Whoever wins the toss loses here
In fact, interesting figures are coming out about the toss at the Oval ground in Adelaide, where the semi-final match is to be played between India and England on Thursday, 10 November. 11 matches of the current World Cup have been played on this ground, but the teams that win the toss lose the match here. Only that team gets the victory, which loses the toss. India had defeated Bangladesh at this ground. You will be surprised to know that Bangladesh captain Shakib-al-Hasan won the toss.
Rohit injured in practice session
The alternate practice session of the Indian team turned from a normal day to a busy day when skipper Rohit Sharma got injured while batting. Facing the throwdown, the ball hit his hand. Rohit was seen in pain, he went out and got treatment and then finally ended the session with practice. Indian batsmen like to face throwdowns to get comfortable playing against extra pace. He credits these throwdowns with improving his reaction times against high speeds.
Who will play DK or Rishabh Pant?
India will face off-spinner in the form of Moeen Ali in the semi-finals. Here Karthik may have a heavy hand. The team management had said that even if Pant played the last match, it does not mean that Karthik is out of the team. Karthik’s practice looks like he is ready to play against England. After the last match, head coach Rahul Dravid had said that keeping the future in mind, the team got a chance to make changes. He said, ‘I think everyone is available for selection. Only. Just because someone hasn’t played in this match doesn’t mean we can’t go back to him.