India and New Zealand (Photo Source: Twitter)
India and New Zealand are geared up to face off against each other in the highly-anticipated semi-final of the ongoing ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup. The all-important clash is scheduled to be contested on November 15, Wednesday, at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, where India clinched their second ODI World Cup title with a six-wicket over Sri Lanka in 2011.
The Rahul Dravid-coached side have had a dream run in the ongoing competition with a record of winning all nine games in the group stage. The Men in Blue have finished on top of the ODI World Cup point standings with a total of 18 points. The Kiwis, on the other hand, are in fourth place with five wins and four defeats.
India will seek redemption against the Black Caps in the forthcoming clash as it is the rematch of the semi-final of the 2019 Cricket World Cup. The team then led by Virat Kohli, were chasing a below-par 240 on the reserve day of the rain-marred semi-final at Old Trafford in Manchester. Despite magnificent half-centuries from MS Dhoni (50) and Ravindra Jadeja (77) down the order, India failed to cross the line, suffering a heart-wrenching 18-run defeat. Meanwhile, India broke their 20-year jinx against New Zealand in an ICC event, outplaying the Kiwis by four wickets in the group-stage clash contested in Dharamshala.
No threat of rain during the India versus New Zealand ODI World Cup semifinal
The first semi-final of the 2023 ODI World Cup between India and New Zealand will kick off at 2 p.m. (IST) at the storied Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Mumbai will experience mostly sunny weather during the semifinal match on Wednesday, according to AccuWeather. The temperature is expected to be 36 (high) degrees Celsius during the day and will reduce to a slightly cooler 16 (low) degrees Celsius at night.
There is 0% precipitation predicted as there is no chance of rain interruption during the high-octane clash. Meanwhile, the humidity is anticipated to be more than 30% and the wind speed will be 14 km per hour.
Also Check: ODI World Cup 2023 Points Table