2nd Semi Final Match
November 10, 2022 1:30 PM Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia
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India will be overjoyed to have reached the semi-finals after failing to achieve this at the last T20 World Cup. The men in blue were also eliminated from the Asia Cup following losses to Pakistan and Sri Lanka. India are the new contenders to win the World Cup, with Kohli restoring his form and Surya at his best. The 2007 winners may require a few changes in the lineup prior to the semi-finals. England has a robust batting order that includes several big-hitting guys. And this presents a significant threat to India’s bowling attack. In one recent match, India appeared to be losing its mind while defending a respectable score against Bangladesh. In this competition, India hasn’t faced much stiff batting competition. And, while we believe India’s bowling attack is diverse and provides Rohit many choices when it comes to breaking a combination, we believe England won’t be easy to deal with.
This match will take place on a used field, therefore we can expect a softer surface than in previous matchups. A par score will be around 145.
India now has their sights set on the championship, because of the energy and trust they will bring into this encounter. Hardly anything beats a final between India and Pakistan at the MCG. Virat Kohli regained his form at a correct moment, and with Suryakumar Yadav’s consistency in the batting lineup, India has found some dependable guys in the batting dept. For a prolonged period, this was not the situation. In addition to these two, KL Rahul has returned to form and is smashing the ball quite well. In such major tournaments, India’s main concern has been identifying a trustworthy batsman who can adapt to the situation and play a match-winning innings.
None of the elite players, notably Rohit and Kohli, have produced similar performances in the elimination rounds of ICC competitions. This will be an occasion for existing heroes to retake their place on the team, as well as for new talents to emerge. Arshdeep Singh, Suryakumar Yadav, and Hardik Pandya are three of the squad’s most promising young players. Hardik and Surya will be crucial if India is to advance further in this competition. Pandya has the ability to make triumphs in the middle of a collaboration. Rohit depended on Mohammad Shami for this role, and with Pandya now routinely delivering, India has more options.
England was in blistering form at the previous T20 World Cup, losing in the semi-finals to New Zealand. They were the serious contenders to claim the crown last year, and with a significantly better-looking group this year, England will be trying to repeat. They drafted in Alex Hales to substitute the unfortunate Jonny Bairstow, and England’s prospects improved. Hales, who returned to world cricket after a three-year absence, demonstrated his abilities with some powerful hits. Although Harry Brook is not the most seasoned middle order batsman, he can certainly hit the longer one and make an impact. Others include match-winning players like Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, and Ben Stokes.
Stokes was instrumental in England’s recent victory against Sri Lanka, anchoring the run-chase in challenging circumstances wherein wickets tumbled from the other side. Despite his lack of T20 experience, he has a responsibility to fulfill for England in this team. Buttler, Hales, Moeen, and Livingstone are in charge of the huge hits. In the middle level, all-rounder Sam Curran can also finish things off. England’s batting order is as good as they come. Mark Wood is a key figure in the pace area. While Curran has had continuous effectiveness, Wood’s speed may make things tough for batsmen. The versatility of the bowling assault would present a difficult task to the opponents, never allowing the batsmen to rest.
Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wk), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
Alex Hales, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah (Ruled out due to Injury), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Mohd. Shami.
Jos Buttler (c), Moeen Ali, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Ben Stokes, Tymal Mills, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Alex Hales. Standby Players: Liam Dawson, Richard Gleeson
In the six World Cup games played here, teams batting first have triumphed four times. Teams who bat first have always enjoyed an edge at the Adelaide Oval. The firepower in both teams’ batting lines may lead the team to a large total that is difficult to chase down in playoff matches.
We are backing India to win. India will face a quality team and ought to be prepared for a difficult contest. The Men in Blue experienced several difficult bowling periods against Pakistan and South Africa in Super 12 and they must be prepared for the England test by now. England’s batting strength enables them to engage in a much more adventurous form of cricket, putting the inexperienced Arshdeep under strain in the powerplay. Bet on India to win.
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