The World cup is finally here. Its the tournament that we get to see after every four years. This years world cup will be played in England & Wales in a Round-Robin tournament format where we will witness the match played between the host England and the two time World Cup Champions India on 30th June at Edgbaston.
Pitch Report & Toss Prediction:
Mostly all the grounds in England & Wales are similar with a high scoring pitch. Teams will surely look to bat first in these conditions and create a huge total with less pressure. On the other hand if there are chances of dew in the second innings then they will surely choose to bowl first.
If England win the toss then:
England are entering the tournament with one of the best line ups they have ever had. Their batting line up is one of their strongest abilities, starting with the best openers Joe Bairstow and Jason Roy. Followed with their firm middle order batting by Root and skipper Morgon. Then reliable batsman like Buttler and Ali to finish of the innings with a high total. Therefore they will look to bat first with these conditions.
If India win the Toss then:
It will be very tough for India to make their toss decisions. If they bat first they have to make total close to 350. And if they bowl first they will have to restrict them below 300. It will be a better option to bat first and score a high total without any pressure.
England Team News :
We are not sure if we will get to see Jofra Archer in the playing XI in today’s match. Adil Rashid will be the key spinner to bowl in the middle overs along side Ali who will be the key spinner to bowl to the left handed batsman.
India Team News:
India is one one of the best-balanced side in the tournament. The openers Rohit and Dhawan have been playing together for a long time together and can create a great start for the team. Skipper Virat will be the key player leading the side. We will be seeing MS Dhoni playing his last WC. There will be choice between the 3-dimensional players Pandya, Jadeja and Vijay Shankar. Jasprit Bumrah will be the most important player in the bowling department.
Key Players for England:
The only player in the side who is a good striker to the spin bowling. He has a great experience and a well balanced player in the middle order batting. India will be playing minimum two spinners and someone like root will be the key player to the side.
Key Player for India:
Scoring against England is not going to be an easy task. Especially on a high scoring ground, any target below 300 is going to an easy chase for the English men. The Hitman has to get on a good start and lead the batting attack to achieve a huge target. Once he does that we can expect a huge total.
Our Cricket Match Predictions:
In a situation where we can expect a huge total from both sides, It depends on which team has a good start. As per the condition on a balanced side, our cricket match prediction goes with England as they have pace advantage.