Match 29: England Wins Toss, Elects to Bat First Against India
India, maintaining the same team, started off strong with Rohit Sharma leading the charge. Sharma’s aggressive batting saw him hit two sixes and a four, helping India score 18 runs in David Willey’s second over.
England Strikes Back
England retaliated swiftly, with Chris Woakes breaching Shubman Gill’s defenses in the fourth over.
India’s Unbeaten Streak
India, undefeated in their last five matches, is on a roll towards the semi-finals. On the other hand, England is barely above the bottom of the standings, with their chances of reaching the tournament’s latter stages looking bleak.
India’s performance has been dominant, brushing aside all five opponents they have faced so far. However, they remain cautious of the defending champions, who are now in a precarious position.
India’s Balanced Attack
India’s balanced attack has been instrumental in their successful start, with 46 out of 50 possible batters dismissed so far. This includes a full dismissal against Australia, Pakistan, and New Zealand.
England, who has struggled to score over 200 in their last two matches, will undoubtedly be concerned about facing India’s formidable attack.
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj.
Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (c) (wk), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood.