India vs New Zealand Memes: So it’s all but official now. India and New Zealand will meet once again in a World Cup semi-final.
New Zealand’s proper thrashing over Sri Lanka on Thursday has made it all but impossible for Pakistan to surpass their NRR and this means that New Zealand is set to face India in the semi-final of the World Cup 2023, barring any insane miracle by Pakistan over England.
In their last group-stage game against Sri Lanka in Bangalore, Kane Williamson’s side defeated the Lankans by 5 wickets. Not just the win but the size of the win is more important for them. New Zealand chased down the target of 172 in only 23.2 overs, shooting their Net Run Rate to +0.743, which is realistically impossible for Pakistan to catch up.
This means that for Pakistan, who have an NRR of +0.036, to surpass New Zealand’s NRR, Pakistan will have to beat England by 287 runs, or if they are chasing, they need to chase a hypothetical target of 150 in 3.4 overs.
New Zealand and India’s *potential* semi-final will be played at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on November 15, while Australia and South Africa will meet in their semi-final clash on November 16 in Kolkata.
There were various kinds of reactions from the Indian fans on Twitter after it was made almost certain that New Zealand would meet India again in a World Cup semi-final. This led to India vs New Zealand Memes on Twitter.
Williamson’s team defeated India in a memorable semi-final four years ago in Manchester, ending a dream of over a billion Indian fans, and in a cruel fashion in a tight run-chase, the scars of which still linger, even though India defeated the Kiwis in their group game earlier in the tournament in Dharamsala.
While some Indian fans are apprehensive about seeing New Zealand in the semi-final again, others are confident that Rohit Sharma’s team will take revenge for the loss four years ago.
India vs New Zealand Memes: Indian fans react