IND vs NZ: India and New Zealand are gearing up for the large ticket semifinal on the iconic Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Wednesday. The Indians are on a red-hot profitable streak and have made it to their eighth semifinal in ODI World Cup historical past. The Kiwis have confirmed their mettle too as they’d be taking part in their ninth semifinal and fifth in a row.
There are a number of Indian gamers, who have already got the luxurious to have performed the semifinals earlier than and are additionally within the present Indian squad for World Cup 2023. That is India’s fourth successive semifinal however with just a few gamers out, there are nonetheless some guys having that knockout expertise. India have performed Pakistan, Australia and New Zealand within the earlier three semifinals in 2011, 2015 and 2019, respectively.
7 Gamers in India’s present staff who’ve performed semifinals earlier than
1 – Virat Kohli: Former India captain is the one participant within the present Indian squad who was within the Taking part in XI of the earlier three World Cup semifinals. He doesn’t boast robust numbers in these video games – 9, 1 and 1 however together with his present kind, these numbers can change rapidly.
2 – Rohit Sharma: Present India captain Rohit Sharma has been a part of India’s Taking part in XI for the earlier two World Cup semifinals. He was not with the staff in 2011 however performed in 2015 and 2019. Rohit has made 34 and 1 in these two video games.
3 – Ravindra Jadeja: All-rounder Jadeja has additionally been a part of two semifinal video games. He was a part of India’s conflict towards Australia in 2015 and towards the Blackcaps in 2019. Jadeja made 16 and had figures of 56/0 in his 10 overs in 2015. Towards New Zealand, the all-rounder confirmed his mettle with a 77-run knock and ended with figures of 34/1 in 10 overs.
4 – Ravichandran Ashwin: The veteran Ashwin has additionally been in India’s Taking part in XI on the earlier event in 2015. Although Ashwin performed the 2011 World Cup however didn’t characteristic within the semifinal conflict towards Pakistan. Within the 2015 semifinal, Ashwin picked a wicket and scored 5 runs with the bat.
5 – Mohammed Shami: Indian speedster Shami performed the Australia sport in 2015. He batted for under a ball and went for runs with the ball. Shami conceded 68 runs with no wicket. He performed within the 2019 World Cup however was not picked for the semis.
6 – KL Rahul: Rahul’s exploits with the bat within the middle-order is a factor to be careful. He additionally has expertise of taking part in the World Cup semis. The star participant scored simply 1 run within the New Zealand conflict in 2019.
7 – Jasprit Bumrah: Speedster Jasprit Bumrah was additionally a part of the 2019 semifinal. He was efficient with the ball as he took 1 wicket for under 39 runs in his quota of 10 overs.
Notably, Hardik Pandya has additionally performed within the 2019 World Cup semifinal however he’s not within the Indian squad now, having been changed by Prasidh Krishna on account of an ankle damage. Kuldeep Yadav was additionally in India’s squad within the 2019 World Cup however didn’t play the semifinal then.
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