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India vs New Zealand 1st Semi Final Prediction

  • Jul 09, 2019
  • 15:00:00, GMT +5:30
  • Old Trafford - Manchester, England
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New Zealand NZ New Zealand

Betting Tips

  • Table-topping India are favourites to beat fourth-placed New Zealand in the first semi-final of the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
  • India, thanks to Rohit Sharma's five centuries, topped the table with just one defeat from eight completed games - that loss coming against hosts England.
  • New Zealand also lost to England, but five wins from their other seven completed games ensured they edged out Pakistan on net run rate to seal the fourth semi-final spot.
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Our Pick India are favorites to win

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Who will win India vs New Zealand, Semi-Final ICC CWC 2019?

India face New Zealand at Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester, in the first of the two ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 semi-finals. The match takes place on July 9 and the live action begins at 10:30 local time.

IND vs NZ, ICC CWC 2019: Where to watch/Live streaming

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IND vs NZ Toss Prediction

Teams, including India and New Zealand, have favoured batting first at Old Trafford and the team opening up has generally gone on to win. This could be a key toss.

IND vs NZ Weather Report

Frustratingly, rain is set to return to Manchester on Tuesday and there could be a few interruptions due to showers.

What if IND vs NZ Semi-Final is Rained Out?

There is a possibility of the match being washed out due to rain, and if it does, then both the teams will face each other on Friday which has been set as the reserve day for this semi-final. However, rain has been forecast for that day as well and so the big question that arises here is who will play the finals if the reserve day too gets washed out. In that case, it is India who will advance to play the finals on Sunday courtesy of their higher position (first) in the standings than New Zealand (fourth).

IND vs NZ Pitch Condition

Old Trafford has served up some flat, batting wickets so far in this tournament.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for India vs New Zealand, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.....

India vs New Zealand

India Team News & Playing 11

IND Team News

India rested Mohammed Shami and Yuzvendra Chahal for their final group match against Sri Lanka, with Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav brought in. Both changes are likely to be reversed for the semi-final, however. Dinesh Karthik has been selected ahead of Kedar Jadhav and is set to bat at number seven.

IND Key Players

Rohit Sharma has been the stand-out batsman of the 2019 Cricket World Cup, scoring his fifth century in eight innings as India saw off Sri Lanka last time out. Sharma has now scored 100s in his last three consecutive games on his way to a tournament-high 647 runs in total.

Virat Kohli is India’s next highest run-scorer, having scored five consecutive half-centuries during the group stage. The India captain has hit 442 runs in total at an average of 63.14 after his unbeaten 34 against Sri Lanka.

KL Rahul, opening the batting, hit 111 in that game and shared a 189-run partnership with Sharma to move to 360 runs from eight innings in total.

With the ball, Jasprit Bumrah claimed three wickets to return to the top of India’s wicket-taking charts with 17, complemented by a superb economy rate of 4.48 runs per over. Mohammed Shami will be pushing for a recall after taking 14 wickets in just four matches, while spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has taken 11 in seven games.

IND Team Form

India bounced back from their only group stage defeat – a 31-run defeat to hosts England at Edgbaston - by beating Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to sign off on a high.

Against Bangladesh, Rohit Sharma scored 104 in a total of 314/9. Jasprit Bumrah then claimed 4-55 as India bowled the Tigers out for 286 in reply.

Sharma then hit another century – his fifth of the tournament and third in a row – to lead India to a commanding victory against Sri Lanka. He scored 103 and KL Rahul hammered 111 as India needed just 43.3 overs to chase 265 and win by seven wickets.

India’s Journey in World Cup 2019

India made a perfect start to their World Cup campaign, beating the likes of South Africa, Australia, Pakistan, Afghanistan and the West Indies to win their first five completed matches on the bounce. Their third fixture was against New Zealand which had to be called off due to rain without a ball bowled. After crushing the Windies, India then took on the hosts England and suffered a 31-run loss - their only defeat in the tournament so far. They, however, returned to winning ways with back-to-back wins over Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to finish at the top of the leaderboard with 15 points.

India's Match Results in the World Cup 2019 (Latest, First)

Team Results Margin Opposition Ground Date
India Won 7 Wickets v Sri Lanka Leeds 6-jul-19
India Won 28 runs v Bangladesh Brimingham 2-jul-19
India Lost 31 runs v England Brimingham 30-jun-19
India Won 125 runs v West India Manchester 27-jun-19
India Won 11 runs v Afghanistan Southampton 22-jun-19
India Won 89 runs v Pakistan Manchester 16-jun-19
India Abandoned - v New Zealand Nottingham 13-jun-19
India Won 36 runs v Australia The Oval 9-jun-19
India Won 6 wickets v South Africa Southampton 5-jun-19

India Predicted Playing 11

KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Risabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami

New Zealand Team News & Playing 11

NZ Team News

Defeats to Australia and England halted New Zealand’s momentum in this tournament but the team that faces India could be similar to the one defeated by the hosts last time out. Henry Nicholls has replaced Colin Munro at the top of the order and, though he was out first ball, his pre-tournament form may demand another chance. Tim Southee was expensive in place of Lockie Ferguson, however, and the latter could be back.

NZ Key Players

Kane Williamson top-scored for New Zealand during the group stage, scoring two match-winning centuries – including 148 against West Indies at Old Trafford – on his way to 481 runs in total. He was unlucky to be run out at the non-striker’s end before he could make an impact against England last time out.

Ross Taylor hit 261 runs, meanwhile, having come into the tournament as one of the most in-form batsmen in world ODI cricket.

New Zealand’s bowlers have impressed, meanwhile. Lockie Ferguson has 17 wickets from seven matches, while Trent Boult took 15 from eight. Ahead of the tournament, Boult was second in the world rankings behind only Jasprit Bumrah.

NZ Team Form

New Zealand’s group-stage efforts fizzled out with defeats to Pakistan, Australia and England in their final three games – meaning they only reached a semi-final spot on net run rate. 

They could not defend 237/6 in a low-scoring game against Pakistan at Edgbaston, losing by six wickets. Then, against Australia, chasing 244 to win after Trent Boult’s 4-51, they collapsed to just 157 all out. 

It was a similar story against England. They pegged the hosts back well after a tough start, leaving them chasing 306 to win at Durham, but they posted just 186 all out in 45 overs.

New Zealand’s Journey in World Cup 2019

Just like India, New Zealand too kicked off their World Cup campaign with a bang, decimating Sri Lanka in their opening fixture at Cardiff. They then went on to pip Bangladesh and dominate Afghanistan before sharing points with India in a rained out game. The Black Caps played their next two matches against South Africa and the West Indies - while they won quite convincingly against the Proteas, they managed to survive a big scare against the Windies as Carlos Brathwaite nearly took the game away from them. New Zealand's form then took a dip towards the tournament's business end and they ended up losing their last three round-robin fixtures - versus Pakistan, Australia and England. They finished fourth on the points table with 11 points and managed to sneak into the semi-finals on account of a superior net run-rate to Pakistan.

New Zealand’s Match Results in the World Cup 2019 (Latest, First)

Team Results Margin Opposition Ground Date
New Zealand Lost 119 runs v England Chester-Le-Street 3-jul-19
New Zealand Lost 86 runs v Australia Lord's 29-jun-19
New Zealand Lost 6 wickets v Pakistan Brimingham 26-jun-19
New Zealand Won 5 runs v West India Manchester 22-jun-19
New Zealand Won 4 wickets v South Africa Brimingham 19-jun-19
New Zealand Abandoned - v India Nottingham 13-jun-19
New Zealand Won 7 wickets v Afghanistan Taunton 8-jun-19
New Zealand Won 2 wickets v Bangladesh The Oval 5-jun-19
New Zealand Won 10 wickets v Sri Lanka Cardiff 1-jun-19

New Zealand Predicted Playing 11

Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry

India vs New Zealand Team Form in Last Five Matches

IND : W W L W W

NZ : L L L W W

IND vs NZ Head to Head

India and New Zealand’s group-stage game fell victim to the rain – the only no result either team endured during the group stage. It means they go into this game having met 106 times in ODI history. There have been 55 Indian wins, 45 for New Zealand, one tie and five no results.

They last met in New Zealand in January, when India were in dominant form on their way to a 4-1 series win.

Matches Played IND Won NZ Won Tie No Result
106 55 45 1 5
 

India vs New Zealand Head To Head in World Cups

India and New Zealand have faced each other on eight occasions in the history of the World Cup, including last month's rained out encounter at Nottingham. Three of those have been won by the former while the latter have won four.

The two teams have played three World Cup matches against each other in England and New Zealand have won all three of those.

India and New Zealand will be going head-to-head for the first time ever in a World Cup semi-final.

Winner Margin Venue Date
New Zealand 4 Wickets Manchester 14-June-1975
New Zealand 8 Wickets Leeds 13-June-1979
India 16 runs Bengaluru 14-Oct-1987
India 9 Wickets Nagpur 31-Oct-1987
New Zealand 4 Wickets Dunedin 12-March-1992
New Zealand 5 Wickets Nottingham 12-June-1999
India 7 Wickets Centurion 14-March-2003
Abandoned - Nottingham 13-June-2019

India vs New Zealand Betting Odds

With New Zealand’s form grinding to a halt in their final three group games, it is no surprise to see table-topping India go into these semi-finals as favourites.

IND Bet365 Odds

  • IND to Win the Match: India are 1.36 favourites to beat New Zealand in the first semi-final at Old Trafford.
  • IND Top Batsman: Virat Kohli is 3.10 favourite to be India’s top team batsman, which is a little surprising given Rohit Sharma’s form. Sharma is 3.25 and KL Rahul, who has also hit excellent form, is 4.75.
    Sharma has hit three consecutive centuries and five 100s in total in this tournament. He is 3.75 to hit yet another hundred in this match. 
  • IND Top Bowler: Jasprit Bumrah is 3.00 to be India’s top bowler, having finished the group stage in excellent form. Mohammed Shami is 4.50, while Yuzvendra Chahal is 4.00.

NZ Bet365 Odds

  • NZ to Win the Match: New Zealand are relatively big outsiders at 3.20 to beat India with Bet365.
  • NZ Top Batsman: Kane Williamson finished the group stage as their top run scorer, and the captain is 3.00 to be New Zealand’s top team batsman again. Ross Taylor was in good form when these teams last met and he is 5.50, while Martin Guptill is 5.00.
  • NZ Top Bowler: Trent Boult is 3.25 to be New Zealand’s top bowler while their top wicket-taker so far, Lockie Ferguson, can be backed at a generous 4.33.

IND Betway Odds

  • IND to Win the Match: India are 1.36 favourites to beat New Zealand with Betway.
  • IND Top Batsman: Virat Kohli is also favourite to be India’s top batsman with Betway at 3.00, while Rohit Sharma is 3.25 despite his excellent form. KL Rahul is 4.50.
  • IND Top Bowler: Jasprit Bumrah is 3.25 to be India’s top team bowler, while Mohammed Shami is 3.75. Yuzvendra Chahal’s spin is 3.60.

NZ Betway Odds

  • NZ to Win the Match: New Zealand are 3.10 favourites to beat India with Betway.
  • NZ Top Batsman: Kane Williamson is 2.87 to be New Zealand’s top team batsman with Betway, while Ross Taylor is 3.60 and Martin Guptill can be backed at 4.50.
  • NZ Top Bowler: Lockie Ferguson is 3.25 to be New Zealand’s top bowler against India with Betway, as is Trent Boult. Matt Henry can be backed at 4.75 and Jimmy Neesham is 5.00.
 

IND vs NZ Dream 11 Prediction

With both teams boasting some of the leading players in world ODI cricket, there is a balancing act to be performed between the expensive options and the bargain finds.

Wicket-keeper

MS Dhoni has the most points out of the four wicket-keepers, but he is more expensive than Rishabh Pant and Tom Latham who did well last time out and every credit counts. Pant and Latham can both be picked at eight credits.

Batsmen

Rohit Sharma’s form means you simply have to pick him. After three straight hundreds he is captaincy material for your Dream 11 team. Virat Kohli is another that must be picked, as is New Zealand captain Kane Williamson. That does not really leave enough budget to fit Ross Taylor in too, but he has made less impact and would be a big gamble.

All-rounders

Hardik Panya is one of the more expensive all-rounders as he has scored more points so far. Colin de Grandhomme will feature for New Zealand and has made big impacts this World Cup.

Bowlers

Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have shown excellent form in this tournament. Bumrah and Boult are both offered at nine credits. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has returned to the India team and is just eight credits, which is a suitable way to balance the budget. That leaves 8.5 credits – enough to finish the team off with spinner Yuzvendra Chahal.

Captain/Vice-captain

Rohit Sharma has hit three consecutive centuries for India and his form makes him impossible to overlook as captain. Virat Kohli is capable of big runs too, as is Kane Williamson. Jasprit Bumrah can be relied upon to deliver with the ball, meanwhile.

India vs New Zealand Dream11 Team

BATSMEN ALL ROUNDER WICKET KEEPER BOWLER
Virat Kohli (vc) Hardik Panya Tom Latham Jasprit Bumrah
Rohit Sharma (c) Colin de Grandhomme Rishabh Pant Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Kane Williamson     Yuzvendra Chahal
      Trent Boult

 

Ind vs NZ

India vs New Zealand Prediction

New Zealand ended the group stage in poor form, whereas India – powered by Rohit Sharma’s batting – bounced back well from their only defeat. India proved their dominance by topping the table and they can see off the Black Caps to book a spot in the final.

Final Verdict

Back India to beat New Zealand at 1.36 with both Bet365 and Betway.

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