Former English footballer David Beckham is likely to be in attendance at the India vs New Zealand World Cup semi-final, with Sachin Tendulkar.
Former English footballer David Beckham is likely to watch the India vs New Zealand ICC World Cup 2023 semi-final alongside cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar. The highly-anticipated match is slated for Wednesday, November 15, at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.
David Beckham could also feature in a pre-match segment ahead of the IND vs NZ semi final showdown.
David Beckham to watch IND vs NZ with Sachin Tendulkar?
“Beckham could be seated alongside Sachin Tendulkar at the India-New Zealand semi-final, and there is talk of a pre-match segment as well” reported Rev Sportz.
Beckham’s presence at the match coincides with his three-day visit to India as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. During this visit, Beckham, serving in this capacity, might join Tendulkar in watching the game, adding to the excitement surrounding the encounter.
IND vs NZ
In the ongoing World Cup, India faced New Zealand earlier and secured a convincing four-wicket win, with Williamson’s absence due to injury. However, his return could present a challenge for the Men In Blue. Nevertheless, Rohit’s team has been unstoppable in the tournament, maintaining an unbeaten record in the league stage, and they aim to continue this streak in the semi-final clash scheduled for Wednesday, November 15.
Team India enters the semi-final with confidence, especially after standout performances by Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul, both scoring centuries in the final league game against the Netherlands on Sunday. With the batting lineup in top form, the bowling unit, led by Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, and Mohammed Siraj, will need to match the same level of intensity to keep the Kiwi batters on their toes come Wednesday.
Regarding New Zealand, skipper Kane Williamson’s in-form run will help the Kiwis for the Mumbai clash. However, all eyes will be on the impressive newcomer all-rounder Rachin Ravindra, with 565 runs and three centuries in his World Cup debut. Tim Southee’s experience compensates for Matt Henry’s absence, strengthening the Kiwis. Their formidable lineup aims to challenge India in the crucial semi-final at the Wankhede Stadium.