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IND vs ENG World Cup 2023: England wins toss, opts to bowl first against India

The reigning champions, England, are set to clash with a formidable Indian side. The IND vs ENG match in Lucknow is expected to be a thrilling encounter

England skipper Jos Buttler won the toss and elected to field against the host India at the Ekana Cricket Stadium, opting to put India to bat. When questioned about his decision, Buttler explained it was more of a gut feeling rather than any specific reason.

IND vs ENG: Here is what Rohit Sharma said

In response, Rohit Sharma, India’s captain, expressed contentment with the call to bowl first, indicating that he too had a preference for setting a target with their strong batting lineup.

IND vs ENG last encounters

The reigning champions, England, are set to clash with a formidable Indian side. The IND vs ENG match in Lucknow is expected to be a thrilling encounter, and it’s worth noting that the last time these two teams met in an ICC ODI World Cup match in India, the game ended in a draw.

India’s performance in WC 2023

Rohit Sharma, leading India, will be brimming with confidence, as the hosts are the only team in the tournament that has remained undefeated so far. India’s recent victory over New Zealand, which has proven to be a formidable opponent in recent ICC events, is a particularly satisfying achievement.

In their encounter with the Black Caps, India’s bowling and batting were thoroughly tested and proved their mettle. India’s bowling lineup, featuring stars like Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, and Jasprit Bumrah, managed to restrict New Zealand from 205/4 at one stage to 273 all out in 50 overs. Similarly, in the batting department, despite losing a couple of wickets quickly following a strong opening partnership, Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja’s resolute efforts enabled India to chase down the target comfortably.

England’s tournament 

On the other hand, England has encountered a rough patch, with only one win in their last five matches in the tournament, which came against Bangladesh (by 137 runs). They suffered defeats to New Zealand (by 9 wickets), Afghanistan (by 69 runs), South Africa (by 229 runs), and Sri Lanka (by 8 wickets). Facing the tournament’s top team at this stage presents a challenging scenario for England.

IND vs ENG Playing XI

India Playing XI:

Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj

England Playing XI: 

Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w/c), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

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