India is smoothly making its way towards the World Cup 2019 finale. Virat Kohli and the Indian team are now set to face England at Edgbaston, Birmingham.
Even though the English team lost their no.1 ranking to India due to their recent defeats. But the Indian team must not take them lightly. These English players could prove to be a danger to the Indian team. Have a look at these five English players.
ICC World Cup 2019 Team Standings with Net Run Rate after #INDvWI
AUS 🇦🇺 +0.906
IND 🇮🇳 +1.160*
NZ 🇳🇿 +1.028
ENG 🏴 +1.051
BAN 🇧🇩 -0.133
PAK 🇵🇰 -0.976
SL 🇱🇰 -1.119*
WI 🌴 -0.320
RSA 🇿🇦 -0.324
AFG 🇦🇫 -1.634https://t.co/Zp0ITnnA4x
* have played 1 match less
— IBT India Sports (@IBT_Sports) June 27, 2019
The middle-order batsman has scored 274 runs so far in the World Cup 2019. He has an impressive strike rate of 122.32. We recently saw the destruction he caused against Afghanistan. He scored 148 runs off 71 balls and hammered the quality spinners of Afghanistan.
Bairstow may not have good past records against the Indian team, but he is one of the best openers at the moment in world cricket. The aggressive opening batsman has a strike rate of 105.36. India should be careful of him as he played spin very well in the IPL 2019.
Butler is the new Mr 360 in the cricket world after AB De Villiers retired. He is an explosive batsman with an astonishing strike rate of 120.02. The wicket-keeper batsman can clear the ground with consistency. The English batsman may not have a good record against the Indian team, but he must not be taken lightly.
Archer is among the rising stars in the cricket world. He is currently the star performer of the English team. Speed is his main ability and he can bowl at an average speed of 145 kmph. Every batsman hates a bowler who can bowl at such a speed. Archer is the second leading wicket-taker and even mentioned that Virat Kohli is his dream wicket.
Joe is not only the best batsmen in the cricket world but also one of the finest cricketers of this generation. His can rotate strike at will in the middle overs. So far Root has scored 432 runs, and his record against India proves that he is dangerous for their team.