The league stage of ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 has concluded with India being the only unbeaten team. India, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia have qualified for the semi-finals and as per the Cricket World Cup 2023 rules, the team finishing first (India) will play the team finishing fourth (New Zealand) and the team finishing second (South Africa) will play the team in third (Australia) in the last-four stage. (Scorecard | Match Blog | Full Coverage | Cricket News)
Rohit Sharma's men have aced all preliminary tests to qualify for the semi-finals and now will look to bury the ghosts of 2019 where the same opposition, New Zealand, booted them out of the World Cup.
India's batters are in form, starting with their skipper Rohit Sharma, who has shown aggressive intent from the word go. Virat Kohli is shouldering the responsibility of anchoring the innings and the likes of Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul too are in good nick ahead of the vital clash at the Wankhede stadium. Kohli is one century away from achieving 50 ODI tons and also is the top run-getter at the World Cup.
As far as the pacers are concerned, the Men In Blue have some of the best in the business. Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami are firing on all cylinders and are being complemented well by the spin duo of Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav, who are keeping the opposition batters at bay.
Talking of the Black Caps, Kane Williamson's men got a huge setback when their star pacer Matt Henry was ruled out of the tourney just as they were hitting the business end. Rachin Ravindra has been a star performer for the Kiwis but they would need a collective team effort if they are to overcome the Indian juggernaut.
India and New Zealand have played 117 matches against each other, out of which India have won 59 games and New Zealand 50. In the ODI World Cup, the two teams have locked horns for 10 games, of which India have won five and New Zealand four. One match was abandoned.
The weather in Mumbai is expected to be hot, with a maximum temperature of around 36 degrees Celsius and 33% humidity and no chance of rain.
India: Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (Wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya.
New Zealand: Tom Latham (C), Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitch Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Kane Williamson, Will Young.
Live Streaming details of the IND Vs NZ match:
When will the India Vs New Zealand match be played in ICC Cricket World Cup 2023?
The India Vs New Zealand match will be played on Wednesday, November 15 at 2 PM (IST).
Where will the India Vs New Zealand match be played?
The India Vs New Zealand match will be played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
On which TV channel will the India Vs New Zealand match be telecast live?
The India Vs New Zealand match will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network.
Where will the India Vs New Zealand be live-streamed?
The India Vs New Zealand match will be live-streamed on the Disney+ Hotstar app and website.