ICC World Cup 2023 Semi-Final Schedule: India vs New Zealand & South Africa vs Australia

Renu Dahiya posted on Tuesday, Nov 14th, 2023

The stage is now arranged for the Cricket World Cup 2023, with the tournament’s four semifinalists determined. India, South Africa, and Australia secured their places in the final four first, while New Zealand narrowly clinched the fourth and final spot in the knockout stage. Each of the four teams showcased strong performances in the league stage, facing off against the other nine teams one by one. India stands out as the only team to reach the semifinals without a single loss.

Here’s the complete schedule of the ICC World Cup 2023 Semi-Finals – 

World Cup 2023 Semi-Final 1 – IND vs New Zealand Match Highlights

We have our first finalist – INDIA!🎉✌️

In the first semifinal match in Mumbai, India won over New Zealand by 70 runs. Virat Kohli’s remarkable 117 led the charge as the host nation posted an imposing 397-4. Shami’s stellar performance, securing a 7-wicket haul, earned him the Player of the Match title.

New Zealand, in their reply, was bowled out for 327. Shami was instrumental, claiming the first four wickets, including two in quick succession that disrupted New Zealand’s momentum at 220-2. Daryl Mitchell played a vital role, scoring 134 off 119 balls. Shami now boasts three five-wicket hauls in six appearances this World Cup, setting a record with four in total at the tournament.

Virat Kohli etched his name in history at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, surpassing the legendary Sachin Tendulkar with his 50th ODI century. He became the second Indian batsman to achieve a World Cup century against New Zealand, following in the footsteps of Sunil Gavaskar. Kohli secured his sixth half-century in the ICC World Cup 2023, eyeing the opportunity to break Sachin Tendulkar’s record and become the first batter to achieve 50 ODI centuries.

Finally, the enduring pain of past defeats has been overcome (referring to India’s loss to New Zealand in the semi-finals of the last World Cup in 2019).

World Cup 2023 Semi-Final 2 – South Africa vs Australia Match Highlights

Australia won by 3 wickets. They’re now going to play against India in the final match.

Australia stopped South Africa from scoring too much, letting them only get 212 runs. But Australia managed to get 215 runs with 16 balls remaining in a nail-biting match held at Eden Gardens.

The ICC World Cup 2023 final India vs Australia match for the 50-over World Cup is in Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. Australia has won this Cup five times before and wants to make it six. India, hosting the final, hopes to grab their third title.

Semi-Final 1: India vs New Zealand on November 15, 2023

  • Date and Time: November 15, Wednesday | 2:00 PM Local, 08:30 AM GMT
  • Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

In the initial knockout fixture at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, India is set to face New Zealand in the first semi-final. These two teams had a notable encounter in the 2019 World Cup semi-final, a match that extended over two days due to rain, resulting in India’s defeat to the Kiwis. Rohit Sharma’s team is determined not to allow history to repeat itself in this upcoming clash.

  • India Squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishan Kishan, Prasad Krishna, Suryakumar Yadav.
  • Australia Squad: Pat Cummins (c), Steve Smith, Alex Carey, Josh Inglis, Sean Abbott, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitch Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc.

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Semi-Final 2: South Africa vs Australia on November 16, 2023

  • Date and Time: November 16, Wednesday | 2:00 PM Local, 08:30 AM GMT
  • Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata

In the second semi-final of the 2023 World Cup, Australia and South Africa will face each other. Australia, a five-time champion, experienced a slow start, losing their first two league stage matches. However, they bounced back with seven consecutive victories to secure the third spot in the points table. South Africa, on the other hand, won seven out of their nine league matches, including a notable win over the Australians. 

Despite the Proteas having a morale boost from their previous win, historical trends favour the Australian side. The upcoming match will be intriguing to witness, as it remains to be seen whether South Africa can once again overcome the Australian challenge and secure a spot in the ODI World Cup final for the first time ever.

  • South Africa Squad: Temba Bavuma (c), Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Lizaad Williams.
  • New Zealand Squad: Kane Williamson (c), Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitch Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Will Young.

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Chances Of India vs Australia Clash In World Cup 2023 Finals

With the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 reaching its semi-final stage, there’s growing excitement over the possibility of an India vs Australia clash in the finals. Both teams, with their strong performances in the league stage, are poised for a potential showdown. Australia’s comeback from a slow start and India’s undefeated run has set the stage for an epic encounter, adding an extra layer of anticipation to the tournament’s climax. 

Cricket enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting the outcome of the semi-finals to see if this much-anticipated final matchup becomes a reality. 

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