Decoding the decisive factors for Rohit and Kohli in World Cup clash
Strategic showdown: key factors in the India vs New Zealand World Cup Semi-Final
In a potential repeat of history, Team India faces New Zealand, their nemesis in past ICC events, in the World Cup semi-final at Wankhede. Captain Rohit Sharma, aiming for India's first World Cup title since 2011, hopes to overcome the 'bogey team' that halted their 2019 campaign.
Redemption chance for Rohit: battling the New Zealand jinx
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma, overlooked in the 2011 World Cup, now leads the charge to emulate MS Dhoni's 2011 triumph at Wankhede. Unbeaten in nine games, India confronts New Zealand, who derailed their 2019 campaign. A Kohli-led masterclass in the round-robin phase broke India's losing streak against the Kiwis in ICC tournaments.
The Kiwi challenge is led by all-rounder Rachin, a standout performer with 565 runs in the World Cup. Having suffered defeats to New Zealand in previous knockout clashes, India aims to capitalize on their round-robin victory. Key to success involves targeting Kiwi spinners Rachin and Glenn Phillips, who proved economical in Dharamsala. The rematch of the 2019 semi-final at Wankhede promises a high-stakes battle with India seeking revenge and a ticket to the World Cup final.