Get ready for a nail-biting clash as Rohit Sharma’s unbeaten Indian squad faces defending champions England in the ICC Men’s World Cup 2023. Explore the head-to-head history, pitch conditions, and how to catch the action in this high-stakes showdown.
In a thrilling clash set to unfold at the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on 29 October at 2 pm, the formidable Rohit Sharma-led Indian squad, boasting an unbeaten record, is poised to take on the defending champions, England.
High Hopes for Team India and Virat Kohli
With England languishing at the bottom of the points table, having lost four matches and won just one, the Men in Blue are eager to maintain their impressive run of form. Adding to the intrigue, India’s star batsman, Virat Kohli, is on the cusp of a significant milestone, aiming to match the legendary Sachin Tendulkar’s century records, which he missed by a mere 5 runs in the previous match.
India’s Position in the ICC World Cup 2023 Points Table
India currently occupies the second position in the ICC World Cup 2023 points table, with South Africa leading the pack, having played six matches and emerged victorious in five.
Head to Head: India vs. England
In a historical perspective, India and England have locked horns in 106 One Day Internationals (ODIs). Of these encounters, India has emerged triumphant in 57 matches, while England has secured victory in 44. Furthermore, two matches ended in a thrilling tie, and three concluded without a result.
Turning our attention to World Cup tournaments, India and England have crossed paths on eight occasions. In these high-stake battles, India triumphed in three matches, while England emerged victorious in four. One memorable match concluded in a tie.
The Pitch: Batting-Friendly Terrain
The Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow is renowned for its batting-friendly pitch. Consequently, the team that wins the toss would likely choose to bat first, aiming to capitalize on this favorable condition.
Weather Forecast: Clear Skies and Pleasant Conditions
On match day, there is no precipitation on the horizon, ensuring clear skies over Lucknow. The temperature is expected to hover around 32°C, with humidity levels at a comfortable 40 percent.
Where and How to Catch the Action
For those eagerly anticipating the India vs. England showdown, the live broadcast will be available on Indian television via Star Sports channels. Indian viewers can also enjoy free live streaming of these high-stakes matches on the Disney+Hotstar app and website.
Notably, social media giant Meta has joined forces with the ICC for World Cup 2023 coverage on platforms like Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Threads. The much-anticipated match will kick off at 2 am.