India is yet to seal their spot in the final of the ongoing ICC World Cup as they are playing the unfinished semi-final game against New Zealand was interrupted by rain. But the Indian head coach Ravi Shastri already has different thoughts in store for the title clash. He expressed that he is hoping that the god will be on their squad given they lock horns England in the final at Lord’s on Sunday (July 14).
According to Shastri, the divine force was with England during their league game at Edgbaston on June 30 but felt it will choose to bless India in the next meeting. In a video posted by ICC, he said, “I thought god was in England’s dressing room that day. Hope if we play England next, he sits in ours.”
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Praising the Indian opener, Rohit Sharma, who has scored 5 centuries in the tournament, the head coach added, “He has been really consistent for India at the top. His form was no surprise. If he chooses a tournament like the World Cup to get that form in, as a coach, I will take it.”
India was playing New Zealand and did well to put the Kiwis under pressure till 46.1 overs when they scored 211 for 5. The match was interrupted by the rain gods and the fans and experts were busy making the arithmetical calculations as to what would be India’s final target to win the semi-final and make their fourth World Cup final after 1983, 2003 and 2011.
England will be locking horns with Australia in the other semi-final at Edgbaston on Thursday. The Three Lions will be playing a World Cup semi-final after 27 years and try to take the revenge from their league match loss to the Kangaroos in the blockbuster clash.