It will be an intense clash when top-ranked ODI team India go up against host England on June 30 (Sunday) in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019 at Edgbaston in Birmingham. It a must-win game for the home side as one more slip-up will halt their chances of making it to the semifinals.
India have had a thumping run in the tournament keeping their unbeaten record intact. But their middle order has looked a bit wobbly in their last two matches as the batters have failed to dominate the spinners during the middle period. The Men in Blues will look to settle nerves as they look forward to the semifinal games. Besides, their bowling has been of top-class with players chipping in as and when required. Especially Mohammed Shami who came in place of injured Bhuvneshwar Kumar made immense contribution picking eight wickets from two outings.
On the other hand, England are mulling over the injury of Jason Roy. The opener’s untimely injury has hurt the team combinations as Jason Roy has failed to make any impressions. The host will be desperate to field Roy, who has been a significant part of their set-up in the last few years. The middle order will have to raise their game against a top-class Indian attack. Paceman Jofra Archer also has some issues with his strain and will Eoin Morgan & Co will hope to have him fit and running against India.
Date and Venue: India vs England, June 30 (Sunday) at 3:00 PM IST, at Edgbaston in Birmingham
Here are Dream11 Fantasy League Tips:
First of all, it is crucial to select a team which has players who will surely play in the game. As they say in cricket, you don’t score any runs in the dressing room. Similarly, a player who is not playing cannot score points for you. In fact, Dream11 has brought a change in its rule by which you can alter your team even after the toss. Thus, you can pick your team according to the playing XI of both sides.
Secondly, it is pivotal to pick the right combination of captain and vice-captain. A captain gets twice the points whereas the deputy of the team will 1.5 times the points. Thus, it is imperative to select the big in-form players as your respective captain and vice-captain. It is also crucial to get top order batsmen in the team as they are likely to score the major chunk of the score. Furthermore, it is pivotal to check the pitch conditions and select the team accordingly.
Predicted Playing XI
India: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood.
Dryness in the wicket might bring the spinners into play on a hot at humid day at Headingley. Both teams will look to bat first as batting is expected to get difficult as the day progresses.
India: Shikhar Dhawan is out of the World Cup due to a thumb injury. Bhuvneshwar Kumar who suffered a hamstring pull in the game against Pakistan, has hit the nets and will recover soon.
England: Jason Roy is likely to play despite not attaining full fitness as England hang by the wire in the World Cup.