India (IND) will be looking to continue their winning ways when they take on England (ENG) in Lucknow. A win in this pivotal match will guarantee their place in the semifinals. India comes into this match fresh off a convincing victory over New Zealand, with several of their players playing well.
Thus far, Rohit Sharma’s team has performed commensurate with their reputation, living up to the expectations. India faced a tough test in their most recent match against New Zealand, but they prevailed with four wickets remaining after a valiant effort. The bowlers have shown remarkable skill, and the top order appears to be in excellent form.
Here’s India’s Predicted playing XI against England:
Openers: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill
The team’s second-highest run scorer going into the 2023 World Cup. Rohit Sharma has proven his mettle with an incredible century against Afghanistan. In just five games, he has compiled an astounding total of 311 runs with a batting average of above 62. The ‘Hitman’ has demonstrated his exceptional form by taking advantage of powerplays and scoring timely goals to give the team some outstanding starts.
When playing England, Shubman Gill will partner Rohit at the top of the order. Having played in three matches so far, this right-handed opener made history by scoring fifty runs against Bangladesh. Gill has demonstrated promise, but he is hungry to convert his beginnings into longer innings. He will be looking to score a significant amount of runs in the forthcoming match.
Middle Order: Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav
The leading run scorer in the ICC World Cup 2023 for India has been Virat Kohli, who is at the forefront of his country’s batting ability. His outstanding performance of 95 versus New Zealand was crucial to the team’s triumph. Throughout the campaign, Kohli has amassed a stunning century and three skillfully constructed half-centuries.
In his last five outings, Shreyas Iyer has scored 130 runs at an astounding average of above 43. He led an undefeated half-century against Pakistan in an impressive display. Amazingly, in two of his five innings, he has not been out. Iyer is conscious of the fact that he has play a big innings in the next games to demonstrate his effect, though.
Kl Rahul has been playing exceptionally well, scoring 177 runs at an amazing average of more than 77 in just four innings. In three of these innings, including a match-winning and resilient 97 against Australia, he has not been out.
In the previous game, Suryakumar Yadav was unfortunate to be run out with just two runs in his account. , Hardik Pandya’s recuperation from a leg injury looks to be holding up his comeback to the team. As a result, the squad is considering starting Suryakumar in the forthcoming match, giving him another chance to perform well on the field.
Bowlers: Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami
Uldeep Yadav has taken eight wickets in the five games he has played, leaving an impressive legacy. His economy rate is an impressive 4.74. Especially in the middle overs, the spinner has been excellent at giving the team breakthroughs that are vital. In spin-friendly conditions in Chennai, Kuldeep was a serious threat to the Australians, and he will try to do the same in Lucknow.
The captain of India’s fast-bowling squad for the ICC World Cup 2023, Jasprit Bumrah, has proven himself with the ball. He has taken the most wickets for the squad after five games, bagging an outstanding 11 scalps at a startling average of 16.27. His 3.80 economy rate is still impressive, highlighting his importance in the team’s bowling repertoire.
Mohammed Shami has a good chance of supporting the speed attack in the upcoming match against England. The right-arm pacer proved his mettle against New Zealand in the last match, taking five wickets in particular. The squad is likely to stick with him in the next game because of his outstanding performance in the previous game and his present form.