India vs England: Important info on Adelaide Oval throwing record ahead of T20 World Cup semi-finals

After several exciting and biting clashes in the group stages of the T20 World Cup 2022 over the past few weeks, it’s time for the semi-finals to take place this week. After winning their group, the Indian team will face second-placed England in Group 1 in the semi-finals on Thursday, November 10.

The game will start live at 1.30pm IST, live from the iconic Adelaide Oval. Ahead of what promises to be another cracking contest between two of the best cricketing teams in the world, here’s an interesting recap of the matches that have taken place at this venue so far.

2022 T20 World Cup semi-final: Buttler wins the draw

Jos Buttler won the coin toss and opted to field first against India.

India vs England: Draw impact at Adelaide Oval

Unlike most other venues, the team that wins the toss appears to have no advantage at the Adelaide Ring. In fact, in 11 matches that have been played on this site, the team that won the coin toss lost them all. It will be interesting to see if a similar scenario unfolds in the India vs England T20 World Cup 2022 Semi-Final.

India vs England: Pitch report

It is expected that a used pitch will be used for the T20 World Cup semi-final instead of a new pitch.

Important India vs England team news

According to PTI, the Indian team faced a huge injury scare on November 8 when a short ball from throwing specialist S Raghu during the net session hit captain Rohit Sharma on his right forearm. The hitman immediately left the nets as he was in deep pain. Although the extent of the injury is unknown, Indian fans are hoping it’s nothing serious and Rohit can play against England in the semi-finals.

However, the Indian team are not the only team with injury problems as England will likely be without star fast bowler Mark Wood. The 32-year-old became the latest injury concern for England two days after the bowler opted out of training in Adelaide. According to Sky Sports, Wood appeared to come to a halt during a smooth run at Adelaide Oval on Tuesday. He did not take part in the optional practice, which was apparently a precautionary measure as England confirmed he had general body stiffness.

Concerns over Wood’s fitness are another potential headache for England, who have yet to call on the availability of left-handed batsman Dawid Malan, who twisted his left groin in the previous game of his team against Sri Lanka on Saturday.

(Entry of the ANI)