India is locking horns against New Zealand in the first semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at Old Trafford in Manchester on Tuesday. 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.
As of now, the weather looks good and the players and support staff of Team India have made it to Old Trafford.
The fans have been waiting outside Old Trafford and are all set to cheer the Men In Blue. Fans are in high spirits and are confident that nothing can stop Team India from taming the Kiwis. Bharat Army the passionate and loyal fan community of Team India are ready in full force to turn Manchester Blue. They are positive that the rain gods will be kind and India will knock New Zealand out of the tournament.
The fans are hoping to see more runs coming off Indian skipper Virat Kohli’s Bat and also hoping for another century from Hitman Rohit Sharma’s bat. The chants of “India..India..” and “Vande Mataram’ echoed in the stands of stands of Old Trafford as the Men In Blue took the field for one last warm-up before the contest commences.
It doesn't seem that the match is not happening in India. Even Michael Vaughan is in search for Kiwi supporters in the stands.
The news from Old Trafford is that New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.
Here is India’s Playing 11 for the big contest.