The excitement of World Cup 2023 has reached its final stage. Team India is now just two steps away from ending the ICC trophy drought. Rohit's platoon has to face New Zealand in the first semi-final on November 15 at Wankhede ground.
Even though the Kiwi team has defeated India in the knockout matches of ICC events, this time the situation is different. Rohit-Kohli pair has created a stir in the World Cup being played on their soil. At the same time, the balls of Bumrah-Shami appear like balls of fire to the batsmen. Let us tell you about those five Indian players, who can break the Kiwi team's dream of playing the final this time.
Team India captain Rohit Sharma is in tremendous form in the World Cup 2023. Hitman has scored 503 runs in 9 matches played so far. Rohit has been successful in giving a strong start to Team India in almost every match so far. The special thing about Rohit's batting has been his strike rate. The Hitman has scored runs at a strike rate of 121 in the tournament and has not given any chance to the bowlers to dominate in the initial overs.
This World Cup has been very memorable for Virat Kohli. Kohli has scored seven half-centuries and two centuries so far in the tournament. King Kohli has scored 594 runs in 9 matches and Virat is on top in the list of batsmen who have scored the most runs in the tournament. Kohli also played a strong inning of 95 runs in the match played against New Zealand in the league stage.
Bumrah has proved to be a great option for the batsmen in the World Cup 2023. Apart from taking wickets in the initial overs, Bumrah has also bowled brilliantly in the final overs. Bumrah's record against New Zealand in ODI cricket has been strong. He has taken a total of 14 wickets in 12 matches played by the Kiwi team and his economy has been just 4.69.
When the Indian team faced New Zealand in the league stage of the World Cup 2023, Shami wreaked havoc on the Kiwi batting order. Shami bowled brilliantly and took five wickets. This tournament has been very memorable so far for the Indian fast bowler and he has taken 16 wickets in 5 matches.
Ravindra Jadeja's record against New Zealand with both bat and ball has been strong. Jaddu has scored 361 runs in 11 innings played against the Kiwi team at an unmatched average of 51. Not only this, but Jadeja also scored 77 runs against New Zealand in the semi-finals of the 2019 World Cup. At the same time, Jadeja was also the batsman who led Team India to victory by hitting fours in the league stage match of this World Cup.
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