India face New Zealand in the semi-finals of World Cup 2019 on Tuesday, 9th July at Old Trafford in Manchester.
Team India’s extraordinary run in the 2019 World Cup continued in the team’s last group game where they defeated Sri Lanka with ease, securing the top spot on the points table. India is currently leading the points table with a total win of 7 matches with a mere defeat in 1 match.
Kohli’s team has the best batting in World Cup with Rohit Sharma the highest run scorer this World Cup Season. With Rishab Pant, M.S.Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, K.L Rahul Indian batting lineup order seems to be outstandingly in this World Cup. Bumrah will be leading the bowling attack with Mohammad Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and Kuldeep Yadav.
New-Zealand made it for the Semi-Finals with their higher NRR as compared to Pakistan. With three defeats in a row for New-Zealand to come into the semi-final, the pressure on the team will be comparatively higher than Indian squad.
Undoubtedly New Zealand has a strong batting order on their side with Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, and Tom Latham who are the key performers for every match. New-Zealand bowling lineup includes the best bowlers like James Neesham, Trent Boult, Matt Henry and Mitchell Santner with Tim Southee in their Squad.
As far as the surface is concerned, the pitch at Manchester is good for batting and the large boundaries should help the spinners bowl with freedom as well.
India – K.L Rahul, Rohit Sharma , Virat Kohli(C), Rishabh Pant, M.S.Dhoni(WK), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, M. Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah
New Zealand – Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson(C), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(WK), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson
INDIA SQUAD: K.L Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(C), Rishabh Pant, M.S.Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, M. Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Dinesh Karthik, Mayank Agarwal, Yuzvendra Chahal
NEW ZEALAND SQUAD
Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(wk), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Colin Munro, Tom Blundell
How many aggregate runs will be scored in the match?
How many runs will India score in first 10 overs?
How many sixes will New-Zealand hit?
Which team will be bowled out?
Who will win?
How many aggregate boundaries will be hit in this match (4s+6s)?
Which team will bowl more maidens?
Will any opener of India score a century?
How many wickets will New-Zealand lose to reach 100 runs mark?
How many wickets will be picked up by the pacers of India?
Who will have a better batting strike rate?
Who will score more runs?
Which pacer will concede more runs?
Who will hit more fours?
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Which bowlers will pick more wickets?