IND vs ENG: As captain, Rohit Sharma joins MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli on the elite list; England chooses to bowl in Lucknow while India's starting XI remains unchanged
In their ODI World Cup match here on Sunday, England won the toss and Indian captain Rohit Sharma was chosen to bat first. Rohit will become the sixth skipper to captain the men's side in 100 or more matches when he hits the pitch against England, joining an exclusive group of Indian cricketers.
MS Dhoni (332), Mohammad Azharuddin (221), Virat Kohli (213), Sourav Ganguly (196), Kapil Dev (108), and Rahul Dravid (104), are the current Indian cricket captains with 100 or more matches played. In India's cricketing history, Rohit Sharma's captaincy has been crucial, and this accomplishment showcases his leadership value to the squad.
India kept their playing eleven for the game, and England did not alter their eleven from their encounter against Sri Lanka.
England is tenth on the rankings with two points, while India has 10 points after five matches.
Prior to the toss, the captains stated the following
At the toss, Rohit Sharma said, "We had fun batting second, but we really wanted to bat first." This appears to be a well-crafted pitch that transmits a novel idea. For the 100 overs, it has performed admirably. Though it's crucial to think that way, it's also critical to understand the two points. We've produced some excellent cricket. Taking a vacation is usually a wonderful idea. It's good to return here and resume my business. The team we faced in the previous game is the one we face again.
Jos Buttler during the coin flip: Today, we're going to bowl first. Nothing specific; it's just an instinctive choice. It's a wonderful occasion, and hopefully we give it our all today. We want to put on a strong performance today. We want to put on a show and play for pride today since we haven't done ourselves justice. It's an amazing experience to be playing against India in front of a large audience. We have the same team with us.
IND vs. ENG Starting Lineup
India's squad includes: Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, and KL Rahul (wk).
England: Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk/c).