India take on England in the second semi-final of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 in Adelaide on November 10. Both the teams are past winners of the tournament. India won the title in 2007 while England in 2010. England made the final again in 2016 and the semis back to back in 2021 and 2022. India, on the other hand, made a group-stage exit in 2021. They made the semis in 2007, 2014, 2016, and now 2022. They played in two finals in 2007 and 2014.
The Men in Blue won four out of their five games in the Super 12 stage and topped Group 2 to make it to the semi-final. Their only defeat was against South Africa in Perth where they were totally outplayed by the Protean pacers.
As per reports in Cricbuzz, the management is keen on playing the same playing XI that played the last Super 12 game against Zimbabwe. Rishabh Pant is likely to be preferred over DK due to his match-up against Adil Rashid. In the bowling attack, Axar Patel is expected to be persistent despite his poor returns so far. he also lengthens the batting lineup. India are expected to field six bowlers with Hardik as the fourth seamer option apart from his batting prowess.
ENG vs IND: India’s Predicted Playing XI Against England, ICC T20 World Cup 2022, Semi-Final 2
Rohit Sharma (C)
The Indian skipper has scored just one fifty in this tournament so far which came against the Netherlands. So far in this World cup, he has scored 89 runs from five matches at an average of 17.80. He will be eyeing up a big score in the semi-final.