Former England captain Nasser Hussain has touted Crew India as overwhelming favorites towards New Zealand for the 2023 World Cup semi-final on Wednesday (November 15) on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Nevertheless, he warned that the Kiwis would be the final workforce to bow to the hosts.
The 2 sides will cross paths on Wednesday within the penultimate hurdle of the showpiece occasion. The Males in Blue had defeated the Black Caps within the group stage of the match and might be backing themselves to document one other victory after profitable 9 consecutive video games.
Talking to Sky Sports activities, Hussain emphasised that he’s most wanting ahead to seeing Rachin Ravindra and Virat Kohli play.
“Two incredible groups; India are the clear favourites, but when there’s one workforce that actually will not bow right down to India, it is New Zealand. They have some fantastically robust cricketers; they have a teen in Rachin Ravindra. I am actually looking forward to tomorrow. This place, round night time, when the lights come on, and Kohli will get going, could be completely electrical.”
Rachin Ravindra is maybe the breakout star of the 2023 World Cup, with 565 runs in 9 innings, together with three centuries. The left-hander made a powerful 75 within the group stage towards India in Dharamsala.
New Zealand defeated India within the semi-final of the 2019 World Cup
Notably, the Black Caps halted India’s run within the 2019 World Cup semi-final at Previous Trafford in Manchester. With a modest whole of 239, new ball bowlers Matt Henry and Trent Boult took aside India’s well-known batting line-up, returning them to 5-3 after simply 3.1 overs.
Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni made half-centuries however the Males in Blue misplaced the encounter by 18 runs and crashed out of the match. Nevertheless, Crew India’s latest type ought to give them confidence to beat the Kiwis this time.