World Cup 2019: India all set for the World Cup semifinals against New Zealand

Ankit Kumar
World Cup Semifinals
Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson during the toss at the World Cup warm-up game.

India will look to overpower India in the first World Cup semifinal tomorrow

India is all set to take on New Zealand in the World Cup semifinals at the Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester. The two teams were not able to play each other in the league stage because of the rain. The match was a wash-out without a single ball being bowled.

Indian will be going in the match with high confidence as they have topped the table in the league stage. India was the only team who lost only one game in the league stages. Other teams have at least lost 2 or more matches.

Both the teams had the dream start in World Cup

New Zealand and India started their campaign on a high note and were unbeaten till 6 matches but New Zealand lost the way after being defeated by Pakistan which was followed by a defeat against Australia and England. India too lost their match against the host England but picked up by defeating Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

New Zealand has reached World Cup semifinals 7 times and won only once. They have reached final once in 2019 but lost to host Australia. India has reached semifinals 6 times and went to the final thrice winning two of them in 1983 and 2011.

India will enter the World Cup Semifinals on high confidence

India boasts of the strongest batting line-up in the tournament and one of the finest bowling attacks led by number one bowler Jasprit Bumrah. Top three of the team has made the majority of runs. The only concern for India is to whom to give a chance and whom to not. Ravindra Jadeja bowled good and fielded amazingly in the outfield in the last match against Sri Lanka.

New Zealand has gone cold since the defeat against Pakistan. Their openers are not giving them good starts. Apart from Lockie Ferguson and Trent Boult, nobody has shown the threat to the opposition.

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