Rain likely to interrupt the Semifinal game of India vs New Zealand
The first semifinal of World Cup 2019, India vs New Zealand is likely to get affected due to rain. Today is overcast condition in Manchester and it is likely to stay overcast whole day. Small showers are expected during the match but as per the weather forecast, nothing heavy is expected. Rains might affect the game for a few overs and D/L method might come into play but there will be a result in the game.
What happens if the match is abandoned?
There may not be a chance of heavy rains but we never know what happens in the future. If there are heavy rains and the match is abandoned then there is reserved day for a rematch. If it rains on the reserve day too, then India will qualify automatically as they finished on top in the league stage.
Trent Boult and Lockie Ferguson will be the threat for India in India vs New Zealand
New Zealand bowlers will be more than happy to bowl in these conditions. Trent Boult and Lockie Ferguson will exploit these conditions as they both can swing and seam the ball with great pace. We have seen Jimmy Neesham bowling good in some of the matches and he can be more than effective with his swing. The left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner can also play vital roles in middle overs against the right-handers.
India would need to play their first few overs more carefully especially against the dangerous Trent Boult. Indian openers have performed exceptionally well in this tournament and they would want to continue the same against Kiwis. Choosing the right playing eleven might be a concern for Virat Kohli’s team.
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