Who is Team India’s Semi-Final Opponent?

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India will play New Zealand at 9.30pm Tuesday while Australia will play England at 9.30pm Thursday.

The pre-tournament favourites England started their World Cup journey with great enthusiasm and self-belief. It was India's first defeat in the league and their last as well.

Rohit is now the top scorer at the World Cup with 647 runs with five centuries and one half century.

Lyon said the World Cup was England's to lose while Australia had nothing to lose in the semi-final.

The journey of the Black Caps in the ICC 2019 Cricket World Cup before meeting Pakistan in the league was nearly a dream where the "believed invincibles" had won five out of their six matches. Interestingly, England is the only team which has defeated Team India in this Tournament. The World Cup is no different. Both Aaron Finch and David Warner have been exceptional.

They seemed to have their batting woes sorted out batting first and with Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow hitting form, England look the most intimidating batting line-up among the four teams. Barring Hardik Pandya, no one has been consistent so far, which is a big worry for the men-in-blue ahead of their semi-final game. "We are playing against world's No. 1 team". Don't bet against it. Mitchell Starc is having yet another dream World Cup.

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The first objective of reaching the semi-final stages for first time since 1992 has been achieved, though, even if there were a few nerve-shredding moments along the way.

The Australian bowling attack was wayward for the first time all tournament, with South Africa adding 79 for the first wicket in just 11.3 overs, and not looking back. "Playing against England in England in a semi-final doesn't get much better", Lyon said.

Sri Lanka also tweaked their side from their last match against West Indies. This time the hosts will be hoping its fourth time lucky.

It is ironic that India's only washout in the group came against New Zealand, who had beaten the two-time champions in a warm-up game in May. The Black Caps were unbeaten after their opening six matches, with their abandoned game against India at Trent Bridge their only dropped point. He can be excused his leisurely strike rate of 77.20, given what went on around him. Later, they lost to New Zealand by four wickets at Birmingham on June 19; and Pakistan by 49 runs at Lord's, London on June 23.

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