Team India, riding on the chariot of victory in the World Cup 2023, will face New Zealand in the first semi-final match on November 15. Rohit's platoon has tasted victory in all the 9 matches played in the tournament so far. However, the Kiwi team's record against India in ICC events has definitely been a bit intimidating. This is the reason why Rohit's army will have to be extremely cautious of its old enemy on the Wankhede grounds.
The first semi-final match of the tournament between India and New Zealand (IND vs NZ) will be played at Wankhede Cricket Stadium, Mumbai. This ground is considered a heaven for batsmen. Due to good bounce on the pitch, it is very easy to hit shots here. On this ground of Mumbai, fours and sixes are rained heavily and runs are scored in abundance. In such a situation, the semi-final match between India and New Zealand can also be high scoring.
Wankhede has hosted a total of 33 ODI matches so far. Out of these, the team batting first has won in 17 matches, while the chasing team has won in 16 matches. That is, if we look at the statistics, the toss does not play such an important role, but keep in mind that there will be dew in the second innings, due to which batting will become easier.
The average score on this ground in the first innings was 248, while the average score in the second innings was 199. 438 runs have been scored in ODI on this ground in Mumbai, which were scored by South Africa against India.
The batsmen of the Indian team have appeared in excellent form in the World Cup 2023. Rohit Sharma along with Shubman Gill has been successful in giving a stormy start to the team, while coming at number three, Virat Kohli has done the work of taking the strong start to the end.
Shreyas Iyer has also returned to his hot form. KL Rahul's consistent batting is the icing on the cake for the Indian team. However, Suryakumar's explosiveness has been less visible in the last overs. Seeing the excellent form of the batsmen, captain Rohit will not even think of tampering with the batting order in the semi-finals.