The defending champions and the hosts will go head-to-head on 29 October 2023. It’s 29 October, and it’s match 29, what a coincidence! England has nothing to lose; they have already lost the race. While India also has cemented itself as a semi-finalist. Let’s see how this match goes on. You can read everything from the preview to highlights in this article. Also, there will be live commentary right under this paragraph. So stay tuned.
Points table: ICC Cricket World Cup points table 2023
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England’s tournament so far
England’s journey so far has been pretty disappointing. The defending champs didn’t act like one, and it has led to upsets and one-sided matches. The English fans were expecting something more from the team, but the players have failed to deliver. They only won the Bangladesh vs England CWC 2023 so far. This was the only time they showed decent performance.
Other than that, they got caught in the whirlwind of the England vs Afghanistan CWC 2023 match. This was the time their morale was shattered. After this, there was a series of defeats at the hands of Sri Lanka and South Africa.
England’s tournament so far has been disappointing. And they have nothing to lose anymore; the game is out of their hands.
India’s utter domination
India has been the beast that it is in the ODI cricket. They have been carrying the confidence and morale from the Asia Cup 2023. So far, the home side has been winning all the matches. The crowd pressure is always pretty immense. You can’t lose a match in front of thousands of cricket-crazy fans in the stadium.
Talking about the way moving forward, India is in a vulnerable position. How? Well, I am not high on anything, trust me. It often happens that you need that one humbling punch that will make you realize that you have to be on your toes. India has cemented itself as a semi-finalist. And this is the time it can take things easy and lose. But is that the Indian way? I guess not.
UTTER DOMINATION IS WHAT THE INDIAN FANS ARE LOOKING FOR.
So far, the report is that the pitch will give pacers much more help. But you may have a question; the spinners have been far better on this surface. So, how can the Pacers get more help? Well, what you know is true. But the people on the ground claim this pitch will behave differently. This makes things far more difficult for England. You don’t want to mess with Bumrah, Siraj, and Shami on this pitch.
From England’s camp, Dawid Malan and Jos Buttler have to step up. Joe Root’s defensive play can only take the team so far. The “bazball” isn’t working. It has completely failed in this tournament against bigger and better sides. Hence, someone like Malan or Buttler can play a crucial role. On the bowling side, Wood has to step up and take some wickets. ITS ON!
From India’s dugout, their pace-bowling trio will likely give the weaker English batting side a lot more trouble. But I reckon Jadeja will be far more lethal. England wouldn’t be able to score much against him. India’s batting is always strong. Virat and Rohit are veterans that need no introduction.
Probable playing 11
England may opt for Harry Brook instead of Moeen Ali. However, this will cause problems if they don’t have a spinner who can handle the middle overs. Personally speaking, they should continue with Moeen Ali.
India won’t make changes; It makes no sense to break your winning combination. However, if you want to rest some players, it is better to give batters like Yadav a chance. It will help them prepare for that Pandya injury if he can’t return.
Do we need predictions here? India is going to win. As much as you debate about England’s strengths, India’s momentum is far too strong. They won’t be able to handle the full force of Indian batting.
England won the toss, and they chose to bowl first. Is this the right choice? The Pacers get a lot of help here. Do they want to chase a total facing Bumrah, Shami, and Siraj?
|Rohit Sharma||Jonny Bairstow|
|Shubhman Gill||Dawid Malan|
|Virat Kohli||Joe Root|
|KL Rahul||Ben Stokes|
|Shreyas Iyer||Jos Buttler|
|Suryakumar Yadav||Moeen Ali|
|Ravindra Jadeja||Liam Livingstone|
|Mohammad Shami||Chris Woakes|
|Mohammad Siraj||David Willey|
|Jasprit Bumrah||Adil Rashid|
|Kuldeep Yadav||Mark Wood|
First Innings – India
|INDIA 229-9 (50 overs)|
|Rohit Sharma 87 (101)||David Willey 3-45|
|Suryakumar Yadav 49 (47)||Adil Rashid 2-35|
|KL Rahul 39 (58)||Chris Woakes 2-33|
|TARGET||England has to chase 230 runs in 50 overs|
- England’s new-ball bowlers were spot-on from the start. They not only removed three of the top four Indian hitters.
- Willey and Woakes also bowled a maiden each against the dangerous Rohit.
- An in-seamer bowled out Gill, Kohli departed for a duck with an uncommon stroke, and Iyer was bounced out again. At 40/3, the hosts were up against the wall.
- The Indian skipper and his old opening partner clasped hands to stabilize the ship. They scored at a fair rate on a difficult pitch and refused to let the England spinners dictate matters.
- Buttler turned to Willey, and the left-arm speedster ended the 91-run stand thanks to a wild shot from Rahul.
- After that wicket, Rohit’s scoring rate dropped, but Suryakumar Yadav came out to play with an optimistic attitude.
- The former erred a slog and bottomed out to deep midwicket against Rashid, who also trapped Jadeja lbw for eight runs.
- When batting with the tail, SKY was unsure whether to maintain or rotate the strike, which resulted in a lot of dot balls.
- He smashed a six over fine leg off Wood but was out for 49 when he attempted to play a huge shot. Bumrah and Kuldeep put up a 21-run stand to keep their team from being bowled out.
Second Innings – England
|ENGLAND 129-10 (34.5 overs)|
|Liam Livingstone 27 (46)||Mohammed Shami 4-22|
|Dawid Malan 16 (17)||Jasprit Bumrah 3-32|
|David Willey 16 (17)*||Kuldeep Yadav 2-24|
|RESULT||India won by 100 runs|
- It couldn’t get any better than this for the English side. They restricted the unbeaten India to 229 runs on their turf. However, could it get any worse than this?
- The careless batting approach has cost England this World Cup. And it seems like they haven’t learned their lessons. Another day, another batting collapse. This wasn’t a huge target, but the Indian bowlers quickly used the fault lines in the English batting.
- No batter could cross the 30-run mark. The Pacers do get a lot of help on this wicket. However, this is not how you chase 230 runs if you are a defending champion from a country where you are used to playing quality seam and swing bowling. This is England’s loss through and through.
- Mohammad Shami will be happy with another good day with the ball. He has emerged as one of their most successful bowlers, which is a slap on the selectors’ faces who weren’t eager to select him early on. This tells you a lot about why experience matters.
- England has a lot to think about when they go back to their camp. It’s the 2015 World Cup again!
Man of the match
The Indian skipper steals the show today. He came in when his fellow batters ont he crease were throwing away their wicket left and right. Among all this chaos, he played the role of an anchor who didn’t let the boat drift away from the mark. This was a captain’s knock. Rohit’s intent is clear, this is going to be a replay fo 2011 Cricket World Cup.