India vs New Zealand World Cup 2019 Semi-Final 1, Match Preview – The league matches of the ICC World Cup 2019 has been completed and now its time for the big matches to come into action.
Today is the 1st Semi-Final of this CWC 2019 and it’ll be played between India and New Zealand at Old Trafford, Manchester.
The Kiwis have started their journey to this World Cup by winning 5 consecutive games. However, they suffered a hat-trick of losses in their last three league matches.
On the other hand, the Men in Blue has managed to win 7 matches out of the 8 matches, with one game resulting in a draw.
Now, it’ll be extremely interesting to see, how both the teams will handle the pressure of this semi-final match and win today’s encounter at Manchester to reach into the Finals.
Here are the match preview, Dream 11 fantasy league teams, pitch report, weather conditions, our power picks, and all the details of today’s match.
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The 1st Semi-Final of the ICC World Cup 2019 of India vs New Zealand will be hosted by the Old Trafford, Manchester.
This Semi-Final between India and New Zealand will start at 10:30 PM local time today (03:00 pm IST).
In India, the official broadcasting channel for live telecasting of World Cup 2019 matches is Star Sports.
You can also watch the online Live Streaming of today’s game of IND vs NZ on Hotstar.
The pitch of Old Trafford for today’s wicket is flat and is expected to offer a high-scoring match in the 1st semi-final of this ICC World Cup 2019.
The wicket consists of small patches of grass that will help fast bowlers to get extra seam from the wicket.
Average 1st Innings total at Old Trafford, Manchester (in CWC 2019): 325
Records of the chasing teams at this venue: Won – 0, Lost – 5
There will be an overcast condition today at Manchester. The temperature today at Old Trafford during the match will hover around 18-22 degrees. There are 10-15% chances of rain as well in Manchester early morning. However, it is expected to not affect the match.
Possible Playing 11:
Here are possible playing 11 of India (IND) and New Zealand (NZ) for tonight’s match.
Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (C), KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal
IND’s Bench Strength – Mayank Agarwal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kedar Jadhav, Kuldeep Yadav
Colin Munro, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, James Neesham, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Trent Boult
NZ’s Bench Strength – Henry Nicholls, Ish Sodhi, Tom Blundell, Tim Southee
New Zealand’s coach Gary Stead backs Lokie Ferguson and gives a sign of him returning to the side after missing previous game.
Fantasy Cricket League Tips
Win Small and Grand leagues of fantasy cricket leagues like Dream11 by following our tips and match predictions. Here are our suggested options for Captain and Vice-captain choices for today’s match of India vs New Zealand.
Captain Choices: Kane Williamson, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli
Vice-Captain Choices: Ross Taylor, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya
Crickclassics’ Dream 11 Teams
At Crickclassics, our cricket experts carry out an in-depth analysis of each and every game of the ICC World Cup to make the best and winning teams for the fantasy cricket leagues such as; Dream11, Hala Play, My Team 11, Mobile Premier League, 11 Wickets, etc.
Here are our teams for small and grand leagues of Dream 11 for today’s match of India vs New Zealand.
Small League/Head To Head Team
Wicket Keeper – Tom Latham, Rishabh Pant
Batsman – Rohit Sharma (c), Kane Williamson (VC), Virat Kohli
All-Rounders – Ravindra Jadeja, James Neesham, Hardik Pandya
Bowlers – Yuzvendra Chahal, Matt Henry, Jasprit Bumrah
Grand/Mega League Team
Wicket Keeper – Rishabh Pant
Batsman – Rohit Sharma, Ross Taylor (vc), Virat Kohli (c), KL Rahul
All-Rounders – James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Hardik Pandya
Bowlers – Yuzvendra Chahal, Lockie Ferguson, Jasprit Bumrah
Power Pick Player
Our power pick for today’s match between India and New Zealand is Virat Kohli.
In his last 22 matches against India in ODIs, Virat has scored 1305 runs at an average of 68.55, making him a must-have player in both the leagues.
Rohit Sharma, Kane Williamson, and Virat Kohli are in very good form. They performed brilliantly with the bat in this CWC 19.
Thus, it would be a wise choice to pick all the three players in your dream team.
Our Match Prediction:
India is expected to win today’s semi-final match against New Zealand without having much trouble.
Our fantasy cricket league teams for yesterday’s game between India vs Pakistan performed extremely well, and we hope you win small & grand leagues of fantasy cricket games with our today’s teams, match predictions, match previews, detailed analysis of the match, and fantasy cricket tips as well.
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*Disclaimer: These teams are based on the analysis, instinct, and understanding of the author. Make your own decision and consider the points mentioned while selecting your team.