India vs England, World Cup 2019: Head-to-head numbers , match facts and Birmingham weather forecast

India recently displaced England from the top spot in the ICC men's ODI rankings.

England and India have both won three World Cup matches each. The sides have also played out a tie in 2011.

England and India have both won three World Cup matches each. The sides have also played out a tie in 2011.   -  AFP and Image Solution R

Edgbaston will witness a high-voltage clash on Sunday when India takes on host England.

England, which was one of the favourites to win this edition of the showpiece tournament finds itself precariously placed fifth on the points table with eight points from the seven matches it has played so far.

India, on the other hand, has already placed one foot in the semifinals, remaining unbeaten in six matches. It has picked up 11 points and a win against England will see it become the second team to qualify for the semis after Australia.

FOLLOW| India vs England, Birmingham Weather Updates

What makes the encounter all the more interesting is the fact that India recently displaced England from the top spot in the ICC men's ODI rankings.

The weather forecast

he weather gods have been kind to India ever since its washout against New Zealand in the early half of the tournament and the trend is likely to continue as Kohli and Co. move to Birmingham for an all-important World Cup 2019 clash against host side England.

"The hot, dry spell is likely to continue through the weekend with peak temperatures in the West today (Friday) with mid to high 20 degree celsius' quite widely and a possibility of 30 degree celsius or 31 degree celsius in the Bristol, Somerset area and Birmingham seeing around 25C with plenty of sunshine," a British Met official said.

"Tomorrow the higher temperatures will move to central and eastern areas (Saturday) and Birmingham  temperatures are expected to reach 31 or 32 degree celsius. We are expecting a chance of 34 or even 35 degree celsius in very isolated spots in London or Cambridgeshire," the official added.

However, there is a marked change in weather heading into Sunday with heavy showers predicted for Northern Ireland, Scotland and Northern England early in the morning.

That said, the temperatures are expected to return nearer to normal dry with Birmingham experiencing sunny intervals and temperatures at 21 degree celsius.

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World Cup meetings

 

Lord's, 1975: England won by 202 runs

Man of the Match: Dennis Amiss (England)


Old Trafford, 1983: India won by six wickets

Man of the Match: Mohinder Amarnath (India)
 

Wankhede Stadium, 1987: England won by 35 runs

Man of the Match: Graham Gooch (England)
 

Perth, 1992: England won by nine runs

Man of the Match: Ian Botham (England)
 

Edgbaston, 1999: India won by 63 runs

Man of the Match: Sourav Ganguly (India)
 

Durban, 2003: India won by 82 runs

Man of the Match: Ashish Nehra (India)
 

M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, 2011: Match tied

Man of the Match: Andrew Strauss (England)

 

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Key facts and figures

  • England has won three of its last four men’s ODIs against India (L1); the last three matches of that span were played in England (2018) with India winning the first in Nottingham before the host bounced back to win the next two games.
     
  • India is undefeated in its last three ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup games against England (W2, T1), including a victory over it at Edgbaston in the 1999 edition; England had won three of the first four clashes with India in this tournament.
     
  • India has won 16 of its last 17 completed ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup matches (L1); it has won all five of its completed games so far in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 and is the only unbeaten side in the competition.
     
  • England has won its last three men’s ODIs at Edgbaston, its last defeat at the venue in Birmingham coming in 2014 against India.
     
  • After suffering back-to-back losses on home turf, England is looking to avoid recording three straight men’s ODI defeats at home for the first time since May-September 2014; it went on to taste five successive loses in that span, including three defeats against India.
     
  • Ben Stokes is yet to be hit for a six at ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 so far, every other bowler to bowl 30+ overs has been hit for a maximum.
     
  • Ben Stokes has managed to score 50+ in his last two ODI knocks for England; only once before has the all-rounder managed a longer run of such scores, that streak in 2016 saw him hit two 50s before scoring a century against Bangladesh.
     
  • Kuldeep Yadav (India) will make his 50th ODI appearance in this match, he already has 91 wickets to his name and his career best figures (6/25) came against England in a match at Trent Bridge in 2018.
     
  • MS Dhoni (India) has scored 1,504 runs against England in ODI cricket, he needs 20 more for the most by a batsman from either side in the history of this fixture (Yuvraj Singh, 1,523 runs).
     
  • Virat Kohli has scored 243 ODI runs at Edgbaston, more than any active England player (Eoin Morgan 239), the India captain has been dismissed just once before in five previous innings at the venue in Birmingham (22*, 43, 1*, 81*, 96*; James Anderson the only bowler to dismiss him there in ODIs).

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