India vs. England
|Date & Time||Sunday June 30, 2019, 5:30 AM (EDT)|
England +100 / India -125
England and India will play each other in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup at Edgbaston.
England have got themselves into a pickle after losing 2 successive matches. As it currently stands, England have 8 points from 7 matches.
England were beaten by Australia in their previous match. It was a poor performance by England as they lost by 64 runs.
The new ball bowling was poor by Jofra Archer and Mark Wood as they bowled too short and allowed David Warner and Aaron Finch to make big scores. Chris Woakes and Ben Stokes revived England’s bowling performance but they still allowed Australia to score 285.
The batting was poor from England as they lost wickets early. James Vince, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow and Eoin Morgan all failed and it was very tough for the team to compete. Ben Stokes was the only batsman who showed good form as he scored 89 runs.
England must beat India to keep their fate in their own hands so the pressure will be high on the players.
On the other side of the coin, India remain unbeaten after they defeated the West Indies in their previous outing. India currently have 11 points from their 6 games.
India had an average batting performance although MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli scored half-centuries. India scored 268 in their 50 overs although the middle-order was a concern as Vijay Shankar and Kedar Jadhav both failed. Hardick Pandaya and KL Rahul both showed form so the overall batting unit is looking good for India.
The bowling has been India’s major weapon in this tournament and it fired again. Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Shami were both outstanding and blew away the West Indies. Shami took 4 wickets while Bumrah took 2 wickets. Bumrah was very economical as he only conceded 9 runs in the 6 overs he bowled.
India are looking imperious and they will be very tough to beat.
Edgbaston has produced a slow wicket in the past few games so they are conditions that should favour India.
England were the pre-tournament favourites but they have not played at the level expected from this team. The batting has been a concern for England and I see them struggling against an Indian bowling line-up that has been outstanding. India have been the top team in this competition and I see them being good enough to defeat England in this match.