We’re less than 24 hours to witness England vs India mouthwatering contest at Edgbaston in Birmingham on super Sunday (June 30). While looking at all pros and cons, the Three Lions have their gameplan–to tackle dominating India in the game No. 38 of the ICC World Cup 2019.
Being in imperious form, Virat Kohli-led India has won five matches in overall six they’ve had played since June 5.
On the other hand, England faltered at the fag end of league stage World Cup fixtures when they lost to Sri Lanka and Australia. Thus, they eventually put their semi-final spot in jeopardy by struggling to chase the targets despite boasting about long batting line-up
Besides, the World Cup favourites England have suffered three defeats in seven matches. They’ve eight points to sit at the fourth spot on the World Cup team standings.
ICC World Cup 2019: Here’s England’s predicted playing XI for India at Edgbaston –
The gun batsman Jason Roy is expected to make a return in the playing XI against India in a crucial tied. In four matches, the 28-year-old batsman has slammed a fine 153 against Bangladesh apart from 54 against South Africa at The Oval on May 30.
Unfortunately, he has picked a hamstring injury during fielding against the Windies on June 14 in Southampton. Concurrently, Roy is practising in nets.
Jonny Bairstow is known for changing the gears. He is threatening on his day by aiming to go downtown.
In the previous encounter against Australia, Bairstow got off to a start but failed to survive some excellent bowling from the Aussies.
The top-order batsman Joe Root is known for his versatile character. Known for steading the ship, Root has the knack of picking a bowler.
So far, it has been a good tournament for a reliable batsman and onus will be on him to take his team to a good total.
Eoin Morgan should have learnt following a rash shot against Australia. Morgan’s batting in the middle-overs adds stability in the already lengthy English batting line-up.
The Durham-based star Ben Stokes had played good gritty knocks for the Three Lions. He has shown his composure by slamming back-to-back half-centuries.
The left-handed batsman Stokes has a role to play against a prominent bowling attack of Team India.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler had a decent outing so far at the ICC World Cup 2019. The audacious stroke-maker would be eyeing to play long innings for the team’s cause.
A player-like Moeen Ali is crucial for England. Given to his all-rounder’s role, he has already expressed his wish to dismiss Virat Kohli. He has a chance to make his presence felt in the playing XI.
The bowling all-rounder Chris Woakes has the potential to win games single-handedly. He has looked more appealing at the ODI showpiece. Given his tricks in his arsenal, he could be a threat for any of the opponents.
The leg-spinner Adil Rashid might have had gone wicketless in the previous game, but he is one of those finest bowlers who know what it takes to be among wickets.
So far, in seven matches he has bagged as many wickets. He conceded 363 runs off 378 balls.
The bowling all-rounder Jofra Archer has impressed one and all with his sheer pace. Also, the Caribbean-born bowler leads England’s wicket-taking charts with 16 at the ongoing ODI showpiece.
He would be excited to face some of the best in business.
Mark Wood has bowled his heart out by troubling the batters. He has 13 wickets to his name in six outings. He will be vital for England in the initial overs with the new-ball.