Nov 14, 2023, 02:39 PM IST
These players have a significant impact on their respective teams and are often the ones to watch in high-stakes matches like a World Cup encounter.
Virat Kohli has accumulated 594 runs in nine matches, boasting an impressive average of 99 and a strike rate of 88.52. He has scored two centuries and five half-centuries with his highest score being an unbeaten 103.
He has amassed a total of 503 runs in nine matches. The skipper has scored one century and three half-centuries, achieving a top score of 131. The opener's swashbuckling start to the innings can set the stage for a favourable result.
The wicket-keeper-batter has accumulated 347 runs in nine matches with an impressive strike rate of 93.53. Heading into the semi-final, he carries the momentum of a remarkable innings, scoring 102 against the Netherlands. Additionally, Rahul has notched up one half-century in the tournament.
The captain and talismanic batsman of the New Zealand team is known for his elegant batting style and exceptional leadership on the field.
A left-arm fast bowler with the ability to swing the ball both ways, Boult is a potent force in New Zealand's bowling attack and can trouble any batting lineup.
Southee will face his longtime adversary, Virat Kohli, the top run-scorer of the 2023 World Cup. Notably, the right-arm seamer has managed to dismiss Kohli on six occasions in this format. Moreover, Kohli's strike rate in encounters with Southee stands at 100.98.