New Delhi, March 30: An in-form New Zealand will take on England in the first semi-final of the T20 World Cup at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium here on Wednesday (March 30). India will take on the West Indies in the other semi-final at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday (March 31).
Led by Kane Williamson, the Kiwis have not lost any game so far and topped Group 2 by beating strong teams like India, Australia and Pakistan. The team has been well-served by both its batsmen and bowlers. They skittled out their opponents twice below 100 in the group stage (India 79 and Bangladesh 70).
New Zealand, who finished runners-up in last year's 50-over World Cup in 2015, are playing their second semi-final in the T20 World Cup. The last time they played in a semi-final was in 2007 when they lost to Pakistan.
Overall, England have won 8 of 12 T20 matches against NZ while one was cancelled
England, on the other hand, has seen a roller-coaster ride so far. They lost to Chris Gayle's blistering ton despite scoring over 180 and then brilliantly chased down South Africa's 200-plus score. They again survived an Afghanistan scare but defeated Sri Lanka in a key match to qualify for their second semifinal in the history of T20 World Cup. The only time England made the semi-final was in 2010 and they went on to win that edition.
In T20 World Cups, New Zealand have met England four times with both sides winning two games each.