With the ball England was sensational, tying the explosive Indian batsmen down and not even Virat Kohli could see his side home as it finished at 5/306 after 50 overs. The Pakistani fans have kept the rivalry aside and want India to uproot England from the event as it would help the Sarfaraz Ahmed-led side enter the semi-finals smoothly.
On paper, the records are stacked in favour of India as the English outfit hasn't defeated them in World Cup encounters in the last 27 years, but then, cricket isn't a game played on paper.
An expected large crowd of Indian supporters, the match might turn out to be rather unsettling for the hosts that are already under severe pressure from all quarters. Playing two wrist spinners in these conditions along with a lethal Jasprit Bumrah could well spell doom for an English side, which has fluffed its lines while chasing against Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Australia. I noted Kevin Pietersen's comments as well that he was scared, which was interesting. Shot selection, again, we discussed with him for that game. Our next opponent, India, are a good reminder of this because we don't have to deal with almost the same amount of expectation as they do.
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The only concern for India would be the number four slot as Vijay Shankar has failed to make it his own after three attempts at that spot.
"Maybe they need to pull it back in, look at the conditions and what the bowlers are doing", Harris, 39, added. "Moreover the team is winning handsomely so they have the right to continue with a winning combination", former skipper Sourav Ganguly said during a chat with PTI.
No side have made more batting second to win a World Cup match than Ireland's 329-7 against England at Bangalore in 2011. It could well be a Rohit Sharma, Kohli or a Hardik Pandya, who will put the final nail in English coffin this time around. Jason Roy's return inspired Jonny Bairstow, and England were ahead from the moment their opening partnership took off, while Liam Plunkett's return - in place of Moeen Ali - ensured that England stayed.