Live Cricket Streaming July 9 – India v New Zealand 1st semi-final, 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup
Today’s live cricket streaming international cricket is India v New Zealand 1st semi-final, 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.
July 9, India v New Zealand 1st semi-final, 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, Old Trafford, Manchester
All odds were stacked in the favour of India going into the second semi-final against England, but the team's win against Sri Lanka and South Africa's triumph over Australia in the last group stage match helped The Men in Blue climb to the top of the points table and face the number four placed New Zealand.
Rohit Sharma has been in great nick for India and has notched up five centuries in this World Cup, the most by any batsman till now. He is currently the second-ranked ODI batsman and is also the top scorer of the tournament. KL Rahul also scored a century against Sri Lanka and the two will be itching to get on the park against New Zealand.
Virat Kohli, who is yet to score a century in this World Cup, will follow at number three with Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni and Dinesh Karthik next in line.
The Indian bowling will be shouldered by Jasprit Bumrah, with Mohammed Shami likely to be back. Ravindra Jadeja and Yuzvendra Chahal are expected to be the two spinners in the line-up.
For the Black Caps, the form of Martin Guptill and Ross Taylor has been the biggest point of concern. Taylor, in fact, was in great rhythm before coming into the showpiece event but has not been able to reproduce his form.
Despite a couple of failures, New Zealand will stick to Henry Nicholls at the top of the order. Tom Latham came back to some form in the last match against England with a half-century and will retain his spot.
Among the bowlers, Matt Henry and Trent Boult will continue to be a part of the playing XI. Tim Southee looked toothless in the last match and even if tearaway pacer Lockie Ferguson is 70% fit, he will make the final playing XI. Mitchell Santner will provide them with the spin option.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
India- KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Risabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami
New Zealand- Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry
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