India will be locking horns with England in the 2nd semifinal at the Adelaide Oval on Today. The India Team would be oozing with confidence heading into this knockout fixture having topped Group 2 winning four of their 5 matches with eight points to their tally. Their only loss came against South Africa.
The Indian team would be hoping that skipper Rohit Sharma comes out all guns blazing on the big occasion. Rohit has only managed a solitary half-century so far. At the same time, it also remains to be seen what decision will be made by the management regarding the team combination in the spin and wicketkeeping departments featuring Ravichandran Ashwin- Chahal as well as Karthik and Pant respectively.
Meanwhile, England are also a force to reckon with in this competition. While they were stunned by Ireland in Super 12, the Three Lions played an outstanding brand of cricket to register a hard-fought 20-run victory over New Zealand before defeating Sri Lanka by four wickets in their final game to seal a semis berth and end arch-rivals Australia’s title reign.
The surface at the Adelaide Oval is expected to be a balanced one providing equal assistance to both the batters and the bowlers. Nonetheless, since this is a knockout encounter, the captain winning the toss will be looking to bat first and transfer the scoreboard pressure on the opposition.
The straight boundaries are long and would be difficult for the batters to clear it. However, run galore is expected here once again considering the track.
Probable Playing 11 for IND vs ENG
Rohit Sharma(c), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Kohli, Pandya, Pant/Dinesh Karthik (wk), Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, R Ashwin, Mohammad Shami, Arshdeep Singh
Buttler(c and wk), Alex Hales, Phil Salt, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood
Average 1st innings score:
The average first-innings score on this wicket is 170 runs.
Dawid Malan is set to miss the Semi-Final against India due to a groin injury.
India vs England, Adelaide weather report:
It is estimated that there may be rain and a few thunderstorms in the morning with a chance of 40 percent rain.