The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 is on its way to wrap. The group stage has already wrapped up. Now the fans are waiting to witness the semifinal clash. India, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand have qualified for the semifinal stage. All the teams are ready to show their excellence on the big stage. That stage is more crucial. Those two semifinal matches will decide two finalists. In the first semifinal, India and New Zealand will be locking horns at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. These two teams have always been unique competitors. In the 2019 World Cup, these two teams met in the semifinal, and the Kiwis named the game. That was a heartbreaking moment for the Indian fans. This time India will try hard to take revenge. Keep reading to find out IND vs NZ Match Prediction Who Will Win Today’s 1st Semi-Final of ICC ODI World Cup 2023.
Recent Team Performances:
India locked horns with the Netherlands in their last group-stage match. The clash took place at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. India showed their brilliance once again. Initially, After winning the toss, India opted to bat first. India gave a fabulous start. The top 5 batters of the team scored 50+ runs. That was another excellent record made by India in the World Cup. Rohit Sharma gave a solid start. He played an innings of 61 runs in 54 balls. Shubman Gill scored 51 runs in 32 balls. Virat Kohli scored another half-century in this World Cup. Shreyas Iyer was excellent again. He scored his first century in the World Cup. He remained unbeaten on 128 runs in 94 balls. KL Rahul scored another century in the innings. He scored 102 runs in 64 balls. India put on a total of 410/4 on the board after 50 overs.
In the second innings, the Indian bowling unit dominated the Netherlands. Along with an exceptional bowling performance, fans witnessed two really special bowlers. Jasprit Bumrah picked up 2 wickets in 33 runs. Mohammed Siraj snatched 2 wickets in 29 runs. Kuldeep Yadav picked up 2 crucial wickets in 41 runs. Ravindra Jadeja picked up 2 wickets in 49 runs. But there was the most awaited surprise Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma showed their bowling brilliance. Virat Kohli bowled three overs. He gave 13 runs in 1 wicket. Skipper Rohit Sharma bowled five balls and picked a wicket in 7 runs. India won the match by 160 runs.
New Zealand locked horns with Sri Lanka in their last group-stage match. That was a crucial match for the Netherlands side to qualify for the semifinals. On November 9, both teams faced each other at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. In this match, the Kiwis fought their best to win the clash. Initially, after winning the toss, the Kiwis decided to bowl first. The bowling lineup has been aggressive since the start. They dominated the entire Sri Lankan batters. Trent Boult was outstandingly well. He took 3 crucial wickets in 37 runs. Lockie Ferguson picked up 2 wickets in 35 runs. Mitchell Santner took another 2 wickets in 22 runs. Rachin Ravindra showed his talent again. He picked up 2 wickets in 21 runs. Tim Southee ended up taking 1 wicket in 52 runs.
While batting in the second innings, New Zealand played a proper team game. All the batters batted responsibly. That consistency was the key to their success. The Kiwi openers Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra gave the perfect start. Conway scored 45 runs in 42 balls. Rachin Ravindra played a knock of 42 runs in 34 balls. Daryl Mitchell gave the strength to the Kiwi middle order. He played a responsible knock of 43 runs in 31 balls in a crucial moment. New Zealand bagged the game in 24 overs. They won the match by 5 wickets.
The fans are ready to see the first semifinal clash between India and New Zealand. India is totally unstoppable in the tournament. They are the only team entering the semifinal being unbeaten. On the other hand, New Zealand won their last crucial fixture with their exceptional performance. If we focus on the rivalry between these two teams, India and New Zealand met in the semifinal of the 2019 World Cup. That match broke every Indian’s heart. Now they will fight hard to take revenge.
After consecutive defeats, New Zealand made a remarkable comeback before their crucial clash. This is another crucial game for them. Before playing the first semifinal, they are in good rhythm. There is a great news. Before the big clash, they didn’t receive any injury innings. That is a great relief before a clash like a semifinal. They will fight with all their strength.
India is in a beast form. They have cleared the group stage by winning all the matches. They have entered into the semifinal. The team is in exceptional form. All the players are in great rhythm. They have no injury news in the squad before the semifinal stage. That boosts their confidence to another level. They will try hard to take revenge for the 2019 World Cup semifinal.
IND vs NZ Head-to-Head Records
Let’s have a look at the head-to-head record for IND vs NZ Today’s match prediction. This will help us to understand who will win Today’s match prediction. Know who has higher chance of winning between India vs New Zealand?
Total Matches Played: 117
India Won: 59
New Zealand Won: 50
No Result: 7
|Matches won batting first||17|
|Matches won bowling first||16|
|Average 1st Inns scores||248|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||199|
|Highest total recorded||438/4 (50 Ov) by RSA vs IND|
|The lowest total recorded||55/10 (19.4 Ov) by SL vs IND|
|Highest score chased||293/7 (46.5 Ov) by AUS vs AFG|
|The lowest score defended||192/9 (50 Ov) by WI vs IND|
Pitch Report for IND vs NZ 1st Semi-Final
In the initial innings, Wankhede’s pitch is expected to favor the batters, providing an environment conducive to easy run-scoring. However, during the first 15 overs under lights, the ball is likely to exhibit seam and swing, posing a significant challenge for the batters. Subsequently, the dew factor is expected to come into play during the second innings, making conditions more favorable for batting. Opting to bowl first is considered an ideal strategy on this pitch.
Weather Forecast for IND vs NZ 1st Semi-Final
Mumbai is expected to experience sunny weather, with temperatures ranging from a minimum of 26 degrees Celsius to a maximum of 34 degrees Celsius.
India vs New Zealand Predicted Playing XIs for 1st Semi-Final
India Predicted Playing XI:
New Zealand Predicted Playing XI:
Toss Prediction for Today’s Match IND vs NZ
Batting second after winning the toss could be ideal. The Wankhede Stadium offers good conditions for batting. With the impact of dew, batting gets even easier in the second half.
Here is Our ICC ODI World Cup 2023 IND vs NZ Match Prediction
Here are the cases for who will win Today’s ICC ODI World Cup 2023 1st Semi-Final, India vs New Zealand Today Match Prediction.
Case1: If India bats first
First Innings score prediction: India will score 335-345
Result prediction: India will win the match by 25-35 runs
Case2: If New Zealand bat first
First Innings score prediction: New Zealand will score 290-300
Result prediction: India will win the match by 5 wickets
IND vs NZ Today Match Prediction
India’s form has been tremendous. The hosts should avenge the defeat they received at the hands of New Zealand in the previous edition of the World Cup.
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