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Match Preview: India vs England, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 29th Match


ICC World Cup  •  29 Oct, 2023  •  4,554 Views  •  ⭐ 5.0

Written by Anand Swami


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The much-awaited matchup between India and England at the 2023 ODI World Cup is finally here. While the indomitable hosts, India, continue to dominate with an undefeated streak, the defending champions, England, are facing unexpected challenges. This game is not just any ordinary match, it's a monumental clash of legacy, pride, and strategy, generating palpable excitement among cricket enthusiasts.

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Venue Insights

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The Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow has a rich history of being advantageous for spinners. The records and past performances at this venue tell tales of spinners weaving magic. However, this World Cup has showcased a deviation from the norm, with the pitch offering a level playing field for both pacers and spinners. The recent ODIs further cemented the fact, as the teams batting second consistently clinched the games, underscoring the vital role bowlers play in determining the game's dynamics.

The economy rates — spinners at 4.79 and seamers at 5.63 — further substantiate the pitch's duality. Local fans, who've traditionally enjoyed watching spinners dominate at this venue, are now treated to a mix of both spin and pace, making each match a spectacle.

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Form Guide - India

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India's journey in this World Cup has been nothing short of phenomenal. With an enviable streak of WWWWW, they've maintained a pristine record, standing as the tournament's only unbeaten team. Their most recent victory against New Zealand, a team that often posed challenges for them in major ICC tournaments, speaks volumes about their form. The top order, especially Rohit Sharma, has been setting the stage with explosive starts, with his strike rate of 134.01 during the powerplays. Coupled with Jasprit Bumrah's miserly spells, conceding at an economy of just 2.90 in the initial overs, India looks poised and in full throttle.

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