World Cup 2023: The ODI World Cup 2023 (ICC World Cup 2023) started on October 5. After that, during the last 1 month, ten participating teams were seen playing crowded cricket at ten venues in different parts of the country. Six countries have been eliminated after a hard-fought battle. Four teams have made it to the battle of the semi-finals. India, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. New Zealand, who finished fourth in the first semi-final, will take on India, who are at the top of the league table. India played nine matches in the group stage. Won in all. On the other hand, despite winning consecutively in the first four matches, the Kiwis had to stumble at times. Finally, they secured the semi-final ticket by winning the ninth match against Sri Lanka. The two camps also faced each other in the semi-finals of the last World Cup. The Black Caps won the service. The Kiwis will want to show their dominance again in the Wankhede on Wednesday.
Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra are going to open for New Zealand in the semi-final against India. 23-year-old Rochin is one of the discoveries of this year’s World Cup (ICC World Cup 2023). He scored three hundreds. He will want a big run in the semi-finals as well. Then Kane Williamson will be seen with the bat. Daryl Mitchell and Tom Latham will play at four and five respectively. Mitchell scored a century against India in the group stage match. He can be New Zealand’s ‘trump card’ in Wankhede’s batting heaven. New Zealand can use Mark Chapman and Glenn Phillips at number six and seven. Phillips can be effective as a second spinner along with Mitchell Santner. Matt Henry is knocked out. Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee and Trent Boult can enter the field in the New Zealand jersey in the semi-finals.
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World Cup Match Schedule-
India (IND) vs New Zealand (NZ)
Match no– 46 (Semifinal-1)
the date– 15/11/2023
the venue– Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, Maharashtra
the time– 2 PM (India Time)
Wankhede Stadium Pitch Report (Pitch Report)-
India and New Zealand face off in the first semi-final of the ICC World Cup 2023 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. There is always support for batters at twenty-two yards of this field. Proteas have been seen building runs in this field in the current tournament as well, India has also scored big runs. Wednesday’ is also likely to see a festival of runs. On the red clay pitch of Wankhede, the spinners are seen taking over the effective role from the pacers. The spin bowling, especially in the middle overs, has seen teams succeed on this pitch. Which must be on the minds of both camps. Since 1987, 27 Men’s One Day Internationals have been played at this ground. 15 times the team batting first has won. The win came 12 times by chasing runs.
The average score hovers around 240 at the Wankhede ground in ODI cricket. But there is also a precedent of South Africa adding 438 runs to the scoreboard against India on this ground. Sri Lanka is the lowest scoring example here. They were bowled out for just 55 runs against India a few days ago. As it is a day-night match, dew may be a problem in this match. As a result, the bowlers may have to struggle to grip the ball in the second innings. So the captain who wins the toss can decide to bowl first.
Mumbai Weather Report (Weather Forecast)-
The main event of ICC World Cup 2023 was suspended due to rain in Dharamsala, Lucknow. A few days ago, Pakistan vs New Zealand match could not be completed due to rain in Bengaluru. However, the Meteorological Department has given a message of hope for the first semi-final match to be held in Mumbai on Wednesday. According to the forecast of the weather office, the sky is likely to be partly cloudy. However, there is no chance of rain. Mumbai may experience a maximum day temperature of 34 degrees Celsius. Minimum temperature may be around 25 degrees Celsius. The relative humidity in the air can hover around 45 percent. Wind gusts of 14 km per hour are likely during the game.
IND vs NZ Head to Head Stats-
India and New Zealand have faced each other 117 times in ODIs. Team India is slightly ahead in terms of results. They won 59 matches. On the other hand, New Zealand won in 50 matches. 7 matches remain unsolved. A match is tied. India’s number of wins at home is 30. They have won away matches 14 times. The number of victories of the Indian team on neutral ground is 15. New Zealand won 26 matches against India at their home ground. They came to India and beat India in 8 matches. Kiwis have 16 wins on neutral ground today. The two camps have met 10 times in the arena of the World Cup. Out of this India won only 4 times, New Zealand won 5 matches. 1 match remains unsolved.
World Cup 2023 Live Streaming (Live Streaming)-
The entire World Cup broadcast rights are held by Star Sports Network. The World Cup (ICC World Cup 2023) matches can be seen on television screens on various channels of Star Sports. If you want to watch the match on your smartphone or laptop screen, you have to look at the streaming platform Disney+Hotstar (Dinsey+Hotstar). Hotstar authorities have taken a special program keeping in mind the World Cup. They are going to show the entire World Cup for free on mobile.
the opener– Rachin Ravindra, Devon Conway
Middle order– Kane Williamson, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham
finisher– Glen Phillips, Mark Chapman
Bowler– Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
wicket keeper– Tom Latham
New Zealand XI against India
Devon Conway, Rochin Ravindra, Kane Williamson (captain), Darryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (wicketkeeper), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.