WILLIAMSON CONFIDENT NEW ZEALAND CAN END INDIA’S WORLD CUP DREAMS AGAIN New Zealand dashed India’s hopes in the semi-finals of the 2019 edition
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson will approach their blockbuster World Cup semi-final against India with a clean slate and confidence in their ability to upstage the in-form hosts in Mumbai.
The Black Caps began the tournament with four straight wins but suffered the first of four successive defeats against Rohit Sharma’s side amid a period of injury issues, before booking a place in Wednesday’s semi-final with a late push.
Williamson, who returned from knee surgery for the World Cup and recovered from a fractured finger during it, missed the loss to India but is expecting a similarly tough test from the hosts who went unbeaten in the group stage.
New Zealand dashed India’s hopes in the semi-finals of the 2019 edition and Williamson said he was not concerned that his side were still considered underdogs.
Top-order batsman Rachin Ravindra filled the void left by Williamson during their campaign and has been a revelation with 565 runs to earn praise from the skipper.