Most likely India will take on hosts England at Edgbaston, Birmingham on 11 July in the second semifinal. India is going to finish at the second rank in the points table if Australia beats South Africa whereas England has secured their third place. In fact, this is the first match after 27 years when England have made their way into the semifinal of the World Cup.
England was able to register a massive win of 119 runs against New Zealand to book their semifinal berth. Subsequently, former England skipper Michael Vaughan was delighted after the team’s qualification. Vaughan said, ‘bring on India’, and he was trolled by Indian fans.
It is most likely going to India vs England.
The hosts England had to win two consecutive matches and they were under some pressure after losing two successive matches. England was able to come up with the complete performance as Eoin Morgan-led side defeated India by 31 runs. Hence, England was able to stand tall to the challenge and delivered the goods in the crunch situations.
England will also have a psychological advantage over India as they have already defeated them in the league match. In fact, England was stunned by Sri Lanka and then the World Cup was wide open. England had also faced defeat from Pakistan and Australia in the league stages.
On the other hand, India has ticked the right boxes and they have come up with complete performances thus far. England has been the only side which has defeated India. In fact, Michael Vaughan had earlier claimed that whichever team defeats India will go on to win the World Cup.
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have delivered the goods with bat. Furthermore, the Men in Blue have come up with collective bowling performance.
Michael Vaughan took to his Twitter to share his happiness. The post read as, “Great performance .. Strong mentality over the last few days .. Bring on #India in Birmingham .. #CWC19”.
Here is Vaughan’s tweet:
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) July 3, 2019
Here is how he was trolled:
If your team face India in semifinal then we can say it now – Thanks for the memories england team. Its #TeamIndia ok sir.
— Pushpendra Singh???? (@nxt_enrique) July 3, 2019
Australia is going to lose to SA and India is winning against SL. So it's gonna be Aus vs Eng. Save this tweet.
— THE SKIN DOCTOR (@theskindoctor13) July 3, 2019
So England will be knocked out by India in Birmingham ?
— नम्रता (@_Namrataa) July 3, 2019
England will surely lose no doubt in that?
— Mohammad Raheel Fidvi (@RFidvi) July 3, 2019
— A Common Man (@Raise_Voice_) July 3, 2019
So IND n NZ didnt push for the win agnst ENG to maintain good NRR.
They have successfully made ENG into believing that their pathetic bowling line up can defend 300+ agnst quality teams.
ENG to get knocked out in semis #OnOn #EngvNZ #NZvEng
— I Tweet Stuffs (@KhabriBiggstFan) July 3, 2019
— Pradyumn (@impradyumn06) July 3, 2019
you seems very happy to reach semi final after ages, 27 years .
Shows your desperation, as you are approaching match with India. But don't worry, u will still be cupless.
Crown cricket ka Vaughan ji, hum le lenge.@virendersehwag@sachin_rt @ImRo45 @imVkohli
— Nitish Sen (@NitishSen07) July 4, 2019
Haha …such arrogance…. Wait until u meet the adaptable.. India… Ur flat track team will get smashed by India or Aus..in semis. ?..
— Kartik Bareja (@KartikBareja1) July 3, 2019
chal ben stokes
— Shashank rai (@raishashank06) July 3, 2019
Why are English cricketers going banana over few wins, Aus, Ind & NZ all have chance not just England. Flat Pitch Bullies.
— Praful Baria (@PrafulBaria2) July 4, 2019
Bro don't worry we are coming with our A game and ur world cup story will get over in few days time….
— Vikas Sharma (@VikasSh32784280) July 4, 2019
After match indian players left ur all players at their home to watch match of india vs ………in final??????
— RANVEER SINGH (@RANVEER241987) July 4, 2019