IND vs NZ: Weather Report, Probable XI Of Both Teams And Pitch Report Of Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Mumbai Set for Epic Showdown: IND vs NZ World Cup Semi-Final
Mumbai is bracing itself for the much-anticipated ICC World Cup semi-final clash between India and New Zealand on Wednesday, November 15, with the action kicking off at 2 pm IST. Team India, the sole unbeaten team in the tournament, has notched up victories in all nine league games.

In their previous encounter, India dominated the Netherlands, securing a convincing 160-run victory. The top and middle-order showcased their prowess, amassing 410/4, while the bowlers efficiently dismissed the Dutch for 250. India’s bowling attack has been a standout performer in the tournament, with four Indian bowlers among the top wicket-takers, collectively accounting for 75 wickets.

New Zealand, after a strong start with four consecutive wins, faced setbacks in the middle of the tournament but secured a crucial victory against Sri Lanka to secure a playoff spot. The Kiwis have historically held an advantage over India in World Cups, particularly in knockout games.

Recalling the previous World Cup semi-final loss to New Zealand, the Indian team is expected to be better prepared this time, leveraging the experience of players from the last World Cup. The familiarity with home conditions and knowledge of the opposition’s strengths could prove pivotal.

Mumbai, hosting four high-scoring games so far, has witnessed substantial victories, emphasizing the favourable batting conditions. The upcoming clash is anticipated to be another high-scoring spectacle featuring formidable batters from both teams. The weather conditions, with temperatures around 36 degrees in the afternoon and dropping to 29 degrees in the evening, indicate clear skies and no rain. However, as seen throughout the World Cup, dew is likely to play a crucial role in the match, prompting teams to prefer batting first and setting a formidable target.

Probable XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj

Probable XI: 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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