World Cup 2019 Semi-Final: India vs New Zealand: On Tuesday, with the World Cup 2019 final berth at stake, both Kohli and Williamson will expect their sides to put their best foot forward. The first of two Cricket World Cup semi-finals, with India taking on New Zealand at Old Trafford in Manchester. The winner will face either England or Australia, who play their semi-final at Edgbaston on Thursday.
Eleven years later, Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson have revived all the memories from the match, as they are set to lead their respective teams in the first semi-final of the World Cup 2019.
The Indian team is heavily favoured to win in Manchester due to their impressive record in the round robin stage where they accumulated 7 wins out 8. Meanwhile, New Zealand after starting the campaign with 5 straight victories, are on 3-match losing run in the World Cup. But India will be vary of the threat provided by the New Zealand players.
As fans await to see India clash against New Zealand for the first time in the World Cup 2019, bad weather could play a spoilsport in the much awaited clash with downpour being predicted on Tuesday.
Unfortunately, the weather forecast for the ‘reserve day’ also shows showers along with overcast conditions. If the match is washed out on the reserve day too then India will automatically qualify for the finals courtesy of accumulating the higher number of points in the group stages.
Both semi-finals have reserve days. If rain does not allow play after several overs on July 9, play will resume on July 10 for India and New Zealand. However, if the game is washed out, India will reach the final because they have more points than New Zealand.