The 38th fixture of ICC World Cup 2019 will witness the battle between two pre-tournament favourites – India and England. This clash is said to be one of the most crucial and the most awaited encounter of the World Cup 2019. The match is scheduled to be played at Edgbaston, Birmingham on Sunday.
Let me tell you, India needs to win just one game out of three left to fix their spot in the semi-finals of the world cup, whereas, England needs to register to win in their remaining two matches to stay alive in the tournament.
Pakistan and Bangladesh would be hoping for India to win against England to raise their chances of qualifying for the Semi-Finals.
India: W, W, W, W, W
England: L, L, W, W, W
ENG s IND, Match 38, ICC World Cup 2019
Sunday, 30th June 2019
03:00 PM IST
Total matches: 99
India won: 53
England won: 41
The pitch at Edgbaston, Birmingham gives an equal opportunity to the pacers and the spinners. Pacer would be difficult to play in the initial overs of the match, whereas, spinners will come in the game in the second half of the match. The weather is expected to to be sunny on the match day with few changes of rain.
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England team news:
Mohammad Shami came in to fill Bhuvneswar Kumar shoes and he did that perfectly. So far, M Shami has bagged four wickets in two games for India and would definitely trouble the English openers. He even has holds a good record against England where he has scalped 12 wickets in 74 over at an economy of 4.79. He could be an X-factor against England.
Ben Stokes scored some valuable run in his last two games. He has scored 82* in the defeat to Sri Lanka and then 89 against Australia. He even has the maximum wickets for England in the World Cup 2019. He has bagged six wickets at an economy of 4.59. He could be really dangerous with the ball as well.
Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, Dinesh Karthik (wk), KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja
Eoin Morgan (c), Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, James Vince, Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Liam Dawson, Tom Curran, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Joe Root
Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, MS Dhoni (Wk), Kedhar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Vijay Shankar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
Eoin Morgan (c), Adil Rashid, Jos Buttler (wk), Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Jason Roy, Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali/Liam Plunkett, Joe Root, Mark Wood, Jofra Archer
J Roothas an average of 57.00 against India with the highest score being 113* and at present, he is the leading run scorer for English in the World Cup 2019 with 432 runs in 7 innings at an average of 72.00. He can be your captain too.