ICC World Cup 2019: Semifinal – 1, India vs New Zealand – India’s Predicted Playing XI
ICC World Cup 2019: India vs New Zealand – India’s Predicted Playing XI; There come the final stages of the tournament. In a bid to figure out of the finalists, the Indian National Cricket Team will lock horns with Kane Williamson-led side on Tuesday. For the first time in the tournament, the fans will see the duo playing each other, as the league game was washed-out due to rain.
India’s Predicted Playing XI:
1. KL Rahul:
The century against Sri Lanka will certainly make the Indian team management to go with him at the opening slot. He needs to hold on as he did against Sri Lanka in order to counter the attack of Kiwis. The Karnataka batsman would love to make things fall in place.
2. Rohit Sharma:
No-brainer, the Indian vice-captain Rohit Sharma is a must-have player in the playing XI. He got a fantastic record in the tournament and would be hoping to get yet another century in the tournament as well.
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3. Virat Kohli:
The skipper got a fantastic record against the New Zealand side. He would love to continue his dream run against Kane Williamson-led side in the ODI format of the game. His captaincy skills will be Tested as well.
4. Rishabh Pant:
The swashbuckling player could get the nod once again in the playing XI. The flamboyant batsman would love to make the most of the opportunity and show his calibre to the Indian fans.
5. MS Dhoni:
Yet another stalwart player, who will be crucial for India. He got the knack of scoring runs and also got the ability to tackle the best bowlers in the world. His presence itself a big thing for the Indian team.
6. Hardik Pandya:
The all-rounder Hardik Pandya is in sensational form and would like to carry on against the Kiwis side. His bowling efforts are helping India to get one extra batsman in the side as well. Besides that, he got a brilliant record against the New Zealand side.
7. Ravindra Jadeja:
They would continue with him in the playing XI. With the wickets helping spinner, Jadeja will be handy for the team. Besides that, it will help India have good depth in the batting department.
8. Bhuvneshwar Kumar:
He would get the nod as well. Bhuvneshwar Kumar can give the much-needed breakthroughs for India and also bats well down the order. Chahal would be unfortunate to miss out.
9. Mohammed Shami:
What an addition he has been for India? The right-handed fast bowler impressed in the absence of Kumar and also bagged a hat-trick. Further, he already made himself stay in the leading wicket-takers chart.
10. Jasprit Bumrah:
Can they afford to leave him? He has been their best player in the ranks and always an asset for the team. The fast bowler will be crucial for the team during their progress in the tournament.
11. Yuzvendra Chahal:
This would be tricky for India. To chose one wrist spinner from the duo is always a tough choice. However, with Jadeja in the side, they would go with Yuzvendra Chahal.
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