In the World Cup 2019, the Indian team has showed brilliant display and entered the semifinals being on top of the points table. But now it’s knock out and one mistake means team India out of the tournament. During the league round the team may have been top of the table in performing the best, but there are still some drawbacks, which can make India difficult.
Now if India does not remove these shortcomings in the semifinals, then it can also be the reason for India’s defeat.
Middle order is failing
The biggest problem of the Indian team is that the middle order is consistently failing. If Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli got out quickly, then in that situation, the team India will be in deep trouble. Rishabh Pant, playing at number four, has failed to make a big score yet. At the same time, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not able to score fast in the last overs.
Team India does not have any finisher right now. Dhoni is playing in that role, but he has failed yet. At the same time, only Hardik Pandya is the batsman who is playing big shots at the end and no other batsman has shown that responsibility so far. Dinesh Karthik was also given the chance in the team, but he also failed to perform. It is very important for the team to fill the place of finisher, otherwise it will be a big loss.
Team India, which reached the semi-finals, has not been able to decide the playing eleven yet. With regard to Kedar Jadhav or Kartik, Kuldeep Yadav or Chahal and Ravindra Jadeja, the team has not been able to make some decisions yet. If the top order and fast bowling are left in the team, then there is still no clue who will fix for the rest of the places.
Team India Road To Semi Finals
|05-Jun-19||IND vs SA||IND Won by 6 wkts|
|09-Jun-19||IND vs AUS||IND Won by 36 runs|
|13-Jun-19||IND vs NZ||Match abandoned|
|16-Jun-19||IND vs PAK||IND Won by 89 runs (D/L Method)|
|22-Jun-19||IND vs AFG||IND Won by 11 runs|
|27-Jun-19||IND vs WI||IND Won by 125 runs|
|30-Jun-19||IND vs ENG||IND Loss by 31 runs|
|02-Jul-19||IND vs BAN||IND Won by 28 runs|
|06-Jul-19||IND vs SL||IND Won by 7 wkts|
New Zealand Road To Semi Final
|01-Jun-19||NZ vs SL||NZ Won by 10 wkts|
|05-Jun-19||NZ vs BAN||NZ Won by 2 wkts|
|08-Jun-19||NZ vs AFG||NZ Won by 7 wkts|
|13-Jun-19||NZ vs IND||Match abandoned|
|19-Jun-19||NZ vs SA||NZ Won by 4 wkts|
|22-Jun-19||NZ vs WI||NZ Won by 5 runs|
|26-Jun-19||NZ vs PAK||PAK Won by 6 wkts|
|29-Jun-19||NZ vs AUS||AUS won by 86 Runs|
|03-Jul-19||NZ vs ENG||ENG won by 119 Runs|
Rain is likely to play a spoilsport during the semi-final clash between India and New Zealand. The maximum temperature is expected to be around 16-degree Celsius whereas 7-degree Celsius is estimated to be lowest.