England all-rounder Moeen Ali said that his side is the underdog when compared to Team India. The two teams will play against each other in the second semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2022. And, England finished second in Group 2 of the Super 12 with seven points, knocking the hosts Australia out by virtue of having a superior net run rate as well.
They started their campaign with a win over Afghanistan but faced a loss in their next match to Ireland. Later, England registered wins over New Zealand and Sri Lanka to secure qualification into the semi-finals for the third successive time as well.
When he was asked whether England are the underdogs in their semi-final clash against India, Moeen Ali said on the BBC’s Test Match Special:
“Yeah, I would say so, because I think India have been playing fantastically well over the last few years. Even if you look at this competition, I think they have been playing really well, generally. I think we have been a little behind, but hopefully, we can pull it off.”
Barring a defeat against South Africa, Team India have won all their matches in the Super 12 stage. They finished top of the group with eight points as well.
England’s performance in T20 World Cup so far
England, who came into the competition as one of the favourites, are certainly doing well. They won in their recent must-win matches against New Zealand and Sri Lanka to stake their claim in the tournament. Meanwhile, the bowling unit has done well. Sam Curran has been doing exceptionally well at the death while Mark Wood has troubled batters with his pace.
As far as batting is concerned, Jos Buttler and Alex Hales have found their form at the right time also. Meanwhile, India and England will take on each other in the T20 World Cups after a 10-year interval. Their semi-final clash is slated to take place on Thursday, November 10 at the Adelaide Oval.