ICC CWC 19 Preview: India vs. England; Can India book a place in the Semi-Finals today?

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Today in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, India are set to take on the mighty England. This is truly a heavyweight clash between two teams who were considered to heavily be the favourites and the strongest teams before the tournament had even begun.

While they were both expected to easily just walkthrough teams and absolutely smash them. However, both these nations have had quite contrasting results till now. While India have truly literally smashed and bullied their way through the opposition in this tournament, even defeating the likes of Australia, but England have been on an underwhelming downward spiral, losing many games to both strong as well as weak opponents.

However, one thing that both these teams have in common is the fact that they still have not qualified for the semi final stages of the ICC World Cup.  Thus, they will both be eagerly looking to win today’s match to stamp their mark and get a place alongside Australia in the World Cup’s knockout rounds.

India have been having a connundrum about whom to play as the number four in their batting’s middle order. Vijay Shankar is currently essaying that role, but it is fair to say that he has been rather underwhelming with the bat as well as the ball. So they might look to bring is a specialist batsman like Dinesh Karthik or Rishabh Pant.

Similarly, even Kedar Jadhav’s place in the side is in doubt and he can lose his place as well to Ravindra Jadeja if India and Virat Kohli decide to make some changes.

On the other hand, England have been playing James Wince as the opener in place of Joe Root. However, Wince has not really lit the World Cup up so far with his batting, so he might as well be replaced.

This is a match between two really strong teams which is difficult to predict because they both have players who can turn the match around in just an over. Having said that, India have all the momentum going into this game and they should see this through and get a good victory.

 

 

 

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