The 1st Semi-Final Match of the ICC Cricket World Cup, 2023 tournament between IND vs NZ will be played on Nov 15 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. This match will start at 02:00 PM(IST).
The first semi-final match of the ICC World Cup 2023 tournament will be played between India and New Zealand. The Indian team has performed brilliantly in this tournament, winning 9 consecutive matches, and is at the first position in the points table. All the players of the team have appeared in very good form so far. On the other hand, New Zealand team has made its place in this semi-final match by defeating Sri Lanka team by 5 wickets.
Rachin Ravindra has impressed the New Zealand team with his performance so far in this tournament. The team expects a good performance from him in this important match.
In the last 5 years, 16 matches have been played between the two teams in which the Indian team has won 8 matches while the New Zealand team has managed to win 6 matches and 2 matches have been inconclusive. Both teams would like to win this match and ensure their place in the finals.
IND vs NZ Semi Final Who will win today: If we talk about the last match played between both the matches, India had won in it. India has topped the points table with 9 consecutive wins out of 9. India's recent form shows that they are favorites to win the match.
India (IND) Possible Playing 11: 1.Rohit Sharma(C), 2. Shubman Gill, 3. Virat Kohli, 4. Shreyas Iyer, 5. Lokesh Rahul(WK), 6. Suryakumar Yadav, 7. Ravindra Jadeja, 8. Mohammed Shami, 9. Jasprit Bumrah, 10. Kuldeep Yadav, 11. Mohammed Siraj
New Zealand (NZ) Possible Playing 11: 1.Devon Conway(WK), 2. Rachin Ravindra, 3. Kane Williamson(C), 4. Daryl-Mitchell, 5. Mark Chapman, 6. Glenn Phillips, 7. Tom Latham(WK), 8. Mitchell Santner, 9. Tim Southee, 10. Trent Boult, 11. Lockie Ferguson
According to weather website Accuweather, Mumbai will be sunny and the minimum temperature will be 26 degrees Celsius and the maximum temperature will be 34 degrees Celsius. The wind will blow at a speed of 14 kilometers per hour and there is no risk of rain due to 44 percent humidity. However, dew is sure to fall during the night. In such a situation, the team bowling later may face problems in the last 10-15 overs.
Wankhede Stadium Pitch Report: Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium is known for high-scoring matches. The pitch is suitable for batting with a short boundary line, which allows easy hitting of fours and sixes. However, from a bowling perspective the pitch is known to offer little help to the spinners. But short boundaries can be a problem for spin bowlers. However, in the second innings the new ball helps the fast bowlers a lot. For this reason, India had bowled out Sri Lanka for 55 runs.
The average score of the first innings on this pitch is 261 runs. A total of 14 matches have been won by batting first and 13 matches have been won by chasing the target on this pitch. The highest score at the Wankhede Stadium is 438/4, made by South Africa against hosts India in 2015.