IND vs ENG Playing 11 : The Indian team captained by great opener Rohit Sharma will face England in the ODI World Cup-2023. The players have reached Lucknow for this match to be held on Sunday 29th October. Meanwhile, Rohit and head coach Rahul Dravid have three questions.
IND vs ENG Playing 11 : The Indian team will now face England in the ODI World Cup-2023. This match will be played at Ekana Stadium in Lucknow on Sunday 29 October. Team India captain Rohit Sharma and head coach Rahul Dravid have 3 questions regarding this match.
Rohit-Dravid will have to take 3 decisions
For the second consecutive match, the Indian cricket team will play without Hardik Pandya. The absence of star all-rounder Hardik creates a lot of dilemmas regarding team selection before the World Cup match between India and England. In such a situation, Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid will have to take 3 important decisions considering the playing-11 for the match to be held in Lucknow on Sunday.
India currently has 14 players left because BCCI has not demanded any replacement. India gave a chance to Suryakumar Yadav against New Zealand in Dharamsala, but he failed to leave a mark. In Lucknow, the equation may change if the pitch remains slow, which will help the spinners.
Ishan Kishan or Suryakumar Yadav?
Suryakumar Yadav was run out for just 2 runs on his World Cup debut. In the absence of Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan scored 0 and 47 runs in 2 matches. Hardik Pandya comes at number-6 but in his absence Suryakumar may get a chance. At the same time, only Ravindra Jadeja looks sure at number-7. Therefore, there does not seem to be any such possibility for Ishan Kishan.
3 pacers or 3 spinners?
The Ekana Stadium in Lucknow has both types of pitches: one which is firm and good for batting and the other with a black soil surface. So far, red clay pitches have been used in 3 matches in the Cricket World Cup. There is a possibility that the black soil pitch will return for the India-England match.
If this happens, the pitch will be slow and the spinners will get some help. In that situation, Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid can bring back experienced Ravichandran Ashwin. Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav will be the 2 other spinners.
Ashwin is in so who will be out?
If Ashwin plays on a surface that helps spinners, who will go out? It is unlikely that India will take the risk of dropping Suryakumar Yadav. The only possibility would be that one of the pacers would be dropped to make way for Ashwin. Mohammed Shami returned to the team against New Zealand, who took 5 wickets. The second leading fast bowler Mohammad Siraj has taken six wickets so far, in which he has supported Jasprit Bumrah. In such a situation, it will be interesting to see who will be thrown out.