Semi Final 1: IND vs NZ| Full Match Analysis| Best 11

The 1st Semi Final will be played between India (IND) and New Zealand (NZ). 

League Stage Standings:

PositionTeamsPointsNet Run Rate
4thNew Zealand100.743

India (IND) Analysis:

This team is the only team in the tournament who remains undefeated. India being the host and also the fan favourite shows their determination of winning the matches. They were brilliant in all the departments and their fighting spirit is highly commendable. Despite their main all rounder Hardik Pandya missing out it doesn’t change their performance.           

Tournament performance so far:

Match NumberOpponentsResult
5th MatchAustraliaWon by 6 wickets
9th MatchAfghanistanWon by 8 wickets
12th MatchPakistanWon by 7 wickets
17th MatchBangladeshWon by 7 wickets
21st MatchNew ZealandWon by 4 wickets
29th MatchEnglandWon by 100 runs
33th MatchSri LankaWon by 302 runs
37th MatchSouth AfricaWon by 243 runs
45th MatchNetherlandsWon by 160 runs

Rohit Sharma-

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The leader of the team is playing the way for which he is known which is his aggressiveness. He gives his team a solid start. His highest score in this World Cup is against Afghanistan. Also his knock against England where he stood in one side and scored a brilliant 87 runs and took his team out from danger. 

Shubman Gill-

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This young opener of the team, came back from dengue due to which he had to miss starting two matches. But when he came he showed his consistency with the bat and scored 3 half centuries in the tournament till now. His best was against Sri Lanka where he scored 92 runs. Also he gained the top spot in the ICC ODI Men’s Ranking. 

Though his performance is still not up to the mark, he is regaining his fitness and getting close to his performance for which he is known.  

Virat Kohli-

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The team’s most dependable batter from last decade. He is well known for his chasing skills. It is his best performance in the World Cup and aggressing very good. His best was against Bangladesh and averages close to 100 which is also highly appreciable. He also got a wicket in the last match against Netherlands. 

If he gets going then it will be unstoppable and finish it with a win. He is well known for his converting the runs, singles into doubles and doubles into triples. His running between the wickets is too high. 

Shreyas Iyer-

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This man started the tournament with some average scores and within the last three matches he became a beast. In his last matches he scored 82, 77 and 128. He also scored the most runs from India in the middle order position. He strikes well in the death overs. In the match against South Africa, at the start he was a little uncomfortable but when he got settled down then he struck it quite heavily. 

KL Rahul-

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Currently the Mr dependable Indian team as he took his team out from danger quite a few times in recent matches. He is playing sensibly and assesses the situation well. He can bat in any position currently holding the 5th spot and there he is also scoring well.

In the last match against Netherlands he scored the fastest century by an Indian player in the World Cup for which he took just 62 balls. Also in the match against Netherlands he played a brilliant 97 run knock and took his team to a great victory.   

Suryakumar Yadav-

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One of the greatest hard hitters in the T20 format showed his great skills in ODIs also. His 49 runs inning against England helped his team to register a respectable score in the end. He can strike quick runs and has the power to uplift the run rate easily.  

Ravindra Jadeja-

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The highly reliable all-rounder in the team has shown great performances with the bowl as well with the bat. He already had his best performance where he got 5 wickets which was against South Africa. When he came to bowl, batsmen mostly found him difficult to play. He also provides the wicket to the team when it is needed the most. 

With the bat he scored well against New Zealand where he made 39 valuable runs with the bat and took his team to a great victory. Also contributed 35 runs against Sri Lanka and 29 runs against South Africa.  

Mohammad Shami-

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He carries a huge experience in the international circuit which he showed in his bowling as he just played 5 matches and registered 16 wickets. In his first match he got 5 wickets against New Zealand and then later against South Africa he again got 5 wickets and was his best figures in the World Cup

He is currently the highest wicket-taker from India in the World Cup. His average is under 10 which is also one of the great milestones as it is hard to maintain that.    

Jasprit Bumrah-

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Jasprit Bumrah

He is lethal with the new ball and provides wickets whenever he delivers. His line and length is perfect and he currently took the most wickets in this tournament from his team. His best performance was against Afghanistan. Also his economy is best among the bowlers in the tournament. 

Kuldeep Yadav-

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Kuldeep Yadav

He is the main spinner from the team and shows his strength in the spin department also. His googly is hard to be noticed and got him wickets most of the time. In the pressure situation also he remains calm which eventually helped me to get some wickets. 

Mohammad Siraj-

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Mohammad Siraj

In the starting matches he was highly expensive in his spells but as the tournament progressed he improved his length and with that he got wickets also. He is currently the number 1 bowler in the ICC Men’s ODI Ranking. He also holds the most wickets in the first Powerplay since 2021. His best came against Sri Lanka. 

Shardul Thakur-

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Shardul Thakur

He played the first three matches for the team but was unable to show any convincing performance. He can also bat well in lower down the order and can bat aggressively.

Ravichandran Ashwin-

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Ravichandran Ashwin

He just played a single which was the team’s very first match against Australia and there he showed his huge experience. He was hard to be beaten and can create problems for the batters easily with his bowling. He can also bat well in lower down the order and can contribute with some healthy runs. 

Ishan Kishan-

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Ishan Kishan

In the absence of Gill, he played first two matches where in the first match against Australia he was out on a duck while against Afghanistan in the next match scored 47 runs but unable to convert that into a fifty. He showed his excellence with the bat in the past few series. 

Prasidh Krishna-

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The young pacer who replaced the injured Hardik Pandya in the 15 members is yet to make his presence into the tournament. He has a sheer pace which can be useful to create problems to the batters. 

Predicted 11 for the Match:

Rohit Sharma ©, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Siraj. 

New Zealand (NZ) Analysis:

The Kiwis started the tournament with 4 back to back wins and were looking to easily qualify for them in the next round. But when they lost the next 4 matches it was a little difficult for them. Their last match was against Sri Lanka which was also their do or die match and there they got it out into their hands. And with that victory it makes it quite possible for them to make their name into the top 4 of the list.        

Tournament performance so far:

Match NumberOpponentsResult
1st MatchEnglandWon by 9 wickets
6th MatchNetherlandsWon by 99 runs
11th MatchBangladeshWon by 8 wickets
16th MatchAfghanistanWon by 149 runs
21st MatchIndiaLost by 4 wickets
27th MatchAustraliaLost by 5 runs
32nd MatchSouth AfricaLost by 190 runs
35th MatchPakistanLost by 21 runs
41st MatchSri LankaWon by 5 wickets

Devon Conway-

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He started the tournament with a brilliant century but after that he lost his rhythm and was unable to score big. He got a couple of 40’s but that was not converted into a big one. He is one of the best openers from the side but he misses that spark which he carries. He also carries a decent experience in the Indian pitches as he played IPL with Chennai Super Kings (CSK).    

Rachin Ravindra-

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This young lad has shown a huge improvement in this tournament. He is currently the highest run scorer from his team. Also he sets the record for most runs scored in a World Cup under the age of 25. His highest score was against England that came in the very first match of the tournament. 

Not only with the bat he got 5 wickets till now and got his best performance against Sri Lanka where he got 2 wickets by giving away just 21 runs.  

Will Young-

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He played when Williamson was not playing and came to open for the team. His tournament went decent as he got a couple of half centuries to his name. His best was against Netherlands. He can bat aggressively which he showed in some of the matches. 

Kane Williamson-

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After returning from the injury he has become more aggressive and scored 2 half centuries in just 3 matches. He is now fully fit and taking the charge again as a leader. He also batted gracefully and best was against Pakistan where he just missed his century by just 5 runs.  

Daryl Mitchell-

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He is one the highly flexible players in the team and can bat at any position. His best was against India and now he will have to face them again in the Semis which will definitely help from his previous knock. If he gets stuck to the pitch he comes highly aggressive with the bat and plays all around the ground. 

Tom Latham-

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In the absence of Williamson, he took the charge of the team and took it quite well. But he was highly struggling with his batting performance. Though he got a couple of 50’s but in the remaining matches he was unable to score much. He can definitely bat well and needs to step up his performance so that the team gets a good score at the end. 

Glenn Phillips-

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The hard hitter of the team has shown his destruction in a couple of matches. He bats aggressively in the death overs and can easily light up run rate. His highest score was against Afghanistan in the World Cup

Now with the bat but also with the bowl he can contribute well as he got 6 wickets till now in the tournament with the best was against Australia where he got 3 wickets by giving only 37 runs in his 10 overs in a batting paradise.    

Mark Chapman-

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He is well known for his finish off the things but unfortunately he couldn’t do well in this tournament. He is yet to score a half century in the tournament. He can destroy the bowlers if he keeps on going. 

James Neesham-

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His performance against Aussies is well known as he took his team to a near victory but unfortunately he got run out and that ended the hopes for his team. In that match he scored a destructive 58 runs knock but couldn’t finish off the things. Also he got 2 wickets in the tournament till now. 

Mitchell Santner-

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He has taken the most wickets for his team in this tournament. At the start of this he bowled brilliantly but later on in the 2nd phase of the tournament he didn’t show his brilliance that much. But in the last match against Sri Lanka he got his rhythm back and took 2 wickets by giving 22 runs in his 10 overs.

Not only this he can contribute well with the bat and this he showed against Netherlands where he scored 36 runs in just 17 balls.  

Trent Boult-

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He is the team’s main bowler as he came out of retirement and bowled brilliantly. He knows things well and can deliver at the correct time. He bowled brilliantly against Sri Lanka which ultimately resulted in them winning the match. 

He can be even more dangerous in the death as compared to that of the starting. 

Tim Southee-

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He has a huge experience in the international circuit but in the three matches he was highly expensive in his spells. He can also bat well but as his bowling is still not up to the mark and concedes heavy runs in the starting and also in the death overs. 

Lockie Ferguson-

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A huge speed star of the team has got 10 wickets to his name. He got injured but came back strongly against Sri Lanka and got 2 wickets by giving away just 35 runs. His best was against Afghanistan.  

Ish Sodhi-

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He just played one match which was against Pakistan and there he conceded 44 runs in his just 4 overs.  

Kyle Jamieson-

He is yet to play any match in the World Cup. He replaced the inform bowler Matt Henry who got injured and was dropped from the tournament. He is a great pacer and might be helpful with his short balls.  

Predicted 11 for the Match:

Kane Williamson ©, Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (wk), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson. 

Pitch Report and Weather Report:

The match will be played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Pitch is highly expected to favour the batters due to its short boundaries. Hugh runs can be scored easily in both the innings. Pacers can get a good amount of swing under the lights and might be helpful in the 2nd innings. 

Weather will be clear and remain sunny throughout the day. The temperature will be around 33 degree celsius during the daytime and will drop down to around 26 degree celsius. Humidity will be close to 50%. And there is no chance of rain.  

Head to head (IND vs NZ) in the World Cup:

They played 10 matches against each other in the World Cup. One match ended without a result. 

Matches won45
Highest score274273
Lowest score150146

Best 11 for the match:

KL Rahul, Devon Conway, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Rachin Ravindra, Mohammad Shami, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah.

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