Rohit won the toss and decided to bat first against the Kiwis.
Scorecard: India vs New Zealand
“We are gonna bat first. Looks like a good pitch. Looks like on the slower side.Whatever we do, we need to do well,” Rohit said after winning the toss.
“I think it was back in 2019 when we played the semis. New Zealand is one of the most consistent sides. Very important day. Constantly, talking about how important it is about turning up on that day. It is about controlling the controllables,” captain Rohit added.
Both India and New Zealand made no changes in their playing elevens for the all-important clash.
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson conceded that they would have batted first too if the toss had gone in their favour.
“We would have batted first. Looks like a used pitch. We would want to do well with the ball and then hopefully, some dew later. Amazing occasion. Four years ago, a similar situation but a different location. They have been playing some good cricket. Always a building phase between the tournaments. Need to assess what is in front of you when the tournament starts. We are going with the same team from the previous match,” Williamson said at the toss.