India Vs England: Now Team India will face England, these 3 questions are in front of Rohit-Dravid

India vs England, Playing 11: The Indian team will now face England in the ODI World Cup 2023. This match will be played on 29 October at Ekana Stadium in Lucknow. Team India captain Rohit Sharma and head coach Rahul Dravid are facing 3 questions regarding this match.

Rohit, Dravid will have to take 3 decisions

The Indian cricket team will play without Hardik Pandya for the second consecutive match. The absence of star all-rounder Hardik creates a lot of confusion regarding team selection before the India-England World Cup match. In such a situation, Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid will have to take 3 important decisions considering the playing 11 for the match to be held in Lucknow on Sunday. India currently have 14 players left as the BCCI has not demanded any replacements. India gave Suryakumar Yadav a chance against New Zealand in Dharamshala but he failed to make a mark. If the pitch remains slow in Lucknow, the equation may change, which will help the spinners.

Ishan Kishan or Suryakumar Yadav?

Suryakumar Yadav was run out after scoring just 2 runs on his World Cup debut. In the absence of Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan scored 0 and 47 in 2 matches. Hardik Pandya has come at number 6. But in his absence, Suryakumar may get a chance. Whereas, Ravindra Jadeja is looking strong at number-7. Therefore, there is no such possibility for Ishan Kishan.

3 fast bowlers or 3 spinners?

Ekana Stadium in Lucknow has two types of pitches: one which is firm and good for batting and the other which has a black soil surface. Red clay pitches have been used in 3 matches so far in the Cricket World Cup. There is a possibility that the black soil pitch will return for the India-England match. If this happens then the pitch will slow down and the spinners will get some help. In such a situation, Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid can bring back experienced Ravichandran Ashwin. Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav will be the 2 other spinners.

Who will come out?

If Ashwin plays on a surface that helps spinners, who will be out? It is unlikely that India will take the risk of leaving out Suryakumar Yadav. The only possibility would be to drop one of the fast bowlers to accommodate Ashwin. Mohammed Shami returned to the team against New Zealand, taking 5 wickets. The second leading fast bowler Mohammad Siraj has taken six wickets so far, in which he has supported Jasprit Bumrah. It will be interesting to see who is out.