This is a huge game in the context of the WC and semifinal berths.
Cricket they say is game of glorious uncertainties and sometimes very funny as well.
While it is INDvsENG game today but it would be PakistanvsEngland game virtually. Both the teams (PAK and ENG) would be under tremendous pressure. This situation, however, gives IND a slight upper hand here.
Let’s go to teams now.
IND has performed brilliantly thus far in this tournament. Yes, they still have a big headache in the form of brittle middle order that needs to be taken care of. But I am sure they won’t be complacent about it and in fact, they would be raring to go out there and put all the talks about the middle order to rest as they are approaching semi-final stage now.
On the other hand ENG, the firm favorites at the start of the WC find themselves in an inevitable situation where they have to win both the remaining games. Since the ouster of Roy from the playing 11 due to left hamstring injury, strong-looking ENG batting line up has struggled big time. Their battling has been exposed especially while chasing. So they would be hoping for Roy to get fit and rekindle that spark in their batting department.
So huge responsibility lies on the shoulders of batsmen and it is about time to rise to the occasion and bail their team out of this mess.
Coming to the bowling department, well I don’t find ENG bowling line up as lethal or effective as the bowling attacks of some other teams like IND, AUS, and NZ. But if they wish to cement a spot in the semifinals then they have to hunt in pairs and show some discipline as a bowling unit and complement their batting line up perfectly today.
So to cut short.
It is going to be 55:45 affair.
55 in favor of ENG and 45 in favor of IND.
What? Surprised to read this?
Well, this is how I go about my business, there is a very good reason as to why I think like that.
So yeah ENG would prevail today over a very strong and dangerous IND side.
Root, Morgan and Buttler key in the batting department.
Woakes, woods and Moeen key in the bowling department.
For IND TOP 3 key in the batting department.
Bumrah, Shami and KUL-CHA key in the bowling department.
WC Match NO. 38!