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After 45 league matches, the business end of the 2023 World Cup is upon us. And it’s India and New Zealand that go head-to-head in yet another ICC knockout.

Rohit Sharma’s team were simply magnificent in the group stage, winning all nine matches in a show of dominance that reflected Australia of 2007. Now, the challenge for India will be to replicate their form with the ghosts of numerous defeats in knockout matches since Champions Trophy glory in 2013. However, given the way they’re playing, we can expect very little fear.

With KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer notching up superb tons in the match against the Netherlands, each of India’s top five have hit a century in this World Cup. A fearless and strong start is vital against the threat of Trent Boult and movement at the Wankhede, especially in twilight if they bat second. It promises to be a fascinating with so much on the line.

Four years ago, the Black Caps endured indescribable sporting heartbreak. They were pipped by the barest of margins in a classic against England, after breaking India’s hearts in the semi-final. The big question is whether they have the form and quality to knock India over again, this time against a firing Indian team with a huge home crowd behind them.

Indeed, so much rests on how New Zealand start with bat and ball. Rachin Ravindra, arguably the find of the tournament, along with Devon Conway, have the task of overcoming India’s truly spectacular powerplay bowling. If they can get Rohit and India thinking early, who knows what can come of it especially with no specialist sixth bowler available. Also, the Black Caps will look at the couple of occasions India lost early wickets – against Australia and England – and look to replicate something similar. It’s easier said than done, of course.

Match Details

  • ODI World Cup 2023 Semi-Final 1.
  • Date: Wednesday 15th November 2023.
  • Location: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
  • Time: 2:00pm (IST), 9:30 (NZT).

ODI World Cup 2023 Semi-Final 1 – IND vs NZ Possible Playing XIs

India have no reasons to change a winning combination. They are settled.

India: 1. Rohit Sharma (c), 2. Shubman Gill, 3. Virat Kohli, 4. Shreyas Iyer, 5. KL Rahul (wk), 6. Suryakumar Yadav, 7. Ravindra Jadeja, 8. Jasprit Bumrah, 9. Mohammed Shami, 10. Kuldeep Yadav, 11. Mohammad Siraj

New Zealand could stick with the same lineup. But, they may bring in James Neesham for Mark Chapman.

Also, Tim Southee is vital to NZ’s hopes. He has dismissed Rohit Sharma five times for 104 runs in ODIs at a batting strike rate of 69.8.

New Zealand: 1. Devon Conway, 2. Rachin Ravindra, 3. Kane Williamson (c), 4. Daryl Mitchell, 5. Tom Latham (wk), 6. Glenn Phillips, 7. Mark Chapman/James Neesham, 8. Mitchell Santner, 9. Lockie Ferguson, 10. Tim Southee, 11. Trent Boult

IND vs NZ Dream11 Prediction: Fantasy Cricket Tips

India:

  • Rohit Sharma became the first player in history to score 500+ runs in consecutive men’s World Cups. He is striking at a superb 121.49 in this World Cup, including 46 off 40 balls against New Zealand.
  • Shubman Gill has an impressive 18 50+ scores in 42 ODIs. Overall, he is averaging 60.75, including a score of 92 at Wankhede Stadium.
  • Gill has a strong record against Lockie Ferguson as he enjoys pace on the ball. He has scored 100 runs at an average of 50 and strike rate of 113.6 against him. Also, Gill has good numbers against Santner (81 balls, 95 runs, zero dismissals), so watch out if he gets through the powerplay.
  • Virat Kohli is also enjoying a fine tournament. He is the leading run-scorer with 594 at an average of 99.00, including 95 (102) against the Black Caps.
  • Kohli vs. Boult could be a fascinating battle. Virat has scored 145 runs against the left-armer at an average of 48.3 and strike rate of 105.8.
  • KL Rahul batting at number five in ODIs: 28 matches, 1,154 runs, avg. 54.95, SR 96.81.
  • Mohammed Shami has wonderful numbers against New Zealand (30 wickets, avg. 21.93) and at the Wankhede (eight wickets, avg. 11.62). Shami, who took 5/54 against NZ earlier in the tournament, has dismissed Kane Williamson twice in 91 balls in ODIs at an overall batting strike rate of 78.
  • The classy Jasprit Bumrah is India’s leading wicket-taker in this World Cup (17) at an incredible average of 15.64 and economy of 3.65. Between overs 1-10, Bumrah has picked up five wickets at an average of 22.4 and barely believable economy of 2.95. His battle against the NZ openers will be significant.

New Zealand:

  • Daryl Mitchell is key to New Zealand’s hopes. The right-hander struck a century against India earlier in the World Cup (130), with 63 coming against spin off 59 balls.
  • Rachin Ravindra has had a tournament to remember. His 565 runs come at a strike rate of 108.44 and includes an impressive 87-ball 75 against India during the group stage.
  • Can Devon Conway make an impact against India’s strong new-ball bowling? Conway was dismissed for a duck against India earlier in the tournament, but he does have 217 runs against the men in blue at an average of 43.40 and strike rate of 92.73.
  • Trent Boult is the danger man. He dismissed Kohli in the 2019 World Cup semi-final and has dismissed Rohit four times for 107 runs in ODIs at a batting strike rate of just 68.6.
  • Boult was having an under-par tournament until he fired when New Zealand really needed it against Sri Lanka. He finished with 3/37 and was awarded player of the match.
  • Expect Lockie Ferguson to target the in-form Shreyas Iyer with the short ball. Also, Ferguson will have memories of dismissing both Indian openers in their previous meeting. But, he averages 51.63 in 11 ODIs against India. Can he improve on this?

Other Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head in World Cups: Matches 9, India 4, New Zealand 5.
  • Virat Kohli’s career record against New Zealand: 30 inns, 1,548 runs, avg. 56.59, SR 95.14. This includes nine fifties and five hundreds.
  • Mitchell Santner can keep Kohli quiet. Virat strikes at just 68.9 in 238 balls in ODIs against the left-arm spinner (avg. 54.7).
  • Jasprit Bumrah has conceded just 39 off 83 against Kane Williamson in ODIs (one dismissal).
  • Tom Latham vs India in ODIs: 21 inns, 876 runs, avg. 51.52, SR 94.60.
  • Mohammed Siraj has dismissed Devon Conway twice in 21 balls in ODIs (11 runs).

Wankhede Stadium Mumbai Pitch Report and Weather

Bat first. Conditions have been most conducive for fast bowling in the period when the artificial lights begin to take over from natural light. It was the case when India dismantled the Sri Lankan lineup and Afghanistan reduced Australia to 94/7 before Glenn Maxwell magic.

A hot and mostly sunny day is forecast, with a top of 34 degrees. Recent air pollution in Mumbai may make conditions that extra challenging for the players.

IND vs NZ Dream11 Prediction: Captaincy, vice-captaincy, team combinations

Note: The below teams are not based on the final playing XIs. We may not be able to update these in time. Use the stats and commentary in this article, as well as your own instincts, to create your teams.

IND vs NZ Dream11 Prediction – Ideal Team Combination: 1-4-2-4

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ODI World Cup 2023 Semi-Final 1 – Match Prediction: Who will win?

Anything is possible in a knockout game. New Zealand have caused India problems before, and can do so again. But, India are on a roll and look unstoppable. The Indians will go on and win this game.

Charbel Coorey
Charbel Cooreyhttps://cricblog.net
Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. He is also a keen fantasy sports player. Charbel has also had the privilege of interviewing cricketers on the CricBlog TV YouTube channel, including James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat and Saurabh Netravalkar: https://www.youtube.com/@cricblogtv For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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