England will face New Zealand in the first semi-finals of the ICC World T20 2016 at the Feroshah Kotla Stadium, New Delhi. New Zealand have played excellent cricket in the tournament winning all the matches in the group stage while England surprised the cricketing world by playing an aggressive brand of cricket defeating South Africa, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. It promises to be a mouthwatering clash between these two teams. Here we look at the top 5 players to watch out for in ICC World T20 semi-finals.
Jason Roy has played fearless cricket in the tournament so far. He has given the England team flying starts which have put the opponents under immense pressure. In the previous match against Sri Lanka, he scored a crucial 42 off 39 balls. Jason Roy playing his first T20 tournament has looked in excellent form of late. In tomorrow’s big semi-final against New Zealand, his role is to give the team good starts to the team so that the others can put consistent pressure on New Zealand bowling attack.
Martin Guptil the opener for New Zealand has provided flying starts for the team. His performances with the bat have ensured that New Zealand has reached competitive totals in the tournament so far. With the pitches helpful for the spinners he has attacked the spinners and fast bowlers. With the semi-finals to be played at the Feroshah Kotla Stadium, New Delhi, Martin Guptill needs to play an aggressive brand of cricket and put the England bowlers on the back foot right from the start. He backs to play shots and if the pitch is good for batting then Martin Guptill will create havoc on the English bowlers.Joe Root
Joe Root one of best batsmen in modern day cricket will play a crucial role in tomorrow’s big semi-finals against England. In this tournament, he has played important innings for England. He has the technique of playing the fast bowlers and also spinners. He is the 2nd leading runs scorer in the super 10 stage. In tomorrow’s semi-finals against New Zealand, he needs to bat longer and also help England to reach the finals of the ICC World T20 2016.
Mitchell Santer has impressed with his left arm bowling in the tournament so far. He has bowled with control and deceived the batsmen with his variations. Mitchell Santer has taken wickets and also stopped the flow of runs along with Ish Sodhi. He is in the top 5 leading wicket takers in the super 10 stage. With the semi-finals to be played at the Feroshah Kotla tomorrow, Mitchell Santer role would be to take wickets and also stop the flow of runs along with Ish Sodhi in the middle over’s.
Ben Stokes, one of the good all-rounder’s in modern day cricket will also play a key role in tomorrow’s big semi-finals. In the previous match against Sri Lanka, he bowled the last over and defended 15 runs. He gave just 5 runs in the final over. He is also an asset with the bat as he can hit the ball a long way. In tomorrow’s match against New Zealand, Ben Stokes needs to deliver with bat and ball, helping England to reach the finals of ICC World T20 2016. With the inclusion of Ben Stokes, the team combination of England team in the T20 format has changed completely.