Here comes the big match of the tournament! The previous two ODI matches – Sri Lanka vs India, and South Africa vs Australia confirmed the knockout matches that will commence this Tuesday. Of the 4 best teams that have made to the 2019 ICC World Cup Semi-finals, the first semis will be between India and New Zealand.
India has made it to the top of the table, having grabbed a solid 15 points at the end of the group stage, while New Zealand stands 4th with the same score as Pakistan – 11 points but was lucky enough to qualify for the semis on the basis of NRR (Net Run-Rate).
This is one of the most awaited matches of the tournament since their previous meeting was canceled due to rain. To see them play directly at the semi-finals is more intriguing. India will be entering the stadium with full confidence hoping to advance to the finals and has 76.9% winning chances.
India vs New Zealand Match Date
The first semi-final match of the 2019 ICC World Cup is nearing. India will play against New Zealand for the first time this season and all the necessary details regarding – What Time is the Match? When is India vs New Zealand Match? Where will India take on New Zealand? has been shared below.
Event: 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup
Game: India vs New Zealand
Date/Time: Tuesday 9 July 2019, 10:30 am GMT
Location: Cricket Stadium in Stretford, England (Old Trafford Cricket Ground)
About the Game: On Tuesday 9 July, 10:30 am, India will battle against New Zealand at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground. India won their previous match against Sri Lanka, which they won by 7 wickets and 39 balls left. On the other hand, New Zealand played their previous match against England, which resulted in a loss with England, having won by 119 runs.
How to Watch the First ICC WC Semi-finals?
One of the best ways to watch the Cricket World Cup semi-finals is via the betting site bet365. You can watch the matches on a subscription basis with a minimum deposit. Register now and watch the first cricket World Cup semi-final match. Click the link below to watch at bet365.
The match will also be shown on certain TV Channels, which we have listed below. The TV coverage as per the location has been mentioned. Check your location and the respective channel to enjoy the live-action of the match.
|New Zealand||Sky Sport NZ, Prime TV|
|United Kingdom||Sky Sports Cricket|
|India||Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports 1 in Hindi, Star Sports HD|
|Pakistan||PTV Sports, Ten Sports|
|United States||Willow TV, Willow Xtra|
As of 8 July, 07:00 am, the betting odds for the first semi-final match of the Cricket World Cup via bet365 that shows the straight favorites and underdogs of the match. The site is one among the most popular betting sites and the odds of the teams are as follow:
- India – 1.30
- New Zealand – 3.50
This is the outright winning odds. The odds for the teams to kick off the match by winning the toss is fixed as:
- India – 1.90
- New Zealand – 1.90
New Zealand had a good start to the season as they claimed 3 consecutive wins until a draw match, while India was in its best form until their only loss of the season against England. The winning chances of both the teams are mentioned below. Check it out and place your bets here.
- India – 76.9%
- New Zealand – 28.6%
The winning probability of India is 76.9%, whereas New Zealand has a winning probability of 28.6%. Looking at the probability, one can easily predict the winning team.
Match Stats and Standings
How many matches did New Zealand Win? Did India lose just one match at the World Cup this season? The teams’ standings, league statistics, and other details have been shared below. Have a look at it.
|Statistics and Last 5 Games Results|
|Team Name||India||New Zealand|
|Last 5 Matches Result||W-W-L-W-W||L-L-L-W-W|
|League Statistics||W-7, D-1, L-1||W-5, D-1, L-3|
W – Win, D – Draw due to Rain, L – Loss
India is in the 1st place with 15 points and a net run-rate of +0.809. New Zealand is in the 4th place with the same score with 11 points same as that of Pakistan but has a net run-rate of +0.175 that gave them an advantage over Pakistan’s -0.430 to qualify for the semis.
The only game that was not played by both the teams at the campaign was against each other on June 13, which was abandoned without a ball bowled. The match was called off due to heavy rain and New Zealand remained unbeaten along with India. The umpires made a frequent inspection and eventually declared a 1 point each decision.
The two teams met at the Oval stadium in a warm-up game before the actual World Cup 2019, which was won by New Zealand by 6 wickets with 77 balls left. India lost its first warm-up match but sealed a win against Bangladesh by 95 runs, while New Zealand lost to West Indies in the second warm-up match.
As of 8 July, the so-far scored runs and the star performers of the two teams have been shared below.
Key Players – India
Rohit Sharma of India stands first in the list of most runs scored this campaign so far, who also went on to make a record-breaking history of 5 centuries in this season of the World Cup that include 3 in a row. Bumrah stands 4th in the list of Most wickets this campaign with 17 wickets taken so far in 8 matches.
- Rohit Sharma: Runs – 647, Centuries – 5, High Score – 140
- Jasprit Bumrah: Wickets – 17, Bowling Average – 19.52, Best Innings Bowling – 4/55
Key Players – New Zealand
The player who stands 6th in the list of most runs scored this season is the New Zealand’s Kane Williamson who has hit a staggering 481 runs with just 19 runs behind the 5th placed England player JE Root. Ferguson stands 3rd with the same number of wickets taken as Bumrah in just 7 matches.
- Kane Williamson: Runs – 481, Centuries – 2, High Score – 148
- Lockie Ferguson: Wickets – 17, Bowling Average – 18.58, Best Innings Bowling – 4/37
India vs New Zealand Prediction
Which team will make to the finals? Is it going to be a repeated win for India or first New Zealand win? Go through Bettingpremier’s prediction for the match.
Will India Win the Toss and the Match?
India has some of the fine bowlers who could take the team to the finals even with a low score. Jasprit Bumrah has secured a place in the first 5 bowlers with the most wickets this season and he is one among the bowlers, the New Zealand team should be mindful of.
India would have played against England (the only team to which they lost in the current campaign) if they hadn’t won against Sri Lanka and grabbed the 2 winning points. India won over Sri Lanka by 7 wickets with 39 balls left, which got them atop the table.
They have been playing well so far even without their key player Shikhar Dhawan, who received the Player of the Match against Australia on 9 June, after which he failed to continue playing with the team because of a left thumb fracture in the win against Australia.
Check out Rohit Sharma’s Record-breaking 5th Century in a single tournament.
Can New Zealand Qualify for the Finals?
The team looks happy with their first semi-final match against India, which could have been with Australia if Australia had won the match against South Africa. New Zealand has already claimed a win over India at the warm-up match and will follow the same strategy to qualify for the finals.
New Zealand’s Lockie Ferguson is expected to be back for the first semi-final match of the World Cup against India. He is the 3rd most wickets taken player of the campaign with 17 wickets to his name in just 7 matches. The team looks more dependable on the batsman Kane Williamson when it comes to setting a target.
They were on a 6 game undefeated streak until their 3 disappointing back-to-back defeats. New Zealand played against England before qualifying for the semis, which was the NZ’s biggest loss of the season as England won by 119 runs. They lost all the 10 wickets at the 45th over with just 186 runs.
Men in Blue or the Black Caps? – Our prediction
The Men in blue, as well as, the Black Cap team has performed exceptionally well this campaign. New Zealand was able to grab early wins in the season with some of the easy matches, while India went on to win 7 of the 9 matches, having lost just 1 match to England.
If New Zealand wins the toss and chooses to bowl first, then the chances for them to reach the finals is high, as the Indian team looks strong as bowlers. Other than Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor has scored 261 runs so far who might be a great factor to the team’s score on Tuesday.
World Cup is where the best players make their mark and Rohit Sharma who recently received 2 consecutive ‘Player of the Match’ award is the player to watch on 9 July. For New Zealand to win, they need a lot of contributing factors like player’s performance, winning the toss, and early Indian player’s wicket.
Head to Head in ODI and World Cup
India and New Zealand have played against each other for a total of 106 times at the ODI so far. Their meetings at World cup has been recorded 8 times. The results of the ODI and the World Cup have been shared separately below. Check it out.
- India – 55
- New Zealand – 45
- No Result – 5
- Draw – 1
- India – 3
- New Zealand – 4
- Abandoned Match – 1
India vs New Zealand World Cup History and Record
The Men in Blue won their first trophy in 1983 under the captaincy of Kapil Dev. Since then India has managed to reach the finals thrice. New Zealand has reached the finals just once but was not able to seal a win. Check out the table to know the years in which the teams qualified for the finals.
|Team||Winner||Runner-up||Number of times Hosted|
|India||2 (1983, 2011)||1 (2003) Lost to Australia||3 (1987, 1996, 2011)|
|New Zealand||0||1 (2015) Lost to Australia||2 (1992, 2015)|
2019 ICC World Cup Facts, Team Facts
- The 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup is the 12th edition of the tournament.
- India’s Rohit Sharma set a new record of scoring 5 centuries in the World Cup this campaign, breaking Kumar Sangakkara who struck 4 centuries in the previous tournament.
- The two New Zealand bowlers who rank in the top 10 list of most wickets is TA Boult and Lockie Ferguson with 15 and 17 wickets respectively.
- The most successful team of the World Cup is Australia with 5 titles.
- New Zealand is on a 3 game winless streak.
- Rohit Sharma has received 4 Player of the Match award in the 2019 World Cup, having scored the highest runs against Pakistan – 140 runs and score 122 (not out) against South Africa.
- The abandoned match against India broke New Zealand’s 3 games winning streak.
- India is on a 2 game winning streak.
- The 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup between the two will be the 9th meeting of the teams at World Cup.
- New Zealand won the previous 2019 ICC World Cup Cricket Warm-up Match against India by 6 wickets.
Previous 5 Meetings
The table below shows the previous meeting of the two teams. Check out the previous five meetings along with when and where India played against New Zealand.
|25.05.19||ICC World Cup, Warm-Up Matches||India||New Zealand||180/4 (37.1)|
|10.02.19||Twenty20 International, New Zealand vs India Series||New Zealand||India||212/4 (20.1)|
|08.02.19||Twenty20 International, New Zealand vs India Series||New Zealand||India||162/3 (18.5)|
|06.02.19||Twenty20 International, New Zealand vs India Series||New Zealand||India||219/6 (20.0)|
|03.02.19||One Day International, New Zealand vs India Series||New Zealand||India||252/10 (49.5)|
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