Till the match towards Sri Lanka, England was one of many favourites to win the World Cup.
It was resulting from many causes like residence benefit and their current information whereas taking part in in England. They whitewashed Australia 5-Zero in 2018 when Aussies toured England. Moreover, they received towards Pakistan Four-1 in 2016 and Four-Zero in 2019 simply earlier than the World Cup. Nevertheless, on this World Cup, England misplaced towards each these groups.
In opposition to Pakistan, they had been favourites as they’d simply received the sequence towards them. Nevertheless, towards Australia, there was the stress of qualification to semis after the loss towards Sri Lanka. Furthermore, Pakistan and Bangladesh began competing for the fourth place within the factors desk the place England are.
In each these matches towards Australia and Pakistan, they elected to chase. Sure, England did chase massive totals previously towards Australia and Pakistan of their respective ODI sequence. Nevertheless, resulting from adjustments within the nature of the tracks and stress of the World Cup they had been unable to chase this time.
On this World Cup, England has chased 4 instances and out of those, they’ve received solely as soon as towards the West Indies. Additional, they’ve by no means misplaced a match whereas batting first on this match to date. Each time they’ve misplaced the sport whereas chasing, their openers failed to supply a robust begin, which may be very essential when a workforce is chasing. In addition to, there are possibilities of Jason Roy getting back from his damage into the taking part in XI.
Their subsequent match is towards India, who’s unbeaten to date on this mega occasion. India has performed 5 matches (excluding the New Zealand match) till now and so they have batted first of their final 4 matches. Subsequently, towards India, it will be higher for England to win the toss and bat first.
Sure, the information of this World Cup at Birmingham exhibits a special image. However, as it’s a knockout recreation for England, it will be higher to bat first with none scoreboard stress. Additional, this may put India in a state of affairs that they’ve confronted solely as soon as on this World Cup.
Subsequently, whoever wins the toss on this match ought to bat first.