Report: ODI World Cup 2023: Football legend David Beckham likely to……

ODI World Cup 2023: Football legend David Beckham likely to attend India-New Zealand semifinal tie


The ODI World Cup 2023 began on October 5 with 10 teams competing for the silverware. After 45 matches, only four teams remain in contention for the coveted title.

Two of those, India and New Zealand, will play the first semi-final clash on November 15 in Mumbai, while Australia and South Africa lock horns in the second semi-final on the following day in Kolkata.

The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai will be packed to the rafters as Indian fans would be hoping to see their team avenge the heartbreaking semi-final defeat to New Zealand in 2019.

Quite a few Bollywood celebrities, well-known sportspersons, and former cricketers are expected to be in the VVIP gallery to cheer for the ‘Men in Blue’.

One of the biggest football icons, David Beckham, is also likely to attend the game alongside legendary former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.

Beckham is in India as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has partnered with UNICEF to empower women and girls and promote inclusion and gender equality through the beautiful game of cricket.

How have the two teams fared in CWC 2023?

India have been on a rampaging run in the ODI World Cup 2023. They won all the nine matches they played and finished at the top of the table. The Kiwis have had a peculiar campaign, winning their first four matches before losing four on the bounce.

They needed to win their last league game against Sri Lanka and they managed to do so by five wickets. New Zealand finished fourth on the table.

The Blackcaps reached the finals in the 2015 and 2019 editions of the tournament. India, on the other hand, reached the finals twice in 1983 and 2011 and emerged victorious on both occasions.

With the stakes at an all-time high and two top teams set to square off, fans can expect a riveting clash.

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