India vs New Zealand, preview: It’s India’s top order against the Kiwis’ pace
Though India are confident against an unstable New Zealand, their middle-order remains untested. That might make things tricky as the Manchester forecast predicts light showers with skies likely to remain cloudy throughout the day.
A formidable Indian top-order, led by tournament top-scorer Rohit Sharma, will be taking fresh guard in its quest for two good days but a plucky New Zealand seam attack will be ready and waiting to knock at the corridor of uncertainty in the ICC World Cup 2019 semi-final at the Old Trafford, Manchester on Tuesday, 9th July. In semi-finals, India have a 3-3 record from their six appearances while New Zealand have won just one of their seven matches.