Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar has his own take as to who will make it to the final four of the ICC World Cup 2019. He feels India, England and Australia should be in the semis with the fourth team being either New Zealand or Pakistan. Speaking to an Indian publication, Tendulkar is of the view that India have a well-balanced side and are capable off pulling off something special this time. The maestro feels that India’s legendary wicket-keeper batsman and ex-captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, will have a major role to play not just behind the stumps and batting, but also as one of the keenest observers of the game. Dhoni’s experience while batting — how to play out the critical moments of a game, how to rotate strike, when to strike and when to just build a partnership — all will count big time, he feels. For skipper Virat Kohli there can a be no better suggestion box or sounding board than MS Dhoni.
Meanwhile, captain Kohli sweated it out in a training session at the Oval stadium in London with his “Men in blue” on Thursday. The boys performed sprints, did push-ups, played football, basically gearing up for their warm-up game against New Zealand on Saturday. Following is a head to head summary of India and New Zealand in One-Day-Internationals (ODIs)