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India win toss and bat against New Zealand in Cup semi amid Mumbai pitch controversy

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India won the toss and chose to bat first against New Zealand In their Cricket Cup semi-final in Mumbai on Wednesday.

India did not make any changes to their team.

For New Zealand, they too did not make any changes to their side.

Earlier, there was controversy due to a late pitch switch ahead of the clash.

The pitch (pitch 6) in question has already staged two matches during the tournament, whereas the strip originally intended (pitch 7) for use in the semi-final remains unused.

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2019 used fresh pitches

The semi-finals of the Cricket Cup in 2019 were both played on fresh pitches.

However, the late change is within the rules as stipulated by the ICC in its guidelines.

Teams

India: 1 Rohit Sharma (capt), 2 Shubman Gill, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Shreyas Iyer, 5 KL Rahul (wk), 6 Suryakumar Yadav, 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 Mohammed Shami, 9 Jasprit Bumrah, 10 Kuldeep Yadav, 11 Mohammed Siraj

New Zealand: 1 Devon Conway, 2 Rachin Ravindra, 3 Kane Williamson (capt), 4 Daryl Mitchell, 5 Tom Latham (wk), 6 Glenn Phillips, 7 Mark Chapman, 8 Mitchell Santner, 9 Tim Southee, 10 Lockie Ferguson, 11 Trent Boult

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