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India vs New Zealand Semi-final | Kohli Imitates Bumrah’s Action During Warmup

Cricketnext Staff |July 10, 2019, 3:30 PM IST
India vs New Zealand Semi-final | Kohli Imitates Bumrah’s Action During Warmup

There were some fun and games as Indian team warmed-up to continue their ICC World Cup semifinal against New Zealand on the reserve day (July 10) at the Old Trafford stadium in Manchester. Skipper Virat Kohli is always keen to have a bowl but on Wednesday, he decided he wanted to imitate his premier strike bowler Jasprit Bumrah.

Bumrah, the leading wicket-taker for India in his maiden World Cup, has a unique action which enables him to bowl at rapid pace and swing the ball late as well. Kohli attempted to copy Bumrah’s action — with the extended right arm — and once he was through the action the Indian skipper copied the paceman style of celebration as well, in a video tweeted by the ICC.

Kohli, who used to bowl some medium pace, has backed down from bowling much in international cricket these day. A day before the India-New Zealand semifinal, Kohli was reminded that he has dismissed his rival skipper in this game, Kane Williamson, at the 2008 Under-19 World Cup.

"I got Kane's wicket? Did I?” Kohli asked in the pre-match press conference. "I don't know if that can happen again.”

Even Williamson was surprised by the revelation, saying, “Oh dear. Tell me how. He used to be an all-rounder I think back in the day, but hasn't bowled as much recently."​

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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