England are feeling the feeling to their toes as they are meeting India on Sunday at Edgbaston which seems to be a very crucial fixture of World Cup 2019. The luck of 3 teams England, Pakistan and Bangladesh will be decided with the results of this match.
India going into this match is highly confident, with no defeats so far being the only team with 2 more matches to go after this encounter, have almost made it to the knockouts. The Indian captain seems to be in a good frame of mind with the support of 4 consecutive half-centuries for him in the tournament and his decision making has been very clinical and professional. The experience of Cool Dhoni along with the energy of young Pandya has been nicely canvased over the 22 yards so far. Rohit Sharma seems to be in the form of his life with 2 wonderful centuries scored so far in this tournament. The best part of the Indian side is they have won every game even though they haven’t been able to produce their best performance. The only concern that may come to the management’s mind is the middle order is not able to create the kind of impact one would expect. Number 4 still stands a question.
Key Players: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah.
England, on the other hand, looks a bit in disarray. With the loss against Sri Lanka, they might have just slid away from a good frame of mind. There are a lot of questions being raised upon their chances to the knockouts. Too, many cricket fans’ astonishment, it was observed that England never faced a loss of match due to rains or wet outfield. As far as 7 teams have faced game loss due to rains and somewhere down the line that extra point Pakistan and Bangladesh received due to n/r’s of matches may hurt England in the cumulations of points and top 4 when the league phase gets over. Jofra Archer is going strong every match. England side looks balanced overall. But the injury to Jason Roy has degraded their performance as James Vince is not able to create that good an impact at the top of the order.
Key Players: Joe Root, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer.
Date: Sunday, 30th June 2019
Time: 3:00 PM IST
Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham
The weather at Birmingham is all positive ahead of India- England clash. There will be cloud cover but no rains are expected. The expected temperature will be around 21 Degree Celsius. A perfect pleasant day to play and enjoy Cricket.
The pitch of Edgbaston is batting friendly, and with no rains expected it is handy to bat if toss is won in this high-pressure game. There will be something for the pacers in the air, as well as off the deck, but as the game will progress the ball will come nicely on the bat.
England: 41 – India: 53
Tied: 2 N/R: 3
Head-to-Head at World Cup
England: 3 – India: 3
Probable playing XI
James Vince, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (C), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (WK), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood / Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant / Vijay Shankar, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah