India take on England in a World Cup 2019 match at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Sunday which will also be the 100th meeting between the 2 cricketing giants in ODI cricket.
England were billed as the pre-tournament favourites after their fine run in the 50-over format in the recent past. Eoin Morgan’s men possessed the batting firepower to outbat oppositions but the pressure of the World Cup has seen them fail, more than once.
After their loss to Pakistan in their 2nd match, England got back to track and won 3 on the bounce. However, untimely losses to Sri Lanka and Australia has put their campaign under jeopardy.
England are facing a must-win situation as they take on Virat Kohli’s men in their penultimate group-stage match.
England and India have been involved in some crunch World Cup encounters in the past wherein the two teams have had the opportunity to knock their opposition out. On Sunday, Inida head into the Edgbaston tie with a chance to dampen England’s chances of qualifying for the semi-final.
England vs India: World Cup head-to-head record
Played 7; India wins: 3; England wins:3; Tie: 1
2011: India, England play out tie in Bengaluru
India and England played out a thrilling tie in their group-stage match in Bengaluru. A Sachin Tendulkar hundred helped India post 338 but England were led by a stroke-filled 158 from then captain Andrew Strauss.
England had needed 14 runs in the last over but India pacer Munaf Patel did well to hold his nerves in the pressure situation.
2003: India clinch 82-run win
Before 2011, India met in a group-stage match of World Cup 2003 in Durban. India posted 250 on the board after fifties from Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid. Most of the Indian batmsen got starts but none of them were able to convert it into a big one.
However, India made sure they sealed the match after Ashish Nehra came up with one of the most fiery spells of fast bowling in Indian cricket history. The left-arm pacer, batting an ankle injury, picked up 6 wickes and destroyed the England batting unit.
1999: India knock hosts England out
India took on England at Edgbaston in a crunch match as the hosts needed nothing less than a win. However, England crashed out of their tournament after a 63-run defeat.
A collective effort from the Indian batting unit with Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid chipping in with handy contributions saw them post 232 on ?he board.
Ganguly hurt England with the ball as well as the medium pacer picked up 3 wickets to help India bowl England out for 169, thereby ending their chances of qualifying to the knockout stages.
1992: England win thriller at WACA
England won a thriller in their World Cup 1992 opener against India in Perth. England were jolted early when they lost Ian Botham to Kapil Dev early. However, Robin Smith and captain Graham Gooch added 110 runs for the 2nd wicket. Smith hit 91 to help England post 236.
India were off to a good start with Kris Srikanth and Ravi Shastri giving them a solid opening stand of 61. Sachin Tendulkar hit 35 in his maiden World Cup match but India fell short of the target by 9 runs.
1987: England knock India out in Mumbai semi-final
After winning the World Cup in 1983, India were looking to complete a double when they reached the semi-final of the 1987 edition at home. They took on England in the last-four match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
England posted 254 on the board after Graham Gooch hit a hundred. Captain Mike Gatting chipped in with a fifty as well.
In reply, India were let down by their batsmen’s inability to convert starts into big knocks. Barring Mohammad Azharuddin, none of the other got going and India eventually succumbed to a heartbreaking 35-run loss and crashed out of the World Cup.
1983: India knock England out in the semi-final
India, who were unlikley to make the semi-final in 1983, took on then powerhouses of world cricket, England in the last-four match at Old Trafford in Manchester.
It was India’s bowling attack led by captain Kapil Dev that did all the damage. Kapil Dev and Roger Binny shared 5 wickets between them as India bowled England out for 213 in 60 overs.
India completed a comfortable chase with Yashpal Sharma and Sandeep Patil scoring a half-century each. The win at Old Trafford gave India their ticket to a maiden World Cup final.
1975: India lose their 1st World Cup match
India played England in the first-ever World Cup match. England made use of fine batting conditions at Lord’s to post a then world record total of 334 after Dennis Amiss’ hundred.
In reply, India’s SunilGavaskar played his infamous knock of 174-ball 36 as the Asian side finished with 132 for 3 in 60 overs, succumbing to a 202-run loss.