Mumbai The first semi-final match of the World Cup is to be held the day after tomorrow i.e. on Wednesday. This first semi-final match of the World Cup will be between India and New Zealand at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. This match is very important for India. Till now, the Indian team is on top in the points table after winning all its 9 matches in the league matches of the World Cup. At the same time, due to Pakistan’s exit, New Zealand has become the fourth team to enter the semi-finals. Although, New Zealand had defeated India in the 2019 World Cup semi-finals, but this time India has defeated them in the group matches. In such a situation, New Zealand will enter the field with the intention of taking revenge. Whereas, India will play the semi-final match with the intention of settling old scores. If we talk about the World Cup, India last defeated New Zealand in 2003. So far there have been 10 matches between India and New Zealand in the World Cup. Of these, New Zealand has won 5 matches and India has won 4 matches. There was no result of one match.
The World Cup semi-final match between India and New Zealand is to be held on Wednesday at 2 pm. There is no possibility of rain in Mumbai during this period, but due to being on the sea coast, the weather here also changes. In such a situation, if it rains, will India or New Zealand get a chance to go to the final? There are many answers to this question. First of all, ICC has kept a reserve day for the semi-finals and final. That is, if the match between India and New Zealand cannot be held on 15th November due to rain or any other reason, then the match will be held on the next day i.e. 16th November. If only a few overs can be played on Wednesday, then more overs will be played the next day. If this is not possible, then the result of the match will be determined using the Duckworth-Lewis method. But for this it is necessary to play a few overs in the second innings.
What will happen if the match does not result in either of these methods? The answer to this question is that then the decision will be taken after looking at the points of India and New Zealand and their net run rate. If the match cannot take place at all, India will get a chance to play in the final. The reason for this is that India has won all its league matches and secured the top position in the points table. His net run rate is also good. At the same time, New Zealand is at fourth place in the points table and its net run rate is low. Still, the hope is that the first match of the World Cup semi-final will be between India and New Zealand and the fans will definitely enjoy it.