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Edgbaston Pitch Report: Used Wicket Will Test India, Bangladesh Batsmen

Cricketnext Staff |July 2, 2019, 7:26 AM IST
Edgbaston Pitch Report: Used Wicket Will Test India, Bangladesh Batsmen

After suffering a defeat against hosts England, India will be eager to get back to winning ways when they take on Bangladesh in the group stage of the ICC World Cup 2019 at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Tuesday (July 2).

This is going to be the fourth game of the tournament that will be hosted by the venue.

In the previous game, which took place on Sunday, England managed to post 337 on the board, courtesy of Jonny Bairstow’s innings and Ben Stokes half-century. India only managed to get 306 on the board as the wicket became slower in their innings and the batsmen were not able to accelerate in the final stages.

India and Bangladesh will be playing on the same pitch, so the slower bowlers might have a huge part to play. But the presence of a short boundary on one side of the pitch could negate that. Just as the England quicks did, bowlers from both sides will look to try and vary their pace.

India need a victory to seal their spot in the semi-finals, while Bangladesh need a win to stay in contention for the fourth spot.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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