IND takes on NZ today for spot in World Cup final

2019-07-09 at 07:59

India’s Virat Kohli says the “bravest” team will win the first World Cup semi-final between India and New Zealand today.

The group match between the two sides was rained off, although New Zealand thrashed India by eight wickets in a pre-tournament warm-up.

However, New Zealand have lost their last three World Cup matches while India topped the group.

Speaking to media Kohli said, “This is like the toughest situations you get in Test cricket. You have to be absolutely precise, whichever team is more brave in being calculated, I think they stand a better chance to win.”

Both sides had strong showings at Old Trafford during the group stages – India, who have lost just once in the competition, crushed Pakistan at the venue while New Zealand edged out West Indies in a mid-tournament thriller.

The final is at Lord’s on 14 July.

England meet Australia in the other semi-final at Edgbaston on Thursday.

The first semi-final gets underway at 1500 Sri Lanka time.