India vs New Zealand – 1st Semi-Final Match Prediction

The Indian team is only two steps away from being the Champion and bringing home the 2023 World Cup trophy.

India vs New Zealand

The Indian team is only two steps away from being the Champion and bringing home the 2023 World Cup trophy. The first step includes the second semi-final between Team India vs New Zealand on November 15, 2023 at Wankhede Stadium.

India vs New Zealand -1st Semi-Final match preview

Do you remember the 2019 World Cup when New Zealand defeated India? In this India vs New Zealand, 1st Semi-Final prediction match, India will not only fight to secure their place in the final but also get sweet revenge.


So far, both teams have played together 10 times in over 50 World Cup matches. The Man in Blue, also known as Team India, won four matches, while New Zealand won five, and one that ended in a draw. But with the present performance of India national cricket team, they have higher chance to win this match.

India national cricket team

Factors such as home field advantage of Virat Kohli and the batting duo of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have helped the Indian team win all 8 matches to date. But let’s not forget the stellar performance of star bowlers Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj!

But after those strengths, the team also has some weaknesses enough to New Zealand can snatch victory from Team India. For example, the uncertainty of mid-level confusion among 11 team members would add weakness to the India vs New Zealand prediction. The Indian team should pay attention to these weaknesses as they can affect the outcome of the match.

India have won the Cricket World Cup twice, but not once since 2011. They are unbeaten at home – and have some star players in good form. This will truly disappointed if they loss in this 1st Semi-Final match.

India Squad in 1st Semi-Final match : Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Ravichandran Ashwin, Prasidh Krishna

New Zealand national cricket team

The Kiwis field the most balanced squad in their prediction for the India vs New Zealand 1st Semi-Final match prediction. On one hand, there are star players Devon Conway, Daryl Mitchell and Glen Phillips, making the fielding and bowling departments strong more than ever. But let’s not forget Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi handled the spin department perfectly and Lockie Ferguson and Matt Henry took charge of the fast bowling.


But despite this balanced squad, New Zealand’s record of 18 wins in 61 ODI matches could create some problems. But the good news is that now the team is finally strong enough to fulfill its potential and bring new hope in the next India vs New Zealand match.

New Zealand led by Kane Williamson should be grateful for four wins reasonably early in their World Cup campaign as they have had four consecutive defeats since then. However, a late win over Sri Lanka saw them through to the semi-finals of the tournament against the champions.

The Black Caps have never won the Cricket World Cup. They lost the final in 2019. They lost the final in 2015. Let’s see if they can make it to a third straight final. Their recent bilateral ODI series record against India has been poor, but only a win – in a major tournament – can correct those mistakes.

New Zealand Squad in 1st Semi-Final match: Kane Williamson (c), Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway (wk), Lockie Ferguson, Tom Latham (wk), Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Will Young, Kyle Jamieson

1st Semi-Final match: Toss Predictions 

This match will take place at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Three of the last four ODIs at this venue were won by the team batting first. The captain who wins the toss this time can choose to throw the second ball.

New Zealand have not played an ODI here for six years. India were in Mumbai less than two weeks ago, when they lost the toss but still beat Sri Lanka by 302 runs.


With the advantage of playing at home and having many players in good form along with ‘King Kohli‘, the top scorer of the Tournament, the Man in Blue will have a very high chance to win in this match.

  • India national cricket team will win this 1st Semi-Final match

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