Chicken India’s gamers get on the bus to Edgbaston for their Cricket World Cup in shape against Bangladesh; there’s one thing they could not take onboard: An unbeaten file.
That should spur India on Tuesday, two days after a 31-run loss to England on the same venue, as it seeks again to enroll in Australia in the semifinals.
India was criticized for its slow run chase on Sunday, with MS Dhoni performing unhurried till it changed into too past due. It sparked claims that India was already questioning beforehand to the semifinals by focusing on its net run-rate and keen to avoid dropping any greater wickets. However, India captain Virat Kohli saw it in far easier terms; pronouncing England’s bowlers was tough to attain.
India batting instruct Sanjay Bangar defended Dhoni’s approach to the chase.
“He changed into striking the ball clearly nicely,” Bangar said. “He had the right reason. It’s simply that the English bowlers caught to their challenge truly properly.”
That won’t placate the conspiracy theorists, who will notice how desperate India desires to win on Tuesday in phrases of its very last 4 place. Next week’s semifinals are No. 1 vs. No. 4 at Old Trafford and No 2 vs. No 3 at Edgbaston, which turns greater.
India has an outside threat of topping standings chief Australia. India, even supposing it wins its ultimate suits, is more likely to complete No. 2. But it still has a shot at finishing the institution degree No. 1.
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WILL RAIN PLAY SPOILSPORT IN BIRMINGHAM?
Chances of rain are minimal in Birmingham nowadays, with situations possibly to remain sunny during the in shape. So expect a full game at the Edgbaston cricket ground with the temperature soaring around 19 tiers Celsius to be best for the players. After losing to England, India expressed a few issues over the short boundary at Edgbaston. Still, Bangar wasn’t, announcing “it is going to be the identical wicket and identical ground for both teams.”
Bangladesh has crushed India 5 times – admittedly in 34 matches – and as soon as the World Cup, so won’t be intimidated. Instead, it’s miles extraordinarily inspired as it has an of doors risk of advancing. It has a game in hand and will pass the stage with 5th-located Pakistan, one factor in the back of England if it beats India.
Pakistan and Bangladesh meet of their remaining group game on Friday at Lord’s in a fit that can potentially offer the winner a coveted final-4 vicinity.