England will be eyeing an impressive win against India at a spin friendly conditions in Birmingham on 30th June 2019. This will be a must win encounter for England to keep themselves alive for the race of semi-finals. A win for Eoin Morgan’s led side will ensure that Sri Lanka will be out of contention for a place in last four.
Touted as the favourites at the start of the world cup, England’s loss to Pakistan in the initial stages of the tournament was a big setback for them. They bounced back in style by winning four consecutive matches against Bangladesh, West Indies, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. Just when the things were looking comfortable for the world number 2 ranked team, they lost two successive games to Sri Lanka and Australia to bleak their chances for a last four finish.
They will have to win their next two games against India and New Zealand to qualify for the semi-finals but they have to turn the history tables to accomplish this task. They last defeated New Zealand in 1983 world cup while their last victory against India came way back in 1992 world cup.
A defeat for England would help Pakistan and Bangladesh to keep their chances of making it to the top-four alive. Despite the fierce rivalry India has with Bangladesh and Pakistan, the fans from both the countries are cheering for men in blue who will hold the key to their progress in the tournament.
Twitter users from India have started trolling Pakistani fans on social media and “mauka mauka” version has again made the headlines. A video has gone viral where Indian fan got the better of his Bangladeshi and Pakistani counterpart.