We have reached the final week of the World Cup 2019 as the semifinals and the finals remain. In the first semis the table toppers India will face the New Zealand Black-Caps in Manchester where a huge blue army brigade is set to gather and cheer for the team. Here are some of the players to watch-out for from the encounter:
The opener is in the best form of his life having already scored five centuries in this World Cup and three centuries consecutively. The ‘Hit-Man’ will look to break the Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar’s record of most runs record in a single world cup (673 runs in the 2003 edition). The stage is set for him to achieve this momentous record.
The Kiwi captain Kane Williamson is the wall of the team and will look to play a huge role in this crucial clash against India. The 28 year old has an old rivalry against Virat Kohli when both the players captained their side in the 2008 U-19 World Cup. Now at the big stage, the two will face each other yet again. The Black-caps captain has scored 481 runs so far in this World Cup with two centuries in match winning efforts. Again, the country will hope for the same effort from him.
The Indian captain Virat Kohli has shown good form so far in the World Cup with five half centuries but still has failed to convert them to huge figures yet. The current World Rank 1 will surely look forward to score one in the semifinals and show his true class and power as a batsmen. He has already been excellent in his captaincy keeping his team on the top of the table.
Talking about the World Rank 1 bowler, Jasprit Bumrah has been quite impressive in this year’s World Cup. In his last two matches he has shown some class bowling by picking up seven wickets altogether. The team and the fans will have high hopes from him as he gears up for the semifinals.
The Black-caps has been very good in their bowling department all thanks to their ace bowler Trent Boult. He has picked up the form in recent matches for the Kiwis. He is certainly a big match player as he shown over the years and will look forward to bowl well against a sturdy Indian batting lineup.