Three Indian Players Who Might Not Feature in ODIs After World Cup

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Australia, meanwhile, will take on arch-rivals England in the second semi-final of the World Cup at the Edgbaston ground in Birmingham on Thursday.

A set of Indian fans wearing jersies with Virat Kohli's name at the front and Mahendra Singh Dhoni's at the back got the Intenational Cricket Council (ICC) to cook up a smart tweet that got people talking as India took on New Zealand in the first semifinal of the World Cup at the Old Trafford on Tuesday.

Rahul Gandhi, until recently the head of the main opposition Congress party, said: "Though they're a billion broken hearts tonight, Team India, you put up a great fight and are deserving of our love & respect".

A 116-run seventh wicket partnership between former skipper MS Dhoni (49) and Ravindera Jadeja (77) troubled New Zealand in the middle overs the Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester, but fine death bowling and a spectacular display of fielding gave the Kiwis the last laugh.

Kevin Pietersen thinks England will win the Cricket World Cup this summer, he revealed on Twitter.

New Zealand made 239 for eight on a tricky pitch, Ross Taylor top-scoring with 74 and Williamson contributing 67 as the two senior batsmen showed their class again.

"Ravindra Jadeja along with Dhoni fought brilliantly and got India so close but NZ were brilliant with the new ball and that was decisive", he said.

"They absorbed the pressure nicely and anything can happen with Dhoni and Jadeja at the crease, so it's just nice to come out on the right side", Boult said. However, with India needing 37 more runs, Jadeja miscued his shot to depart after playing arguably his best knock.

Dhoni went in the next over and India ran out of deliveries to make a shock exit from the tournament.

"With the new ball they were outstanding with the areas that they hit".

But left-hander Jadeja's 59-ball innings, featuring four fours and four sixes, ended when he skyed Boult to New Zealand captain Kane Williamson.

The very first semi-final battle of ICC World Cup 2019 proved costly for Indian fans as men in blue have been crashed out from the grand cricket tournament.

India was bowled out for 221 with three balls remaining.

"We love Team India, we love Kohli, we love Mahi (MS Dhoni) and forever we will love cricket".

With 23 required off the last six balls, tailender Yuzvendra Chahal glanced Neesham for four. Continuing the match on the next day, New Zealand finished at a total of 240 runs.

Guptill wasn't having the best of World Cups as he had failed to score big runs at the tournament.

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