Nov 14, 2023By: Sourabh Jain
After nine straight wins in the ongoing World Cup, India will take on New Zealand in the first semi-final of the World Cup 2023, in a repeat of the 2019 clash.
The India vs New Zealand semi-final is scheduled for Wednesday, November 15 at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, starting at 2 PM.
The winner of the first semi-final will head on to the final of the 2023 World Cup 2023 and take on either South Africa or Australia to take home the trophy.
India has won the last four out of five ODIs against New Zealand, with one ending without a result. This includes India’s four wicket win against the Blackcaps in the 2023 World Cup.
India has played 117 ODIs against New Zealand, winning 59 matches and losing 50 matches. Seven matches have ended without a result and one match ended in a draw.
This is not the first time India will play against New Zealand in semifinals. In the previous edition in 2019 the two teams clashed against each other. New Zealand won the match by 18 runs after India’s top three batsmen were dismissed for one run each.
Indian new ball bowlers are in form and they will be this time bowling to a solid top-3 of Kane Williamson, Devon Conway and Rachindra Ravindra. On the other hand, Trent Boult has often troubled the Indian top order in the past.
India has played 21 ODIs at the Wankhede stadium, winning 12 matches and losing nine matches. The losses include a loss against New Zealand in 2017.
Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav and Mohammed Siraj
Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway, Rachindra Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Tom Latham, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee and Trent Boult