Published: Mon, July 01, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Kohli and Rohit lead India bid for record World Cup run chase

Kohli and Rohit lead India bid for record World Cup run chase

On a pitch that can offer big turn, Yuvzendra Chahal (10 World Cup wickets at 24.10) and Kuldeep Yadav, who took six for 25 in his first outing against England, will surely re-examine the theory. But that's part and parcel of it, you can not change anything", Bairstow told reporters.Bairstow even said that the game against India was a crucial one for England as their semi-final chances depended on this particular match."It was obvious that we had not played our best cricket last week.

England, starting the tournament as hot-favourites, were on course of making it to the semifinals after winning four of their first five games.

"Definitely backing India for two reasons: 1 - they're neighbours, 2- they're passionate about cricket", another fan wrote.

Among the 10 teams, Australia have already qualified for the semi-finals. England's bid to win a first World Cup title is based on aggressive top-order batting but the runs had dried up lately.

India opener Rohit should have gone for just four but when he followed a wide ball from Jofra Archer, the thick edge was badly dropped by Joe Root.

England head into their penultimate World Cup group game vulnerable after back-to-back defeats against Sri Lanka and Australia.

If Bangladesh lose to India tomorrow, it will be the end of the tournament for them.

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India have the quality with the willow to chase anything but England's bowlers were fantastic, choking the life out of their opponent's chase. 'We lost away in a very close series but we believe, because we have beaten them before.

Before the commencement of the World Cup, the ICC introduced a new rule asking the teams to sport home and away jerseys in the tournament.

"For one game, it's fine".

The all-rounder was out in the final over for a whirlwind 79 off 54 and Jos Buttler chipped in with a cameo of 20 from eight balls to help the hosts set India a commanding target.

Ali also said that the pressure will be on the Indian players and not on England, who are the home side, as the Indian cricketers were under tremendous pressure to perform.

If they next beat New Zealand on Wednesday England are guaranteed a semi-final place, and even if they do not, England will still qualify if India beat Bangladesh, as they should, and Bangladesh - more problematically - defeat Pakistan on Friday.

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