India will lock horns with England in the much-awaited second semi-final of the ongoing T20 World Cup 2022 at Adelaide Oval on Thursday, November 10.
The winner of this contest will meet Pakistan in the grand finale. Notably, the Men in Green defeated the Black Caps in the first semi-final at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Wednesday.
Pitch and Weather report:
The track at Adelaide Oval is expected to provide an even contest for both batters and bowlers. The pressure of chasing in a knockout game is always high, so team winning the toss will look to bat first.
There’s no forecast for rain on Thursday. Therefore, fans can expect a full 40 overs contest.
India: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant/Dinesh Karthik (wk), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
England: Alex Hales, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Phil Salt, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood/David Willey
Head to head record in T20Is:
Played: 22 | India won: 12 | England won: 10
What they said:
“Have talked to the groundsman, it’s going to be a really good surface and a consistent surface. At the moment, I have no worries about the pitch,” said England skipper Jos Buttler ahead of the match.
“The key for us will be to adjust to the conditions as quickly as possible. We’ve played a game there recently, but England will be a good challenge for us. They’ve been playing some good cricket. It’s going to be a high-pressure game. We need to play well,” Indian captain Rohit Sharma had said after Zimbabwe’s game.