New Delhi. The first semi-final match of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 will be played between India and New Zealand on Wednesday, 15 November. This match between the two teams will be played at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. This match between India and New Zealand will be played from 2 pm. The second semi-final match will be played between Australia vs South Africa on 16 November. Here the match will be played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. The winning team in both the matches will face each other in the final match of the tournament. Let us tell you that the final match of the World Cup 2023 will be held on Sunday, November 19 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. However, fans have many questions in their minds if rain becomes the villain in the semi-final and final matches. So how will the match be played in this situation? Or which team will reach the finals.
Know what is the rule of ICC
ICC has clarified its position regarding this. In case of rain in the semi-final and final matches, a reserve day has been fixed for one day each. That is, if there is rain in the first match of the semi-finals between Team India and New Zealand, then the match will be completed on 16th November. The second match of South Africa vs Australia on 16th November will be completed on Reserve Day on 17th November. If there is rain in the final match of the World Cup on 19th November then it will be played on 20th November as a reserve day.
But even on the reserve day it rained and the result of the match could not be declared. Then the team at the top in the points table will get the advantage. Let it be known that the semi-final match of 2019 World Cup was played between India vs New Zealand. Due to rain, the match was played on reserve day. In which Team India had to face defeat.
Let us tell you that Team India had a great performance in the league match of the World Cup. Rohit’s forces won all the league matches. Earlier, India had defeated New Zealand by 4 wickets. The match between the two teams was played at Dharamshala Stadium in Himachal. Batting first, the Kiwi team scored 273 runs losing 10 wickets in 50 overs. Team India won the match by defeating the Kiwi team. In this match, Kohli played a brilliant inning of 95 runs. India remained at the top position in the points table by winning all its matches and also secured its first place in the semi-finals.
If we talk about New Zealand’s match in the World Cup, they had to face defeat in 4 matches. New Zealand had to face defeat at the hands of India, Australia, South Africa and Pakistan in the league matches. New Zealand team stood fourth with 10 points.