ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 - Two of the pre-tournament favorites, India and England, are going to be playing against each other in one of the most important matches of the ICC World Cup 2019 on June 30 at Edgbaston, Birmingham on tomorrow.
India cricket team led by their star player Virat Kohli will be sitting pretty at the second position in the points table and they will book their spot in the top four after winning this encounter. India are the only unbeaten team in the World Cup with five wins and an NR to their names as they look to keep their momentum intact going into the business end.
on the other hand, England cricket team led by Eoin Morgan have themselves to blame for this situation. They?ve failed to chase the total on three occasions so far but thankfully have their fortunes in their own hands. They had not been at their best of form. A shock loss to Sri Lanka has raised a few concerns regarding the side's ability. This is no less than a must-win match for the Brits as things will go out of their hands if they lose this game.
IND vs ENG Dream11 Team Prediction:
Virat Kohli and Joe Root are great choices for this game along with KL Rahul, who has been decent at the top of the order. He has ample experience playing in English conditions and should be able to get some runs under his belt while the likes of Eoin Morgan and Rohit Sharma should round off the fantasy team.
Jonny Bairstow is due for a big score this World Cup with the Yorkshire native only scoring a couple of fifties so far. Along with MS Dhoni, he should be picked in the fantasy team for his game with the nature of the pitch also taken into consideration. If the balance of the side suffices, Jos Buttler's inclusion could be a potential winner with the England keeper getting off to start on a consistent basis.
Hardik Pandya is the midst of a good run with quick cameos and handy wickets to his name. He is one to watch out for in Birmingham while Moeen Ali is also a viable option to have in the side, given the amount of turn on offer in the previous game played here. Ben Stokes is also a viable candidate but considering the fact that he has scored two consecutive fifties, another fruitful outing is highly unlikely.
Kuldeep Yadav and Adil Rashid are proven performers in English conditions which is why both of them are preferred for this game. Indian spearhead, Jasprit Bumrah also grabs a place in the side with his wicket-taking ability. One of Jofra Archer or Chris Woakes should suffice as the fourth bowling option for this game.
My Dream11 Prediction Team:
Rohit Sharma(c), Virat Kohli, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes(vc), Rishab Pant, Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jofra Archer
Two matches of the tournament at the venue have witnessed scores less than 250 and both the clashes went down the wire. If a similar track is on offer then India will be at an advantage having played and won on such surfaces previously. If the first look of the pitch is considered, then it seems to be a flat wicket.
Birmingham will be sunny to witness one of the most awaited clashes of this World Cup. There is no chance of the heavens opening up during the match. The temperature is expected to hover around 19-21 degrees Celsius according to AccuWeather.
England cricket team management has made two changes Jason Roy and Liam Plunkett have made comeback. Replacing James Vince & Moin Ali, James Roy and Liam Plunkett are in the team.
On the other hand, India cricket team management has made one change. On the place of Vijay Shankar, Rishabh Pant has been inducted into the team.
India Playing XI: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Rishab Pant, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal
England Playing WI: Jason Roy, Jonny Biarstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (C), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk),Liam Plunkett, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood
England vs India, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Match 38
30th June 2019, 3:00 PM IST
It is tough to predict the winner of this game. India cricket team is the hot favourite for this marquee encounter based on current form.