The teams for the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 semi-finals have been confirmed. India and New Zealand will face each other at the Wankhede in Mumbai on November 15, while the second semi-final of the tournament will be played between South Africa and Australia on November 16. While the final match of the tournament will be played on November 19. India have won all their matches in the league stage and are the only unbeaten team in the tournament. Ahead of the knockout matches, former Indian legend Anil Kumble and Australian legend Matthew Hayden have jointly selected their best playing XI for the 2023 World Cup league stage. There are five players from India in the team selected by these two great players, while not a single player from Pakistan has made it.
Anil Kumble and Matthew Hayden have selected the playing eleven for ESPNcricinfo and in this team they have selected Indian captain Rohit Sharma and South African wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock as the opening pair. De Kock has scored 591 runs in nine matches and is the second highest run-scorer in the tournament, while Rohit Sharma has scored 503 runs in the same number of matches.
Anil Kumble and Matthew Hayden have picked Virat Kohli and Rachin Ravindra as the number 3 and 4 batsmen. Kohli is currently the highest run-scorer in the tournament with 594 runs in nine matches. Playing his first World Cup, Ravindra became the first player to score three centuries in his first World Cup. The duo included Glenn Maxwell and Heinrich Klaasen as the number five and number six batsmen in the playing eleven. Apart from this, both of them have selected Adam Zampa and Ravindra Jadeja as their two spinners. For fast bowlers, he has selected Marco Johnson, Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah.
This is the playing eleven: Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Rachin Ravindra, Glenn Maxwell, Henrik Klaasen, Ravindra Jadeja, Marco Johnson, Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Adam Zampa.