IND vs ENG: The ICC Academy Ground of Dubai will be hosting a warm-up match between India and England ahead of their respective Men’s T20 World Cup campaign. The match is scheduled to be played at 7:30 PM as per IST.
This will be the 12th warmup game ahead of the tournament. Both teams have a star-studded lineup of match-winners and are expected to do amazingly well in the competition. It’s a huge opportunity for the players to perform in order to get a spot in the first choice eleven for their upcoming opening games.
Both the teams have had a vivid history and a relationship with the competition. While India won the inaugural edition in 2007, they couldn’t repeat their heroics apart from emerging runners up in 2014. Meanwhile, England clinched the 2009 edition and emerged as runners up in 2016.
The key players to look out for in the fixture would be KL Rahul, Dawid Malan and Virat Kohli. They’ve been in sublime form and have done exceptionally well in their respective matches, tournaments etc. Other players who’d be the ones to look out for are Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Jos Buttler. These players are most likely to perform exceptionally well in their respective roles and responsibilities.
This is going to be an action-packed match filled with mind-blowing performances ahead of their opening games.
Match: India vs England
Date & Time: 18th October 2021, 7:30 PM IST
Venue: ICC Academy Ground, Dubai
The pitch is expected to be pretty good for a T20 match as the ball would come onto the bat nicely. The involvement of spinners will also be a thing as the match progresses. An equal opportunity for both the roles and teams to assert their dominance.
It is expected to be a sunny day and the temperatures are expected to be decreasing marginally as the match progresses.
IND vs ENG Predicted Playing XI
Virat Kohli(c), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami
Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jonathan Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood
IND vs ENG Dream11 Team Prediction
Wicket-keeper: Rishabh Pant
Batsmen: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul (Captain), Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan
All-rounders: Chris Woakes (vice-captain), Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja
Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Mark Wood