India vs England | 2nd Semi-Final T20 WC 2024 Preview

We are heading towards the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 semifinals after India, Afghanistan, South Africa, and England qualified for the same. So many close encounters happened in this tournament and we have some of the big teams going down against some lesser experienced teams as well. Now it’s time for the semifinals, and today, we are previewing the 2nd semifinal of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024, India vs England. We will see the expected playing XI of both teams, pitch and weather report, head-to-head between the two teams, predictions, and much more. So let’s dive into it quickly.

India vs England, 2nd Semi-Final, ICC T20 World Cup 2024

We will see Team India taking on England in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 semifinals. They will lock horns against each other on June 27 at Providence Stadium, Guyana. The game will start at 10:30 AM Local Time (8:00 PM IST).

It will be a re-match of India vs England as the two teams have also played a semifinal in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 in Adelaide Oval, Australia. England won that game by 10 wickets while chasing a target of 169. They won the game with 4 overs to spare as well.

Team India will look to take revenge for that loss this time around. On the other hand, England will look to create the same thing as they did two years ago.

India’s road to semifinal

Team India has been unbeaten in this tournament so far. They won the first three games in the Group Stage against Ireland, Pakistan, and the USA before their last game was abandoned due to rain.

In the Super 8, they won quite easily against Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Australia. Rohit Sharma has played an extraordinary inning of 92 runs off just 41 balls against Australia to win a game and continue India’s unbeaten streak in T20 World Cup 2024.

England’s road to semifinal

England’s T20 World Cup 2024 campaign saw a few ups and downs till now. Their first game against Scotland was a wash-out. Then, they lost to arch-rivals Australia in the Group Stage. At one stage, they were in danger of getting out of the tournament, but they won their last two games quite convincingly against Oman and Namibia. Australia beat Scotland and England to reach the Super 8 of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024.

In the Super 8, they won two games easily against West Indies and the USA to better their NRR. They lost a close encounter against South Africa. In the end, England secured their place in the semifinal of the tournament.

Head-to-Head Stats: India vs England (T20Is)

In 23 games the two teams have played against each other, Team India has won 12 and England managed to win 11 games.

As far as T20 WCs, the two teams have played 4 times in the marquee tournament before. It’s all square between the two teams.

Pitch report:-

The pitch in Guyana is generally on the slower side. It will be difficult to score runs as the game progresses and the ball gets softer. Because it’s a morning game, we might expect some lateral moments due to the freshness of the surface. It will be interesting to see what teams can do after winning the toss. Generally, teams like to bat first in the knock-outs, especially on slow surfaces.

Will rain play a spoilsport in India vs England game?

The rain might play a spoilsport in the India vs England game. Right now, as we check the weather in Guyana, 82% rain is expected at the time of the start of play. The expected rain is still a good one during the game.

There is no reserve day for this game. Although the ICC has given an extra 4 hours of extended time to complete the game. If we don’t get a result in this game, Team India will through to the Final of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 due to their position in Super 8.

India vs England Expected Playing XIs:-

India:-

Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Shivam Dube, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah

England

Jos Buttler (c) and (wk), Phil Salt, Jonny Bairstow, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Liam LKLivingstone, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Reece Topley.

India vs England Match Prediction

When the two teams played in the knockouts, no team is a clear favorite to win the game. Both the teams have done the hard yards to reach that place. India has been fantastic with their bowlers winning most of the games, with pitches conducive for the bowlers. They need to look into their batting a bit more.

On the other hand, we all know what England can do with the bat. They only know one way of playing and that is attack. It will be an interesting battle between Indian bowlers and England batters. Right now, India is looking solid on paper. But you cannot discount England at this stage. They have been there and done it in the past.

What do you think? Who will win the India vs England clash?

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FAQs:-

(1) How many T20 WCs England have won so far?

England has won two T20 WCs till now. They won the titles in 2010 and 2022 by beating Australia and Pakistan in the final respectively.

(2) Which team has won the most T20 WC titles?

England and West Indies have two T20 WC titles each, which is the joint-most by any teams in T20 WC history.

(3) Who was the captain of the West Indies in their two ICC T20 WC titles?

West Indies has won both the ICC T20 WC titles under the captaincy of Daren Sammy.

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