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CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips India vs New Zealand on November 15 by Soubhagya Swain,100 days ago  

CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips

India vs New Zealand on November 15


India will take on New Zealand in the first semi-final game of the ODI World Cup 2023 on Wednesday at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. India finished in first place at the end of the league phase with nine wins in nine games. The Kiwis have qualified for the semi-finals with five wins in nine games. India defeated New Zealand by four wickets in their last game after chasing down the target of 274 runs in 48 overs. Virat Kohli scored 95 runs off 104 deliveries in that game, while Mohammad Shami took a fifer. India defeated the Netherlands in their last outing by a huge margin of 160 runs after posting a total of 410 runs on the board. The top five made more than 50 runs each for India, which happened for the first time in a World Cup game. Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul went on to score their respective centuries. New Zealand chased down a mere target of 172 runs in 23.2 overs in their last game against Sri Lanka. Tren Boult was the pick of the bowlers for the Kiwis, with three wickets for 37 runs in 10 overs. Devon Conway finished as the highest run-scorer for the team with 45 runs off 42 deliveries. New Zealand last won an ODI game against India in India back in 2017 by six wickets on the back of a century from Tom Latham. It was Latham’s first ODI century against India. Also, this was the first time India and New Zealand played an ODI game at the Wankhede, the same venue where the semi-final game will be played.

Best economical pick – Only three Kiwi batters have managed to make more than 500 runs in an edition of the World Cup. Daryl Mitchell is 82 runs away from becoming the fourth. He has made 418 runs in eight innings at an average of 59.71 and a strike rate of 110.58.

Top captains & vice captains The talismanic batter Virat Kohli is the highest run-getter in the tournament thus far. He has amassed 594 runs in nine innings at a staggering average of 99 and a decent strike rate of 88.52. He has scored five half-centuries and two centuries in the tournament and has been a pillar of India's batting. If the Kiwis fail to get him out quickly, they could be in serious trouble. Rachin Ravindra is just 13 runs away from scoring the most runs for New Zealand in an edition of the ODI World Cup. The 23-year-old all-rounder has scored 565 runs in nine games at an average of 70.62 and a strike rate of 108.44. He has hit three centuries and two half-centuries so far.

Smart pick – The 33-year-old Mohammad Shami didn't play the first few matches but he got a chance, incidentally, in the league game against New Zealand. Shami showed his class by bagging a five-for. He has picked up 16 wickets in five games at a mind-boggling average of 9.56 and an equally impressive strike rate of 12. Shami's ability to pick up wickets at different stages of the match makes him a vital cog in India's lineup

Cautious Pick – Mark Chapman has been dismissed for a single-digit score in three out of his last five outings. Chapman might not be the best pick for your fantasy team.

My XI – Virat Kohli (Captain), Rachin Ravindra (Vice-Captain), Daryl Mitchell, Mohammad Shami, Rohit Sharma, Kane Williamson, Jasprit Bumrah, Shubman Gill, Devon Conway, Ravindra Jadeja, KL Rahul

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