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India vs England: India Favourites Against a Familiar Foe, Having Dominated in Recent Time

Written by: Rohit Sankar
Updated November 9, 2022
5 min read
  • India lead the head to head rivalry against England by a 12-10 scoreline.
  • India have won four of the last five matches between the two sides.
  • India's new ball and spin bowling attack poses a huge threat to England. 

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India vs England Prediction and Pick

The head to head record between the two sides is pretty close with India winning 12 T20Is and England claiming 10. However, the men in blue have defeated England in four out of the last five encounters. 

India matches well with England, especially with their spin duo and new ball bowling pair. We predict India to win the second semi-final on Thursday.   

England vs India Prediction

Predicted XI

India: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik/Rishabh Pant (wk), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh

England: Alex Hales, Jos Buttler (c/wk), Phil Salt, Ben Stokes, Liam Livingstone, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

India Favourites Against a Familiar Foe, Having Dominated in Recent Time

India and England will lock horns in the second semi-final of the men's T20 World Cup at Adelaide Oval on Thursday. India will be looking to reach the final for the first time since 2014 while England will be hoping to erase the pain of last year's semi-final defeat.

The men in blue have defeated England in the last four T20I bilateral series, most recently winning by 2-1 in their own backyard in July. Their overall structure of the team - new ball specialists, quality spin and batters who can handle pace - gives them an advantage against England, who have a few chinks in their armour. 

India finished top of the table in Group 2, winning four out five matches. They began the campaign with a thrilling last-ball victory over Pakistan before beating the Netherlands convincingly. India then suffered their only loss at the hands of South Africa by five wickets. 

Having found themselves in a must-win situation, India just managed to edge out Bangladesh by five runs on DLS method. Rohit Sharma's men then hammered Zimbabwe by 71 runs in the final group fixture to seal the top spot. 

England had an intense journey to reach the semifinals, winning three games and losing one. They defeated Afghanistan rather unconvincingly in the first game before suffering a shock defeat against Ireland by five runs on DLS method, although the rain played a part in it. 

England's crucial clash against Australia was rained off, pushing them into a net run-rate battle. The Jos Buttler-led side then defeated New Zealand by 20 runs. In the final group match, they only needed to win the game and England just about managed to cross the line with four wickets to spare. 

Team News

India have a pretty settled side with most of the slots nailed on. The only selection headache is for the wicketkeeper's spot. Dinesh, the designated finisher, played the first four games but was left out in the last for Rishabh Pant. India's batting unit has been carried by Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav. But KL Rahul finding his best in the latter half of the group stage is a big boost. India will be expecting more from Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya. The bowling attack has done exceedingly well in the tournament. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh and Mohammed Shami pose a big threat to England with the new ball while Ravi Ashwin and Axar Patel can trouble the opponents. 

England suffered an injury setback ahead of the knockouts with Dawid Malan going down with a groin injury. Phil Salt is likely to come in, although where he will bat remains to be seen. England have struggled to deal with spin in the ongoing tournament, something they can't afford versus India. The likes of Jos Buttler, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali and Harry Brook need to do a better job. Alex Hales has been superb in the last couple of games while Ben Stokes showed why he is in the team last game. Mark Wood, Chris Woakes and Sam Curran have a huge responsibility on them in the bowling department. Adil Rashid found some rhythm in the previous game and he'd want to continue that. 

Key Players 

Virat Kohli is the biggest asset for India heading into the semifinal. Not only does he match well against the English bowling attack, he has an astonishing record at Adelaide Oval. Kohli has been magnificent in the ongoing T20 World Cup, scoring 246 runs at an average of 123 and strike rate of 139, including three fifties. 

Alex Hales has been tasked with providing fast starts to England so Jos Buttler can take his time. Hales has done that brilliantly in the last couple of games, smashing 52 off 40 and 47 off 30. Hales has outstanding numbers at Adelaide Oval, averaging 39 at a strike rate of 152 with two fifties and a hundred. 

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