IND vs ENG: India playing XI vs England, Match 29, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 – Predicted
India will face England in match No. 29 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 on Sunday.
Team India are the only team in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 who have not lost any game so far in this competition. Their winning streak will be tested on Sunday against the defending champions. India are all set to lock horns with England at the Ekana Stadium on October 29.
India have won five games, but England have had a contrasting story so far, and they have lost four matches now out of the five they have played. If England lose this game, they will be eliminated. Thus, it will be a very important game for them. Here we will talk about the predicted playing XI for India against England in Lucknow.
IND vs ENG: India’s Predicted playing XI vs England
1. Rohit Sharma (C) :
Indian captain Rohit Sharma holds an edge at the top. He is playing the way that England have tried and failed so far. If Rohit stays on the crease for the first power-play, it will be hard for England to come back into the game. Rohit has so far scored 311 runs at an average and strike rate of 62.20 and 133.47 in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.
2. Shubman Gill :
Shubman Gill joined the team after the first two games and looked tough right away. He is a kind of player who can take the game away from England. Gill has already scored 95 runs in three innings and will look to add more. He is the highest-run scorer in ODIs this year and will be a threat at the top.
3. Virat Kohli :
Virat Kohli will be the match to watch out for. Despite playing for so many years, teams haven’t found a way to stop him, and he has been exceptional this year. Virat has scored so far 354 runs in five innings at an average of 118 in the ongoing tournament and will take India to victory if he gets set.
4. Shreyas Iyer :
Shreyas Iyer is another Indian batter that has looked good so far. He has scored 130 runs at a strike rate of 43.33 and has played some good innings for India. He will look to convert those starts into a big one, which he has lacked so far, and he is another important batter in this strong Indian batting line-up.
5. KL Rahul (wk) :
Since making his comeback from the injury, KL Rahul has been superb with the bat. He has given solid performances for India in the middle-order, which has made his batting formidable. Rahul has been the one that has different games as per the situation, which is why he is an important batter.
6. Suryakumar Yadav :
Suryakumar Yadav played his first game in this tournament against New Zealand but was unlucky to get run out. But with no Hardik Pandya available, SKY will get another chance. He can be the x-factor in the team and change the game if he starts hitting the ball. We have seen what he can do in T20Is, and India will hope that he can do something similar in ODIs as well.
7. Ravindra Jadeja :
Ravindra Jadeja had a pretty special match against New Zealand, where he scored an important runs with the bat, and his partnership with Virat Kohli took India to victory. Bbut he will be a very important factor with the ball on the pitch in Lucknow, which has something for the spinners. Jadeja has so far taken seven wickets at a brilliant economy rate of 3.97.
8. Ravi Ashwin :
With the pitch offering a lot to the spinners, India might get into the game with three spinners. So we might see Ravi Ashwin get a game on Sunday. His inclusion can provide India with some more variety with the ball, and he can also be a handy batter at No. 8 for India. He played only one game in the tournament till now – in India’s opening encounter against Australia in Chennai.
9. Kuldeep Yadav :
England have found it hard to play against spin, and that was one of the reasons that they lost against Afghanistan; thus, Kuldeep Yadav will have a big role to play. He can turn on any surface, and in Lucknow, he can be even harder to face. Kuldeep has so far taken eight wickets at an economy rate of just 4.74 in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.
10. Jasprit Bumrah :
Jasprit Bumrah will be the biggest threat for England. Though it is likely to be a spin wicket, Bumrah can take wickets at any stage, which makes him a difficult bowler to face. He has so far taken 11 wickets at an economy rate of 3.80 in the ongoing tournament and batters have found it hard to score off him.
11. Mohammed Shami :
Mohammed Shami showed why he is rated so highly in Indian team when he got his first chance and made the most of it. Shami is India’s leading wicket-taker in World Cup history. He is coming off a man of the match performance against New Zealand with his 5/54 and will be high on confidence to deliver another game-changing spell against England.