Unbeaten India have an opportunity to land a knockout blow
- India have won five out of five games in the World Cup 2023 whereas England have lost four in five.
- The scoreline for the previous 10 encounters between the two is leveled at 5-5.
India and England are set to lock horns in match no. 29 of the World Cup 2023 at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow on October 29th. The hosts India have been incredible in the tournament, winning all five of their games, most recently beating New Zealand by four wickets. India are favourites to win this match at 1.48
Nothing has gone right for the defending champions England in this World Cup campaign. They have lost four out five games, coming off an eight-wicket defeat versus Sri Lanka. They now have to rely on other results and win all their remaining games to reach the semifinals. England have odds of 2.74 to win this match.
The head-to-head record between these two rivals is tilted towards India. They have competed against each other in 106 ODI matches, with India coming out victorious 57 times and England claiming 44 games. As for the previous 10 encounters, the scoreline stands tied at 5-5.
India have won all five of their games in the World Cup while chasing and they’re unlikely to change their method. England have been pretty indecisive. In seven men’s ODIs played here, the chasing side has won four. Our toss prediction is that India will win the toss and bowl first.
India have been undefeated in the tournament while England have had a miserable campaign. The Lucknow venue will also favour the hosts. Considering these factors, India will head into this match as favourites, with a win probability of 62%.
The average first innings score at Ekana Cricket Stadium after seven ODIs in men’s cricket reads 232. The highest score registered here was 311 by South Africa in this tournament.
The pitches at Ekana Cricket Stadium have traditionally been bowling-friendly, with spinners in particular finding great assistance. Batters find it hard to time the ball and deal with the turn. The weather in Lucknow is expected to be hazy and warm on Sunday afternoon. There’s no threat of rain, with the temperature ranging between 25 to 34 degrees during the match-time.
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (c/wk), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, David Willey, Brydon Carse, Gus Atkinson, Adil Rashid
Virat Kohli: The Indian maestro has been terrific in the ongoing Cricket World Cup, scoring 354 runs at an average of 118 and strike rate of 90. Kohli has hit one century and three half centuries in the competition.
Jos Buttler: The English skipper has had a lackluster tournament with the bat as well, scoring only 95 runs in five innings. Buttler’s record in ODIs in India has also come under the scanner. Given his class, you can expect him to turn things around.
India have been clinical with how they have operated in this tournament whereas England have looked like a shell of a champion side. India have a stronger bowling attack, with quality pacers and spinners. Their batting unit has looked the best it has in the last decade.
Our pick: Back India to win the match at 1.48
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Ravindra Jadeja has been excellent in the World Cup, picking seven wickets at an economy of just 3.97. England’s batting against spin – especially left arm spin – has been abysmal in recent times. Expect Jadeja to trouble England at this venue. Back Jadeja at 5.57 to be India’s top bowler in the match!