India vs New Zealand semifinal match today
July 9, 2019
India is to play against New Zealand today in the 2019 World Cup semi-final match. While team India is to be led by Captain Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson is the New Zealand team captain.
India has had a good run at the tournament so far and lost only one match against England making it to the top of the points table.
Speaking with media before the upcoming match Virat Kohli said, "We are not worried about the toss, whatever happens, we are prepared. For the Indian team, there is pressure and opportunity in every game. We are always ready to handle it but a world cup semifinal is different.
While Kane Williamson praised Rohit Sharma and said, "Rohit has been the standout batsman in this tournament so far. Without a doubt, he has been superb in this World Cup,"
Just in case the match today is interrupted due to rains, it will be played on Wednesday which is the 'reserve day'. However, if the reserve day match is also washed out due to weather conditions, then India will automatically qualify for the final because the team has more points than New Zealand in league stage.
Squad India: Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Kuldeep Yadav, Mayank Agarwal
Squad New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson , Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Henry Nicholls, Tim Southee, Tom Blundell, Ish Sodhi