India vs New Zealand, 1st Semi final: New Zealand wins the toss & elects to bat first, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

By Rajan Nath - July 09, 2019 2:07 pm

India vs New Zealand, 1st Semi final: New Zealand Skipper Kane Williamson have won the toss and elected to bat first ahead of the first semi-final in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Kane Williamson opted to bat keeping in mind that the weather will play the key role in the semi-final match. 

New Zealand have made a single change in the playing XI as they have brought Lockie Ferguson in place of Tim Southee. There playing XI is, "Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(w), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Trent Boult".

Likewise, India have made a single change as they bring Yuzvendra Chahal in place of Kuldeep Yadav. The playing XI is, "Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni(w), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah".

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The dark clouds have gheraod the Old Trafford, Manchester and hence the New Zealand Skipper Kane Williamson have decided to opt to bat first. Likewise, Indian Skipper Virat Kohli said that they wanted to bat first as well. The toss had a major role and it has went into the favour of Kiwis. Let's see what happens as the match goes on.

-PTC News

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