World Cup 2019: India’s possible playing XI for the semi-final
These are the Possible XI for India in the first semis against New Zealand on Tuesday.
Published - Jul 7, 2019 3:00 pm | Updated - Jul 7, 2019 3:00 pm
This was already expected, the juggernauts entering the semifinals is was predicted well in advance. India has finally qualified for the semi-finals of the 2019 World Cup becoming the second team after Australia to do so with a hard-fought win over their neighbours Bangladesh.
In the final match, the Proteas beating Kangaroos boosted India to seal the top spot on the points table. There has been a lot of debate about India’s team combination going into the semis and with Virat Kohli making 2 changes in the last game, it just heats up the debate even more. Let’s look at what could the ideal playing 11 for India in the semis would be:
1. Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma would be wearing an orange cap right now instead of Blue of this was the IPL. He perhaps has been the best batsman of the tournament scoring 544 runs at an average of over 90 with 4 centuries. He is now second on the list of all-time century scorer in world cups behind only the legendary Sachin Tendulkar and equalled Kumar Sangakkara’s record of most centuries in a single edition of a World Cup.
India would be hoping that he carries this form into the semis and it would be fair to say that he currently is the biggest intimidating factor for any team that faces India in the knockouts.