It can’t be termed as a battle of equals when a team has finished at the top of the table with an undefeated run in the ongoing ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup and the other scraped through to the knockouts with five wins and losses against all the other three teams. But when you have a perfect record against the opposition in the knockouts, despite your form not being the greatest everything else is thrown out of the window and that’s what New Zealand will be hoping to continue against India when they meet in the first semi-final in Mumbai on Wednesday, November 15.
New Zealand have had an upper hand over India in the crunch games in ICC events across formats and would keep them in good stead ahead of a game that is heavily in the favour of the Men in Blue, given the form they are in. The Indian team has batted, bowled and chased exceptionally well and that shows in the 9/9 record in the round-robin stage especially when they had to play all their games at a different venue. The individuals have put their hand up while the team has collectively performed in probably all the games and find themselves on the cusp of breaking the semi-final hoodoo as the third World Cup title beckons.
When and where to watch India vs New Zealand, World Cup 2023 semi-final live and for free on TV and OTT in India?
The first semi-final of World Cup 2023 between India and New Zealand in Mumbai will begin at 2 PM IST, with the toss set to take place half an hour before. The match will be live broadcasted on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD and other language-specific channels of the Star Sports network in Kannada, Telugu and Tamil. The match can be watched for free on DD Sports free-to-air channel on TV.
The live streaming of the IND vs NZ semi-final match will be available on the Disney+ Hotstar app and website. The match can be watched for free on Hotstar.
Probable Playing XIs
India: Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
New Zealand: Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra, Kane Williamson (c), Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Tom Latham (wk), Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson
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