IND vs ENG: Team India practiced hard on the nets for four hours, 'Rohit Brigade' will adopt this formula against England
The World Cup match between India and England will be played on Sunday at Ekana Stadium in Lucknow. The pitch of the stadium has been prepared with black and red soil which may prove to be helpful for the spinners. Keeping this in mind, the Indian team can try three spinners against England. Ravichandran Ashwin sweated profusely in the nets.
India, riding on the victory chariot in the ICC World Cup, will next face defending champions England in Lucknow on Sunday. If sources are to be believed, the India-England match can be played on pitch number five. This pitch has been prepared from black and red soil, which is considered suitable for spinners.
In such a situation, Team India can go with three spin bowlers. Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja R. Ashwin can handle the responsibility of the spin department.
The Indian team, which reached Lucknow on Wednesday, started practice on Thursday after a day's practice. The team, led by head coach Rahul Dravid and captain Rohit Sharma, moved to the B-ground after spending about 45 minutes in the main ground of the Ekana Stadium.
Here Ashwin bowled for a long time in the net. He bowled many overs to Shubhman Gill, Virat Kohli, and Surya Kumar Yadav. During this time, Indian bowling coach Paras Mhambrey had his eyes on Ashwin. In such a situation, it is believed that he will be a part of the team eleven against England.
During the practice session of the Indian team, former captain Virat Kohli bowled to the current captain Rohit Sharma in the nets. During this, Gambazi's coach was also present. Virat bowled about four overs. Looking at Virat's new look, it is believed that he may play the role of Hardik Pandya in the upcoming match. Rohit Sharma can use him as a part-time bowler.
The last match between Sri Lanka and Netherlands was played on the number five pitch of Ekana Stadium, in which the first ten overs were difficult to bat. However, this match started at 10.30 in the morning. The India-England match will start at 2 pm.
You will have to play carefully for the first ten overs on the Ekana pitch. However, after spending an hour at the crease, a big score can be made here. In such a situation, the team winning the toss can decide to bat first.
If we look at the ODI matches played in India between Team India and England, the hosts have the upper hand. India has played 51 matches against England at home. During this period, it has won 33 matches, while facing defeat in 17 matches.