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June 30. One of the most anticipated matches of CWC 2019. England and India go head-to-head in a very high-stakes match, contrary to fears that the group stage would have a very tame end.

It was England’s shock loss to Sri Lanka that opened things right up. At time of writing, England’s place in the top four is under significant threat – an unthinkable thought given their form in ODIs over the past few years. However, comments in the media in the last couple of days – particularly those of Jonny Bairstow – shows England lack a Plan B, on show against Australia where they displayed a total lack of adaptability to the conditions. Now, they play the team who has just overtaken them as the world number one ODI side. Can England get their campaign back on track?

India have been rolling along quite smoothly, but the matches will now come thick and fast. This blockbuster will be followed by Bangladesh in just two days, which is sure to be a test of India’s fitness and resolve. However, focus will totally be on this huge match, after it was their bowlers who came to the fore in their last two matches against West Indies and Afghanistan, showcasing the depth they have. But, like England, India will want greater efficiency with the bat. There is no better time to do that than here.

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Key to an England win

The Edgbaston pitch looks a dry one. So, how will England adjust after such a poor showing against Australia on a pitch that wasn’t flat? Only Ben Stokes was willing to adapt, underlining England’s all-guns-blazing approach no matter the conditions. Jonny Bairstow has promised that they will play the same way, so a good start is crucial to their chances. Indeed, Bairstow has been under par considering that various pre-tournament predictions (myself included) backed him to do well; but there is no better time than now for him to deliver. Also, crucially, Jason Roy could be fit to return, which gives England another dimension at the top. Can they start well and then get the better of India’s spinners in the middle overs? Joe Root is considered the glue to this side – he will be vital to their hopes.

Also read: How nervous is Kevin Pietersen getting?

Also, can England’s bowlers show greater adaptability to the conditions? They were much too short against Australia with assistance available early on, so adapting quickly against India will be key. The opportunity for England lies in the fact that India have found themselves under pressure in the middle overs in the last two games, so can Jofra Archer, Mark Wood and Chris Woakes have solid outings? Can England get the better of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, forcing India to rebuild in the middle overs?

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Image: Reuters. CWC 2019 Match 38: Can Eoin Morgan inspire his team to a win?

Key to an India win

Mohammed Shami’s excellent start to his campaign is testament to India’s bowling depth. However, they will face an England side looking to go hard, which makes Eoin Morgan’s men a dangerous proposition. Can Jasprit Bumrah and Shami perform a role similar to Mitchell Starc and Jason Behrendhorff in the opening overs at Lord’s? A wicket-taking mindset; rather than a containing one, is crucial for India, and they can create further doubts for England with early breakthroughs. With two excellent wrist-spinners on hand to wheel away in the middle overs, India have the resources to contain England and build further pressure.

Also, India will want to get their batting right in this match. They have been below their best in the past two matches, with dot balls in the middle overs a result of early wickets at the top. In such a big game, India will be after momentum right the way through, with the top three setting a strong platform that the likes of MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya can build on.

Also read: Out with Vijay Shankar, in with Rishabh Pant?

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Image: Reuters. CWC 2019 Match 38: Mohammad Shami has been superb.

Pitch and conditions

A pleasant day is forecast for Edgbaston on Sunday. The pitch looks quite dry on first glance, which makes batting first a must for the team who wins the toss.

Possible Playing 11

Jason Roy trained ahead of the match and looked comfortable when running. He is set to return.

England: 1. Jonny Bairstow, 2. Jason Roy, 3. Joe Root, 4. Eoin Morgan (c), 5. Ben Stokes, 6. Jos Buttler (wk), 7. Moeen Ali, 8. Chris Woakes, 9. Jofra Archer, 10. Adil Rashid, 11. Mark Wood

India might look to bring in Rishabh Pant for the struggling Vijay Shankar. Also, Bhuvneshwar Kumar is ‘recovering fast’ according to Virat Kohli, but might not quite be ready for this match. Shami has been doing well, so India will be well served either way.

India: 1. Rohit Sharma, 2. KL Rahul, 3. Virat Kohli (c), 4. Vijay Shankar/Rishabh Pant, 5. MS Dhoni (wk), 6. Kedar Jadhav, 7. Hardik Pandya, 8. Mohammed Shami, 9. Kuldeep Yadav, 10. Kuldeep Yadav, 11. Jasprit Bumrah

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Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head in World Cups: Matches 7, England 3, India 3, 1 tie.
  • The last meeting between the two sides in World Cups was a thrilling tie in the 2011 edition.
  • England beat India 2-1 in a high-profile ODI series in 2018.
  • England have not beaten India in a World Cup match since 1992.

Match Prediction

What a game this promises to be. The June 30 showdown has a lot riding on it, which is perfect for all associated with this World Cup.

England are under pressure, and they have not played well in this tournament when faced with challenges. But, you can expect them to come out firing, throwing everything they have into this game.

This is what makes this game difficult to predict. On form, India can be backed, but England can’t be counted out. I believe India are looking confident at the moment, and will prey on England’s every move under Virat Kohli’s leadership. India to win in a tight match.

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Charbel Coorey
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Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has also been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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