So on November 15, in Mumbai, India’s Wankhede Stadium, the first semi-final match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 will be played between India vs. New Zealand. The game is scheduled to begin at 2:00 PM IST.

This match will be a rematch of the 2019 ICC World Cup match between India vs. New Zealand where the New Zealand team emerged victorious. 

So in this World Cup India finished the league stage of the world cup with a record nine-game winning streak. In each game, Team India performed well under the leadership of Rohit Sharma. The Indian team has performed in every department and has entered the semis in style.

So far New Zealand’s participation in the competition was quite a rollercoaster. They lost four matches in a row, a letdown after a strong start. But won against Sri Lanka and secured their spot for the semis.

The Wankhede pitch for India vs. New Zealand looks to be of a balanced nature. So both batters and bowlers will look to dominate the game. But the team winning the toss will look to bat first because chasing the target seems to be difficult on this ground. 

So Let us watch the exciting contest.


India vs. New Zealand

Captain: Rohit Sharma (India)

Rohit Sharma must be your fantasy pick as a captain for India vs. New Zealand game because he knows this ground well and will look to score big runs on this surface.

Rohit is looking in good touch in this World Cup because, in the last nine innings, Rohit has smashed 503 runs with an average above 50 and a healthy strike rate.

Hitman can score runs all around the field and has a wide range of strokes but can hit strong sixes on the leg side, which makes him quite threatening.

Vice-Captain: Kane Williamson (India)

Kane is a good choice as vice-captain for your fantasy team for India vs. New Zealand match because he is a good batter at the top of the order and also has experience playing in pressure situations.

Williamson has now scored 3988 runs in Odis as a captain for New Zealand which is the top scorer among other captains of the team. 

He is among the most intelligent and technically skilled batters playing today. But his flawless timing, footwork, and shot selection are also well-known. In the limited-overs forms, he can score runs very quickly and is also a highly versatile batter.


Mohd. Shami (India)

Mohd Shami has been taking wickets for Team India in every game he plays. 

In World Cup 2023, he has taken 16 wickets so far with a good economy rate. In India vs. New Zealand semis he might come good if India bowls second in the evening condition.

Mohammed Shami is among the most proficient and reliable fast bowlers in the world right now but now he is renowned for his quickness, and accuracy, and can swing bowl both ways with beautiful seam presentation

Virat Kohli (India)

Virat Kohli is the backbone of the Indian batting lineup. So batting at no 3 he is looking in good form. 

Pick him in your fantasy team for the India vs. New Zealand game because he will look to score big runs.

Virat is having a record-breaking World Cup so far because he has smashed big hundreds.

So Kohli averages above 60 at Wankhede in ODIs. Virat is only the second Indian batsman to score 1500 runs against Kiwis. So he will be eager to show off his form.

Trent Boult (New Zealand)

One of the best fast bowlers in the world right now is Trent Boult. He is known for his fast swings in both directions and his knack for taking wickets with the new ball. 

Indian batters have struggled upfront with his bowling. So again he can pose a threat in the India vs. New Zealand game.

Boult bowls with a highly fluid and silky motion. With his long stride, he establishes a good rhythm and tempo. Additionally, he possesses superb delivery control, which enables him to aim the ball in extremely precise spots.

Daryll Mitchell (New Zealand)

Mitchell is an all-arounder who bats in the middle order and bowls at a medium pace but is also good at fielding. He is renowned for his steady temperament, sound technique, and ability to adapt to different conditions.

He can be handy with bowling if needed in the game between India vs. New Zealand.

Throughout his international career, Mitchell has had several noteworthy performances.

In this World Cup, Rohit has scored 418 runs.  


Mohd. Siraj  (India)

Siraj is such a player that every fantasy player will look to keep him on his team for the India vs. New Zealand game.

So he is a fast bowler with a right arm that is renowned for his accuracy, swing, and velocity. Siraj has performed well in the world cup this year.

He has a reputation for being able to take wickets at every stage of the game.

He hardly goes wicketless and is a reliable performer.

Devon Conway (New Zealand)

Devon Conway as a batsman is renowned for his delicate and stylish strokeplay. He will look to score big runs in India vs. New Zealand semis clash.

Conway is currently one of the most popular players in Dream11 because of his recent solid play.

He can score huge runs and is a reliable run scorer.

Conway can be selected for either the batting or wicket-keeping positions in an ODI. He is a good all-around player who can benefit your squad in two ways.


So the tone for the World Cup semi-final match is set.  The semi-final contests between India vs. New Zealand and Australia vs. South Africa should display the finest of sportsmanship and cricketing skills. Fans and enthusiasts are looking forward to this famous competition, which will crown a new world champion for 2023 as the teams prepare for these pivotal matches.

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The above information is purely based on stats and recent player performance over a fantasy app. This information may be helpful but while picking your fantasy team, please follow your knowledge and skills and earn more rewards. 

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