New Zealand will take on England in the first semi-final of the ICC World T20 Cup at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in New Delhi on Wednesday, Mar. 30, starting 7:30 pm local time and 2 pm GMT.
The ESPN Cricinfo in their blog rightly quoted, “New Zealand have read pitches like a soothsayer would tea leaves”. The Kiwis emerged as group 2 leaders in the super-10 stages of the tournament they beat the World Champions Australia, the home Team India, and Pakistan as well. Their dominance in the tournament was proved in the match against Bangladesh where the bowlers didn’t let the side go past the three-figure mark.
Such has been their dominance in the tournament. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson stated, “In terms of Mike Hesson’s and my perspective, we will pick horses for courses against the opposition. That philosophy won’t change.”
Morgan was quoted as saying, “I can’t quite believe how far we’ve come overall in our white-ball cricket. The guys that we’ve selected have done outstandingly well and shown a great amount of attitude in learning. It’s not always easy to come up against very strong sides who knock you back on a day-to-day basis, but every question that’s been asked of us we’ve come back with either a counter-answer or a more aggressive option.”
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England probable XI: Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Jos Buttler (wk), Eoin Morgan (capt), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, David Willey, Liam Plunkett
New Zealand probable XI: Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (capt), Colin Munro, Corey Anderson, Ross Taylor, Grant Elliott, Luke Ronchi (wk), Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, Mitchell McClenaghan
Date: Wednesday, 30 March 2016
Time: 7:30 pm local time, 2 pm GMT
Venue: Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, New Delhi, India
Live Stream: Star Sports Live