ICC Cricket World Cup | Semi-Final 1: India Vs. New Zealand – Prediction, Team Analysis, Playing XIs and Streaming Details

India VS Afghanistan


Fate has brought the dream match of ICC Cricket World Cup league stage to semi-finals. But this time the scenarios of both the teams are different, and the level is higher too. India – New Zealand played in the warm-ups but were thrashed. They got the chance to play in the tournament, but the rain took away the opportunity even to commence the game. Virat and Co. are on the top of the table which partly made this match-up as the other part to play were of Australia. India had a fantastic season as the scoreline was the best by any of the teams.

New Zealand, on the other end, scummed at the end of the tournament. The last three matches were the turning point for New Zealand. The talks of Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli again playing probably after ten years at the same stage. The time was different, even thinking too. Both the players have matured over time and have established a significant place in their respective teams. Both teams will contend for the spot in the finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup. The form of New Zealand concerns against India as both the teams has had opposite endings in the tournament.

Pitch Conditions And Weather

Teams batting first have won the games in all the matches played this year and in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. There is a high probability of groups choosing to bat first. 300 to 350 can be there until and unless the bowling is not as bad as Afghanistan. The pitch can give more help to bowlers in this match, unlike the previous games where batsmen dominated.

Old Trafford, ICC Cricket World Cup

Rain seems to be a sure spoilsport for the game as the clouds will be in the sky. The rain can start from the morning itself and can stay till 7 pm local. The temperature will be around 15-degrees Celcius to 17-degrees Celcius. The humidity can be approximately 80%. 

Team Analysis:


Indian Cricket Team

India is probably going to bring back Mohammed Shami and Yuzvendra Chahal once again into the eleven. Kuldeep Yadav has been dreadfully distant, and even Bhuvneshwar Kumar has spilt runs at an alarming rate. Shami is in a great rhythm, having gotten 14 wickets from four amusements. Jadeja bowled well versus Lanka and might continue. He additionally gives his group the profundity in the batting lineup and teeth on the field.

Karthik has the self-control to convey under strain, and he may hold his place. In the batting office, Rohit is as his life. Indeed, even Rahul demonstrated his class in the past game with a ton. Kohli hasn’t baffled either. However, he would search for a century. It’s an additionally crucial match for Pant. The spotlight will likewise be on MS Dhoni concerning his methodology in the middle overs.

Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (C), Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Indian Cricket Team
Possible XI

New Zealand

New Zealand Cricket Team, ICC Cricket World Cup

The Kiwis may bring back Lockie Ferguson, who missed the past game because of hamstring damage. In that situation, Tim Southee needs to return to the seat. There’s likewise a shot of Colin Munro advancing into the eleven as Henry Nicholls has been unwell also. Martin Guptill has scored an insignificant 93 pursues in six matches his unbeaten 73 against Sri Lanka over a month prior.

A great deal would rely upon Kane Williamson, who has 481 keeps running at a normal of 96.20 with two or three tons. Ross Taylor got out after getting begins – 30 and 28 – in the last two matches and he’ll be quick to put his best foot forward. Tom Latham, scoring a fifty in the experience would’ve come as a murmur of help. In the bowling division, Ferguson and Boult need to bear a piece of the duty.

Colin Munro, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Trent Boult
New Zealand Cricket Team, ICC Cricket World Cup
New Zealand
Possible X1

Streaming, Predictions and Final Word​

India can be a Goliath to, David; New Zealand in the semis. The forms paradoxical for the teams competing. Experts telling Bumrah unplayable currently by Daniel Vettori says all about the spearhead of India. New Zealand needs to give an edging competition if they even want to sight the finals berth. Kane Williamson needs to get the team in the zone to beat this big team.

Rohit Sharma will perform for India and Kane Williamson for New Zealand.

Prediction: India will win this match.


  • Online: Hotstar
  • TV Broadcast: Star Sports
  • Time : 14:00 IST

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