India Vs England World Cup Preview

The Garden city, Bengaluru, known for its traffic and IT industries is now experiencing the cricket fever. They are set for the most expected match of Group B – India Vs England, match 11 of the World Cup 2011. Both the teams had tasted the victory against minnows, India winning against Bangladesh and England against Netherlands.

India:

Sachinism is more than a religion in India

Well, If you are a Sachin Lover then don’t miss this match because it would be a treat for us to watch. Sehwag’s desire of batting for 50 overs is yet to be fulfilled, so you can expect a treat from his bat too. Well the sizzling openers, Gambhir at 3 and Kohli at 4, makes the team batting line up stronger and the message to the opponent would be, “Beware of us”. Yuvaraj, Dhoni and Pathan will surely add the fuel to the fire for India’s win.

Ashwin expected to replace Sreesanth from the playing 11 as Bangladesh Batsman thrashes him to corners. Bengaluru is a spinner friendly track so I hope spinners to make a difference here.

Postive: Sachin, the name itself means positive, Sehwag, Kohli and Munaf performed well against Bangladesh and Yuvi’s favorite team is England, no one can forget the six sixes of S Broad.

Negative: Bowlers has to help the team to win easily.

England:

Well, I thought they would fail against Netherlands but their batsman took them home. But now they are playing against Indian spin attach which is the most dreadful attack in current cricketing world. Andrew Strauss expected to fire this time for England whereas Broad and Swann should help them if they have to win.

Positive: Andres Strauss 88 Vs Netherlands should perform well against India.

Negative: Bowlers have to click for them if they have to win.

Likely 11:

India: V Sehwag, S Tendulkar, G Gambhir, V Kohli, Yuvarj S, MS Dhoni, Y Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, R Aswin, Zaheer Khan & M Patel.

England: K Pieterson, A Strauss, J Trott, I Bell, P Collingwood, M Prior, M Yardy, T Bresan, S Broad, G Swann, J Anderson.

Numbers Game:

According to Castrol Cricket, India’s Overall Index is three points more than England, where as their Batting Momentum and Bowling Efficiency is less than England.

India:

Head-to-Head India England
Win 3 3
Percentage 50% 50%
Castrol Cricket India England
Castrol Overall Index 172 169
Batting Momentum 291 319
Bowling Frequency 161 180


Prediction:

You can find more Castrol Cricket Stats here

M Chinnaswamy stadium hosted the same combination in 2008 when India clinched the victory 19 runs and the home team massive win against Bangladesh gives them a better chance. England’s win ratio is not as good as expected but they can if they remove the top order as soon as possible, so it is 70% for India and 30% for England.

Writers Prediction: India

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