IND vs NZ CWC 2023 Match Predictions for Semis: Toughest Battle for the Grand Finals

The ICC World Cup 2023 semi-finals are yet to begin with the toughest clash between India and New Zealand. As a cricket enthusiast, it would be interesting to learn the amazing facts about the IND vs NZ CWC 2023 match predictions.

After a massive victory of 160 runs against the Netherlands, the Indian cricket team became the only unbeaten side to enter the semi-finals of this tournament.

The men-in-blue secured the first position on the points table with 18 points and a +2.570 net-run rate. Conversely, the Netherlands entered the knockouts with 10 points and a +0.743 net-run rate.

As a cricket fan, many questions arise while decoding the facts about the IND vs NZ CWC 2023 match predictions such as

  • Schedule and Venue for IND vs NZ CWC 2023
  • Possible combination for both teams in the first semi-final of CWC 2023
  • Pitch Conditions at this venue
  • Decision to be taken after winning the toss
  • The average score at this venue
  • Highest and lowest totals in ODIs at this venue with outcomes
  • Outcomes of the CWC 2023 matches at this venue
  • DLS or a reserve day scheme in case of heavy rains
  • Superover conditions if a draw match occurs

The answers to the above questions will be discussed in detail through the IND vs NZ CWC 2023 match predictions…

IND vs NZ CWC 2023 Match Predictions: Schedule and Venue

Here are the schedule, venue, and timings categorized to comprehend well the IND vs NZ CWC 2023 match predictions:

VenueDateDayTimings
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai15th November 2023 Wednesday02:00 pm local/ 08:30 am GMT

***NOTE***: Here “GMT” refers to “Greenwich Mean Time”.

IND vs NZ CWC 2023 Match Predictions: Possible playing XI for both teams in the first semi-final of World Cup 2023?

Here is the possible playing XI for both the teams shown in detail for a further interesting analysis of IND vs NZ CWC 2023 match predictions:

Indian Team Probable Playing XI:

S.NoPlayerRole
1.Rohit Sharma (C)Batsman
2.Shubman GillBatsman
3.Virat KohliBatsman
4.Shreyas IyerBatsman
5.KL Rahul (Wk / VC)Batsman
6.Ishan Kishan (Wk)Batsman
7.Ravindra JadejaAll-rounder (Spin Bowler)
8.Kuldeep YadavSpin Bowler
9.Jasprit BumrahFast Bowler
10.Mohammed ShamiMedium Fast Bowler
11.Mohammed SirajMedium Fast Bowler

Since Suryakumar Yadav does not have sufficient experience in ODIs, there are maximum possible chances for Ishan Kishan to make a comeback into the playing XI.

In fact, Ishan Kishan scored his career double-century of 210 runs in ODIs against Bangladesh in 2022. Conversely, Suryakumar Yadav holds only the best half-century of 77 runs in ODIs against Australia in 2023.

New Zealand Team Probable Playing XI:

S.NoPlayerRole
1.Devon Conway (WK) Batsman
2.Rachin RavindraAll-rounder (spin bowler)
3.Kane Williamson (C) Batsman
4.Daryll MitchellAll-rounder (medium-fast bowler )
5.Mark ChapmanBatsman
6.Glenn PhilipsBatsman
7.Tom Latham (WK/ VC) Batsman
8.Mitchell SantnerAll-rounder (spin bowler)
9.Tim SoutheeMedium Fast Bowler
10.Lockie Ferguson  Fast Bowler
11.Trent BoultMedium Fast Bowler

*NOTE*: Here “C” refers to “captain”, “VC” to “Vice-Captain” and “WK” to “Wicket-keeper”

IND vs NZ CWC 2023 Match Predictions: Pitch Conditions at this venue

The batting-friendly pitch at Wankede Stadium, Mumbai proves to be convenient for the teams batting first. Whereas, the teams batting during the 2nd innings will have a tough time chasing the target under tricky conditions.

IND vs NZ CWC 2023 Match Predictions

The fast bowlers will be offered extra bounce and the opportunity to grab quick wickets under the lights.

Total ODI Matches Played at this venueNumber of ODI Matches won by Batting First at this VenueNumber of ODI Matches won by Batting second at this Venue
331716

Decision after winning the toss at this venue: IND vs NZ CWC 2023 Match Predictions:

It would be a clever decision for any team captain to opt for batting first at this venue after winning the crucial toss.

Average score at this venue: IND vs NZ CWC 2023 Match Predictions

The average score for teams batting first at this venue is 275 runs. On the other side, the average score for teams batting second at this venue is 200 runs.

Highest and Lowest totals in ODIs at this Venue with outcomes:  IND vs NZ CWC 2023 Match Predictions

1. Batting First:

Highest total at this venue:

In 2015, South Africa posted the highest total of 438-4 in 50 overs against India. Unfortunately, India was unsuccessful in chasing the target by scoring only 224-10 in 36 overs.

Lowest total at this venue:

Recently, in the ICC World Cup 2023, India posted a huge total of 357-8 in 50 overs against Sri Lanka batting first. In contrast, Sri Lanka recorded the lowest score of 55-10 in 19.4 overs while chasing a target at this venue.

2. Batting second:

Highest score successfully chased at this venue:

The match between Australia and Afghanistan in the ICC World Cup 2023 has proved to be one of the best matches in this tournament.  Batting first at this venue, Afghanistan posted a huge total of 291-5 in 50 overs.

Australian in-form batsmen initially struggled while chasing the target by surrendering themselves to Afghanistan’s bowling attack. Glenn Maxwell’s double century guided his team by successfully chasing the target and his team qualifying for the semi-finals of this tournament.

Finally, Australia scored 293-7 in 46.5 overs, with Maxwell chasing the target in the most difficult conditions.

Lowest score successfully chased at this venue:

In 1994, West Indies batting first at this venue scored 192-9 in 50 overs. However, India chased the target by scoring 135-4 in 33.1 overs, under the modified playing conditions. This was the lowest total successfully chased by any team at this venue.

Outcomes of the CWC 2023 matches at this venue:  IND vs NZ CWC 2023 Match Predictions

In recent times, this tournament matches played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai are shown below with results to enhance the understanding of IND vs NZ CWC 2023 match predictions:

MatchDateScoreResultMatch won by the team batting firstMatch won by the team batting second
SA vs ENG, 20th match21st October 2023 (Saturday)SA: 399-7 in 50 overs   ENG: 170-10 in 22 oversSouth Africa won by 229 runsSouth AfricaNA
SA vs BAN,  23rd match24th October 2023 (Tuesday)SA: 382-5 in 50 overs   BAN: 233-10 in 46.4 oversSouth Africa won by 149 runsSouth AfricaNA
IND vs SL 33rd match02nd November 2023 (Thursday)IND: 357-8 in 50 overs   SL: 55-10 in 19.4 oversIndia won by 302 runsIndiaNA
AUS vs AFG 39th match07th November 2023 (Tuesday)AFG: 291-5 in 50 overs   SL: 293-7 in 46.5 oversAustralia won by 3 wicketsNAAustralia

After glimpsing the above stats, it becomes evident that the 3 out 4 matches played in this tournament were won by batting first at this venue.

DLS or a reserve day scheme in case of heavy rains: IND vs NZ CWC 2023 Match Predictions

The weather conditions in Mumbai are hot and humid, which indicates minimal chances of rain.

A reserve day would be provided if the match is discontinued due to severe rain. This is a better scheme to play a complete 50-over game rather than concluding the match using the DLS method.

Superover conditions if a draw match occurs: IND vs NZ CWC 2023

A superover will be provided per team side, if a draw match is observed in the semi-finals. Furthermore, an additional super over will be provided, if the first super over again turns out to be a draw result.

After the finals of ENG vs NZ in World Cup 2019, an alternative plan was introduced by providing extra super over. This provides a proper conclusive result rather than counting the number of boundaries hit by any team to declare the winner.

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