The eagerly awaited India vs New Zealand semi-final clash has social media buzzing with a myriad of memes and statistics.
The Indian cricket team is ready for the ICC Cricket World Cup semifinal scheduled for November 15th (Wednesday) against New Zealand. Both teams head into the match with a 50/50 chance of victory, showcasing their evenly matched strengths.
However, India’s overall tournament performance and growing confidence make them the stronger favorites this time around compared to their 2019 World Cup semi-final encounter.
While India will look to wipe away the pain of Manchester 2019, where they were eliminated from the semis by the New Zealanders, Rohit Sharma’s boys are unlikely to do it with a sense of revenge. It’s more for the purpose of reaching the final than retribution.
That was not the only time the Kiwis had broken India’s heart. Virat Kohli’s men had lost another big final to New Zealand-the 2021 World Test Championship Final.
Despite the undeniable heartache, there’s a surprising lack of resentment as India gears up for a rematch against the same opponents. However, the anxiety among Indian cricket fans is palpable and is manifesting on social media through an ongoing meme extravaganza, expected to continue until the semifinal concludes with a positive outcome for Team India.
Social media is flooded with a myriad of memes, informative fact sheets, and statistics comparing scores as fans eagerly anticipate the India vs. New Zealand semi-final clash. Enthusiastic supporters are actively sharing their predictions and analyses, contributing to a vibrant and engaging online atmosphere.
Get ready for a laughter riot! Here are some of the most intriguing ones:
The anxiety is rooted in India’s previous four defeats against New Zealand in various formats during knockout matches. Despite this, Indian fans are hopeful, drawing confidence from the trend that in the last three ODI World Cups, the hosting nation has consistently eliminated New Zealand from the competition.