is ongoing World Cup 2023 Knockout matches are ready. The field is ready, both armies are ready. It is too late to ring the bell. And it will begin with the match between India and New Zealand at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. In the league rounder, Team Rohit has reached the semi-finals with eight straight wins, while the Kiwi team has lost four matches. This gives India a psychological advantage, but this aspect disappears on special days and knockout matches. And what goes into it is strategy, available resources and dealing with the pressure of big matches on a particular day and delivering the fatal blow. Keeping this in mind, Team India has prepared many plans. And the Indian management got a big chance in this series, on which they also attacked Dharamshala.
The Kiwi team does not have a fifth bowler
The New Zealand team has Boult, Matt Henry, Sattner and Lockie Ferguson as specialist bowlers. And here he has to look to batsmen or part-timers for the remaining ten overs. They include Ravindra Rachin and off-spinner and explosive batsman Glenn Phillips who also plays the wicket-keeping role. And the Indian management plans to crush the Kiwi bowlers in these ten overs. Batsmen are specifically instructed to take advantage of these ten overs with both hands. And losing these ten overs could prove very costly for New Zealand.
Something similar happened in Dharamshala too
Batting conditions were difficult in Dharamsala. In the match played against New Zealand on October 22, India scored only 274 runs. And meanwhile, the Kiwi team shared the quota of ten overs between Ravindra Rachin and Glenn Phillips. India conceded 58 runs in these ten overs and none of them could take a single wicket. And this lack of New Zealand gave the big tonic to the Indian management that India was in desperate need of. And now it will be a big challenge for captain Williams to save himself from this in the semi-finals.