India (IND) will be taking on New Zealand (NZ) in the first semifinal of the ODI World Cup 2023. The 2011 champions will be taking on New Zealand in Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, the venue where the semifinal of the 2016 T20 World Cup and the final of the 2011 ODI World Cup were played. India has been in sensational form in the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023. India has a winning streak of 9 wins on a trot in the ongoing tournament.
India won every match in the group stage and topped the table with domination. Barring the game against Australia, where they were reduced to 2/3, India has not been challenged yet in the tournament. But they would be wary of the challenge New Zealand brings to the table. In the semifinal of the ODI World Cup 2019, New Zealand knocked India out of the tournament in Manchester's Old Trafford.
New Zealand is one of the best teams in the world. In the matches they won in the group stage, the Kiwis were dominant. In the matches they lost, the Kiwis came close to winning but lost them in small margins. Only against South Africa, New Zealand faced a big loss. Against India, it would be a different challenge for New Zealand, as they have to stop a team that is unbeaten in the tournament till now.
IND vs NZ: Match Details
Match: India vs New Zealand, Semifinal 1 of ODI World Cup 2023
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date & Time: 15th November, 02:00 PM IST
Live coverage details: Star Sports India HD and SD Channels, Disney Hotstar (OTT)
IND vs NZ: Pitch Report
The surface in Mumbai's Wankhede stadium has been helpful for everyone. The boundaries are shorter, the outfield is quicker, and the pitch has red soil. The nature of the wicket assists both batters and bowlers. Batters with the right intent can score runs at the venue. Bowlers can get some purchases from the surface. Having the required skill sets is the key for the bowlers.
In the twilight period, pacers get some swing and there is some seam on offer. For spinners, there is some spin. Bowling wicket-to-wicket lines would be key. Teams batting first have found it easy to win games at the venue. A 300-plus total is not yet chased at the venue. Dew has not affected matches at the venue. Teams winning the toss would be wishing to bat first, given the stakes and the nature of the wicket.
IND vs NZ: Head-to-Head Records
India and New Zealand have faced each other in the ODI World Cup for 10 times. New Zealand has an upper hand with 5 wins over India. On the other hand, India has won only 4 matches. In their most recent encounter, India overcame New Zealand by 4 wickets in Dharmasala.
New Zealand Won
IND vs NZ: Probable Playing XI
INDIA: Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Mohammad Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav
NEW ZEALAND: Devon Conway (WK), Rachin Ravindra, Kane Williamson (C), Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson
IND vs NZ: Players to watch out for
Ravindra Jadeja: The Indian All-rounder has had a terrific tournament till now. With the bat, Jadeja strikes at over 110. With the ball, Jadeja has been both economical and wicket-taking. The last time India faced New Zealand in a World Cup semifinal, Jadeja was the star of the show as a batter, as a bowler, and as a fielder. Given the big occasion, the experienced campaigner can be trusted to step up.
IND vs NZ Dream 11 Fantasy Teams
Wicketkeepers: Devon Conway
Batters: Rohit Sharma, Kane Williamson, Shreyas Iyer
All-Rounders: Ravindra Jadeja (C), Rachin Ravindra
Bowlers: Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult (VC), Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Siraj
Head to Head:
Wicketkeepers: Kl Rahul, Devon Conway
Batters: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, Daryl Mitchell
All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Rachin Ravindra (VC), Mitchell Santner
Bowlers: Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah (C)