What are India’s strengths? If only Rohit gets in form.. won’t he return to India..? What are the factors that are troubling the most formidable England team..?
After 2007, India could not win another T20 World Cup. There are many reasons for this. But this time the team is strong. It looks amazing in the bowling department as well. The lack of Bumrah…Arshdeep, Bhuvi and Shami are filling that gap. The in-form Indian team is facing a strong opponent in the form of England in the semifinals today. It will be clear today who will play the final against Pakistan on Sunday. In terms of strength, both the teams seem to be equal. But it has become interesting to see which team will overcome the intense pressure in the knockout competition and get the upper hand. India have also won the last four T20I series against England. Two of these took place in India and the other two took place in England. India’s dominance is huge.
And how is the final eleven of Team India going to be? Not much has changed since the first match. Everything went smoothly except for Hooda replacing Akshar in one match and Pant instead of Karthik in another. The team is struggling in this regard in the semis as well. Ashwin and Akshar are played regularly as extra strength in batting. Akshar doesn’t have much effect either. One alternative though is to play specialist legspinner Chahal. The same dilemma continues with the keeper. Rohit gave a hint in the latest press meet. He said that he is considering the possibility of bringing both the keepers in the ring.
I don’t want to say anything special about the top scorer of the tournament, Kohli. Along with him, Agnila Suryakumar is blazing with a strike rate of around 200. Rahul also got up. Only Rohit Sharma’s form is causing some trouble. Fans are waiting to see when Rohit, who has scored 89 runs in 5 matches, will break out. It is a plus for us that the three pacers are performing together. India had another chance to show the upper hand in the beginning if Buttler, who faced 32 balls in Bhuvi’s bowling, scored only 30 runs and got out 5 times.
In the England team, Stokes, Woakes, Sam Karan, Moeen Ali, Livingstone… are capable of batting and bowling. Moreover.. they have the ability to explode in batting. England’s victories depended on their performance. Especially after recovering from the injury, Sam Karan was rocking. We have already seen the power of Stokes in such knockouts. If Buttler and Hales as openers keep their spirits up, the match will be on our side. While Hales played consistently throughout the tournament, Buttler came into form at the right time. While Livingstone is crucial in the middle order, another key batsman in the form of Malan is likely to leave the team. Salt will come into the team if Malan does not recover from injury. The team also suffered a big blow in bowling. Mark Wood, who is the fastest bowler in this tournament, also got injured and did not recover. If he can’t play, Jordan gets a chance.
Semifinal day has arrived. It rained in Adelaide all night. It’s cloudy right now. The good news is that the weather forecast clearly says that there is no chance of rain during the afternoon and evening hours today.
Rained all night. Cloudy morning in Adelaide #IndvsEng
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) November 9, 2022
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