India and England had not played good cricket in ICC T20 World Cup as many of us were expecting. Both teams were the clear favorites to play in the semi-finals and now these teams had reached the semi-finals but had left a lot of questions. India and England had played a lot of cricket against each other and most players of England also had been part of different teams in the IPL. The players of both teams know where they are and also know strengths and weaknesses. The best batters in the world will be playing this match and we can expect a high-scoring match. Both teams are almost equal in strength and we can see an exciting match indeed.
India is the best-performing team in Super 12 Group 2 with four wins out of five matches. They lost just one match against South Africa. We also have some reports saying that the match between India against South Africa was fixed. India had beaten Pakistan, Netherlands, Zimbabwe, and Bangladesh in this tournament. England was also good in Super 12 Group 1 where they played five matches with three wins to their name. They lost one match against Ireland which left a lot of questions to be answered. One important match of England against Australia was washed out by the rain. Three teams in Super 12 Group 1 have equal points but New Zealand and England are in the semi-finals due to good net run rates. The defenders, Australia also have seven points but are poor in net run rate.
India came to this tournament as a clear favorite team to win the title of ICC T20 World Cup 2022 and now they have crossed the first hurdle and are just two wins away from lifting the trophy. We know that any team has a bad day. India is in good shape and we don’t think that they are going to have a bad day. The top four batters of India are in great form. KL Rahul was struggling in the opening matches but he is in good form since some previous matches. Virat Kohli is also in superb form and has played the main role in every win for India. It was his good performance due to India beating Pakistan in the first match. Rohit Sharma was not good in the opening two matches but he is also back to good form. We are expecting that Rohit Sharma will be the highest run-scorer from India in this match. Suryakumar Yadav is the other batter who is performing well in this tournament. Hardik Pandya is another player who has been a very important player for India. He had performed well not only with the bat but also with the ball. He can give a tough time to the batters and bowlers of England in this match.
Rishab Pant is the other player who can play the main role in this match. The bowling unit of India had been improved in this tournament. Arshdeep Singh played a major role and he is the highest wicket-taker from India in this tournament. He had picked wickets in power play. Ravichandran Ashwin and Mohammad Shami are other good bowlers in the squad of India. Bhuvneshwar Kumar had not performed well as many of us were expecting. India won its most recent match against Zimbabwe with a big margin of 71 runs. Suryakumar Yadav was the highest run-scorer who remained not out after scoring 61 runs on just 25 balls with the help of six boundaries and four huge sixes. KL Rahul also performed well and scored fifty. He scored a total of 35 runs and smashed three boundaries and the same huge sixes. Ravichandran Ashwin proved the highest wicket-taker against Zimbabwe. He picked up three wickets in four overs against just 22 runs. Hardik Pandya was also good with the ball and had two wickets to his name in three overs while he was charged with 16 runs. Mohammed Shami was the other bowler who picked two wickets in just two overs while he leaked 14 runs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, and Axar Patel picked one wicket each. Axar Patel had not been good with the bat but he picked some important wickets for India.
England is in the semi-finals but we don’t think that they were good in this tournament. They were beaten by a weak team, Ireland and their important match against Australia was washed out by the rain. They have to put full force in this match against a strong team India. We also have news that Dawid Malan may not be available for England for this match. If this is true, this can be a big loss for England. In the absence of Dawid Malan, England can give a chance to Phil Salt in this big match and he will be batting at number three. They can also add Tymal Mills to the final playing eleven as he has good experience playing in the conditions of Australia. The batting order of England remains strong even in the absence of Dawid Malan. They also have some match-winners in their squad. Alex Hales and Jose Buttler are in superb form and also have a lot of experience playing against the bowlers of India. Liam Livingstone and Moeen Ali are also good batters in the middle overs.
Mark Wood had proved the fastest bowler from England in this tournament. He also had a lot of experience playing in Australia and it will not be easy for the batters of India to play big shorts against him. Sam Curran, Ben Stokes, Adil Rashid, Liam Livingstone, and Moeen Ali are also available to help the main bowlers. The batters of England were good against Sri Lanka in the most recent match. Alex Hales was the highest run-scorer with 47 runs to his name on 30 balls with the help of seven boundaries and one huge six. Ben Stokes also performed well and remained not out after scoring 42 runs. He faced 36 balls and smashed two boundaries. The skipper, Jos Buttler scored 28 runs. Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, and Moeen Ali failed to give the best performance with the bat. The bowlers of England were just superb against Sri Lanka. They leaked 141 runs in 20 overs. Mark Wood was the most successful and highest wicket-taker with three wickets to his name in three overs against 26 runs. Adil Rashid, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, and Ben Stokes picked one wicket each while Liam Livingstone and Moeen Ali were the bowlers who failed to pick any wicket.
Winning Chances of Today Match for the Both Teams
India is full of experienced and young players in the t20 format. The batting order of this team is also strong and some well-known hitters of the t20 format are part of the squad of this team, so the winning chances of today’s match for India have been increased. The equation of who will win today’s cricket match prediction and who will win the cricket match today is mentioned as under.
India has a 58% chance to win this match.
England has a 42% chance to win this match.