India vs England: Everything you need to know about the Cricket World Cup match
Today is one of the most anticipated cricket matches in the World Cup so far. It's India vs England and we’ve put together everything you might want to know about the match including how to watch it, a rundown of each team and just what exactly you should be keeping an eye on.
How’d they get here?
India: India has had a fantastic World Cup so far, they have not had a single loss. They beat South Africa by 6 wickets, Australia by 36 runs, Pakistan by 89 runs, Afghanistan by 11 runs and the West Indies by 125 runs.
India post West Indies win
England: The hosts on the other hand have had a somewhat rocky road to get to India. The England team have had three losses on their way to this point, putting them in a precarious position to enter the semis. They beat South Africa by 10 runs, lost to Pakistan by 14 runs, beat Bangladesh by 106 runs, beat West Indies by 8 wickets, beat Afghanistan by 150 runs and then lost to both Sri Lanka and Australia by 20 runs and 64 runs.
England post South Africa win
Who are the players to watch?
India: Is it any surprise that Virat Kohli is at the top of our list? The top-tier batsman and captain of the team has impressive stats: He averages 243 in five innings. Thanks to the win against Pakistan, Kohli has become the 12th batsman ever to gain the achievement of 20,000 runs. His scores this World Cup may not be super high, he has scored an impressive number of fifties, 82 against Australia is seriously impressive.
England: For the host team, we’re going with their top performer so far, Joe Root. Whilst his team as a whole has underperformed against what’s expected, Root has had a handful of noteworthy matches to keep India on their toes. He was the first player in the Cup to get a century (against Pakistan) and has also become the first Englishman to score three World Cup hundreds. People are saying he is truly blossoming on the World Cup stage.
What does the win mean?
India: If India secures the win over England, it will put them comfortably into the semi-finals. This will also put England in the positon of their possible final match, which is against New Zealand.
England: If England pulls in a win against India, they still need to get the win against NZ’s Black Caps to make it into the semis. The first semis would be 1st place vs 4th, as it stands, Australia has the top spot, and England right now is surprisingly in 5th.
How to watch?
According to the International Cricket Council, the website/mobile apps ‘OSN’ and ‘wavo’ are the place to watch the game out here in the Emirates. You can check out the OSN website here and the wavo website here. You can also watch it on TV on the OSN Sports Cricket HD channel (channel 787).
When to watch?
It kicks off in England at 10:30am local time, meaning a 13:30pm start here in the UAE.
What are people tweeting?
The most awaited And perfect match is on sunday. pakistan will support india for the first time. The only country which can separate and reunite pak and ind is England #indvsEng pic.twitter.com/iSYM6U8NUD— Shakir Ktk (@iamshakirktk) June 28, 2019