PODCAST: Can New Zealand fight back against India in first semi-final?
Last Updated: 10/07/19 10:44am
Shaun Pollock joins Bob Willis on the latest World Cup Debate to reflect of a frustrating day as rain at Old Trafford ensure the first semi-final between India and New Zealand went to a reserve day.
New Zealand scrapped to 211-5 in 46.1 overs on a difficult batting track, before the rain came to ensure a return on Wednesday to complete the contest.
Bob and Polly look back on a day dominated by India, discuss New Zealand's prospects of fighting back on Wednesday and look ahead to England's semi-final against Australia at Edgbaston on Thursday.
Discussed on the show...
- The use of the reserve day and whether it was the right call?
- Why did Kane Williamson want to bat under floodlights and in overcast conditions after winning the toss?
- India's "sensational" new-ball duo of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah
- New Zealand's hopes being pinned on Ross Taylor (67no)
- What will be New Zealand's target tomorrow? Would a score of 240 trouble India with the pressure of a semi-final?
- Do Pakistan have a right to feel aggrieved? Should semi-final spot have been decided on head-to-head record?
- Polly reflects on South Africa's unforgettable 1999 semi-final defeat to Australia
- Are England peaking at the right time going into Australia semi-final?
- What lessons can be learned from group-stage defeat to Australia?
- Australia's injury woes
- Will Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow continue to be aggressive at the top, against Mitchell Starc?
You can watch every match of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup on Sky Sports Cricket World Cup (channel 404)