ICC Twenty20 cricket world cup 2016‘s first semifinal match has been scheduled to play on 30th March at Firoz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi. Group-2 winner New Zealand will take on runner-up of Group-1 England in the 1st semi-final match of sixth ICC World T20.
Date: 30 March
Time: 19:30 Local Time, 14:00 GMT, 15:00 BST
Match: ICC WT20 2016 First Semi-Final
Fixture: New Zealand vs England
TV Channels: Star Sports, Sky Sports, SuperSport
How teams qualified for semis
Before the start of tournament, Kiwis were favorite to win the championship and were one of the top two teams in the group of death to qualify for semi-final. And yeah the way they have played cricket so far in the competition, Blackcaps will definitely be favorite. New Zealand won all the four group matches of 2016 twenty20 world cup group stage to make it into the semi-finals. As they beat Pakistan after India and Australia, they confirmed their semi-final ticket.
1st Match: New Zealand beat India by 47 runs at Nagpur.
2nd Match: NZ beat Australia by 8 runs
3rd Match: New Zealand beat Pakistan by 22 runs
4th Match: NZ beat Bangladesh by 45 runs.
There was lot of speculation about England chances in this year’s WT20 edition but the way team has performed in Group-1, they are certainly now favorites to win. English team lost only one game in the competition which was against West Indies. England beat South Africa, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka to qualify for world t20 2016 semi-finals.
1st Match: England lost by 6 wickets against West Indies
2nd Match: England beat South Africa by 2 wickets
3rd Match: England beat Afghanistan by 15 runs
4th Match: England beat Sri Lanka by 10 runs.
Kane Williamson (c), Grant Elliott, Trent Boult, Martin Guptill, Adam Milne, Mitchell McClenaghan, Corey Anderson, Nathan McCullum, Henry Nicholls, Colin Munro, Luke Ronchi, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor.
Eoin Morgan (c), Alex Hales, Joe Root, Jos Buttler, Reece Topley, James Vince, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, David Willey, Liam Plunkett, Jason Roy, Chris Jordan, Sam Billings, Liam Dawson.