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India vs England Live Score, World Cup 2019: England off to a cautious start – Times of India

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ENGLAND INNINGS

35/0 in six overs.

Over 5.3: And Bairstow takes on Chahal, who bowled a little too full and the England opener lifted it between mid-wicket and long-on for a one-bounce four.

Yuzvendra Chahal into the attack as early as the sixth over. This should be interesting – aggressive England right-handers against leg-spin.

After five overs, England 28/0 as Bairstow snatches an extra run from Kuldeep Yadav at the third-man fence. A direct hit would have made it interesting.

Over 4.3: Another inside-edge and Bairstow (15*) lucky again. One more lemon-cut for four. Shami isn’t amused.

Over 4.1: Roy (9*) had no idea about that Shami delivery, raced past his bat and even Dhoni couldn’t collect cleanly as it moved in the air before reaching him.

Over 3.5: Bumrah bowls on Bairstow’s legs and he turns it around to the squad-leg fence for another boundary.

Three fours off Shami’s bowling in the 12 balls he has bowled so far. His spell reads 2-0-13-0. England 14/0 in 3 overs.

Over 2.2: Loose shot from Bairstow, playing away from his body and an inside edge goes perilously close to the stumps before running away to the fine-leg fence for a boundary.

Just a single off the second over. 10/0

Over 1.3: A nervous poke from Jonny Bairstow goes past the outside edge.

Jasprit Bumrah begins from the other end.

End of Over 1: After England’s account opened with a wide, Roy punches Shami on the up through point for first runs off the bat – a four. And then off the penultimate ball another boundary from Roy through long-off, on the up again. Expensive first over. 9/0

Mohammed Shami begins proceedings for India.

Time for National Anthems.

PLAYING XIs


India: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah

England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood

CAPTAIN TALK


Eoin Morgan: We are going to bat first. Tactical move to bring in Plunkett in place of Moeen. There could be a bit more pace and bounce. We are rejigged and reset as a team.

Virat Kohli: Never a problem…love chasing. But honestly we would have batted first today. We haven’t focused on the opposition in this tournament, that’s why we have been successful. We do have one change. Vijay Shankar has a toe niggle, Rishabh Pant is in. He brings in a lot of fearlessness. He has a small boundary. Once he gets to 20.

KOHLI CONFIRMS! Pant is in for Shankar, who has a “toe niggle”. England, meanwhile, have two changes. Liam Plunkett is in for Moeen Ali and Jason Roy replaces James Vince.


TOSS NEWS:

England win the toss and decide to bat first.

NEWS FILTERING IN FROM BIRMINGHAM: Rishabh Pant likely to replace Vijay Shankar in India’s eleven.


2:18 pm
We are just over 10 minutes away from the toss. By the way, the World Cup head to head between the two teams adds a bit more spice to the contest. It’s India 3 – 3 England.

2 pm The teams are warming up ahead of the toss at Edgbaston.

1:55 am It’s a big day at the ICC World Cup. When the tournament began exactly a month ago, on May 30th, England were hot favourites and started in that fashion as well. But with defeats in their last two matches, the hosts’ applecart has been upset. Today, as they take the field once again in Edgbaston, Eoin Morgan’s men will have the arduous task of turning their campaign around against Virat Kohli’s unbeaten India. Welcome to TimesofIndia.com’s live updates.


India are just a point shy of entering the semis, and supporting them to put it across the hosts today will be fellow Asian teams Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, who are still in the race but depend on other results, which includes a win for India today.

Pakistan’s win against Afghanistan on Saturday pushed England out of the top-four bracket for the first time in the tournament, which means a win is what the home team desperately seeks in their penultimate league match against India.

To make it just a bit more exciting before presenting you with our Preview for the game,
India will go ‘Orange’ today, wearing their away jersey against the hosts.

The Match Preview

The India-England match was always going to be a massive game between two pre-tournament favourites. It remains a marquee contest but the dynamics have changed. A month is a long time in cricket and as the two heavyweights clash on Sunday, the two teams are standing at opposite ends of the spectrum.

India need just one more point in three remaining league games to make the semifinals although they would like to keep their win spree going and finish top of the standings.

The hosts are facing an unexpected early exit after crashing to three defeats in their seven games so far. Failure to make the knockouts will be nothing short of catastrophic for England, who many experts thought had the best chance of breaking their World Cup title drought this time around.

Pakistan’s defeat of Afghanistan on Saturday has only increased the pressure on England. Pakistan are now fourth on the table with nine points, one more than the hosts.

With their backs to the wall, England are set to bring back injured opener Jason Roy for Sunday’s game even if he is less than hundred percent fit.

Captain Eoin Morgan said on Saturday that Roy will be assessed on match-day morning and the team was ready to risk a short-term repercussion for the opener. Roy will not play only if he risks a long layoff, Morgan said.

England have not been able to plug the hole the opener’s absence has created. Roy has been the enforcer at the top of the order, often building the platform for the likes of Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler to wreak havoc in the middle and end overs.

Their predicament apart, England remain a formidable team and India will be more than wary. One doesn’t know if desperation will get the best out of England or enormous pressure will sink them. England have been found to be feeble and even clueless when faced with pressure at various times in this tournament.

They can be sure that India will try and put them under the cosh. The Indian bowling attack is superbly balanced and has been at the forefront of driving the team’s charge. Besides, in the last game hosted by this ground between Pakistan and New Zealand, the pitch aided a lot of spin. In fact, New Zealand were left ruing not picking leg-spinner Ish Sodhi for that game. Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav must be licking their lips in anticipation.

Having travelled around England for World Cup games, Birmingham is the first city India have come to and actually experienced summer. It’s hot and dry, something the Indians won’t mind. Going by the support captain Virat Kohli extended to Vijay Shankar at the pre-match media interaction, India are likely to repeat the eleven which was on the park against West Indies.

India had an optional practice session on Saturday where MS Dhoni once again spent a lot of time playing spinners. In the adjacent net, Kedar Jadhav also had a long stint with the bat. The middle order has been a slight concern for India, especially the failure to rotate the strike in the last two matches.Net sessions at Manchester and here indicate that the team is addressing the issue.

Edgbaston has been a happy ground for India where they have a 7/10 ODI score. Against England too, they have a favourable record having won three out of four. Kohli has an enviable record here – he averages 243 in five innings, thanks to four not outs. You see, even history is against England.

India vs England Live Score, World Cup 2019: England off to a cautious start – Times of India

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