IND vs NZ ICC World Cup Match Prediction Today – Semifinal – 1, 2019


Today match Prediction of India vs New Zealand Match cricket Prediction, 100% Win Prediction Toss Prediction, Who will Win, Pitch Report, weather report of World Cup 2019.

India vs New Zealand Match Prediction: Today Match Prediction

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IND vs NZ ICC World Cup Match Prediction Today – Semi-Final 1, 2019

ICC World Cup 2019, London: India and New Zealand will lock horns in the first semifinal of World cup here at Old Trafford, Manchester on 9th July 2019.

Both teams have entered the knock out stage with the great performance shown in league matches.
After their lone defeat against England, India again started their winning campaign by defeating both Bangladesh and Sri Lanka respectively.

Meanwhile, the Blackcaps remained unbeaten in their first five games but lost all remaining three matches and entered the semis with meager 11 points.

However, in group matches, when the match is interrupted by rain it will be considered a draw and each point is distributed to both teams. But this is not the case in knock-out matches. ICC has kept a reserve day for the semifinals matches.

India Team Updates :

India finished in the first place in the points table while making into semifinals. Team India’s top order and bowlers have given nightmares to all their opponents in the World cup.

Coming to the batting unit, Rohit Sharma, Virat and K.L.Rahul have provided significant contributions to the team.
Among the bowlers, Mohammad Shami and Bumrah have been played a significant role in the team’s success, while Chahal and Kuldeep have turned out to be the X-factor for India. However, the major scare for the Indian team is their middle-order. No one has performed up to their mark in this World cup.

As it was the last World cup for Dhoni, team management expects some major contributions from him. Meanwhile, it will be interesting to see how young talent Rishabh Pant will take the semis pressure.

New Zealand Team Updates :

New Zealand has won their first five matches and had a sudden decline in their performance against top teams like Australia, England, and Pakstan. Even in their match against West Indies, they pulled off a win with the help of captain Kane Williamson. They reached semifinals due to superior net run-rate. Otherwise, they would have knocked out of the tournament due to their sluggish performance.

Although they have started their cam[-aign on a bright note, they heavily depended on captain Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor. However, Ross Taylor has not been able to score runs in important matches.

Except for this two batsaman, none of them have performed up to their mark and wreaking havoc in the team.
Comin to the bowling unit, the Kiwis bowlers, performed quite well in this tournament. They have been consistent and all eyes will be on left arm pacer Trent Boult who have given a scare to all major teams.

Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester

Weather Report:

Actually, the weather has played a significant role in this World cup by affecting many matches. It might play a spoilsport where fans expect a high-profile contest between two teams. According to reports, this match is likely to be interrupted by rain at regular intervals. However, there seems to be a reserve day for this match, where we might not expect any rain.

Pitch Report:

As it is a flat wicket, it mostly favors the batsman. But due to rain threat for this match, the pitch might be affected by rain. Due to these factors, the pitch might become wet and soggy which favors seam bowlers to get enough swing and face from the pitch.

India vs New Zealand toss prediction:

Most of the matches at this venue favored the teams which choose to bat first. SO according to pitch and weather conditions, the captain who wins the toss might choose to bat fit to gain the advantage of overcast conditions.

India Team news:

In the last match against Sri Lanka, India team management have given rest to bowlers Chahal and Shami and brought Jadeja and Kuldeep into the squad. But these changes are likely to be changed for the semi-final. But5, one change is expected to be continued in this match. Wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthick might replace Kedar Jadhav in Playing XI.

India possible XI :

KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Risabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami

New Zealand Team News:

No changes were expected from the Kiwis side as they might go with the same side which played against Pakistan.

New Zealand possible XI :

Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry

Head to Head:

  • Matches: 106
  • India won: 55
  • New Zealand won: 45
  • Tied: 1
  • No result: 5

World Cup head to head:

  • Matches: 8
  • India won: 3
  • New Zealand won: 4
  • Ties: 0
  • No Result: 1

India vs New Zealand match prediction:

By going through the recent stats and numbers, it is evident that India maintains a clear and dominant edge on the Blackcaps. Additionally, team India is in great form in this World cup having won seven games out of nine, while one game was washed out due to rain.

But if we look at the World cup statistics, the Kiwis team maintains a close edge by winning four games in eight games. Already, their only league match against India was washed out without a single ball bowled. And New Zealand highly depends on captain Williamson and middle-order batsman Ross Taylor.

So by going through the recent form and performance, we are going with India to win this World cup.

Today Match Prediction Winner: India

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