The 29th match of the ODI World Cup 2023 between India and England is being played at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow. England won the toss and decided to bowl first.
The Indian team has won 5 matches in a row and will try to register 6 more wins in the tournament. With a defeat in this match, the English team will be completely out of the race for the semi-finals. In such a situation, the team will go down with the intention of registering a victory and stopping India’s winning campaign.
Head to Head (in World Cup)
Total Matches – 8
India – 3
England – 4
Tie – one
The pitch at Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow usually provides ample support to spin bowlers. However, in the three World Cup matches held so far on this ground, the audience has seen a more balanced surface. The teams chasing the target have been victorious in the last two ODIs in which the bowlers have made a significant impact on the game.
The weather forecast for Lucknow for the India vs England match says there is no chance of rain. The humidity level can be around 43 percent. Also light wind will blow at a speed of 8 km per hour.
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India are the fastest scoring team in overs 1-10 (6.52) and only Afghanistan (66.25) average more than India’s 65.20 at this stage.
India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wicketkeeper), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj.
England: Jonny Bairstow, David Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wicketkeeper/captain), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood.