There is a fairytale angle to the India vs New Zealand semi-final match in the ICC World Cup 2019. 11 years back, both Kohli and Williamson faced each other in yet another World Cup semi-final and now here they are completing the circle.
But this time the stage is bigger and the stakes higher. Both Kohli and Williamson are still the integral cog of their respective teams but they also have an arsenal of match-winners who will be itching to make their mark.
For the IND vs NZ Dream11 captain, watch out for these three mavericks to go big.
#3. Virat Kohli:
Yes, yes Kohli hasn’t scored a hundred yet in this World Cup and he has faced only 58 balls on an average per innings. But make no mistake, when New Zealand take field on Tuesday, they will be fully aware that this batsman can spoil their party in no time.
Kohli is in terrific touch and this maybe the occasion when gets back to his old habit of scoring hundreds.
Batting average in 2019: 58.50
Total runs in 2019: 1053
Batting average in England: 57.17
Total runs in England: 1315
Batting average against New Zealand: 68.52
Total runs against New Zealand: 1302
#2. Kane Williamson:
The New Zealand skipper has anchored New Zealand’s batting throughout the tournament. The team has done well whenever he has spent time in the middle and hence he will be the number one threat for India.
Williamson is fluent against pace as well as spin and can adapt himself to any situation. So expect him to make a big score.
Batting average in 2019: 60.78
Total runs in 2019: 851
Batting average in England: 72.00
Total runs in England: 1296
Batting average against India: 38.91
Total runs against India: 895
#1. Rohit Sharma:
The unstoppable batsman in World Cup 2019, Rohit Sharma has 600 plus runs in this tournament and five hundreds off which three came in the last three innings.
The Indian opener is striking the ball with all ease and looks unaffected by any bowling attack. New Zealand’s bowling attack is based on pace and this is what Rohit enjoys: pace on the ball.
So we may well get treated for yet another Sharma special knock on Tuesday.
Batting average in 2019: 60.15
Total runs in 2019: 1203
Batting average in England: 70.21
Total runs in England: 1334
Batting average against New Zealand: 35.10
Total runs against New Zealand: 702