The knockout round has begun in the ICC T20 World Cup. In the first semi-final on November 9, Pakistan will take on New Zealand, while on November 10, India will take on England.
After 10 long years...
After 10 years, India and England face each other in an ICC T20 tournament. As they are meeting in a knockout match, fans are really hyped for this match.
India has the upper hand
Both teams have faced each other three times in the World Cup. India won two out of three matches.
A Terrific First Encounter
When India met England for the first time in the T20 world cup, Yuvraj Singh wreaked havoc by smashing six sixes in a single over and scoring the quickest half century in only 12 balls. India won by 18 runs in the end.
In the 2009 World Cup's group stage, England again met India. The stars were in England's favour this time. The British, though, had to put up a valiant battle to win. They only won by three runs.
The third time India and England faced off. India completely dominated the game that time. India won the game by 90 runs while England was destroyed for just 80 runs.
England looks Stronger
Compared to previous teams, the current England team is more stronger.
Strong players with extensive IPL experience include Butler, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Alex Hales, and David Livingstone for them. The players from England benefit greatly from their IPL experience.
The Virsur (Virat-Surya) duo, which has been the foundation of India's batting order, is anticipated by fans to once again work their magic. Under extreme pressure, they played a crucial part in helping the squad get a respectable score.
Bowling Department Looks Solid
India's bowling squad performed admirably. Arshdeep, Bhuvneshwar, and Shami, a speed three, are successfully restricting the opposing batters.
Hardik Pandya, an all-around player, is an extra perk. Even still, Ashwin and Axar were anticipated to put up strong performances.
The event has not yet produced any strong partnerships between Indian openers Rahul and Rohit. The middle order has been under strain as a result of this.
Rohit did well on an individual basis, but he was unable to establish reliable opening partnerships.
In T20Is, Rohit has a strong record against England. In 13 innings, he scored 383 runs at an average of 34.81 and 143.44 strikerate. Additionally, he had a century against the English.
Adelaide will serve as the match's venue. In this World Cup, the teams who batted first won four of the six games that were contested.It’s a batting pitch with small boundaries. Therefore, the toss will be crucial in this game.
The match's umpires are Australian Reiffel and Sri Lankan Kumara Dharmasena. In the 2019 World Cup final, England received five additional runs thanks to Kumara Dharmasena. Chris Gaffane of New Zealand will serve as the third official.