The clash today is between India and New Zealand in the first round of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup semi-finals at Old Trafford in Manchester.
The Indian cricket team is being led by Virat Kohli who is a right-handed top-order batsman and the New Zealand team is being led to the semi’s by Kane Williamson who is considered to be the BEST batsmen in the world.
For today’s match India has been advised to stay alert about the threat posed by Trent Boult who is the bowler for the New Zealand cricket team.
Cricket followers have FLOODED Twitter with messages wishing both the teams good luck and are completely HYPED for today’s match.
Williamson and Kholi will be leading their teams into today’s high-spirited game
Cricket followers are expecting today’s game to be nail-biter
Fans are already getting comfortable for today’s match which will be taking place at 13:30 GST
The group stages are over and the World Cup is introducing a reserve day for all the semi-final and final matches
During the group stages the match was usually abandoned in the event of a wash out, although for the knockout matches the International Cricket Council has kept a reserve day. Thus, if the match cannot be completed today due to the rain the two competing teams will resume the game on Wednesday.
According to the British MET department, light showers of rain and drizzles are predicted for the afternoon for today’s match – whereas heavy rain is being expected from mid-afternoon onwards.