Opinion | Kohli’s eleven1 min read 08 Jul 2019, 06:36 PM IST
India still need to bat and bowl superbly to reach their fourth World Cup Final
High on confidence, having topped the ICC Cricket World Cup league table, India start as favourites as they take on New Zealand today in their semifinal clash. India’s campaign has been marred by freak injuries to key players. Opener Shikhar Dhawan suffered a broken thumb, and seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar had a hamstring injury. However, K.L. Rahul and Mohammad Shami filled in with sterling performances with the bat and ball, respectively. Rahul crafted a masterful century to make light work of Sri Lanka in Leeds, while Shami has picked up 14 scalps in his four outings so far, including a sensational hat-trick against a feisty Afghanistan.