England’s Predicted XI vs India, CWC2023: Will be Any Changes?

England’s Predicted XI vs India

India vs England will take the field tomorrow. The 29th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 will be held on Sunday, October 29 at the BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. The Indian team has won all five of its matches in the tournament. They will go into the game against England as the second-placed team in the World Cup 2023 points table.

India defeated 2019 runners-up New Zealand by four wickets in their last match in Dharamshala. England, on the other hand, are in a precarious position in their title defence. Jos Buttler and Co. have lost four of their five matches in the tournament and are placed last on the points table. Their only win was a 137-run success against Bangladesh in their second match.

England's Predicted XI vs India

In the opening match of the tournament, England lost against New Zealand by nine wickets. They suffered a crushing defeat against Afghanistan in their third match, followed by two big defeats against South Africa and Sri Lanka.

In the latest match, which was against Sri Lanka, England batted first and despite a great start scored only 156 runs on the scoreboard. Ben Stokes played an inning of 43 runs in 73 balls. David Willey provided early successes with the ball, however, Pathum Nissanka and Sadira Samarawickrama dominated the Lankans as they won with 24.2 overs to spare.

Despite the defeat, England are expected to field the same playing eleven against India, given the spin-friendly conditions at the BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. Adil Rashid, Moeen Ali and Liam Livingstone will lead the spinners in winning the match against the hosts.

England’s Predicted Playing XI

  1. Jonny Bairstow
  2. Dawid Malan
  3. Joe Root
  4. Ben Stokes
  5. Jos Buttler (captain and wicketkeeper)
  6. Liam Livingstone
  7. Moeen Ali
  8. Chris Woakes
  9. David Willey
  10. Adil Rashid
  11. Mark Wood

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Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan: Jonny Bairstow, who averages 43.95 and a strike rate of 103.39 in ODI cricket, has failed to deliver match-winning performances at the top of the order in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. However, he has recorded two fifties and two centuries against India.

David Malan is performing well for England in this tournament. The left-handed batsman scored 140 runs in 107 balls against Bangladesh, giving the team its only victory so far. Malan also scored 32 and 28 runs against Afghanistan and Sri Lanka respectively.

Middle order:

Joe Root, Jos Buttler: Joe Root is England’s best bet in spin-friendly conditions. The former England captain averages 47 after 12 ODIs in India, including five fifties. Overall, he boasts three tons and three half-centuries against the Indian team in this format.

Jos Buttler, meanwhile, has failed to deliver explosive performances in the middle and death overs. However, the England captain averages 34.66 in ODIs against India’s Ravindra Jadeja, which will be a key matchup in the middle overs at Lucknow.


Ben Stokes, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, David Willey: The all-rounders’ performances will vital if reigning champions England are remain in the hunt to keep their crown in this edition. The slower pitch at Lucknow will pose its challenges, but the two spin-bowling all-rounders Liam Livingstone and Moeen Ali would be at the forefront of the English team.

Livingstone has scored 31 runs and scalped two wickets in four matches while Ali has notched 26 runs and is yet to pick a wicket in this tournament. However, the conditions at the Ekana Stadium should aid their performances.

Ben Stokes, meanwhile, is expected to lead the way with the bat after his gritty 43 against Sri Lanka in the last match. Chris Woakes and David Willey will provide the balance in the lower order with their seam bowling and batting.


Adil Rashid, Mark Wood: Adil Rashid has been England’s best bowler in the World Cup 2023 with six wickets at an economy rate of 5.54 after five matches. He took three wickets against Afghanistan in Delhi, a pitch that supported spin bowlers. With the conditions expected to be similar at Lucknow, Rashid will be key to restricting the Indian middle order.

Mark Wood, with pace and swing, can trouble the Indian batters in the powerplay. The 33-year-old Englishman plays franchise cricket for the Lucknow side, registering seven wickets in eight overs at the Ekana Stadium in the T20 format. Meanwhile, Wood has also taken seven wickets in six ODIs against India.