Pitch and weather: Yes, this will be a used pitch, but it was last used on November 4 for the match between Australia and Afghanistan. The groundsman has assured Jos Buttler that he has had enough time to prepare what should not behave like a tired pitch. Buttler said: “I think having talked to the groundsman, his team is really confident that he’s had a lot of time to get some really good work into the wicket. He seems very comfortable that it’s going to be a really good surface and a consistent surface. At the moment I have no worries about the pitch.”
For what it’s worth, the pitch for Australia vs Afghanistan started off slow and inconsistent in bounce, but it skidded on nicely at night. Afghanistan came close to chasing down 168. Chasing upon winning the toss might be a good idea, though much of the week leading up to this match has been quite hot so there might be more pace in this pitch. The forecast is fine, albeit with a morning shower predicted. Nevertheless, this should be an uninterrupted match.
India vs England Highlights today. 2nd Semi-Final (N), Adelaide Oval, Thursday 10-11-2022, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.
Toss: England will bowl first.
Rohit Sharma: “Obviously the dimensions here are a little different, so we have to adapt quickly.” Phil Salt and Chris Jordan are in for Dawid Malan and Mark Wood.
Rohit Sharma says India would have batted first anyway. “Another opportunity for us to come out and play the way we’ve been playing through the tournament. Important to hold your nerve.”
India team: 1 KL Rahul, 2 Rohit Sharma (capt), 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Suryakumar Yadav, 5 Rishabh Pant (wk), 6 Hardik Pandya, 7 Axar Patel, 8 R Ashwin, 9 Mohammed Shami, 10 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 11 Arshdeep Singh.
England team: 1 Jos Buttler (capt & wk), 2 Alex Hales, 3 Phil Salt, 4 Ben Stokes, 5 Harry Brook, 6 Liam Livingstone, 7 Moeen Ali, 8 Sam Curran, 9 Chris Jordan, 10 Chris Woakes, 11 Adil Rashid.
Head to Head In T20I’s: 22
India Won: 12
England Won: 10
India T20I Rankings: 1st
England T20I Rankings: 2nd
(last five completed T20I’s, most recent first)
Match Timings: 08:00 AM GMT | 06:30 PM Local
Umpires – Kumar Dharmasena, Paul Reiffel
TV Umpire – Chris Gaffaney
Match Referee – David Boon
Reserve Umpire – Rod Tucker
Match number – T20I no. 1878