For all the die-hard cricket lovers from India, the semi-final 1 of the ongoing ICC ODI World Cup 2023 will trigger a lot of unwanted memories. India’s gut-wrenching loss at the hands of Kane Williamson and co. in the semi-finals of the ICC ODI World Cup 2019 still induces a lot of pain to the Indians.
Cut to 2023 and India have been a far superior side. They have once again topped the group stages and have ended their group-stage campaign on a high, with 9 outright wins in 9 games.
Rohit Sharma and co. didn’t have to break too many sweats in this campaign and have been an indomitable force. New Zealand on the other hand, finished in the 4th position with 5 wins under their belt.
In this article, we take a look at the top 3 vice-captain choices for the IND vs NZ semi-finals in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023:
1. Virat Kohli (India)
A sheer symbol of class, Virat Kohli has been ruling the roost in the ongoing ICC ODI World Cup 2023. He is the leading run-scorer in the tournament with 594 runs under his belt and has an outstanding average of 99.00 in the tournament.
He has already smashed 2 hundreds and looks hungry to score more runs and eventually win the matches for India. Kohli could be a great-choice vice-captain in your fantasy team for this IND vs NZ game.
2. Rachin Ravindra (New Zealand)
Having played exceptionally well in the ongoing ICC ODI World Cup 2023, it is safe to say that Rachin Ravindra has been the pivot around which the entire New Zealand team has been revolving around.
With 565 runs in his kitty, Rachin Ravindra is the leading run-scorer of the New Zealand cricket team in this World Cup. Having Ravindra in your team and making him the vice-captain, would yield you a lot of benefits.
3. Mohammad Shami (India)
India’s premier fast bowler, Mohammad Shami, has been an epitome of class and consistency in this ongoing ICC ODI World Cup 2023. Shami has bagged 16 wickets in the tournament and has been oozing fire and class at the same time.
Notably, he has just played 5 matches in the tournament and he has already left an indelible impression in the marquee tournament. Mohammad Shami has a brilliant average of 9.56 and an economy of 4.78 in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023.