Last Updated on Nov 17th, 2023 by Renu Dahiya, Leave a Comment
It’s time for the Cricket World Cup 2023 semi-finals, and we have our final four teams ready to go. India, South Africa, and Australia got their spots early on with amazing performances. New Zealand, in a nail-biting finish, secured the last spot in an exciting way. All four teams did well in the earlier matches, playing against the other nine teams. India stands undefeated – they didn’t lose a single game on their way to the semi-finals.
Now, let’s check out the complete schedule for the ICC World Cup 2023 semi-finals –
One step closer to the WOLRD CUP 2023 TROPHY! 🎉✌️
Finally, the lingering sorrow of old wounds has HEALED (referring to when India lost to New Zealand in the semi-finals of the last World Cup 2019).
India beat New Zealand by 70 runs in the first semifinal match in Mumbai, sparked by Kohli’s 117 that propelled the host nation to a daunting 397-4 and Shami got a 7-wicket haul (the PLAYER of the match).
The Black Caps were dismissed for 327, with pacer Shami claiming the first four wickets, including two in a span of three deliveries, disrupting New Zealand’s momentum at 220-2. Daryl Mitchell contributed significantly with a score of 134 off 119 balls. Shami has three five-wicket hauls in six appearances this World Cup and a record four in total at the tournament.
Virat Kohli created history at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai as he surpassed legendary cricket Sachin Tendulkar with 50th ODI century. He also became the second Indian batter to have a World Cup 100 against New Zealand after Sunil Gavaskar. Virat Kohli slammed his 6th half-century in ICC World Cup 2023 and the Indian star is eyeing to break Sachin Tendulkar’s record and become the first batter to hit 50 ODI centuries.
Australia won by 3 wickets and will meet India in the final.
After restricting the South Africans to 212, Australia eked its way to 215-7 to win with 16 balls to spare in a tense atmosphere inside Eden Gardens.
Australia will be bidding to win the 50-over World Cup for a record-extending sixth time, while host nation India is seeking a third title. The championship ICC World Cup 2023 Final India vs Australia match is in Ahmedabad on Sunday.
|Date and Time
|November 15, Wednesday | 2:00 PM Local, 08:30 AM GMT
|Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai will witness a cricketing showdown as India faces New Zealand. This match brings back memories of the 2019 World Cup semi-final, adding an extra layer of excitement. India, having breezed through the league stage without a single loss, is eager to make amends for their past defeat against the Kiwis. The stakes are high, and fans are encouraged to book their flights to Mumbai to catch the live action.
Look into popular flight routes to Mumbai to catch this thrilling encounter.
India Squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishan Kishan, Prasad Krishna, Suryakumar Yadav.
New Zealand Squad: Kane Williamson (c), Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitch Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Will Young.
|Date and Time
|November 16, Wednesday | 2:00 PM Local, 08:30 AM GMT
|Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Down in Kolkata’s iconic Eden Gardens, South Africa and Australia are set to engage in a battle royale. Australia, a five-time champion, overcame a slow start in the league stage with an impressive winning streak. On the flip side, South Africa, with a notable victory over the Aussies earlier, is determined to make history by securing a spot in the ICC World Cup 2023 final for the first time.
Cricket lovers, consider booking your flights to Kolkata in advance to be part of this amazing clash. Here are the famous routes to consider –
South Africa Squad: Temba Bavuma (c), Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Lizaad Williams.
Australia Squad: Pat Cummins (c), Steve Smith, Alex Carey, Josh Inglis, Sean Abbott, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitch Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc.
With the intense competition, each team has a chance to script history. Let’s cheer on and witness the determination, skill, and sportsmanship of these four semi-finalists as they battle it out for a place in the finals. The excitement is obvious, and the cricketing world eagerly awaits the unfolding of these thrilling encounters.
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