World Cup 2023 Semi Final: Big Change in Team, Top player may enter
World Cup 2023 has reached a significant milestone. The league stage is over, now the knockout matches will take place. For World Cup 2023 Semi Final team India may change playing XI.
ICC One Day World Cup 2023 has reached a significant milestone. The league stage is over, now the knockout matches will take place. Four teams have to fight to become the world champion. All the 4 teams that have qualified for the semi-finals are favorites to win the title.
Accordingly, the first semi-final will be held between India vs New Zealand teams on November 15 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Another semi-final match will be played on November 16 between Australia vs South Africa at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The winning team will directly enter the finals.
Having won all the 9 matches played in the league, the Indian cricket team is expected to defeat the New Zealand team in the first semi-final and enter the final. Both teams faced each other in the 2019 World Cup semis. Now India has made a master plan to take revenge.
Team India has decided to make a change in its playing XI for the big game against the New Zealand. This decision has been taken keeping in mind the batting depth of the New Zealand team. The team management has decided to field a senior and experienced player keeping in mind the left-handed batsmen in the Black Caps team.
It has been decided to replace Suryakumar Yadav with off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. Suryakumar has given a good performance in the given opportunity. But the team is deciding to go with the 6th bowling option. It has been reported that this is necessary in a big match like a semi-final.
Since Hardik’s injury, the Indian team has played with only 5 bowlers. This plan is also a workout. But keeping in mind the knockout match, it is thought to include Ashwin in the team. But sources said that apart from this one change, no other change will be seen.
Senior spinner Ashwin played in the match against Australia in Chennai on October 8. But after that match they are heating the bench. Instead, priority was given to fast all-rounder Shardul Thakur. But when Hardik was injured, Mohammed Shami was selected. Allowing Surya to further strengthen the batting department.
Appearing as the 3rd pacer, Shami shone with 16 wickets in just 5 matches. On the other hand, Surya is not getting many opportunities to bat. Because India’s top order batsman are in great form chasing runs. So it has been decided to consider Ashwin, who will haunt the opponent’s left-handed batsmen and contribute in the batting.
World Cup 2023 Semi Final India vs New Zealand: Team India predicted playing XI:
Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Suryakumar Yadav/Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj.