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T20 World Cup: England send India to bat first in 2nd semifinal

England have won the toss and sent India to bat first in the second semifinal of the T20 World Cup 2022 in Adelaide on Thursday.

 

Both India and England have one T20 World Cup title.

 

In this edition of the T20 World Cup, India has been impressive both with the ball and bat. Virat Kohli is in super form while Suryakumar Yadav has also grabbed the limelight with his power-hitting ability.

 

Arshdeep Singh has been, though surprisingly, leading the Indian bowling line taking 10 wickets in the World Cup so far.

 

In contrast, England are slightly behind India in terms of form in this edition of the T20 World Cup. But when it comes to white-ball cricket, England are always a dangerous team.

 

Under the leadership of Jos Buttler, they play an ultra-aggressive brand of cricket. But in this World Cup, they have been doing very well in the death over bowling. If they can continue with that in the semi as well, they might get a place in the final of Sunday.

 

Pakistan have already booked a place in the final beating New Zealand in the first semifinal in Sydney.

 

India (Playing XI): KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma(c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant(w), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh

 

England (Playing XI): Jos Buttler(w/c), Alex Hales, Philip Salt, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid

 

Source: United News of Bangladesh