Manchester, July 09, Tuesday at 03:00 PM IST
The Preview: India vs New Zealand
The first semi-final of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played at Old Trafford, Manchester today between India and New Zealand.
India finished at the top of the points table with seven wins, one defeat and a draw in nine encounters while New Zealand faced three consecutive defeats in last three encounter and managed a semi final birth on the basis of net run rate.
The clash will begin at 03:00 PM IST.
Old Trafford Pitch Report-
The team batting first has won each of the five games played in the tournament. It’s easy to set a target here than chasing it as the surface tends to slow down with the passage of time.
Some light showers are expected in the second half of the game which could tend the skippers to bat first.
Manchester Venue Stats-
Avg 1st inn score: 222
Avg 2nd inn score: 196
Highest Total: 397/6 (50 Ov) by ENG vs AFG
Lowest Total: 45/10 (40.3 Ov) by Can vs ENG
Wicketkeeper: MS Dhoni
Batsmen: Rohit Sharma, R Pant, V Kohli, KL Rahul, Dinesh Karthik/Kedar Jadhav
All-rounder: Hardik Pandya, R Jadeja
Bowlers: M Shami/Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav/Y Chahal
Bench: Kedar Jadhav, Mayank Agarwal, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami
Wicketkeeper: Tom Latham
Batsmen: Ross Taylor, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (c), Henry Nicholls
All-rounder: Colin de Grandhomme, James Neesham
Bowlers: Trent Boult, Matt Henry, Mitchell Santner, L Ferguson
Bench – Colin Munro, Ish Sodhi, T Southee, Tom Blundell
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Virat Kohli (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (vc), Kedar Jadhav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, R Pant, MS Dhoni (wk), Ravindra Jadeja
Jimmy Neesham, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee (vc), Mitchell Santner, Kane Williamson (c), Colin de Grandhomme, Colin Munro, Tom Blundell (wk), Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Tom Latham (wk), Henry Nicholls, Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor
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