Venue Details & Pitch Report - Ekana Stadium, Lucknow

Average First Innings Score at Lucknow in ODIs: 250

Batting First vs Batting Second at Lucknow in ODIs: Win Bat 1st - 60%, Win Bat 2nd - 40%

IND-ENG Players in the top 10 leading run-scorers list in ODIs: None

IND-ENG Players in the top 10 leading wicket-takers list in ODIs: None

Ground Dimensions: The venue has long straight boundaries (77m) and short square boundaries (74m, 72m). ThirdMan-CowCorner (65m, 77m) and FineLeg-DeepExtraCover (59m, 78m).

Pitch Report: From the recent matches, we have observed that captains have preferred to bat first at Lucknow and post a big total on board. This is because there has been a lot of movement in the second innings (under lights) which makes things difficult for the top-order batters of the team chasing.

Predicted Playing XI - India vs England, Match 29, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

India: Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj

        Bench: Ishan Kishan, Shardul Thakur, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin 

England: Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(C&WK), Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

       Bench: Liam Livingstone, Gus Atkinson, Reece Topley, Sam Curran

Fantasy Notes (INDIA) - India vs England, Match 29, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Prediction


Relevant Numbers of India players vs England in ODIs:

Shubman Gill       
Virat Kohli35134043/8910/2N/AN/AN/A
Rohit Sharma1963745/873/2N/AN/AN/A
KL Rahul921030/881/1N/AN/AN/A
Ishan Kishan       
Hardik Pandya1140234/1213/0111241/5.9
Suryakumar Yadav       
Shreyas Iyer       
Ravindra Jadeja205045/993/0243825/4.7
Shardul Thakur    4826/6.2
Kuldeep Yadav    61037/6.3
Mohammed Shami    142126/5
Mohammed Siraj    12 
Ravichandran Ashwin1412814/1220/0223528/5.1
Jasprit Bumrah    61424/6

Points to Consider

  • Virat Kohli vs Moeen Ali (limited overs): Inns - 15, Outs - 5, Runs - 115, Balls - 133; vs Adil Rashid: Inns - 17, Outs - 5, Runs - 180, Balls - 184; 
  • Shreyas Iyer vs Mark Wood: Inns - 4, Outs - 2, Runs - 32, Balls - 23; The short ball and express pace, in particular, will be used against the Indian batter.
  • Ravindra Jadeja is the highest wicket-taker in matches against England. He will be a threat in the middle overs and particularly in the second innings. Back him as a differential C/VC in your fantasy teams.
  • Among the 10 World Cup teams, England has the worst average (20.8 Avg) against spin and this makes Kuldeep Yadav an important pick as a wrist spin option. Try him as a differential C/VC pick.

Fantasy Notes (ENGLAND) - India vs England, Match 29, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Prediction


Relevant Numbers of England players against India in ODIs:

Jos Buttler1942622/873/0   
Moeen Ali1437727/952/016966/5.1
Jonny Bairstow1662742/1052/2   
Sam Curran2107(95*, 12)1/032 
Liam Livingstone612331/990/032 
Dawid Malan26650, 16*    
Adil Rashid    8950/6.4
Joe Root1973946/833/3151347/6.8
Ben Stokes1752235/1045/0   
Brydon Carse    32 
David Willey714629/1081/09932/5.3
Chris Woakes1011314/920/0121736/5.9
Mark Wood       
Harry Brook       
Gus Atkinson       

Points to Consider

  • Jonny Bairstow vs R Jadeja: Inns - 8, Outs - 5, Runs - 73, Balls - 76
  • Joe Root vs J Bumrah: Inns - 7, Outs - 3, Runs - 47, Balls - 55
  • jos Buttler vs R JadejaL Inns - 20, Outs - 5, Runs - 177, Balls - 165;  vs Mohammed Shami: Inns - 19, Outs - 8, Runs - 159, Balls - 133 
  • England captain Jos Buttler has been in poor form in this World Cup and he faces a quality spin bowling attack in the middle overs. Additionally, Mohammed Shami will be a threat against him towards the end of the game. He might be a risky pick in this match - consider rotating him in your Grand Leagues.
  • The top order batters from the team batting first has found it easy in the games so far. If England bats first, Jonny Bairstow and Dawid Malan can be good alternative picks at Lucknow.  

Fantasy XI - India vs England, Match 29, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Prediction

WK: KL Rahul

BAT: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Joe Root, Ben Stokes

AR: Ravindra Jadeja

BOWL: Mark Wood, Adil Rashid, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah

C/VC: Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja

Differentials: Jonny Bairstow (37%), Moahmmed Siraj (36%), Mark Wood (22%)

C/VC Alternatives: Virat Kohli, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah

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