Watch NZ vs SA Semi Final Live Streaming
New Zealand's captain Brendon McCullum's open letter is in news where he appeals fans to come down to the Eden Park and support the team for what they have achieved so far and for two more wins. This team has surprised every cricket fan and expert with seven straight wins (just like India did so far). They now face an uphill task of beating South Africa in the first semi final if they have to make it to the final. Watch New Zealand vs South Africa semi final live streaming and telecast on Star Sports HD network in India. Live telecast with be available with live Hindi and English commentary. If you are on the go and want to enjoy live cricket streaming on mobile, download HotStar live app.
New Zealand have won matches against big teams like Australia, Sri Lanka, England, Bangladesh and West Indies. If they win against South Africa they travel to Australia for the final to meet either Australia or India. They have already played a match against Australia but not a single match against India. If India wins against Australia, New Zealand will need some fresh plans.
If New Zealand makes it to the final they will play their first match in Australia. And above all they haven't played a single ODI match in Australia since last six years.
South Africa is an equally strong team which hasn't won all but won a lot. They lost to India and Pakistan in the group stage. They won convincingly against the other teams. While world tagged this team as chokers, AB de Villiers and team had different plans. A big win over Sri Lanka in the quarter finals gave them a big confidence to win more matches ahead.
All this team now needs to do is go out and do the job done. The ex-cricketers of South Africa who played previous world cups would probably agree that they weren't ready to win a world cup. If you all remember 1992 world cup dreams were washed out due to rain, 1999 world cup went in vain due to a terrible mix up between Lance Klusener and Allan Donald, 2003 world cup didn't come South Africa's way due to a highly unfortunate mis-calculation of Duckworth-Lewis method.
Sometimes its not only passion or hard work that leads you to success. Sometimes you also need real good luck. World Cup doesn't come so easy. Teams battle it out to be consistent and keep winning. Let us see who out of these two teams emerge as winner and first time finalist in world cup history.