India will lock horns with England in the second semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2022 at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday, November 10. The winner of this fixture will join Pakistan in the summit clash at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday, November 13.
England finished second in the Group 1 points table. Jos Buttler and Co. had a humble start to the T20 World Cup, securing only three points from as many games. However, they peaked at the right time, winning their last two group games and will be buzzing with confidence ahead of Thursday’s semi-final.
They have proven match-winners on their side, who can take the game away from the opposition single-handedly. The players have had a good go in the league games and will hope to keep the momentum going in the knockouts.
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 10, 2022
India, on the other hand, topped the Group 2 of the Super 12 stage with four wins from five games. Their only defeat in the Super 12 stage came at the hands of South Africa, who eventually bowed out after losing to the Netherlands.
Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav have led the charge with the bat, while young Arshdeep Singh has starred with the ball for the Men in Blue. While the Indian think tank will be wary of skipper Rohit Sharma’s inconsistency, the players will fancy themselves a win and book a berth in the final.
IND vs ENG – Match Details
Details: IND vs ENG, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, Super 12, Group 2, 2nd Semi-Final
Date and Time: November 10, 2022, 1:30 PM IST
Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
The pitch at the Adelaide Oval is expected to be a good batting track. The average first-innings score reads 157 in six T20 World Cup matches this year. Batting first has been the preferred option with the record also skewed in their favor.
Predicted Playing XIs
India (IND): KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik/Rishabh Pant (wk), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh and Mohammed Shami.
England (ENG): Jos Buttler (c & wk), Alex Hales, Phil Salt, Ben Stokes, Liam Livingstone, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Chris Woakes and Mark Wood.
India and England have produced enticing matches over the years. Both teams have quality players in their ranks and the T20 World Cup semi-final on Thursday is likely to down to the wire. However, the Men in Blue are expected to come out on top and fix a final date with Pakistan on Sunday. However, Betway has also placed its odds in favour of England at 2.05.
IND vs ENG – Fantasy Team Suggestions
Fantasy Team 1: Jos Buttler, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav (vc), Alex Hales (c), Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Hardik Pandya, Adil Rashid, Ravichandran Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh
Fantasy Team 2: Jos Buttler, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Alex Hales, KL Rahul (c), Liam Livingstone (vc), Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Chris Woakes, Arshdeep Singh