This match is going to be a must win for the English team because they hurt two consecutive losses versus Sri Lanka and Australia. England will try to make their possibility better by winning this match and keep their aspiration alive for the semi-finals. The Host is in very well form and played well in this World Cup so far. But in the previous two matches, they showed an unprecedented performance.
The Clash of Ideologies
Virat Kohli said “I don’t see too many high scoring matches in half of the Cricket World Cup. Some teams might acquire on a roll. But you’ll see 250 protected such as well because of the kind of pressure that comes with it. When you acquire closer to the knockout phases that are going to bring special pressure and no-one is going too gung-ho from ball one. Generally, teams will get a way, but I see pressure playing a huge role.”
The second statement is perhaps Kohli having a piece of banter, but not without any reason. Confidently, it is not an unlikely thought within the England camp too. In the meantime, a week before Kohli’s assessment of England, Mark Wood also is speaking about his team’s ability to score 500 in an innings.
India wears an Orange Jersey officially unveiled
Nike has officially unveiled the orange jersey that India will be wearing in the match against England on Sunday. Team India will premiere its first-ever away kit in Birmingham on 30th June 2019. The young new generation of India inspires the ODI and away kit plan launched this year.
Similar to the recently launched ODI Kit, the away kit is planned to enhance dynamic movements and modern needs of the sport and the athletes.
While the new engineered mesh and strategically put sweat zones help enhanced breathability for the team on the field. It more helps a new placket construction, the flex crest, garment cut angles. Moreover, it slashes taping all add to making the New Jersey lighter, more breathable, and assists the athletes to be agile on the field.
India’s feasible XI
Virat Kohli (Captain), KL Rahul, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni (wk), Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, and Vijay Shankar.
England’s feasible XI
Eoin Morgan captain, James Vince, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, and Mark Wood.
How will India face England?
India maintained their unbeaten history in this Cricket World Cup till now. They defeated West Indies by an excellent 125 runs in their previous game. Team India is doing well work in every sector, whether it is batting, bowling, and fielding. Further, Virat Kohli led team India from the front in last game and is giving a fantastic batting performance in every match.
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul
After getting released in a controversial manner versus West Indies, Rohit Sharma will look to score heavily against England.
On the other hand, KL Rahul will need to change the start he is getting in every match, into a huge inning.
Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Kedar Jadhav
Even though Virat Kohli has consistently played some critical innings in the game so far, he will be desperate. He will be desperate to get the big score that has avoided him so far in this World Cup.
Vijay Shankar has not achieved to impress in the three matches that he has played so far and is likely to be dropped. Rishabh Pant may be included in the playing XI considering the reality that England has two spinners in the side. Furthermore, Kedar Jadhav too wants to contribute more with the bat.
Wicket-keeper and all-rounder
MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya
MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya will have the duty of scoring quick runs at the end of the innings. Pandya has in well form with the ball too, and collected wickets regularly.
Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammad Shami
Indian bowlers have exceptional in the game so far. Mohammad Shami’s rare form may keep out the last preferred Bhuvneshwar Kumar out for some more time. He expects the spinners to do well on the spinning path of Edgbaston.
After receiving heavy criticism for “batting without intent,” MS Dhoni shows his worth once again scoring a relevant fifty verses West Indies. Above all, Dhoni’s match awareness makes him a sportsman to watch out for in pressure matches.
Since as a replacement to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami has striking for the Men in Blue. His capacity to swing the old ball will be critical against the likes of Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes in the middle order.