Ishant has been ruled out of the series after a grade three ankle tear.
India could've resorted to some decisions keeping an eye on the future.
Navdeep Saini is likely to replace the fast bowler.
The speedster won't be bowling in the Vidarbha match even if he gets a green signal.
Ishant sent down only 2.3 overs in Vidarbha's second innings at the Arun Jaitley Stadium.
New Zealand scored 211/5 in 46.1 overs prior to the rain interval in Manchester.
The Kiwis are coming into the game on three back-to-back defeats.
India locks horns with New Zealand in the first semi-final.
Rahul’s dismissal was particularly disappointing since the batsman has made it to the World Cup squad after going through a roller-coaster ride.
The Indian skipper had words of praises for Jadeja, Pandya and Dhoni as well.