Indian team aims for a like-to-like redemption to England in Lucknow

Indian team was knocked out of the T20 World Cup 2022 by the defending champions England.

Since then, the Indian team and fans have been waiting for a redemption. Interestingly, if India ends up winning the contest, they too will end up knocking England team out of the World Cup. Hence, a like-to-like redemption awaits us in Lucknow on 29th October 2023.

Currently the Indian team is the only team who hasn’t lost a single game in the 2023 World Cup. On the other hand, England team is having a really hard time in Indian conditions. Till now, the defending champions have been able to win just 1 out of 5 games that they have played.

Weather and Pitch Report:
The weather in Lucknow is expected to be 31 degrees with humidity as high as 45%. However, the good part for all the fans is – there’s 0% chance of precipitation.

The pitch is expected to assist batters, spinners, and even fast bowlers. Hence, it will be really interesting to see the playing XIs of both sides.

Head to Head:
In the eight World Cup matches between the two sides, India has won only three matches, while England is leading with four wins, and one match ended in a tie.

Team Analysis:

Indian team will once again miss the services of Hardik Pandya. In the game against New Zealand, Indian team tried Suryakumar Yadav and Mohammad Shami. However, in this game, with bit of assist to spinners, Ravichandran Ashwin is expected to replace Suryakumar Yadav.

Probable 11:
Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammad Shami, Mohammad Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav.

Honestly, England team shouldn’t make any changes to their side even when they are struggling. I believe playing the same side as played against Sri Lanka would help players to back their skills and give their best.

Probable 11:
Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood.

Who’s likely to win?
Even though England team is struggling the tournament, it should still be a closely fought contest. Indian team are likely to face a bit of hiccups, however, a stoppage to their winning streak isn’t expected. Hence, the Indian team is mostly likely winning another game, and going top on the points table.


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