Ind vs Eng 2019 WC

India vs England at Edgbaston cricket ground at Birmingham, the tied semi-final fame ground.

Both teams played 7 times against each other in world cups, and the statistic is definitely interesting, both won thrice against each other, twice in the league round, once in the semifinal and the 7th and the recent encounter was tied. The more interesting fact is India beat England in the semi-final in 1983, the world cup was played in England, and England beat India in the semi-final in 1987, the world cup was played in India (with Pakistan, but the semi-final was played in India).

In fact on the same ground, India has upper hand against England, not just in world cup (1999), but also in overall record, though one thing needs to be in mind that after the 2015 world cup, India never got a chance to play with England on the same ground, and the current English team is totally different.

Teams prefer to chase the target on the Edgbaston pitch, which statistic shows, but none of the team could successfully chase the target more than 300, and top of that, in the current world cup, none of the team could successfully chase the target more than 250, except once. but a couple of matches played on the same ground and the first bowling team restrict the opponent below 250 and chased it down with pretty much ease.

India might go with the same eleven, as the bowling department is doing a pretty good job, RG Sharma and V. Kohli are also in form. KL Rahul needs to step up and convert his good start in the big inning, otherwise, he might lose his place, as India can go with Dinesh Karthik as the opener. The middle order also needs to perform, though Kedar Jadhav played one good inning, it’s not enough neither for him nor for the team. V. Shankar also needs to perform, mainly in batting as he did a good job in Bowling when India actually needed. MS Dhoni played his part till now, India can try R. Pant but India might not take the risk to play R. Pant against England.

England will surely replace J. Roy with J. Vince if J. Roy will be fit. England doesn’t have many options in their batting line up, so rest line up will be same from J. Bairstow to J. Buttler. M. Ali looks not in form, particularly in batting, but did his part in bowling, so England could give him chance one more time. Their bowling department is doing good, so England might go in the same bowling. England might go with T. curren in place of C. Woakes or L. Dawson in place of A. Rashid, but not much chance of having two replacement.

Ind 11: KL Rahul, RG Sharma, V Kohli, V Shankar, MS Dhoni, K Jadhav, H Pandya, K Yadav, M Shami, Y Chahal, J Bumrah.

Eng 11: J Roy / J Vince, J Bairstow, J Root, E Morgan, B Stokes, J Buttler, M Ali, C Woakes / T Curran, J Archer, A Rashid / L Dawson, M Wood.