On Wednesday in Mumbai, India will play New Zealand in the last four match, which is a rematch of the 2019 quarterfinal.
Indian left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav stated on Sunday that Wankhede is still a difficult location for spinners and that the hosts will need early wickets to overcome the Kiwis ahead of their World Cup quarterfinal matchup.
On Wednesday in Mumbai, India will play New Zealand in the last four encounter.
“Bowling at this location is challenging. True bounce is present, and batsmen frequently rule that area. After India trounced the Netherlands by 160 runs to wrap up their league matches with an all-win record, Kuldeep stated, “Obviously, compared to T20, the bowlers have plenty of time to come back into the game.”
“But sure, to take control of the game and your opponents, you need a few early wickets.” It will be a rematch of the New Zealand semifinal from 2019 in Manchester, which the Kiwis won by eighteen runs.
Kuldeep did not, however, extrapolate from prior performance.
“That was four years ago, in the 2019 semifinals (against NZ). Since then, we and they have played numerous bilateral series, so we are both familiar with the conditions in India. We have been able to play excellent cricket throughout the tournament thanks to our excellent preparation.
He stated, “We anticipate carrying on in the same manner in the upcoming match as well.”
Kuldeep has contributed significantly to India’s spin unit, claiming 14 wickets at a respectable economy rate of 4.15 from nine games.
Kuldeep downplayed the pressure of competing in a knockout match, stating that his main goal would be to develop his strengths.
“I just focus on how batsmen are trying to play me and work on my rhythm and strengths.” My goal is to make as many decent length landings as I can.
“I just continue to pay more attention to the process than to wickets. I hope that works in the future game as well,” he continued.
After a protracted injury layoff, KL Rahul returned to the highest division of cricket, and he has performed admirably in his assigned role as a wicket-keeper hitter.
Rahul was praised by T Dilip, the fielding coach for India, for his intense effort.
“At the moment, he is keeping wicket in an absolutely incredible manner. That was really difficult because he had just returned from a protracted injury layoff. However, he emerged quite nicely. He has been maintaining wickets since he was a young child. Thus, it is not an issue.
“I’m really pleased with how he is lateralizing. Furthermore, you can see that he is making excellent low catches given his height, added Dilip.