One of the most awaited games of the ongoing ICC World Cup takes center stage on Sunday as favorites, England and India will be locking horns with each other at Edgbaston in their bid to seal a semi-final spot. Team India is the only unbeaten team in the tournament with five wins with one game washed out due to rain.
On the other hand, England has failed to replicate their past performance. A shocking loss against Sri Lanka has raised a few concerns for them as they were the hot favorites for the tournament. In spite of the indifferent form and criticism, England will keep everything aside as they look to gain two points to keep their campaign alive although Virat Kohli and co will have different ideas.
In the previous match played at the venue witnessed the spinners get a lot of assistance from the pitch which saw Kane Williamson roll his arm for a few overs as well. With cloudy conditions engulfing the stadium, fast bowlers will also get some help. Here are some of the predictions for the game:
Jason Roy is expected to get a chance citing the magnitude of the game while the rest of the team should remain the same. With the pitch providing some turn as well, while Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali expected to play a crucial role, Ben Stokes and Joe Buttler need to fire in a high-pressure game. However, their prime bowled Jofra Archer is expected to miss the game
Probable XI: James Vince/Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(C), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(WK), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer/Liam plunkett, Mark Wood, and Adil Rashid.
With Bhuvneshwar Kumar expected to come back, it will be difficult for him to replace Mohammed Shami, who has picked eight wickets in just two games this World Cup. Apart from the one headache, the rest of the side will remain unchanged. Vijay Shankar is yet to justify his selection and would hope to come good in what is a crucial match for both teams while the bowling unit will once again be under the radar with Jasprit Bumrah being the crucial cog.
Probable XI: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli(C), Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni(WK), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Jasprit Bumrah
Fantasy XI Prediction
Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Virat Kohli (c), Eoin Morgan, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Ben Stokes (vc), Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Adil Rashid, and Chris Woakes.