The Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team will be looking to extend their unbeaten run in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019 when they face hosts England in Birmingham on Sunday. When it comes to head-to-head, the records are stacked in favour of India as England haven’t defeated them in World Cup encounters in the last 27 years. Against England, Rishabh Pant is likely to replace Vijay Shankar in the playing XI. With KL Rahul taking Shikhar Dhawan’s place at the top of the batting order, Pant is likely to bat in the No. 4 position if selected.
Two hundreds and one fifty – Rohit Sharma has been the top performer for the Indian cricket team by a stretch when it comes to the batsmen. With Shikhar Dhawan ruled out of the tournament due to injury, Rohit has been under additional pressure to perform and a good knock against England will be a huge boost for the side.
The promotion to the opening spot has proved to be quite positive for KL Rahul as he has looked at ease with Rohit Sharma at the top of the order. With one gritty fifty against Pakistan, the right-hander has proven to be an able replacement for Shikhar Dhawan and he will surely be looking to add to his tally against England.