New Zealand will play India in the first semifinal at Old Trafford, Manchester. The Kiwis have not been up to the mark as they have lost their last three matches. Thus, the Blackcaps will need to pull up their socks when they will take on a potent side like India. In fact, this would be the eighth semifinal for New Zealand and they would aim to go all the way in the World Cup. Here is New Zealand’s Predicted Playing XI and Analysis.
On the other hand, India had topped the points table as they finished with 15 points under their belt. In fact, there is no doubt that a lot is going to depend on the shoulders of Jasprit Bumrah, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. India will aim to continue their good form going in the tournament.
Here is New Zealand’s Predicted Playing XI:
The southpaw batsman can make a comeback into the team in place of Henry Nicholls. Nicholls has scored only eight runs and Munro is expected to be back for the big match.
The right-hander hasn’t been in the best of forms in the ongoing World Cup. Guptill has scored 166 runs in the eight innings he played in the tournament.
The New Zealand skipper has been the team’s best batsman. The stylish right-hander has amassed in the seven innings he has played in the tourney.
The right-handed batsman is going to hold the key as he has done a fine job. Taylor has scored 261 runs in the tournament and he would like to deliver the goods.
The southpaw batsman hasn’t been at his best in the ongoing World Cup. Latham has scored 98 runs in the tournament. In fact, he had got some form back in the last match against England as he scored a fifty.
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The talisman all-rounder has done a good job for the Kiwis. The left-hander has scored 201 runs in the six innings. Furthermore, Neesham has scalped 11 wickets in the tournament.
New Zealand will need to bring their A-game to the table.
Colin de Grandhomme
The all-rounder has done a decent job with both ball and ball. Colin de Grandhomme has scored 160 runs whereas he has taken five wickets.
The off-spinner hasn’t been at his best in the tournament. Santer has taken four wickets and he would like to bring his best to the table in the semifinal.
The fast bowler has been right on the money in the ongoing tourney. Henry has taken 10 wickets and he would like to bring his A-game to the table.
The gun pacer has done a fine job for the Kiwis. The pack leader of the group has snared 15 wickets and he is going to hold the key for Blackcaps.
Ferguson has recovered from the hamstring injury and he is expected to play against India. The fast bowler has scalped.