Birmingham, June 30, Sunday at 03:00 PM IST
The hosts England will take on India in a must-win game to save their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 campaign which is hanging in the middle. England needs to win both of their remaining games with a good margin to seal a semi-final birth.
With eight points in 7 games, England is fighting for the semi-final birth alongside Pakistan and Bangladesh. One more defeat can end up England's World Cup campaign.
India, on the opposite, is still unbeaten in the tournament and will look to continue the same way. A win here will also confirm a semi-final spot for team India.
The coin toss will take place at 03:00 PM IST.
The last game played here was between Pakistan and New Zealand and a total of 450+ runs were scored. It is a good wicket to bat on. The surface is expected to be flat and drier which could provide some extra turn than usual. Batsmen may find some difficulty early on but can play freely once set.
There are no chances of rain and a bright sunny day is forecasted in weather updates.
Avg 1st inn score: 227
Avg 2nd inn score: 181
Highest Total: 408/9 (50 Ov) by ENG vs NZ
Lowest Total: 70/10 (25.2 Ov) by AUS vs ENG
England wins the toss and elects to bat first
Two changes for England-
IN – Liam Plunkett & Jason Roy
OUT – James Vince & Moen Ali
One change for India
IN – Rishabh Pant
OUT – Vijay Shankar
ENG vs IND: Three player battles you cannot miss
The probable ENG vs IND playing 11 is listed below.
Wicketkeeper: Jos Buttler
Batsmen: Jason Roy, J Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan
All-rounder: Ben Stokes
Bowlers: L Plunkett, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Chris Woakes
Wicketkeeper: MS Dhoni
Batsmen: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, V Shankar
All-rounder: Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav
Bowlers: M Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav
Rohit Sharma (vc), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, Kuldeep Yadav, Virat Kohli (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, MS Dhoni (wk), Ravindra Jadeja
Jonny Bairstow (wk), Liam Plunkett, Jason Roy, Chris Woakes, Eoin Morgan (capt), Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, James Vince, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler (wk), Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Mark Wood
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