The Adelaide Oval will host the second Semi Final of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 between England and India on Thursday.
The injury-stricken England might miss Mark Wood and Dawid Malan in their playing XI, and Chris Jordan and Phil Salt are their likely replacements.
In the Group Stage, England stood at second place with seven points. They suffered a blow after Ireland registered an upset against them.
The top ranked team in ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings India topped the Group 2 and with eight points entered the semi final. In their five T20Is in the Group Stage, India won four matches and lost one to South Africa.
In bilateral T20Is clashes, India have a slight edge over England. Out of 22 matches between them, India have a win record of 12 against 10.
Head to Head in T20Is: Matches 22, India won 12, England won 10
In fact, in last five T20Is, India conquered England four times but lost by 17 runs at Nottingham in their very last meeting on July 10, 2022.
England’s Playing XI against India (Possible):
- Jos Buttler (Captain & Wicket Keeper)
- Alex Hales
- Dawid Malan/Phil Salt
- Ben Stokes
- Harry Brook,
- Liam Livingstone
- Moeen Ali
- Sam Curran
- Chris Woakes
- Chris Jordan
- Adil Rashid
India’s Playing XI against England (Possible):
- Rohit Sharma (Captain)
- KL Rahul
- Virat Kohli
- Suryakumar Yadav
- Hardik Pandya
- Dinesh Karthik/Rishabh Pant (Wicket Keeper)
- Axar Patel,
- R Ashwin
- Bhuvneshwar Kumar
- Mohammed Shami
- Arshdeep Singh
The winner of the second semi final will face Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on November 13.
India and England meet at Adelaide Oval with a place in the Final on the line 👀
— T20 World Cup (@T20WorldCup) November 10, 2022
Pakistan turned out to be the first team to qualify for the Final of T20 World Cup 2022 after they defeated New Zealand on Wednesday by seven wickets.
New Zealand won the toss and decided to bat first against Pakistan at Sydney.
Shaheen Shah Afridi struck early after Finn Allen fell leg before wicket to him in the very first over. His opening partner Devon Conway was run out by Shadab Khan’s direct throw on 21.
Glenn Phillips was also caught and bowled to Mohammad Nawaz after scoring just six runs.
Kane Williamson and Daryl Mitchell built a 68 runs partnership off 50 balls before the former was bowled by Shaheen Shah Afridi on his individual score of 46.
Daryl Mitchell formed another 35 runs partnership with James Neesham and took the total to 152 for 4. Both scored unbeaten 53 and 16 runs respectively.
To reach a target of 153 runs in 20 overs, Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam provided Pakistan an opening stand of 105 runs in 12.4 overs. Babar Azam was caught at long-on off Trent Boult on 53.
Mohammad Rizwan also lost his wicket to Trent Boult on 57 whereas Mohammad Haris scored 30 runs before Mitchell Santner got him out at short fine leg.
Pakistan reached the target in 19.1 overs with seven wickets remaining.