Man of the Match: Jonny Bairstow
India look spoil England's semi-final bout
Our prediction is India will win the match
India Vs England is one of the marquee clashes in the 2019 World Cup and they are the top two ranked teams in ICC rankings. India is the only undefeated team in the CWC 2019 so far and is on the verge of qualification for semi-finals. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are in fine form notching up runs in every match. They both have been the main pillars of India`s batting order in the absence of Shikhar Dhawan. Rahul is not converting his starts into big scores and he will look to make it count in this match. MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya played a game-changing partnership last match and they both will remain vital cog of the middle order.
Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah are the best pace bowling pair in this world cup so far. They are troubling batsmen with their probing line and length, pace and swing. Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav have built on the pressure developed by the pace bowlers to rattle the opposition batting line-up. Team India has the best bowling line-up in the 2019 World Cup with a lot of attacking options. Vijay Shankar may be given one last chance before Dinesh Karthik or Rishab pant replace him.
England came to the 2019 World Cup as hot favorites to win the tournament. But, they are struggling for a spot in the semi-final after three losses in the league stages so far. England needs to win both their remaining matches to qualify directly or else they need to sneak win after other match results. Jason Roy is expected to be back in the playing XI this match. Joe Root and Ben Stokes have been their standout batsmen the 2019 World Cup racking up the big scores. Skipper Eoin Morgan, Johnny Bairstow, and Jos Buttler have shown glimpses of their brilliance but lack consistency in the batting.
Jofra Archer has been the best bowler in this World Cup with 16 wickets to his name. Mark Wood and Chris Woakes are in a good rhythm and are able to trouble the batsmen regularly. Liam Plunkett might replace Moeen Ali in this match. Adil Rashid will the No.1 spinner for England team and will find a place in the playing XI.
Ben Stokes – Ben Stokes battled a lone battle with the lower order batsmen in both the chases against England and Sri Lanka but failed to win the match in both the occasions. He has scores of 82* & 89 in the last two innings he batted.
Jofra Archer – Jofra Archer has been the X-factor for England in the bowling department and has 16 wickets to his name in this World Cup. But, Archer looked a bit rusty and jaded in their match against Australia, he needs to bring out his best game against the strong Indian batting line-up.
Joe Root– 432 runs, Avg. - 72, Strike rate – 93, HS-107, 100s-2, 50s-3
Jofra Archer – 16 wickets, Economy – 5.1 RPO, BB – 3/27
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 Chioke Archer||9.0||0||56||1||6.22|
|J Chioke Archer||9.0||0||56||1||6.22|
Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Liam Plunkett, Jos Buttler, Jason Roy, Mark Wood, AU Rashid, Eoin Morgan, Jofra Chioke Archer, Ben Stokes, CR Woakes
Virat Kohli – Virat Kohli has made four consecutive 50+ scores in last 4 matches and he will be itching to make a big hundred soon. Virat Kohli is the most consistent batsmen in the ODI format and we can expect a big knock from him in this match.
Mohammed Shami – Mohammed Shami has bowled beautifully in the two matches he played and he has 8 wickets to his name in just 2 matches. His ability to bowl seaming deliveries with good pace will trouble the batsmen in the powerplay and he can also bowl Yorkers at the death.
Rohit Sharma– 338 runs, Avg. - 85, Strike rate – 94, HS - 140, 100s-2, 50s-1
Yuzvendra Chahal – 10 wickets, Economy – 5.5 RPO, BB - 4/51
Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, MS Dhoni (Wk), Kedhar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Vijay Shankar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
YS Chahal, Lokesh Rahul, Kedar Jadhav, Kuldeep Yadav, Rohit Sharma, JJ Bumrah, Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami
Edgbaston is one of the true pitches in England which favors both the pace and spin bowlers. The pitch is expected to help fast bowlers early in the match and spinners might come into play in the second innings. No team is yet to cross the 250-run mark here in the two matches played here so far. The weather on the match day looks clear and sunny with just 10% chances of rain as per the weather forecast.
Toss will be a tricky one in this match. Teams are comfortable setting the target in this World Cup as the chasing teams succumbed to pressure. Team batting second has won both the matches here this World Cup. Both captains will look to bat first and set a good target on board.
Both India and England have a host of batsmen who can score runs consistently and has the firepower to put a big score on the board. India pips England in the bowling department and has a more accomplished bowling unit. We expect India to win this mouth-watering contest between two high-quality teams.