"It's great that Rohit has been scoring so consistently, which means that coming in the later half of the innings, you have to play a different role, which is controlling the middle overs and letting guys like Hardik (Pandya), Kedar (Jadhav), MS (Dhoni) and Rishabh (Pant) express themselves". The match will be played at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester. Keep reading to find out the ICC World Cup 2019 Semi-Final 1 India vs New Zealand Match Prediction. However, rain could play a small role on Tuesday at Manchester according to Accuweather. But the good news is that most of the rain has been predicted for late evening, so the match should not get affected by rain.
The five most recent matches at Old Trafford leading into this one had all been won by the team batting first, and that's what Kane Williamson made a decision to do upon winning the toss, though he said it had been "a toss-up with the overheads", given the threat of rain and a revised target - which usually favours the chasing team. A fresh day will certainly be advantageous for India as it will be a continuation and not a restart. Now after three defeats the Kiwis come into this semi-final clash as massive underdogs. New Zealand did not score a run until the 17th ball of the innings; they did not hit a four until the eighth over.
In 2015, they again played the semifinal but failed to reach the final. Apart from Star Sports Network, DD Sports will also bring India vs New Zealand match live and exclusive. Captains Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson will step on the field for the toss at 2:30 pm IST or 09:00GMT.
In today's match, two times world champion India are looking favourites but New Zealand are capable of turning the table. Let us begin with Hotstar, the digital arm of Star India and probably the most popular option among viewers in India. So, enjoy the game and not only depend on television channels and cable connection.
"The pitches that we've been playing on the last two years are surely the pitches we (should) be playing on in a World Cup", England opener Jonny Bairstow said earlier in the tournament.