World Cup 2023: Team India will face New Zealand on November 15 in the first semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. The match between India and New Zealand will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Team India is undefeated so far in the tournament and has won all its 9 matches. If Team India succeeds in defeating New Zealand in the semi-final match, the pain of defeat in the semi-final of the 2019 World Cup will be less. However, the biggest threat for the New Zealand team will once again be Rohit Sharma. Team India’s former wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik has said that in any case, New Zealand will want to get the Indian captain out early on Wednesday.
Rohit Sharma will be the biggest threat for New Zealand
Let us tell you that in recent years, New Zealand has been the biggest hurdle for Team India in the knockout matches of ICC tournaments. Team India lost to New Zealand in the semi-finals of the 2019 World Cup and the final of the World Test Championship. Dinesh Karthik Speaking to Cricbuzz, he said, “If there is one player who I have no doubt will continue what he has done so far in the tournament, it is him. Rohit Sharma is For me that is the biggest wicket that New Zealand will want to take. If he plays well then write me team India will win semi final.
The pressure of the semi-finals will be completely different
Dinesh Karthik was part of the playing XI when India lost to New Zealand in the semi-final of the 2019 World Cup in Manchester. Dinesh Karthik further said, “It has been a great tournament so far but the knockout game is completely different. Its pressure is different. There will be a house full of blue in Mumbai and I am sure they will enjoy it and put on a great show.” Let us tell you that Team India captain Rohit Sharma has scored 503 runs at a strike rate of 121 in all 9 matches of World Cup 23. Team India will face New Zealand on Wednesday.