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Can India avoid choking on big stage to prevent re-run of 2022 T20 World Cup semis vs England?

Can India avoid choking on big stage to prevent re-run of 2022 T20 World Cup semis vs England?

England handed India a heartbreak and a red-faced 10-wicket defeat the last time the two sides met in the semi-final of T20 World Cup 2022

India cricket team will take on England in the semi-final of T20 World Cup 2024 in Guyana on June 27. Rohit Sharma and co. booked their berth in the semis after defeating Australia in their last Super 8 game. Incidentally, both India and England locked horns in the semis of the 2022 edition of the tournament where Jos Buttler and co. handed the Men in Blue a heartbreak.

What happened in IND vs ENG T20 WC 2022 semis clash?

India were absolutely crushed by England in the semi-final on November 10, 2022, with Buttler leading his side to a 10-wicket win at the Adelaide Oval in Australia. Batting first, India lost opener KL Rahul early in the innings, while fellow opener Rohit Sharma managed to score only 27 runs. Big match player Virat Kohli smashed a half-century, leading India’s fight back. A 63-run cameo from all-rounder Hardik Pandya guided India to a formidable total of 168 runs.

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However, the Men in Blue were in for a rude shock as the England openers managed to chase down the target in just 16 overs without losing a wicket. Jos Buttler (80) and Alex Hales (86) took all the Indian bowlers to the cleaners, smashing them all around the park.

Neither the pacer trio of Shami-Arshdeep-Bhuvneshwar nor the duo of Axar-Ashwin could find any breakthrough for India. The red-faced loss marked the end of the road for India in the marquee tournament.

Can India avoid choking against England in Guyana?

Cut to 2024, the two sides will once again lock horns in the semi-finals, this time at Guyana. Not much has changed for both sides from the previous edition in 2022 to the current edition. So far, India have remained unbeaten in the T20 World Cup 2024 and will hope to continue that run as they hunt for an ICC trophy. The Men in Blue have an additional strength in the form of Jasprit Bumrah who sat out of the 2022 edition.

As for England, the defending champions managed to seal a spot in the semis after a shaky group stage and Super 8.

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