India will be locking horns against New Zealand in the first semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at the Old Trafford in Manchester today. The fans were earlier deprived of a contest between these two teams in the league stages as the match was washed away due to rain. The Men In Blue suffered their only defeat against the hosts England while the Black Caps who were enjoying a splendid run suffered a huge setback as they lost their last three matches against Pakistan, Australia and hosts England respectively.
At the same time, the two teams will be meeting each other in a World Cup clash after 16 long years. If rain plays spoilsport again, there is no need to worry as the ICC has provided a reserve day. The match will restart the next day, Wednesday, at the same venue. Nonetheless, if it the rain still plays a spoilsport on the reserve day as well then the Virat Kohli-led side will move to the final because they finished higher in the group stage, 1st, as compared to New Zealand's 4th.
Heading into this all-important clash where both teams will be battling it out for a place in the finals.
Ahead of the match netizens took to social media to suggest strategies for India to tame New Zealand.
Here’s what netizens have to say:
Jadeja's inclusion is the key.
Netizens have predicted the playing 11 for the Men In Blue.
Some believe that skipper Virat Kohli will have to play a captain's knock today.
Top order has to look watch out for Lockie Ferguson's fiery spells.
Batting unit will have to fire cylinders if chasing a target of 300 or above, If batting first, India is suggested to set a target of 300+. Taking Willamson's wicket will be key.
The netizens are praying that everything favors India, and the Men In Blue glide to the finals.