England was billed as the pre-tournament favourites after their fine run in the 50-over format in the recent past. Eoin Morgan‘s men possessed the batting firepower to outsmart oppositions but the pressure of the World Cup has seen them fail, more than once. But, they managed to win against India, which was crucial. Meanwhile, Ravi Shastri believes God has helped them on that day.
England and India have been involved in some crunch World Cup encounters in the past wherein the two teams have had the opportunity to knock their opponents out. On Sunday, if the scenarios help in favour of England and India, the duo will once again see themselves clashing once again to lift the glorious cup.
If India beat New Zealand in the first semi-final, they will play the winner of the second last-four clash between Australia and England in the summit showdown. India qualified for the semi-finals as table toppers with seven wins. England was the only team to get the better of Virat Kohli and his men.
God was in England’s room – Ravi Shastri
Speaking of the same, the head coach Ravi Shastri quoted that God was in their dressing room when they met each other in the league phase. He hopes that God will sit in India’s dressing room if they meet each other in the final of the tournament.
“I thought god was in England’s dressing room that day. Hope if we play England next, he sits in ours,” Shastri said in a video posted by the ICC.
Currently, India is waiting to finish the task against New Zealand on the reserve day of the semifinal. After asking to bowl first, Virat Kohli led the team brilliantly to put constant pressure on New Zealand batsmen at Manchester.
On the other hand, England will face Australia in the second semifinal of the tournament. The game will be played on July 11th at Edgbaston,