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. 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. At the same time, the two teams will be meeting each other in a World Cup clash after 16 long years.
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson won a crucial toss and elected to bat first.
Here's the Playing XI of both sides.
India have made two changes for this contest. They have left out chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav and pacer Mohammed Shami.
Here's how the netizens reacted after going through India's Playing XI.
Mohammed Shami made a tremendous impact for the Men In Blue in the ongoing quadrennial event. He has picked up 14 wickets in four matches. The pacer had taken three consecutive four-wicket hauls against Afghanistan, West Indies and England respectively. He had taken a fifer against the hosts England (5/69).