The cricket World Cup 2019 has got its four semifinalists.
In the first semi-final, India will take on New Zealand on Tuesday. Two of the world best batsman will lead their team in the high pressure game which will decide who will play the final at Lord’s on July 14.
India will face New Zealand for the first time in this World Cup after their league match was washed out on 13th June at Nottingham. Kane Williamson has been the mainstay of New Zealand’s batting line up. He has scored 481 runs at an average 96.20. Virat Kohli also played a total of eight matches where he has scored a total of 442 runs at an average of 63.14.
Team India’s captain Virat Kohli and New Zealand skipper Virat Kohli had a face-off with each other when both of them were leading India U-19 and New Zealand U-19 respectively.
India U-19 team won that match by 3 wickets (D/L method) after New Zealand scored 205 runs. Virat Kohli was adjudged the Man of the match for his all-round performance. Virat scored 43 runs before chipping in with two wickets with the ball.
Kohli’s team went on to win the tournament by beating South Africa in the finals. One of the twitter user has brought this incident of 2008 that took place in Malaysia eleven years ago and posted the photo collage of the both the cricketers.
India topped the group stage with just one defeat while their match against New Zealand in Nottingham was washed out.