IND vs ENG Match Preview

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, two of the leading run-scorers in this tournament, will once again play a crucial role in this match. They have been well-supported by the talented trio of Shubman Gill, KL Rahul, and Shreyas Iyer.

However, the lower batting order remains relatively untested, and with the absence of Hardik Pandya, India may face some concerns if the top order fails to perform. On the other hand, India's bowling has been a standout feature this season. Jasprit Bumrah has been consistently accurate and has already taken 11 wickets.

While Mohammed Siraj has shown promise, he is yet to reach his full potential. In contrast, Mohammed Shami, who replaced Shardul Thakur in the previous match against New Zealand, impressed with a five-wicket haul and will be eager to showcase his skills against England.

Additionally, the spin duo of Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav have collectively taken 15 wickets.

England's performance in the ongoing tournament has been highly disappointing. They have failed to live up to the standards set by their victorious World Cup squad from the previous edition, managing to win only one out of the five matches played. As a result, England currently finds itself in the bottom two positions, with slim chances of qualifying for the semifinals.

Although England does have some talented players at the top of their batting order, such as Johnny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, and Joe Root, they lack the presence of a dynamic batsman like Jason Roy, who was exceptional during the 2019 campaign. Malan has performed well but tends to adopt a more conservative approach.

Similarly, Root, who occupies the number 3 position, has not been in his usual fluent form. Ben Stokes, who played a crucial role in England's historic World Cup triumph, has only featured in two matches so far. While his contribution as a middle-order batsman is invaluable, his inability to contribute with the ball has posed a dilemma for the team management.

The untimely injury to Reece Topley has further compounded England's woes in the bowling department. This is evident from the fact that Adil Rashid, with six wickets in five matches, is now the leading wicket-taker in the squad.

However, it would be unwise to underestimate England, as they have consistently proven to be a formidable opponent for India.

Weather Report

The weather will remain warm in the afternoon but there is some cloud cover expected. However, there is no forecast for rain. 

Pitch Report

The pitch at the Ekana Stadium is well-balanced and provides for an engaging contest between the bat and the ball. The surface has some grass on it which will help the ball skid early on and generate some pace. The seamers can also expect some swing early on in the match. As the ball gets older, it will get easier to bat on.

Notable stats

Gill: Big One Around the Corner

Shubman Gill is the most successful ODI batsman in 2023 with 1325 runs. He has an average of 66.25 and has scored 5 centuries and 6 half-centuries in 23 innings.

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. 


IND vs ENG Probable 11

IND Playing 11

  • Rohit Sharma (C)
  • Shubman Gill
  • Virat Kohli
  • Shreyas Iyer
  • KL Rahul (Wk)
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Mohammed Shami
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • Mohammed Siraj
  • Jasprit Bumrah
  • Suryakumar Yadav

ENG Playing 11

  • Johnny Bairstow
  • Dawid Malan
  • Joe Root
  • Jos Buttler (C)
  • Ben Stokes
  • Moeen Ali
  • Liam Livingstone
  • Adil Rashid
  • David Willey
  • Chris Woakes
  • Mark Wood
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

We are backing India to win this match. The team has been clinical in its form and has excelled in all departments. Most of its players are in good form and we expect them to continue doing the same. England’s World Cup campaign is in tatters at the moment and will find it very difficult to halt the Indian juggernaut. 


Top Picks

Virat Kohli: Virat Kohli is in sublime form and has scored 354 runs in this tournament at an average of 90.53. He has scored 3 half-centuries and a century in the last 5 innings.

Mohammed Shami: Shami picked up a fifer in the last match, which was his second in World Cups. Shami has an excellent record in World Cups, picking up 36 wickets in 12 matches at a strike rate of 17.60.

Dawid Malan: Dawid Malan is the leading run-scorer for England in this tournament and has scored 811 runs in 2023 at an average of 62.38. 


IND vs ENG Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: J Buttler, J Bairstow

Batters: R Sharma (VC), V Kohli (C), J Root, S Gill, D Malan

All-rounders: R Jadeja

Bowlers: J Bumrah, M Shami, M Wood

IND vs ENG Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction