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Guyana: It’s a clash of the Titans as India faces off against defending champions England in the second semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2024.

The highly anticipated match is set for Thursday, June 27, at the Guyana National Stadium in Providence, Guyana. Team India, led by Rohit Sharma, seeks to avenge their previous defeat to England in the last edition of the tournament.

India heads into this match with momentum, having secured a 24-run victory over Australia in their latest game, which earned them the top spot in Group 1 of the Super 8s. In that match, India successfully defended a total of 205 by restricting Australia to 181.

Rohit Sharma, who had been struggling to find his form, rediscovered his rhythm and scored a blistering 92 runs off just 41 balls. He expertly utilized the powerplay to the team’s advantage, smashing 29 runs off a single over from Mitchell Starc.

Meanwhile, England, captained by Jos Buttler, bounced back from a close defeat to South Africa with a commanding ten-wicket win over the USA, becoming the first team to secure a semifinal berth. The defending champions now face a stern test against pre-tournament favourites India at a venue where they historically haven’t performed well.

India versus England: Pitch Report

The pitch at the Guyana National Stadium has traditionally been a haven for spinners, and this characteristic could play right into the hands of the Indian team. With a first-class spin attack featuring the likes of Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, and Axar Patel, India stands to gain a significant advantage on this spin-friendly surface. The defending champions, England, may find themselves at a disadvantage given their comparatively less potent spin options. This factor adds another intriguing layer to an already thrilling contest, as India looks to exploit the conditions to outplay the reigning champions and secure a place in the final.

Probable Playing XI

India

Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma (C), Rishabh Pant, Suryarumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Shivam Dubey, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah

England

Jos Buttler (C), Phil Salt (wk), J Bairstow, Harry Brook, Moen Ali, Will Jacks, Liam Livingstone, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood

India versus England: Dream11 Picks

Wicket Keeper: Jos Buttler, Rishabh Pant, Phil Salt

Batter: Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Harry Brook

All Rounder: Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel

Bowler: Kuldeep Yadav, Jofra Archer, Jasprit Bumrah


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