As we all know by now, India will be facing England in the second semi-final of the ongoing T20 World Cup 2022 on 10th November at the Adelaide Oval. Team India finished at the top of the Group 2 points table while England finished second on the Group 1 points table (despite having the same points as New Zealand). In this article, let us discuss about this upcoming clash between the two heavyweights of Cricket briefly.
According to a statistic that emerged recently, India will be facing England for the first time in 35 years in a World Cup knockout match. It is thus going to be a very special match.
Let us firstly talk about India’s performances in the World Cup so far. They were placed in a comparatively easier group with the only good teams in it being South Africa and Pakistan. India defeated Pakistan in a thrilling encounter but failed to beat South Africa. However, their overall campaign has been positive so far and there is hope that the Blues might finally end up winning their second T20 World Cup trophy this year. India’s ICC trophies drought has been long and it is about time to bring an end to it.
England, on the other hand, have had a campaign filled with ups and downs. They suffered a shocking defeat against Ireland but then went on to defeat New Zealand which was a big achievement. This England side is thus not consistent at all and thus it is difficult to expect anything from them. However, team India must be cautious.
Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav are the most in-form players of Team India currently and they are the ones who possess a threat to England. It will be a really fun match to watch. The winner faces the winner of Pakistan vs New Zealand in the final.
India will be facing England for the first time in 35 years in a World Cup's knockout match.
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