacity: 19000

Hosts to: Lancashire

Venue Scoring Pattern:

Avg 1st inn score: 225

Avg 2nd inn score: 197

Highest Total: 397/6 (50 Ov) by ENG vs AFG

Lowest Total: 45/10 (40.3 Ov) by Can vs ENG

Highest Chased: 286/4 (53.4 Ov) by ENG vs NZ

Lowest Defended: 221/8 (60 Ov) by ENG vs NZ

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is the 12th edition of the Cricket World Cup, scheduled to be hosted by England and Wales from 30 May to 14 July 2019. Total 48 One Day Internationals for 46 Days of Cricket Battle between 10 Teams.

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