At Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday, former England football player David Beckham will probably be present, along with Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar and a number of other celebrities, to watch India vs. New Zealand in the semi-final. During his three-day visit to India, the football legend is expected to make an appearance at the Wankhede. When India and New Zealand play, a number of other former cricket players, movie stars, and sports celebrities are probably going to be in the VVIP gallery.
As a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, Beckham is in India. Through a partnership with UNICEF, the International Cricket Council hopes to empower women and girls and advance gender equality and inclusivity through the game of cricket. India, the hosts, have continued their nine-game winning streak and performed admirably in the current lavish tournament. With 18 points at the end of the league stage, Rohit Sharma’s team led the ODI World Cup 2023 standings. Their run rate was +2.570 on a net basis.
India will play the Kiwis, who placed fourth on the points table after finishing first in the standings. India launched their campaign subsequent to Australia’s defeat. Then the ‘Men in Blue’ defeated Bangladesh, New Zealand, England, Sri Lanka, South Africa, the Netherlands, Afghanistan, and their bitter rival Pakistan.
The ‘Men in Blue’ maintained their perfect undefeated record in the ongoing tournament by defeating the Dutch team by a commanding 160 runs to end the league round. However, New Zealand placed fourth, eliminating Pakistan and Afghanistan from the running. The Indians, who have had difficulty in major tournaments over the past ten years, will face a formidable test in the semi-final match. The Men in Blue are in a position to add a third trophy to their collection after victories in 1983 and 2011 thanks to their current nine-match winning streak at the World Cup.