India will face England today in the second semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2022. India won four out of five matches in the group stage. England has reached the knockout stage after winning three matches. The match will start at 1.30 pm Indian time in Adelaide.
India was the table topper of Group B. While England was the number 2 team from Group A. Both teams have played good cricket so far in the tournament. Both teams are also contenders for winning the tournament.
England has a strong batting lineup
The strongest aspect of the England team is his batting. The team has batsmen till number 9. In such a situation, it will be a big challenge for India to deal with this batting lineup. England also has a tremendous pacer like Mark Wood.
He has played 4 matches so far and has taken 9 wickets. Against New Zealand, he bowled the ball at a speed of 154.74, i.e. about 155 km per hour. This is the fastest ball in the current World Cup. Young left-arm pacer Sam Curran is also in form. He has taken 10 wickets in 4 matches.
England has played 4 matches in the group. His match against Australia was washed out in rain. Where the team proved its claim by defeating a strong team like New Zealand. At the same time, their defeat against Ireland shows that they are not too difficult to beat.
Team India in the form
Talking about India, the team is running in good form. In Super 12 he won 4 out of 5 matches. Lost one match against South Africa. Apart from Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul is again seen in rhythm. He scored a fifty in his last match against Zimbabwe.
Suryakumar and Kohli have proved to be the biggest strength of Team India in this World Cup. Surya’s three half-centuries and 360-degree shots were not only the subject of discussion but also played an important role in India’s victory. Team India’s fast bowling has been amazing in this World Cup. Along with Arshdeep Singh and Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has also bowled brilliantly in the tournament. Bhuvi has taken 4 wickets in 5 matches. During this, his economy was less than 6.
Kohli’s performance against England pacer Mark Wood has been excellent. Talking about the wicket-keeper, Rishabh Pant was given a chance in place of Dinesh Karthik in the match against Zimbabwe. In the press conference on Wednesday, Rohit Sharma did not make it clear who would get a place in the playing XI between Pant and Karthik.