The Rohit Sharma-led unbeaten Indian team is all set to take on defending champions England in a thrilling clash in the ongoing ICC Men’s World Cup 2023 from 2pm on October 29 at the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.
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The Men in Blue will be keen to continue their brilliant form against England, who sit at the bottom of the points table, having lost four games and won just one.
Furthermore, Indian batsman Virat Kohli will also be looking forward to equaling cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar’s century record, which he missed by five runs in the previous match.
India is currently second in the ICC World Cup 2023 points table behind South Africa, who have played six matches and won five.
Head to head:
India faced England in 106 ODIs, with India winning 57 games and England 44, while 2 games ended in a draw and 3 ended in a no result.
In World Cup tournaments, India faced England eight times and won three games while England won four. One game ended in a draw.
Players to watch out for:
India: Rohit Sharma (centre), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah
England: Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Mark Wood.
Likely playing XIs:
India (IND): Rohit Sharma (centre), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (WK), Suryakumar Yadav/Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami/Mohammed Siraj
England (ENG): Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (C&WK), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood and Gus Atkinson
The Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow is known as a batting-friendly ground. So the team that wins the toss should bat first.
The chances of rain are low and the temperature in Lucknow will hover around 32°C with humidity around 40 percent.
When, where and how to see:
The India vs England match will be telecast live on Indian television through Star Sports channels. Indian viewers can also live stream these games for free on the Disney+Hotstar app and website. Social media giant Meta has also partnered with the ICC for coverage of the 2023 World Cup on Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook and Threads. The game starts at 2 a.m.
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