India maintained their unbeaten record in this World Cup till now. They defeated West Indies by a massive 125 runs in their previous game. Team India is doing excellent work in every department whether it is batting, bowling and fielding. Virat Kohli led team India from the front in previous match and is giving a sensational batting performance in every match in this World Cup. Kohli become the 1st Indian captain to score four successive fifties in World Cups. Indian opening batsman Rohit Sharma was flopped in last two games whereas KL Rahul played decent Innings. On the other side Indian pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami are on the fire for the opponents. Shami has picked up 8 wickets in just 2 matches. Hardik Pandya giving his all-round performance in every match. Spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal done good bowling work so far in this Championship.
This match is going to be a must win for English team because they suffered two consecutive losses against Sri Lanka and Australia. England will try to make their chance better by winning this game and keep their hopes alive for the semi-finals. The Host are in good form and played really well in this World Cup so far but in the last two games they showed an unusual performance. They have pretty much balanced batting and bowling attack but need to do excel if they really want to qualify for the top four. England’s captain Eoin Morgan, Joe Root and Ben Stokes are in good form. English bowlers like Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer and Mark Wood have done so well in this World Cup.
India Team News –
Mohammed Shami has seized his opportunity with Bhuvneshwar Kumar injured, bowling superbly in his two matches so far and ensuring he should be undroppable even when Kumar returns to fitness.
Rishabh Pant might Play, it would be in place of Vijay Shankar or Kedar Jadhav.
As Kohli give hint of Playing XI Vijay Shankar will be given another chance and Team will Remain Unchanged.
Expect only one change Jadeja in Place Of Jadhav, he have very good Record at Edgbaston against England
England Team News-
Jason Roy was back in the nets ahead of the Australia match but just missed out on selection – the opener could slot back in for James Vince this time.
Liam Plunkett might play – if so, Mark Wood could miss out.
The Number’s Game
India won each of their last five ODI matches at Edgbaston in Birmingham. Their last defeat here came against
England back in 2007
Total Matches Played : 53
Won Batting 1st : 24
Won Batting 2nd : 29
Average score : 241
India ( at Edgbaston) –
Played : 10
Won : 7
Lost : 3
England( at Edgbaston) –
Played : 38
Won : 22
Lost : 13
NR : 3
Head to Head (in ODI) :Overall :
|Matches Played||ENG Won||IND Won||Tie||No Result|
In last 10 games :
Played : 10
Ind Won : 4
Eng Won : 6
NR : 0/0
In World Cups :
Played : 7
Ind Won : 3
Eng Won : 3
Tie : 1
India Probable XI –Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (C), Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Kuldeep Yadav, Md Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
England Probable XI –Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (C), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer/Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood.
Jos Buttler( One of the best batsman in the Middle)
Jonny Bairstow ( Best explosive opener, Out of form)
MSD ( Backbone of India)
Virat Kohli made it four half-centuries in a row when he top-scored with 72 in India’s win against West Indies. Kohli’s last four innings have now brought 82, 77, 67 and 72 and lifted his ODI average to 59.67.
Rohit Sharma (Scored 122, 57, 140 in last 3 of 5 games)
Eoin Morgan( Highest scorer of England this year)
Joe Root( Pillar of England batting )
Jason Roy (Attacking batsman, 2 centuries in last 6 innings)
KL Rahul ( Talented batsman, Can Score Big Today
Vijay Shankar( Will play at No.4 Performs with both bat & Ball)
Hardik Pandya ( Clean hitter of the ball + decent pacer)
Ben Stokes( Top Class All-Rounder,can score with both bat and bowl, 82,89 in last 2 game)
Moeen Ali( hard hitter of the ball + very good off spin bowler)
Jasprit Bumrah ( Best bowler in the world, Death specialist)
Mohammed Shami ( 27 wickets this year in 12 matches, 4 wickets in last game)
Aadil Rashid( 43 wickets last year and 20 this year, Leggie, 5 wickets after a long time in last 3 game)
Chris Woakes (very good bowler + handy batsman)
Jofra Archer( Relies on pace and line length )
Liam Plunkett( death bowler)
Mark Wood( Good pace and bounce, wicket taker, 1 wicket in last game,13 wickets this WC )
Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal will also be key, If the pitch spins again this time, Chahal is their leading wicket-taker so far, with ten from five games – one more than Bumrah.