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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Will history repeat itself, Twitter asks

The similarities between the 2008 and the July 9 encounters are uncanny
Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson in 2008
Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson in 2008
Source: twitter.com/cricketworldcup

The Telegraph   |   Published 08.07.19, 11:02 AM

Itโ€™s deja vu at ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

Take a look at this tweet posted by @cricketworldcup, the official handle of the cricket world cups: 

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Now, let us take you on a journey to some 11 years ago when the India under-19 (U-19) team had a face-off with New Zealand at the semi-final stage. Then, India had demolished the Black Caps and won the match by three wickets.

The similarities between the 2008 and the July 9, 2019, encounters are uncanny. Team India was being captained by Kohli and the New Zealand side was being led by Kane Williamson. Both players are captains of their respective sides now. The Indian skipper has been at the top of the ICC rankings for batsmen with five half-centuries in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. His contribution has been instrumental in the fine run of the team at the tournament. Similarly, Williamson has led his team with the bat. He is capable of leading his side to victory against any team.

Moreover, India had in its side Ravindra Jadeja, while the New Zealanders had Tim Southee and Trent Boult as members of their side.

This is the first time the two teams will face each other in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 since their group stage match was washed out by rain. Some on Twitter are still afraId of the rain:

Many would be hoping that history repeats itself and Team India cruises to the tournamentโ€™s final. 

The Indian Twitterati was supportive of the team:

Others were talking about the stats: 

India climbed to the top of the chart when South Africa beat Australia by a mere 10 runs, much to the delight of fans on Twitter: 

There were some who also interested in the second semi-final between the Aussies and England: 



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