ICC World Cup 2023: India (229/9) remain unbeaten as they win against England (129) by 100 runs

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This was expected to be the standout match of the tournament, featuring two of the top contenders. It's surprising that both India and England find themselves in their current positions as they prepare to face off. This clash could potentially extinguish any remaining hope for the defending champions.

England's head coach Matthew Mott, captain Jos Buttler, and assistant coach Marcus Trescothick have repeatedly acknowledged that their chances, according to the mathematical equation, are quite slim. They seem to have accepted their fate, which has taken some of the excitement out of this matchup.

Nevertheless, this game still presents an opportunity for both teams to fine-tune their individual strategies and overall game plans, even though it's not technically a dead rubber. India, without the services of Hardik Pandya, can feel somewhat relaxed after winning five consecutive matches. However, they must be cautious about regaining their form following a five-day break between games.

India's schedule will become more hectic in the next phase of matches, with one eye already on a potential semifinal clash and their position at the top of the standings. Despite their successful run so far, there are still scenarios where India may not secure a top-four finish, and even a victory tomorrow doesn't guarantee it. Nevertheless, a win would strengthen their position and send a powerful message about their form, establishing a sense of invincibility on home turf.

Given that they've been chasing targets throughout the tournament, this match also offers India an opportunity to explore an alternative approach if the conditions and circumstances favor it.



When: October 29, 2023, 2:00 PM IST

Where: Ekana International Cricket Stadium, Lucknow


Teams

India:

There's a question on whether India will include R Ashwin in the playing XI for this game, considering that England has several left-handed batsmen and the conditions are likely to be favorable for spin. Another significant decision revolves around the choice of pacers. After Mohammed Shami's impressive five-wicket haul, there might be a temptation to retain him instead of Mohammad Siraj, who has had a somewhat subdued performance in the World Cup, following his outstanding form in the lead-up to the tournament. Making this decision could prove challenging.

In terms of tactics and strategy, it's worth noting that Jos Buttler has been dismissed by pace bowling on all five occasions in the World Cup 2023, and Mohammed Shami has been responsible for his wicket the same number of times. If Buttler plays, India is likely to exploit this match-up without hesitation, and there are several reasons for doing so.


England:

Despite their recent loss, England might be inclined to maintain a playing eleven that closely resembles their previous combination. If the pitch provides some grip, there could be a temptation to reintroduce Sam Curran. Additionally, Harry Brook could be in contention to replace Liam Livingstone, despite Livingstone's contributions with the ball.

In terms of tactics and strategy, it's worth noting that Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali have each dismissed Virat Kohli three times in the tournament. Although Kohli hasn't been dismissed by a spinner in this competition, England should not hesitate to deploy spinners when he comes to bat, should the opportunity arise.


Squads:

India Squad: Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Ishan Kishan

England Squad: Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w/c), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Sam Curran, Brydon Carse, Harry Brook, Gus Atkinson


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Let’s put England’s misery to end. They deserve to have a peaceful closure.

Also, this would improve Pakistan’s chances of making it to the semis
 
Could be a nail bitter if england bowling clicks otherwise indian bowling will destory poms batting lineup and booked them under 180.
 
Pandya is still not available. England may play for pride. There are two guys who are yet to fire. Bairstow and Buttler. May be they will choose to click in this match they come to form.
 
Even a week ago , I would have said 50-50 chances. Now it's time more like 85-15 in ind favor.. eng really nosedived in this WC.
 
Pandya is still not available. England may play for pride. There are two guys who are yet to fire. Bairstow and Buttler. May be they will choose to click in this match they come to form.
Pandya not being there ironically got shami in and that useless Thakur out. Even if he returns ind should still stick with shami and I think shami is also a better batsman than Thakur in odis
 
If ICT and it’s fan thinking it’s a cakewalk as England lost 4 matches… then u r wrong… England realised that they r not making to SF, there will be no pressure on them in today’s match …..today we will see powerful performance from England side….. so India should be aware … one more last over drama coming up
 
Will be a nail biter another 350+ game and a close finish to lit up the WC
 
India really need to get a big game in batting first. A 350 score here would be great.
 
Even a week ago , I would have said 50-50 chances. Now it's time more like 85-15 in ind favor.. eng really nosedived in this WC.
It was never ever 50 50. England haven't won bilaterals in India for a long time. India infact win in England quite often too in odi bilaterals even during their so called pomp where they fluked a title in 2019.

In a one off game sure but most likely India should win.
However if they take the foot off gas then England will handle India.
 
England will be playing for pride. I can see England performing to their full potential in this match.
 
Looks like England will finally get their combination right . As per CI, they will play a top 7 of

Malan
Bairstow
Root
Stokes
Buttler
Brook
Livingstone

It would be the right call with Brook to bat at 5 and Buttler back at 6.

Moeen Ali is not worth a place in this squad let alone in the XI. Wood is bowling rubbish and I'm not sure Carse will do much on these pitches.

The call has to be between Woakes and Curran.
 
In last 5 wins, big knocks played by Rohit or Virat, today we want to see big knocks from Shubhman/Shreyas/Rahul… jst 30-40 runs not enough
 
England will benefit from picking new unexposed bowlers. india generally doesn't do well against newbies. Only in 2nd or 3rd match they start doing well against them. Carse/Atkinson will be an inspired move. If they go with known bowlers India knows what to expect.
 
Looks like England will finally get their combination right . As per CI, they will play a top 7 of

Malan trash
Bairstow mediocre hack
Root good
Stokes good but overrated as a bowler
Buttler great but poor vs bounce and pace
Brook complete hack
Livingstone lumber 1 hack

It would be the right call with Brook to bat at 5 and Buttler back at 6.

Moeen Ali is not worth a place in this squad let alone in the XI. Wood is bowling rubbish and I'm not sure Carse will do much on these pitches.

The call has to be between Woakes and Curran.
If they do bozoball and the pitch is a bit spicy I can see them all out for sub 180. If it's ultra flat yea they need to bat first at post 300 plus.
 
In last 5 wins, big knocks played by Rohit or Virat, today we want to see big knocks from Shubhman/Shreyas/Rahul… jst 30-40 runs not enough
Shreyas poor vs bounce
Glaring flaw

Gill is great bur he is poor vs spin on turning pitches only. He will explode.

Rahul is good but mentally weak player.
 
Cannot see anyone beyond Ind winning this WC, exceptional batting potent bowling excellent fielding and good captaincy
 
So far only bowling unit that has an ER under 5. NZ and Afghans batted well against them.
That is, bowling plays a crucial role in 50 over cricket, Zaheer opneing spell in 2011 WC was priceless, Sl were playing catchup from ball one
 
This should have been a belter. Predicting a comfortable Insian win. England have been shocking.
 
Lucknow pitch usually has something to offer for spinners.

England will play with more freedom knowing that they are playing to be in the contention for upcoming champions trophy.

India might go with the same team (hardik is still not fully fit, it appears) as they had vs kiwis. Ideally, I would want an additional bowling option (Ashwin) in place of either Iyer or Sky.

Overall, should be a close game than many would expect it to be.
 
England have almost nothing to lose.
They should look to bat first and play freely. The current mental state they are in doesn't look like they can chase 250
 
Why would any rational fan want their team to lose any match under any damn circumstances? Such sentiments were shared by Ganguly and Dravid fans when their heroes were dropped from the team.
Same here, I don't buy into this theory that a team has to lose atleast one match in the tournament. The Great Australian team of the 2000's went 2 world cup's undefeated. Not saying India is as good as them but there is no reason we cannot go undefeated especially on home soil.
 
Why would any rational fan want their team to lose any match under any damn circumstances? Such sentiments were shared by Ganguly and Dravid fans when their heroes were dropped from the team.
Bro we all are want india to win the world cup. Today lose only can improve india chance as we can look more areas where we are weaks. Still think our middle order is not tested yet. We need to bat first and have to score 350+ like all top team scoring.
 
Shami against Buttler in ODIs is phenomenal. Today will be another day to watch this contest because I think hardik is still not fully fit to play today so Shami will have another match to get Buttler again or will it be other way around?

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Shami against Buttler in ODIs is phenomenal. Today will be another day to watch this contest because I think hardik is still not fully fit to play today so Shami will have another match to get Buttler again or will it be other way around?

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Believe bunrah also has his number. Bumrah owns malan and bairstow too I think.

Anyway the thing is. India's h2h record in wcs need to be accounted for. I am sure they would want to make it 4 - 4 and not be 3-5 to England.
 
India shouldn't take the foot off from gas.
Cricket in unpredictable game. So win one more game, secure the spot in semis and try whatever combination they want to try after that.
 
Same here, I don't buy into this theory that a team has to lose atleast one match in the tournament. The Great Australian team of the 2000's went 2 world cup's undefeated. Not saying India is as good as them but there is no reason we cannot go undefeated especially on home soil.
Some fans are so desperate to criticize ICT, but they aren’t givin any chance to these fans
 
Hope the defending champions can defend their last spot today.
 
Hoping for a good game. The last couple of days have thrown up some good viewing. Pak are done, so I want competitive entertainment from here on out irrespective of who wins.
 
Namaskar to all PP'ers. 1 week gap, hope india have not lost intensity. Mo Kaif said earlier is a red soil wicket and will take spin.
watch out for adil rashid he might turn it big.
don'nt mean to jinx but our guys a due a dud misfire and Eng are too good to keep misfiring like they have.
Hope our guys are relentless and keep the intensity up. Match will be interesting
 
England won the toss and chose to field first

TEAMS:

India
(Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj

England (Playing XI): Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w/c), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
 
Another chance for Sky to prove his worth in ODIS
 
Want to see Rohit go all guns blazing, and Gill getting a big score.
 
Glad Indians are batting 1st. Enough of chasing targets👍🏻
It is the 4th match on this venue and some wear-tear and dry patches are visible. So, india could have play Ashwin in place of Siraj.
Good luck to both teams
 
Today let's see how kuldeep performs. He had figures of 1 for 72 in 2019 vs england. Single-handedly cost them the match. Can kuldeep redeem himself? Turning pitch apparently. Red sool. Used pitch. Zero excuses today..
 
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Glad Indians are batting 1st. Enough of chasing targets👍🏻
It is the 4th match on this venue and some wear-tear and dry patches are visible. So, india could have play Ashwin in place of Siraj.
Good luck to both teams
Gambhir is not happy with us batting first.
 
He was not happy when he heard that Rohit too wanted to bat first had he won the toss
I felt it was strange decision to bowl. Why would you bowl first in this heat and again tire out your bowlers? And what if India set them a 300+ score. England will crumble down to mere preassure.
 
England will come hard. Good to see India thinking of the overall standing and choosing to bat first. If this was a knockout, they would've bowled.
 
Buttler has taken a gamble let's see, he is basically avoiding India of chasing
 
I felt it was strange decision to bowl. Why would you bowl first in this heat and again tire out your bowlers? And what if India set them a 300+ score. England will crumble down to mere preassure.
They did the same at Mumbai against SA and paid heavy penalty for it.
 
🇮🇳🇮🇳

1. Chased tricky target when early wickets fell (vs Australia) ✅
2. Chased small target (vs Pakistan) ✅
3. Chased modest target (vs Bangladesh) ✅
4. Chased difficult targets (Vs Newzealand and Afghanistan) ✅✅


5. Win by setting target (today's match)
6. Chase a huge target (330+)
7. Defend a small target
 
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