The semi-finalists for the ICC WORLD CUP 2023 have been confirmed, with India, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand all advancing to the knockout stage.
India finished top of the table in the group stage, with a perfect record of 10 wins from 10 matches. The team has been in excellent form throughout the tournament, and will be one of the favorites to win the title.
South Africa finished second in the group stage, with 8 wins from 10 matches. The team has been playing some very good cricket in recent months, and will be looking to make a deep run in the tournament.
Australia finished third in the group stage, with 7 wins from 10 matches. The team is always a threat in major tournaments, and will be looking to defend their title.
New Zealand finished fourth in the group stage, with 6 wins from 10 matches. The team has a knack for performing well in knockout matches, and will be looking to cause an upset.
The semi-finals will be played on November 15 and 16, 2023, at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai and the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, respectively. The final will be played on November 19 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Here is a brief look at the four semi-finalists:
India Cricket team
India is the most successful team in ODI cricket history, with a record 3 World Cup titles. The team is led by Rohit Sharma, and has a star-studded batting lineup that includes Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, and Suryakumar Yadav. The bowling attack is also very strong, with Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar all at the top of their game.
South Africa Cricket team
South Africa has never won the Cricket World Cup, but they have come close on several occasions. The team is led by Temba Bavuma, and has a very well-balanced lineup. The batting lineup includes Quinton de Kock, Aiden Markram, and Rassie van der Dussen, while the bowling attack is led by Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, and Dwayne Pretorius.
Australia Cricket team
Australia is the defending Cricket World Cup champion. The team is led by Aaron Finch, and has a very experienced lineup. The batting lineup includes David Warner, Steve Smith, and Marnus Labuschagne, while the bowling attack is led by Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, and Josh Hazlewood.
New Zealand Cricket team
New Zealand has never won the Cricket World Cup, but they made it to the final in 2015 and 2019. The team is led by Kane Williamson, and has a very good all-round lineup. The batting lineup includes Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, and Devon Conway, while the bowling attack is led by Trent Boult, Tim Southee, and Matt Henry.
The semi-finals of the Cricket World Cup are always very exciting, and this year is sure to be no different. All four teams are evenly matched, and it will be very difficult to predict who will make it to the final.
ICC WORLD CUP 2023 Point Table: