Indian Batting in World Cup Semi-Finals: A’scary’ report card from Kohli and Rohit… In the semi-finals, these giants’ bats were deafeningly quiet.
The first semi-final match of the ODI World Cup 2023 will be played on November 15 at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium between India and New Zealand. This game will begin at 2 p.m. Prior to this, a frightening record of Indian batsmen had emerged, which had disappointed fans somewhat. Let’s talk about this track.
Indian Batting in World Cup Semifinal:: The ODI World Cup 2023, which India is hosting, has reached the semi-final stage. The tournament’s top four teams, India, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand, have been determined. The Indian team, captained by Rohit Sharma, performed admirably and advanced to the semi-finals.
The first semi-final match between India and New Zealand will take place on November 15 at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. This game will begin at 2 p.m. This is also Rohit’s home territory. In the same World Cup, India defeated Sri Lanka by 302 runs after bowling them out for 55 runs.
Star players’ bats remained silent in the semi-finals.
However, the Indian team may experience some anxiety during this semi-final match. That is the record of star batsmen in World Cup semi-finals. In fact, the current Indian team includes four star batsmen who have previously played in World Cup semi-finals.
Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, and Ravindra Jadeja are the players in question. The report card for all of them is quite frightening. In fact, Jadeja is the only one who has scored 50 points. The remaining three players, on the other hand, appear to be complete flops. None of these three stars combined for even 50 runs.
Kohli has played three World Cup semi-final matches so far, scoring only 11 runs at a very low average of 3.66. Captain Rohit Sharma, on the other hand, scored only 35 runs in the two semi-finals. During this time, his average was also a very low 17.50. So far, KL Rahul has only played one semi-final, in which he scored one run.
Performance of these greats in World Cup semi-finals
Virat Kohli – 3 matches – 11 runs – 3.66 average
Rohit Sharma – 2 matches – 35 runs – 17.50 average
KL Rahul – 1 match – 1 run – 1 average
Ravindra Jadeja – 2 matches – 93 runs – 46.50 average
Phenomenal performance by Team India at the #CWC2023! 🇮🇳💙 9 out of 9 wins in the group stage – what an exceptional performance! Kudos to our batters for a record-breaking show, with the top 5 scoring 50s – a FIRST in @cricketworldcup history! Special mention to @ShreyasIyer15 &… pic.twitter.com/59W6FnBZkQ
— Jay Shah (@JayShah) November 12, 2023
Indians are having fun in this World Cup
The fact that all of these players have performed well in the current World Cup season is a plus. In this situation, there is more hope that they will all be able to improve their poor track record this time. This time, Kohli is on top, having scored a total of 594 runs. So far, Rohit has scored 503 runs and Rahul has scored 347 runs. They’ve all played 9-9 matches.
Top scorer Indians so far in the current World Cup
- 594 runs scored by Virat Kohli
- Rohit Sharma has scored 503 runs.
- Shreyas Iyer scored 421 runs.
- 347 runs – KL Rahul
- Shubman Gill has a total of 270 runs.
Semi-final equation in World Cup
India Vs New Zealand – Mumbai (Wankhede Stadium) – 15 November
South Africa Vs Australia – Kolkata (Eden Gardens) – 16 November
India and New Zealand World Cup squads
Rohit Sharma (captain), Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami, Prasidh Krishna, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Shardul Thakur make up the Indian team.
Kane Williamson (captain), Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Tom Latham (vice-captain/wicketkeeper), Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, and Will Young make up the New Zealand team.