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World Cup 2019: Tendulkar wants two players playing in semi-final against New Zealand

By Parul Raina

Tendulkar wants Jadeja and Shami to play in the semi-final

The legend of India Cricket Sachin Tendulkar has said he wants selection committee and skipper Virat Kohli to include Ravindra Jadeja for the World Cup 2019 semi-final against New Zealand. The master said Jadeja can be the sixth bowler for India because they are playing only five bowlers.

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“Jadeja is one option I would like to throw on the table to the team management. I feel if Dinesh Karthik is going to bat at No. 7 then possible Jadeja could be an option there because his left-arm spin can come in handy. In a big match, you would want a cover-up because we are playing just 5 bowlers,” Sachin told India Today.

Sachin backs Mohammed Shami

Sachin also suggested Team India that Mohammed Shami should be the part of the semi-final as he has 14 wickets from four games in the tournament.

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“I would also be tempted to bring back Mohammed Shami because against West Indies he was good on the same venue. When we talk about Old Trafford there are pleasant experiences for Shami, he came back into the team and picked up wickets. So I would be tempted to have him back,” Tendulkar added.

India ready to book first spot in the final of ICC World Cup 2019

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India have been playing beautifully in the ongoing ICC World Cup where they have already secured the top spot in the points table and are all set to take on New Zealand in the semi-finals on July 9 at the Old Trafford in Manchester. India will come from two consecutive wins whereas New Zealand have lost their last three games.

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Parul Raina