Now, the world cup 2019 is at the final stage. India will play against New Zealand in the first semi-final on July 09 while Australia will face England in the second semi-final on July 11. The final will take place in London on July 14. Here we will discuss the possible playing XI of India for the semi-final.
Again, India’s top order is looking in the fabulous touch. Rohit Sharma scores five centuries in this world cup. He is the highest run-getter in the world cup 2019 so far with 647 runs at an average of 92.47. India may hope that he will continue their form during the upcoming matches. Skipper Virat Kohli also scored five half-centuries in this world cup. He could not score the century, but maybe the big runs come at the big stage.
Along with Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul is also doing his job. He scores a brilliant century in the last group stage match against Sri Lanka. In the last two years for India, Middle order performance become a big problem. But after the Rishabh pant joins the team. He is playing good. MS Dhoni is also doing well in the end. Hardik Pandya has played some good cameos, but India will hope that he scores big runs at the big stage.
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Mohammed Shami could not play the last game, but he may return in the playing XI. Also, Yuzvendra Chahal will replace Kuldeep Yadav in the playing XI. Jasprit Bumrah is outstanding throughout the tournament and leading the bowling attack. Mohammed Shami has taken 14 wickets in just four world cup matches. He also took a hat-trick in this world cup.
Possible playing XI of India for the Semi-final:-
Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah