With the conclusion of the last league game, the four teams qualifying for the semi-finals before the grand final on November 19 have been determined. Pakistan’s slim hopes of securing the fourth spot and facing India have been extinguished as they faced the Herculean task of chasing 338 runs in 6.4 overs.
1st Semi-final: India vs New Zealand
India, having secured the top position in the league round, will face New Zealand, led by Kane Williamson, on November 15 in Mumbai at the Wankhede Stadium. The match is scheduled to commence at 2 pm IST.
New Zealand, finishing fourth on the points table, secured five wins and suffered four losses during the league round. In a previous league encounter on October 22, they faced a defeat at the hands of India by four wickets, with Mohammed Shami delivering an outstanding performance by taking five wickets.
Players to watch out for New Zealand: Rachin Ravindra, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult
Players to watch out for India: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami.
2nd Semi-final: Australia vs South Africa
The second semi-final will feature a clash between Australia and South Africa on November 16 at the historic Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The match is set to kick off at 2 pm IST. Both teams concluded the league stage with seven victories out of nine matches, but South Africa claimed a superior net run rate compared to Australia.
Players to watch out for Australia: David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Adam Zampa, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc
Players to watch out for South Africa: Quinton de Kock, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klassen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada
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