As Pakistan knocked out of the World Cup 2023 in the semi-finals, Team India is going to face New Zealand in the 2019 rematch

The New Zealand cricket team has officially qualified for the semi-finals of the 2023 World Cup and is going to face India in a repeat of the 2019 edition of the tournament. The qualification of the Kiwis was confirmed after Pakistan failed to chase down the target of 338 runs within an improbable 6.4 overs against England. New Zealand had finished on 10 points in the table, and while Pakistan can still level the men of Kane Williamson on the number of points, they can no longer surpass the Kiwis on net run rate.

India is going to meet New Zealand in the ODI World Cup semi-finals for the second successive time. Four years ago, the Kiwis emerged on top in a rain-hit match in Manchester, as India endured a 21-run loss across two days. In the ongoing edition, India defeated a Williamson-less New Zealand team by 4 wickets in the group stage last month. With the captain of the team returning to the XI, the Kiwis will undoubtedly pose a strong threat to India's hopes of reaching their first World Cup final since the 2011 edition, when they lifted the trophy in Mumbai.



Nov 12, 2023 2:40 AM