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Chris Silverwood will hand over the reins to assistants Graham Thorpe and Paul Collingwood Getty Images
Chris Silverwood will hand over the reins to assistants Graham Thorpe and Paul Collingwood Getty Images

Chris Silverwood Won’t Be With England Team For ODI Series Vs Sri Lanka And Pakistan

Chris Silverwood, England coach won’t be with the team for the ODI series against Sri Lanka and Pakistan. He has decided to take a break as part of England’s rotation policy. In Chris Silverwood’s absence, England’s assistant coaches Paul Collingwood and Graham Thorpe will take charge of one ODI series each.

After the two-Test series against New Zealand early next month, England will host Sri Lanka and Pakistan in limited-overs contests before taking on India in a five-match Test series.

England coaches Chris Silverwood (c) with Graham Thorpe (batting coach) and Paul Collingwood (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
England coaches Chris Silverwood (c) with Graham Thorpe (batting coach) and Paul Collingwood (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Chris Silverwood Will Be Passing The Reins On For The ODI Series

Speaking to the media, Chris Silverwood explained that it was important for everyone to keep themselves as fresh as possible, given the current scenario.

He elaborated: “It’s not fair on the players if I am operating at less than 100 percent and it is not fair on myself either. I won’t be providing the level of service that I need. You saw during the winter what we tried to do that with our players to the best of our ability. It’s equally as important we do that with the staff. It’s important we look after each other.”

Chris Silverwood, however, will be available for all of England’s Tests and T20Is as two T20 World Cups are scheduled for back-to-back years. The England coach admitted that while it is not easy, it is important for him to “switch off” at times.

Chris SIlverwood with Jofra Archer | Reuters/Andrew Boyers
Chris Silverwood with Jofra Archer | Reuters/Andrew Boyers

“I’m not going to deny it: it’s not easy for me to switch off. I am wholly on-board with what we are doing. I am very embedded in it now. I do find it hard to switch off but I’ll do my best. I’ll be passing the reins on for the ODI series. Thorpey will do one and Colly will do the other and I’ll use it as my break to refresh and get ready for what is ahead of us. My missus has already booked us a little getaway up in Norfolk somewhere. I’ve got to do that otherwise I won’t switch off,” Silverwood added.

Chris Silverwood will confirm the squad for the two Tests against New Zealand, the first of which begins at Lord’s on June 2, on Tuesday (May 18).  The likes of uncapped Sussex fast-bowler Ollie Robinson and Gloucestershire wicket-keeper batsman James Bracey are likely to be included.

Essex batsman Dan Lawrence is also set to be picked while Ben Foakes may continue to wear the gloves. Jofra Archer seems to be winning his fitness battle after being ruled out of the recently suspended IPL 2021 to manage an elbow injury. Playing for Sussex against Kent, he took 2-29 from 13 overs, including the wicket of his England teammate Zak Crawley, on the first day.

Chris Silverwood Backs Experienced Paul Collingwood And Graham Thorpe To Do Well In His Absence

Even as he briefly steps away, Chris Silverwood is confident that England assistant coaches Paul Collingwood and Graham Thorpe, with their wealth of experience in international cricket, will do well in his absence.

“I said right from the start I was going to step back at times and promote them forward to give them leadership opportunities. This is a great opportunity for us to do that. I think it will be a great experience for them.

“I wouldn’t do it if I didn’t trust them 100 percent. If you look at the wealth of experience that the two of them have, it’s a massive bonus for me to have them next to me wherever we go. They have had success all round the world. As players, they played a lot more international cricket than me. They’re a huge asset to us,” Chris Silverwood said.

Paul Collingwood
Paul Collingwood Photograph: Gareth Copley/PA Photograph: Gareth Copley/PA

England is currently gearing up to face New Zealand in a two-match Test series, which will begin at Lord’s on June 2.

Chris Silverwood will make first use of his new responsibilities for selection early next week as he names the England squad for the opening Test match assignment of the summer against New Zealand. Last month, Ed Smith was sacked and the position of National Selector made redundant as Ashley Giles, the ECB’s director of men’s cricket, gave responsibility for choosing all of England’s senior men’s teams to head coach Chris Silverwood.

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Sourav Ganguly (Credits: Twitter)

Sourav Ganguly: England Will Tour India In 2021 For Full Fledged Series

Sourav Ganguly, BCCI president on Tuesday revealed that both teams England and India will play against each other in a full-fledged tour where India will host England. He stated that it’s going to be a full-fledged tour of four Tests, three ODIs and five T20Is.

The England cricket team is scheduled to tour India from January to March 2021 to play five Test matches, three One Day International (ODI) and three Twenty20 International (T20I) matches.

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Sourav Ganguly: England Will Tour India But Situation Will Be Assessed Although It Is Easy To Have Bilateral Series As Only 2 Teams Are Involved

There have been talks about Ahmedabad hosting the day-night Test against England. However, the complete itinerary is yet to be announced. The Tests will form part of the inaugural 2019–21 ICC World Test Championship, and the ODI series will form part of the inaugural 2020–22 ICC Cricket World Cup Super League.

In February 2020, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced that they would like to play a day/night Test match at the refurbished Motera Stadium at Ahmedabad.

“England is touring India for four Test matches, three ODIs, and five T20Is, it is easy to have bilateral as there are just two teams, we have to keep assessing the situation, a lot of people are talking about the second COVID wave, we have to be careful,” said Ganguly during a virtual presser.

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BCCI has in the last few years ensured that it plans to hold the ODI and T20I series keeping in mind whether the next showpiece event- World Cup is a 50-over event or a 20-over event.

The five T20Is against England will be good preparation for Virat Kohli’s team for the upcoming T20I World Cup which is set to be played in India in October-November. Sourav Ganguly said BCCI will assess the situation post-Covid-19 after which the final decision will be taken.

Sourav Ganguly Trying To Arrange Next IPL 2021 In India

Sourav Ganguly also spoke about the next Indian Premier League season, stating that the board is trying to organize it in the country itself after IPL 2020 was held abroad in UAE.

“We are trying to have the next IPL in India, it’s a tournament for India, I always tell people that they need to be here to see what IPL means to India,” said Ganguly.

Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly. Image Credit: Getty Images.

When asked about the upcoming India-Australia series, Ganguly said, “Team is in Australia, they reached on November 11 (13), they will finish quarantine today, the team is in Australia, they will be starting cricket, Australia does not have a high number of COVID cases, boys are ready to get on to the field.”

India and Australia are set to play against each other in three ODIs, three T20Is, and four Tests. The first ODI will be played on Friday at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on November 27 while the first Test will begin on 17th December.

Skipper Virat Kohli will play just one Test against Australia which will be a day-night affair, and then he will head back home after being granted paternity leave by the BCCI since the birth of his first child is expected.

England and Wales Cricket Board will host India for a five-match Test series, starting August 4, 2021, to reciprocate India tour. ECB confirmed that Trent Bridge will host the first Test, while Lord’s will host the second fixture while the third Test will be played at Headingley, followed by the fourth outing at the Kia Oval. The final Test will be played at the Old Trafford in Manchester between September 10-14.

Sourav Ganguly said that since Australia don’t have a high number of Covid-19 case, Virat Kohli-led India will be ready to take the field.

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Sourav Ganguly and Co. at Lord's Balcony. Image Credit: Getty Images.

Independence Day Special: 5 Matches When Indian Team Embarrassed England On The Field

After India became an independent country on 15th August 1947, they slowly grew up in cricket. India won their first-ever international cricket match against England in 1952 during the Chennai Test. It took a lot of time for the Indian team to learn how to handle one of the oldest international cricket teams England and slowly but steadily the Asian side improved their game and gradually became the competitive side against the English side.

In the 21st century, India and England are the very competitive sides, while the Indian team has also managed to dominate the English side at home.

Independence Day Special: Here are the top five matches when the Indian team embarrassed the England team on the field

Victory during their Group Stage meeting in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2003

Indian, England, Independence Day, When Indian Team Embarrassed England On The Field
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It was the crucial Group A match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2003 between India and England at Durban on 26th February 2003. Indian captain Sourav Ganguly won the toss and chose to bat first in that day/night match. Among the Indian batsmen, the in-form opener Sachin Tendulkar (50 runs), wicket-keeper batsman Rahul Dravid (62 runs) and middle-order batsman Yuvraj Singh (42 runs) scored crucial runs that helped the Indian team to manage the first innings total of 250/9 (50 overs).

England batsmen were struggling from the beginning of the second innings as they lost both their openers (Nick Knight 1 and Marcus Trescothick 8) in the first seven overs. Though the next batsmen tried hard to handle that situation, England batting faced massive collapse after the young left-arm Indian pacer Ashish Nehra was introduced into the attack. Nehra was dominating with the ball in hand as the English batsmen had no clue how to handle that Indian youngster.

Though Andrew Flintoff tried to put some fight back in the late moment of that match, they were too far from the target. While Flintoff scored 64 runs off 73 balls, England were bowled out for 168 runs (45.3 overs) and India won that match by 82 runs. The Player of the Match Nehra finished that match with the dominating bowling figures of 10-2-23-6.

Abdul Razzaq, India, Mohammed Shami, Cricket World Cup
Abdul Razzaq (Image Credit: Getty Images)

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Abdul Razzaq Gives A Controversial Statement On India’s Defeat Against England

India’s domination in the ongoing Cricket World Cup has disheartened after their latest defeat against the host side England. Meanwhile, India’s loss has made a tougher job for Pakistan to qualify in the semi-finals of the ongoing Cricket World Cup. Recently, the former Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has given a controversial statement on India’s recent defeat.

In the ongoing 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, the Indian team is playing as one of the favourite sides. Before their match against England, India was unbeaten in this tournament. With the time progress, India has played dominant cricket in this CWC. After beating South Africa, Australia, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Windies, India has almost secured their spot for the semi-finals.

India needs one more point to book their spot for the semi-finals. Observing this domination, many believed that India would beat England and secure their semi-finals spot. As Pakistan beat England earlier in this tournament, many Pakistan fans had the great faith on the Indian players.

However, India suffered a 31-run defeat in that high-scoring match. After England managed the first innings total of 337/7 (50 overs), India replied with 306/5 (50 overs). Many Pakistan supporters didn’t like the Indian players’ attitude towards that match.

Abdul Razzaq, India, Mohammed Shami, Cricket World Cup
A moment during the recent CWC match between England and India (Image Credit: Google)

Abdul Razzaq gave a religious angle

After this match, Abdul Razzaq has given a religious angle on India’s defeat. He feels that Mohammed Shami was the only player to give his full effort due to his religion. Notably, the Indian pacer Mohammed Shami was one of the standout performers for India in that match as he had the bowling figures of 10-0-69-5.

Abdul Razzaq, India, Mohammed Shami, Cricket World Cup
Mohammed Shami (Image Credit: Twitter)

In a local televison channel, Razzq told, “Shami to hai bhi Musalman, Wo pura jor laga raha tha match main unlike other team members, (Translation- Since Shami is a Muslim, he was trying his best in the match unlike other team members) ”

Jasprit Bumrah, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli also played well in that match

Though many Indian players failed to play to their full potential in that match, most of them tried their best. Apart from Mohammed Shami, another Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah bowled brilliantly in that match. In that entire match, Bumrah was the most economical bowler as he had the bowling figures of 10-1-44-1.

Later, the vice-captain Rohit Sharma and the captain Virat Kohli both played crucial innings after the opener KL Rahul‘s (0) early dismissal. While Sharma (102 runs) scored a century, Kohli (66 runs) scored his fifth consecutive 50+ score. Indian batsmen tried hard in that second innings to chase that large target, but they closely failed to reach that target.

Pakistan still have a chance to qualify for the semi-finals of this tournament. However, at first, they have to look at England’s last round-robin stage match result which will be against New Zealand on 3rd July. If England suffers a defeat in that match, it will open Pakistan chance to qualify for the semi-finals.

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Hrithik Roshan names his favourite player. Photo Credit: AFP.

ICC World Cup 2019: Bollywood Sensation Hrithik Roshan Reveals his Favourite Cricketer

Ahead of England-India game at Edgbaston on June 30 in Birmingham, Bollywood’s ace actor Hrithik Roshan has made his appearance on broadcasting giant Star Sports for its Philips Hue Cricket Live show. Also, while promoting his movie ‘Super 30’, Roshan goes down to his memory lane to reveal interesting anecdotes regarding the cricket.

The 45-year-old Mumbaikar has praised MS Dhoni for his astute leadership qualities.

While hailing Dhoni as a ‘teacher’ one of the prominent faces of Bollywood, Hrithik maintained Dhoni is inspiring and he and his mother like him as a player. Roshan added on by saying his mother would be happy after seeing him taking Dhoni’s name.

Hrithik Roshan on MS Dhoni:

MS Dhoni, ICC World Cup 2019

Thus, he had a word of appreciation for his favourite cricketer, MS Dhoni.

“My mother and I, we like Mahendra Singh Dhoni. I feel he is a very good teacher, he is a great thinker. My mom will be very happy that I have taken his name, I think he is very inspiring, sorted and a planner,” Hrithik said during Star Sports’ Philips Hue Cricket Live show.

Interestingly, while sharing the stage with Irfan Pathan, Roshan cheered for Team India before their game against England.

However, India lost the game by 31 runs while managing 306 for five in pursuit of 338 in 50 allotted overs.

From the Wankhede stands, Roshan had already celebrated India’s World Cup win in 2011 when Dhoni’s trademark six finished the game in style. Back then, he donned India’s jersey to cheer his team.

MS Dhoni
Dhoni also faced criticism for his slow show in the ongoing World Cup against England. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Roshan watched India-England 2011 World Cup tie at home:

Roshan also reminisced about India-England tie clash in the tenth edition of the World Cup. Both teams managed 338 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru as game culminated in a thrilling tie.

“I remember I had planned to go and watch the game in the stadium but due to some last minute work I could not make it, but after finishing my work I watched the last over in my house with my family and we really enjoyed the great victory,” Roshan revealed.

Besides, he recalled his shooting days for ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’ which was released in 2002, revealed he listened running commentary alongside Shah Rukh Khan of the match, and it happened to be India-England game which India won.

Although, Virat Kohli and his men didn’t fulfil his wish, this time around.

“During ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham’, Shahrukh and I were in a car. We were hearing the commentary of a match, and co-incidence was, it was an India-England match. That match India had won, and today also India will win,” he added.

India will face Bangladesh in their eighth league stage game at Edgbaston on Tuesday (July 2).

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ICC World Cup 2019: Basit Ali Slams Team India Batsmen for Slow Batting in Birmingham

Former Pakistan batsman Basit Ali has lashed out at Team India’s batsmen for their slow show against England in the ICC World Cup 2019 match at Edgbaston, which eventually ended their unbeaten streak at the ongoing ODI showpiece.

Following a loss by 31 runs at the hands of England, means Pakistan slid to number five spot on the World Cup points table, as the Three Lions fetch crucial two points to claim overall 10 in eight matches.

India’s unbeaten run comes to a halt at Edgbaston:

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Basit, who played 50 ODIs and 19 Tests for Pakistan referred India had a ‘picnic’ in Birmingham.

“They had a picnic on the field. The batsmen were just making sure they were in good form. Rohit Sharma scored a century at his own time, Virat Kohli score his 66 so leisurely. It was just (Hardik) Pandya who was hitting and scored 45 off 33 balls,” Basit told a Pakistan-based TV channel following India’s loss.

The Men in Green have nine points in as many games. Thus, the scenarios suggest that if England wins against New Zealand, they’ll certainly qualify for the final four.

On the other side, if England loses to the Black Caps and Pakistan went on to win their last league stage game then Pakistan will mathematically qualify as one of the teams to make it to the semi-finals.

Meanwhile, chasing a formidable target of 338 in 50 overs, Indian managed just 28 off first ten overs. The top-order batsman failed to up the ante despite a crucial 138-run stand for the second between centurion Rohit Sharma 102 (109) and skipper Virat Kohli 66 (76).

In between, playing his first World Cup game, Rishabh Pant showed some resistance by scoring 29-ball 32. Also, Hardik Pandya tried his level best what the situation demanded. But he returned to pavilion at the score of 45, which came off 33 balls.

MS Dhoni
Twittersphere had a mixed reaction for Dhoni. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Thus, MS Dhoni alongside Kedar Jadhav found it difficult in between on a double-paced surface which eventually tends to slow down things a bit.

Also, the duo drew flak for not showing intent at the fag end of India’s innings.

In the end, India managed 306 for five in 50 overs. Also, Dhoni faced 31 balls for his 42* and Jadhav remained unbeaten on 12 off 13 balls.

Besides, the 48-year-old Ali had faced criticism for his unsavoury comments. Recently, he claimed that India would intentionally perform poorly against England.

“If you are chasing 337 runs and in the first 10 overs you only make 28 runs in which two fielders are in the outer circle, then according to me India played those 10 overs really bad,” Ali added.

Ahead of England-India game, Basit also claimed that India might deliberately lose to Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to dash Pakistan’s hopes for the semi-final spot.

Virat Kohli, captain, Cricket World Cup
Virat Kohli (Image Credit: Twitter)

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Indian Captain Virat Kohli Creates A CWC History After Scoring His Fifth Consecutive Half-Century

The no.1 Test and ODI batsman Virat Kohli has continued his brilliant batting form in the ongoing Cricket World Cup. His consistent batting performances in the big stage have proved once again why he is one of the greatest batsmen in the world cricket history. During the crucial CWC match against England on Sunday (30th June) at Birmingham, Indian captain Virat Kohli creates a new record by scoring his fifth consecutive 50+ score in this tournament.

In this crucial match, England managed the first innings total of 337/7 (50 overs) after winning the toss. Chasing down that target, India lost the opener KL Rahul (0) in the third over of the innings and Kohli joined early in the crease. Once again, the Indian captain played a brilliant innings and provided a solid 138-run partnership for the second-wicket along with another opener Rohit Sharma. After scoring 66 runs off 76 balls (seven boundaries), Kohli finally lost his wicket in this important chasing.

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Virat Kohli (Image Credit: Twitter)

Earlier, the Indian captain also scored four consecutive half-centuries in the ongoing tournament

Though Kohli hasn’t scored a century yet in the ongoing CWC, he has scored five half-centuries in this tournament and that too in consecutive way. Kohli has started these consecutive 50+ scores since the Australia match at The Oval. The right-handed batsman scored a crucial 82-run in that match.

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Virat Kohli (Image Credit: Twitter)

Later, the Indian captain scored 77, 62 and 72 runs against Pakistan, Afghanistan and Windies respectively. After that Windies innings, Kohli became the first Indian captain to score four consecutive 50+ scores in CWC history.

Virat Kohli is the first captain to score five successive 50+ scores in Cricket World Cup

He has stretched these consecutive 50+ scores in the latest CWC match against England. Scoring another half-century in this match, Kohli now becomes the first captain to score five successive 50+ scores in the Cricket World Cup history.

Virat Kohli, captain, Cricket World Cup
Virat Kohli (Image Credit: Getty Images)

However, it is not the first time when Virat Kohli scored five consecutive 50+ scores in ODI career. Earlier, he achieved this similar feat for twice, in 2012 and 2013. But this time, Kohli has achieved this feat in the Cricket World Cup and that too as a captain.

After this latest batting performance, Kohli has scored 382 runs in six innings (average 63.66) in the ongoing 2019 CWC.

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Mohammed Shami (Image Credit: Twitter)

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Mohammed Shami Achieves A Top Feat After Claiming A Five-Wicket Haul Against England

Indian pacer Mohammed Shami is currently in brilliant form with the ball in hand. With the time progress, he is becoming more dangerous and consistent wicket-taker. He continued his wicket-taking ability in the big match against England in the ongoing Cricket World Cup and achieved a remarkable feat.

On Sunday (30th June), the unbeaten side India is playing against the host England at Birmingham in the match 38 of the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup. After England decided to bat first, the English batsmen totally dominated over the Indian bowlers. However, the Indian pacers Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah put the desperate fights that helped India to restrict England to 337/7 (50 overs).

Though Mohammed Shami was expensive in this match, especially in the death overs, he picked up five wickets too. The right-arm pacer had the bowling figures of 10-1-69-5. While it was Shami’s maiden five-wicket haul in ODI career, it was the sixth time when an Indian bowler claimed a five-wicket haul in a CWC match. It is also the third consecutive time in this CWC when Shami picked up four or more wickets in an innings.

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Mohammed Shami (Image Credit: Twitter)

Mohammed Shami earlier claimed four-wicket hauls against Afghanistan and Windies

Shami is carrying on this form since India’s match against Afghanistan in this Cricket World Cup. While India secured a close 11-run victory at Southampton, Shami claimed a hat-trick and also had the impressive bowling figures of 9.5-1-40-4. In the crucial final over of that match, Shami became the only second Indian bowler to claim a CWC hat-trick that also secured India’s victory.

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Mohammed Shami against Afghanistan (Image Credit: Getty Images)

In their next match against Windies at Manchester, India claimed a massive 125-run victory. Once again, the right-arm pacer Mohammed Shami delivered a powerful spell as he had the bowling figures of 6.2-0-16-4.

He continued this wicket-taking form during India’s latest match against the host side England. Claiming a five-wicket haul, Shami becomes the first Indian bowler to claim three consecutive four-wicket hauls in CWC. No other Indian bowlers have claimed four-wicket hauls for more than twice in CWC history.

In overall, it was the fourth four-wicket haul for Mohammed Shami in the Cricket World Cup history. His first four-wicket haul in CWC was during his CWC debut against Pakistan (4/35) at Adelaide in the previous edition (15th February 2015).

Shahid Afridi also claimed three consecutive four-wicket hauls in CWC

Mohammed Shami is only the second bowler in CWC history to claim three consecutive four-wicket hauls. Former Pakistan leg-spinner Shahid Afridi was the first bowler to achieve this feat in Cricket World Cup. He achieved this incredible feat in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. In that tournament, Afridi claimed three consecutive four-wicket hauls against Kenya (5/16), Sri Lanka (4/34) and Canada (5/23) respectively.

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Shahid Afridi (Image Credit: Google)

Coming back to the latest match between England and India, Mohammed Shami has taken 30 CWC wickets. After this five-wicket haul, Shami becomes the fourth most wicket-taker for India in Cricket World Cup history. In this list, Shami is only behind of Zaheer Khan (44 wickets), Javagal Srinath (44 wickets) and Anil Kumble (31 wickets).

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Chahal has gone wicket-less. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

ICC World Cup 2019: Yuzvendra Chahal Bags an Unwanted Record at Edgbaston

The prominent Team India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has bagged an unwanted record under his belt at Edgbaston on June 30. Chahal has become the bowler who has conceded most runs as an Indan bowler in a World Cup clash. In the league stage fixture, England went after an Indian spinner to unsettle the formidable Men in Blue’s bowling attack. And to some extent, the Three Lions’ batsmen have succeeded to batter the slow bowlers.

In the match number 38 of the ODI showpiece, Eoin Morgan won the toss only to see England’s opening pair delivering the punch. Jonny Bairstow alongside Jason Roy stitched 160-run partnership in 22.1 overs. Following the strong foundation laid by openers.

Besides, Indian bowlers pulled things back to some extent, but in the meantime, a couple of bowlers went for plenty, including Chahal.

Chahal tried hard in Birmingham:

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Chahal had faced heat in Birmingham. (Photo Credit – Getty Images)

Ahead of England vs India game, Chahal bagged ten wickets to continue as the leading wicket-taker for India. However, the dynamics changed when Mohammad Shami claimed a five-wicket haul against England – to top the charts with 13 scalps in just three matches.

The right-arm paceman conceded 69 runs in his quota of 10 overs to walk out with a five-wicket haul to his name. Apart from him, Jasprit Bumrah has bowled exceptionally well who gave away 44 runs for a wicket.

On the other side, Kuldeep Yadav was also taken to the cleaners. Despite claiming a wicket of Jason Roy 66 (57), when Ravindra Jadeja claimed a stunner in the deep, the wrist spinner further saw him conceded 72 runs off 60 deliveries.

Meanwhile, the 28-year-old Haryana-based bowler Chahal has ended up conceding most runs as an Indian in the ODI showpiece. Chahal has given away 88 runs to have a rare off day with the ball.

In 2003, Javagal Srinath gave away 87 runs off ten overs against Australia.

Here’s the list of Indian bowlers who’ve had conceded most runs in a World Cup game:

Yuzvendra Chahal, England, 2019 – 88 (10)

Javagal Srinath, Australia, 2003 – 87 (10)

Karsan Ghavri, England, 1975 – 83 (11)

Ravichandran Ashwin, Zimbabwe, 2015 – 75 (10)

Mohit Sharma, Australia, 2015 – 75 (10)

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

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.

Also Read : ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 (Match 38): England vs India – Stats Preview

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:

Mohammed Shami, ICC World Cup, India, Afghanistan
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:

Yuzvendra Chahal, Andre Russell
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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.