India will begin as favourites when they take on New Zealand in the first semi-final at Old Trafford in Manchester. However, it must be remembered that the Kiwis have a better record against India in the World Cup – having won four and losing three. Also, New Zealand’s three-match losing streak will count for little when they take on India in the semis. The Indians themselves will know that they cannot take New Zealand lightly despite having only lost to England so far in this World Cup.
As India prepare to face the Kiwis in the semis, we take a look at five players who can make the big difference for India, and book a place for the team in the final.