After a remarkable win against West Indies, team India is all set to give a great competition to England. India is the only team in 2019 ICC World Cup that hasn’t lost any match till now. Team India performances in the past few years have been remarkable and under Virat Kohli’s leadership, the team India will enter as the favorite team in the World Cup 2019.
England on the other hand also entered the tournament as one of the strongest teams in 2019 ICC World Cup and they also started their performance in the tournament very well. But recently after their back-to-back losses to Sri Lanka and Australia, England are now in such a position that they really need to win this match against India as well as the next match against New Zealand in order to make it to the semi-finals.
Team India, on the other hand, are unbeaten as well as they just need one more win in their upcoming three matches in order to qualify to Semi-Finals of 2019 ICC World Cup.
But they must make sure that they should fix their batting as in the previous two matches which were against Afghanistan and the West Indies, their bowlers are the one who is saving their match and the batting department is in a low pace right now.
India should fix this issue in today’s match otherwise England will definitely take advantage of this thing for sure.
India has won the world cup for two times that is in the year 1983 and in 2011 edition. India was also the runner up in 2003 edition against Australia. In this edition of World Cup, team India played its opening match on 5 June 2019 against South Africa at Rose Bowl, Southampton, where India won by 6 wickets. South Africa scored 227/9 in 50 overs, on the other hand, India scored 230/4 in 47.3 overs. India vs Australia was the second match of team India in ICC World Cup 2019 where India won by 36 runs. The third match of team India was against New Zealand which was abandoned due to heavy rain. Their fourth match was against Pakistan where India won by 89 runs (DLS method). Their fifth match was against Afghanistan where India won by 11 runs and in their next match India won by 125 runs against West Indies.
The opening match of team England was played on 30 May 2019 against South Africa where England won by 104 runs. The second match of England was held on 3 June 2019 against Pakistan where Pakistan won by 14 runs. The third match was against Bangladesh where England won by 106 runs. The fourth match of England was held against West Indies, where England won by 8 wickets. England played their next match against Afghanistan, where England won by 150 runs. Their sixth match was against Sri Lanka where Sri Lanka won by 20 runs. In their previous match, Australia won by 64 runs.
India Probable XI
KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (C), Vijay Shankar, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
England Probable XI
James Vince/Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (C), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood
As per to the weather reports, the atmosphere will be clear for the full day and there are no chances for rain during today’s match. There might be 45 percent cloud cover, but it won’t convert into a heavy shower. Other than that the temperature is expected to be around 17 and 23 degrees Celsius.
The track in Birmingham in 2019 World Cup has become a tough one for batting. The previous matches held on this track have been won by the chasing teams and therefore it won’t be any surprise if both the team choose to field first.
Competing teams: India vs England
Date: 30th June 2019
Time: 3:00 pm IST and 10:30 am Local
Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham