India are all set to take on England in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 semi-final at the Adelaide Oval, Australia, on November 10. The match is scheduled to commence at 1:30 PM IST.
The Indian cricket team finished their group stage with four wins and one loss from their five matches. They won their first two games against Pakistan and Netherlands before a five-wicket defeat to South Africa.
Nonetheless, they won their remaining two games against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe by margins of five runs and 71 runs, respectively, to top their group with eight points.
On the other hand, the English cricket team progressed to the semis with seven points from five fixtures, finishing second in Group 1. They finished level on points with New Zealand and Australia with an identical record of three wins, one loss and one no result.
However, they sealed the semis spot by having a superior net run rate of +0.473 than that of Australia (-0.173), knocking the defending champions out in the process.
The Jos Buttler-led side’s qualification chances were looking bleak after the first three matches, with one victory, one loss and one no result. Thereafter, they upped their game with a 20-run win over the Kiwis followed by a narrow four-run victory over Afghanistan, making it to the semis for the third consecutive edition.
India vs England: Adelaide Oval pitch report
The pitch at the Adelaide Oval has usually been advantageous to spinners, which helps them contain the run rate while also scalp wickets in the middle overs. The average first innings score at the Adelaide Oval in the T20 World Cup 2022 is 157.
The Adelaide Oval has been one of the highest-scoring grounds Down Under, meaning skippers will look to bat first after winning the toss and putting a competitive total on the board. Moreover, the match will take place at 6:30 PM local time, under the floodlights, making the conditions favourable for the team defending their total.
The Adelaide Oval has hosted six matches so far in the T20 World Cup 2022. The team batting first has won on four occasions, while the sides chasing have won twice.
Team India’s five-run victory over Bangladesh took place at this venue, whereas England will be playing their first match at this stadium in the ongoing marquee event.
Interestingly, in the 11 T20Is played at this venue since the inception of the format, the team winning the toss has never won the match.
India vs England: Adelaide Oval weather forecast for November 10
The India vs England, T20 World Cup 2022 semis encounter will start at 6:30 PM local time, as mentioned earlier.
The temperature is expected to be around 22°C and the wind speed would be approximately 21 km/h, with partly cloudy skies in the evening. The possibility of rainfall during the match is quite less, with no more than a 20% chance of rain predicted.
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