After the exciting finish of the Super 12 stage, we are here for knockouts of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022. South Africa was upset by the Netherlands and was disqualified whereas Pakistan, who was termed as eliminated after a loss in the first 2 games qualified for Semifinals.
- Semifinal 1: New Zealand vs Pakistan
- Semifinal 2: India vs England
Winners of both the Semifinals would meet at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne on 13th November to decide the winners of this tournament.
Here we would cover Semifinal 2 in detail and a fantasy team would be provided at the end.
Date and Time: 10 November, Thursday, 1:30 PM IST/8:00 AM GMT/6:30 PM Local
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Last ball win vs Pakistan (thanks to Virat’s masterclass), lost against South Africa and again a close win in a rain-affected match against Bangladesh with 2 easy wins against Netherlands and Zimbabwe. India started this tournament as tournament favourites and performed well but surely not the best.
Fast Bowling has been the exceptional strength of India, with the combined efforts of Virat and Surya in batting. KL Rahul has found his form in the last 2 matches and Hardik played a vital role in 1st match by building a partnership with Virat.
Captain Rohit Sharma has looked good in bowling rotations and overall captaincy department so far, but his batting is the primary concern for Team India. He has scored just 1 50+ score against the Netherlands (was struggling a bit in that match even). Rohit would look to perform well with the bat in Semifinal and help his team reach the finals of the T20 World Cup after a gap of long 8 years.
England started the tournament with a win against Afghanistan followed by an upset against Ireland and a washout with Australia. They regained their form by defeating New Zealand and needed to defeat Sri Lanka in the last match. Started well in the last match chase of 142, and found themselves in trouble in the middle overs but were capable enough to finish the match with 2 balls left.
England’s bowling in the death has been on the top in this World Cup. Sam Curran and Mark Wood are their best bowlers so far. In the batting department, only Hales and Captain Buttler have scored 100+ runs (125 and 119 respectively).
Ex-Champions(2010) reached the finals last in 2016 and would look to play the final at the MCG, so they can win this tournament after 12 long years.
Pitch Report/Venue Report
The match would be played at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide.
- Total Matches Played-11
- Matches Won Batting First-7
- Matches Won Batting Second-4
- Average First Innings Score-168
Before the World Cup, the average first Innings score on this ground was 182 (in 5 matches), it has dropped by a good margin which shows this is not the ideal batting ground anymore (benefits bowlers too). 170+ in the first innings would be a good score.
Probable Playing XI
India– Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (WK), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
England– Jos Buttler (C)(WK), Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
Players To Watch Out For
“Main player performs when needed the most”. He was not in his top form before Asia Cup, but found touch in that tournament and also scored his 71st international century against Afghanistan.
Virat is the fastest and only second player to score 1000 runs in World Cup(highest run-getter too). India won four games in this world cup and he was the highest scorer in three of them (82*, 62*, 64*) also his ability to finish matches is second to none. Virat is also the highest run scorer in Super 12 matches.
In October month, he scored 295 runs at a whooping average of 147.50. In Adelaide, Virat has scored 154 runs in 2 innings and is yet to be dismissed.
“From not being even in Indian 11 for the first half of this year to bowling the final over against Bangladesh before the likes of Mohammad Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep has come a long way”.
His World Cup journey started with taking the wicket of Babar Azam on the very first ball and Rizwan in the next over, which turned the match in India’s favour in 1st innings. 10 wickets in 5 matches and he is the joint second-highest wicket-taker in the Super 12 stage.
Curran is in sublime form and the main bowler in the current England line-up. In all 4 matches in the World Cup, he was wicketless in none, took 2 wickets twice and a fifer in England’s opening match against Afghanistan.
In total, he is the joint second-highest wicket-taker with 10 wickets. Mark Wood took 9 in the same matches and both would look to crumble the Indian batting line-up to strengthen their team’s chances of playing the final.
Top Performers For Both Teams(Since 01 October 2022)
Highest Run-scorer (India)
- Virat Kohli: Matches-6 Runs-295 Average-147.50 Strike Rate-143.90
- Suryakumar Yadav: Matches-7 Runs-294 Average-58.80 Strike Rate-204.16
Highest Wicket-taker (India)
- Arshdeep Singh: Matches-6 Wickets-12 Average-16.91 Economy-9.22
- Hardik Pandya: Matches-5 Wickets-8 Average-14.00 Economy-7.46
- Jos Buttler: Matches-7 Runs-269 Average-44.83 Strike Rate-152.84
- Dawid Malan: Matches-8 Runs-241 Average-60.25 Strike Rate-130.27
- Sam Curran: Matches-7 Wickets-16 Average-11.31 Economy-7.05
- Mark Wood: Matches-6 Wickets-12 Average-11.83 Economy-7.88
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Some Important Stats
- Sam Curran against India has been mediocre. He has taken just 2 wickets in 7 matches.
- Rohit(SR 143) and Surya(SR 195) are India’s best batsmen against England. Both have a century against them too.
- Shami and Bhuvneshwar have maintained an economy of 6.11 and 5.40 in this World Cup.
- Toss would play an important factor in deciding the result.
- Team Batting first would score 160+
- Virat Kohli and Jos Buttler would score the most runs for their respective sides.