2019 World Cup: England vs India, Edgbaston; India's predicted playing XI
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ICC World Cup 2019: England vs India, Edgbaston – India’s Predicted Playing XI

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England vs India game is some game to witness for the die-hard fans at the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019. The top-two ICC ranked ODI teams have given everything to settle for their best playing XI at the ODI showpiece. We’re here to brief about India’s predicted playing XI for Sunday’s clash against Eoin Morgan-led Three Lions.

So far, India has been a dominating unit at the ODI showpiece by winning five matches. However, their game against New Zealand was marred by rain at the Trent Bridge on June 13.

On the other side, following a couple of losses, England’s hopes for semi-finals is lingering on a thin thread. They’ve to win the remainder of the two games to stay in the hunt for the knockout berth.

Here’s India’s predicted playing XI for England tie at Edgbaston:

KL Rahul:

KL Rahul
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The young gun KL Rahul looks in reasonable control. The right-handed batsman Rahul has scored cautious 64-ball 48 against the Windies on Tuesday (June 27) in Manchester. He will be backing himself to convert his starts during a crucial tie against England.

Rohit Sharma:

Rohit Sharma
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Team India’s vice-captain Rohit Sharma had a stroke of bad luck in the previous game. The prominent batsman was declared out by the straight umpire when many believed benefit of the doubt should’ve gone in batsman’s favour.

Rohit faced 23 deliveries for his 18. He is the leading run-getter for India with 338 runs at an average of 84.50 in five matches.

Virat Kohli:

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Virat Kohli has made it a norm to deliver consistently. Apart from Rohit, the team revolves around Kohli at the top. He has garnered 316 runs in five innings at 63.20.

He is the man to watch out for in the much-awaited clash in Birmingham.

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Vijay Shankar:

Vijay Shankar, Dinesh Karthik, KL Rahul
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At the No. 4 spot, Vijay Shankar got an opportunity to deliver for the Men in Blue. However, he is yet to take control of an innings with his highest score 29 coming against Afghanistan.

Shankar has an opportunity to prove his credentials.

Kedar Jadhav:

Kedar Jadhav
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Kedar Jadhav couldn’t leave an impact with the bat at the World Cup. Known for stringing a partnership, Jadhav is capable of winning games for his team. He would be looking forward to producing an outstanding show against England.

MS Dhoni:

Shoaib Akhtar, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, MS Dhoni
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MS Dhoni has played a responsible knock on a wicket which somewhat proved to be a bit difficult. Dhoni started off quite slow, like he always does, remained unbeaten on 56 off 61 balls.

He is the man to take charge of the middle-order department for India.

Hardik Pandya:

Hardik Pandya, Abdul Razzaq
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All-rounder Hardik Pandya has played a good knock again the Caribbean. Although, Pandya struggled in between. Interestingly, he kept on relying on ones and twos in between which is a good sign.

Mohammed Shami:

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Shami to make it to playing XI against Afghans. Photo Credit: BCCI

Mohammed Shami has been incredible with the new and old ball, as well. In two matches, the right-arm pacer has already bagged a two four-wicket haul against Afghanistan and the Windies respectively.

Kuldeep Yadav:

Kuldeep Yadav
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The left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav has been in prolific form with the ball. He has mounted pressure on the opposition by stemming the run-flow. While making exceptional use of his skills, Kuldeep has bagged four wickets in five matches.

Yuzvendra Chahal:

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The leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal is the leading wicket-taker for India. He has ten wickets to his name at the ICC World Cup.

In the previously-held game, Chahal bagged two wickets to dent the Windies.

Jasprit Bumrah:

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Jasprit Bumrah
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Jasprit Bumrah has been classical with the ball in hand. He has produced outstanding spells before finishing it off at the death. At the World Cup, Bumrah has bagged nine wickets in five matches.

He won’t let things cool down for England.

Tahir Ibn Manzoor (Tahir Hussain Sofi) is a staffer at Sportzwiki.com, who follows cricket like food after listening to running commentary on a transistor radio when he was only eight, and penned down the scorecard when he turned 11. Twitter, Instagram: TahirIbnManzoor