India vs New Zealand, 1st Semi-Final (1 v 4) ICC Cricket World Cup Live Score 9 July 2019

India vs New Zealand, 1st Semi-Final (1 v 4) ICC Cricket World Cup Live Score 9 July 2019

Date: July 09, 2019
Match: India vs New Zealand, 1st Semi-Final
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester
Time: 09:30 AM GMT, 10:30 AM LOCAL, 03:00 PM IST

India vs New Zealand, 1st Semi-Final (1 v 4) ICC Cricket World Cup Live Score 9 July 2019
India vs New Zealand, 1st Semi-Final (1 v 4) ICC Cricket World Cup Live Score 9 July 2019
Amidst all the bluster, though, Kohli has quietly married passion and process. He now captains a side that is not fazed by the big-game atmosphere - they are in their seventh semifinal in the last eight ICC tournaments. Over a 50-over contest, it is only the little disciplines that India work on while the rest of the hi-spec parts of their machine - the Rohits, the Bumrahs, the Pandyas - keep purring in repetitive action. Among the few things that can truly claim to have ruffled their feathers in ODI cricket over the last two years are left-arm seamers and the occasionally spicy conditions that stand out as exceptions to the norm.

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Therefore, it is to Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson and the forecasted grey skies that an expectant Williamson will turn to at Old Trafford as he bids to replicate that warm-up win in a game of *slightly* greater significance, one that could see his own captaincy legacy emerge out of the large Brendon McCullum shadow from four years ago. Because if New Zealand can somehow polish off India's cream at the top, they'll know that the middle can be a bit squishy.

New Zealand, understated as they might be, have bigger problems, not least their run of three consecutive defeats heading into this clash. In five of the eight completed league games, Williamson has come out to bat inside the third over, red-lining the team's opening crisis. When the ace No.3 does walk out on Tuesday, expect his opposite number to throw in a spinner at him. Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav and even Kedar Jadhav have accounted for the New Zealand skipper two times each in ODI cricket at less than a run a ball.

Quite apart from tactics and strategy, these games, as Kohli often reiterates, are about handling the pressure and the occasion. There are stalwarts from both sides - MS Dhoni and Ross Taylor - who may be playing their last World Cup, so that allure of the Lord's final will be that much more stronger.

When: India vs New Zealand, 1st Semifinal, CWC19, 10:30 Local, 15:00 IST

Where: Old Trafford, Manchester

What to expect: A partly cloudy day in Manchester with a very slight chance of rain. In the unlikely event of weather forcing no result on the match day, the game will recommence the following day (reserve day) from where it was stopped. The result of the toss, too, will be taken forward even if not a single ball is bowled on the scheduled day. Old Trafford has hosted five matches in the league stages, with four of them seeing scores in excess of 290.

The run-in to the knockouts saw pitches progressively playing slower and favouring teams batting first. But the semis, set to be played on fresh centre wickets, should offset the toss advantage somewhat. On the eve of the game, the centre wicket had a caramel tinge to it and should generally hold well for batting.

Team News:

India: Bhuvneshwar Kumar's injury midway through the tournament forced India to ponder their batting depth. A 7-11 of Kuldeep, Shami, Chahal and Bumrah with the middle-order uncertainties they already had was worrisome. So they abandoned one of the wrist spinners for extra batting cushion. It is a formula that's left them playing with exactly five bowlers. Dinesh Karthik's lengthy net session would indicate he stays at No.7. India will be tempted to reunite the wristies given the pair's success in New Zealand early this year. If not they'll have to pick one and pair him with Jadeja coming in at No.8. It's a tricky call with merits on each side.

Probable XI: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja/Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah

New Zealand:The scourge of the opening combination has not left Williamson. Scores of 0 and 8 from two innings for Henry Nicholls has meant New Zealand now have three under-performing openers from which they have to pick two. Nicholls could keep his place given India, and particularly Bumrah, appears to has worked out Colin Munro. However, New Zealand aren't too far from a more dramatic re-jig either - which could see Tom Latham move up to the top and Nicholls to the middle, which the latter prefers. Lockie Ferguson, meanwhile, will return to the XI after being rested against England as a precautionary measure over his tight hamstrings.

Probable XI: Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls/Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult

Did you know?

- New Zealand have won just one of their seven World Cup semifinals. India have a slightly better 3-3 record from their six trips to the final four.

- Since the last World Cup, Rohit Sharma has batted at a PowerPlay strike-rate of 74.04. Post Shikhar Dhawan's injury in this edition, he's upped his scoring to 95.77

- Trent Boult has taken more wickets against India in ODIs than any other bowler since the last World Cup: 22 wickets from 12 games at 24.9.

What they said:

"I have understood that roles can vary a lot in one-day cricket, depending on the time you step into bat, and I have been very happy with holding one end and letting guys express themselves striking at 150, 160 or 200 [and] if the team needs, I can accelerate in the end." - Virat Kohli believes him not scoring 100s in the World Cup so far is down to a subtle change in his batting role.

"I think our bowlers have been brilliant throughout this whole campaign. By and large, they've adapted to conditions outstandingly well. I've seen conditions change from first innings to the second innings that's been quite considerable. How the guys operate at the start of the innings and moving into the second half of the bowling innings has been quite different." - Kane Williamsonbelieves the varied conditions on offer at the World Cup have posed as many challenges to the bowlers as to the batsmen
Teams:
India (From): Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, Mayank Agarwal
New Zealand (From): Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(w), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Trent Boult, Tom Blundell, Lockie Ferguson, Colin Munro, Ish Sodhi

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