Sikandar Bakht, Basit Alis theories about Indian intentions proven after England win

Ross Houston
July 2, 2019

Vijay Shankar, who was backed as India's No.4 batsman after Shikhar Dhawan's injury, was ruled out of the India vs England World Cup 2019 match with a "toe niggle".

"But in the end England fully deserved their win while India can take heart from getting over 300 in their first proper chase of this tournament".

England's win against India means that Sri Lanka are out. Among them, India and New Zealand are all but through due to their superior net run rate - explained in more detail below - while England, Pakistan and Bangladesh are fighting for one slot. However, they are entering the fixture having lost their previous two fixtures, with the first coming via a 6 wicket defeat to Pakistan. It's up to discussions with the two guys who were in there.

Indian fans will remember Mayank Agarwal from the IPL too, where he featured most recently for Kings XI Punjab. "He does tend to get fired up and that suits him, regardless of what's happened in the week", said the skipper. Knowing the fact that Dhoni likes it short at the body, they kept cramping him for room and bowled quite a number of slower balls, off-cutters, slower bouncers and just didn't allow him to free his hands.

Mayank Agarwal made his Test debut against Australia in Melbourne in the Boxing Day Test, he got scores of 76 and 42 in the match as India went on to win the match. Netizens also took pride in the fact that Pichai, now a U.S. citizen, is still feeling Indian at heart and connects with his Indian roots despite two decades living in the US. Until then, we were right in the game, restricted them pretty well.

"They have to accept their defeat in a gracious manner and move on to their final two games against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka", the former opener said. It's a World Cup game, top 2 sides, give it a go! They want their side to go down with a fight. The message had to be clear: no matter where it comes and no matter where the ball lands you have to find the boundary. You can't be chasing 338 and still have 5 wickets in the end. Indian fans would want their side to do a little bit more.

Dhoni, is surely, a legend of the game, but at the same time, it's really hard to be Dhoni in the current scenario.

Following the fall of Roy at 1-160, the Indian bowlers managed to drag themselves back into the innings, however Ben Stokes's quality 79 off 54 and 20 off only eight balls for Jos Buttler drove England on towards a final total of 337.

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