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India vs England, ICC World Cup 2023 Warm-Up Match Highlights: Match called off, India to play next on 3 Oct

India vs England ICC World Cup 2023 Warm-Up Match Highlights: The India vs England warmup match is called off due to heavy rains at Barsapara Stadium in Guwahati. India will play its next warmup match against Netherlands on 3 October

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India vs England, ICC World Cup 2023 Warm-Up Match Highlights: The intense spell of rains played the spoilsport and the warmup match between India and England was called off on Saturday. Both teams lost an opportunity to gauge each other's strength and weakness ahead of the ICC World Cup 2023. 

In the first warmup match against England, Team India skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bat first. Soon after the completion of the toss, intense rains started pouring in Barsapara Stadium, Guwahati. The dark clouds have gripped the city and the game is expected to take a while to start. 

Rahul Dravid, the team's head coach, is confident in having a 'full-strength' lineup for the warm-up fixture against England. This encounter serves as a precursor to the main tournament, where India start its campaign against Australia on October 8.

A couple of players, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Tilak Varma, are currently unavailable, as they are part of the squad bound for the Asian Games 2023. Dravid remains hopeful that the players' health conditions will stabilise in due course. The viral concerns affecting the players are expected to clear up before the upcoming match.

The India vs England warm-up match is scheduled to take place at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati, Assam. Barsapara's pitch is renowned as a paradise for batters.

Weather.com describes the weather in Guwahati on September 30 as "extremely hot", with the possibility of severe heat in the area. There are forecasts for rain and thunderstorms in the afternoon.

English players faced a gruelling 38-hour journey before their arrival in Guwahati. Jonny Bairstow's Instagram story vividly portrayed the "chaos" within the aircraft as other members of the English squad exhibited evident signs of frustration.

 

Key highlights 

1. India has won the toss and chosen to bat against England. According to Rohit Sharma, every player on the team is in good health.

2. India is up against the reigning champions, England, who possess an impressive batting and bowling lineup

3. The Shreyas Iyer versus Ishan Kishan dilemma adds an intriguing aspect to the warm-up match against England. 

4. The match is delayed due to the rains and it's unlikely that the teams will play today. 

5. India vs England warmup match was finally called off as the rain gods didn't allow the play. 

Check LIVE updates here.

30 Sep 2023, 10:22:05 PM IST

Ind vs Eng Live: Virat Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin looking to create history

Ind vs Eng Live: If India win the World Cup, Virat Kohli and R Ashwin will be the only Indians to win it twice in the 48-year history of ICC World Cups

30 Sep 2023, 09:37:11 PM IST

Ind vs Eng Live: Shreyas Iyer or Ishan Kishan on No 5 

Ind vs Eng Live: The Shreyas Iyer versus Ishan Kishan dilemma adds an intriguing aspect to the warm-up match against England. While Ishan has been a consistent presence in the team in recent months due to injuries to Iyer and KL Rahul, the return of the latter to scoring runs could add excitement to the middle order.

30 Sep 2023, 09:04:02 PM IST

Ind vs Eng Live: Ravichandran Ashwin's entry in World Cup squad

Ind vs Eng Live: Ind vs Eng Live: Ravichandran Ashwin's inclusion in the World Cup squad came about as a last-minute substitution for the injured Axar Patel, and it is imperative to provide him with opportunities to play in matches prior to the main tournament in order to prepare him effectively.

30 Sep 2023, 08:32:15 PM IST

Ind vs Eng Live: Match called-off due to rains 

Ind vs Eng Live: The intense spell of rains played the spoilsport and the warmup match between India and England was called off on Saturday. Both teams lost an opportunity to gauge each other's strength and weakness ahead of the ICC World Cup 2023.

30 Sep 2023, 08:19:58 PM IST

Ind vs Eng Live: Key highlights of the day 

1. India has won the toss and chosen to bat against England. According to Rohit Sharma, every player on the team is in good health.

2. India is up against the reigning champions, England, who possess an impressive batting and bowling lineup

3. The Shreyas Iyer versus Ishan Kishan dilemma adds an intriguing aspect to the warm-up match against England.

4. The match is delayed due to the rains and it's unlikely that the teams will play today.

5. India vs England warmup match was finally called off as the rain gods didn't allow the play.

30 Sep 2023, 07:48:35 PM IST

Ind vs Eng Live: Coach Rahul Dravid on injuries in Team India

Ind vs Eng Live: India were concerned about how injured players would do before the World Cup. But, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer and Jasprit Bumrah have played really well. Rahul has been the best of them all while Shreyas scored a century a couple of games back. Bumrah, however, had another family break during the Australia series.

Dravid is, nevertheless, happy with how they have played. This has made our team stronger. “For all those guys, game-time was important. The fact that they have been able to get that is, I think, something that we are much better off for it," Dravid earlier said.

30 Sep 2023, 07:28:16 PM IST

Ind vs Eng Live: Yuvraj Singh on Axar Patel's exclusion 

Ind vs Eng Live: “With Axar not there we have to wait and see who will bat at No. 7. I was thinking if Washington Sundar would have played in place of Axar then India would have had another left-hander. But unfortunately, he did not get picked and so did Yuzvendra Chahal. But otherwise, I feel the combination is fine," Yuvraj Singh said in a chat with Hindustan Times Digital.

30 Sep 2023, 07:13:17 PM IST

Ind vs Eng Live: India's top ranked players

Ind vs Eng Live: At the ICC World Cup 2023, India stand out as the only team with a player in the top 10 of every ranking category. Mohammed Siraj, recently crowned as the No.1 ranked bowler, takes the lead after his remarkable performance in the Asia Cup final against Sri Lanka earlier in September.

Siraj's outstanding performance pushed him ahead of Australia's bowler Josh Hazlewood, securing the top spot in the ODI bowlers' rankings. Meanwhile, Shubman Gill is just 10 rating points away from becoming the No.1 ranked batter, currently held by Pakistan's Babar Azam. Adding to India's strength, the experienced all-rounder Hardik Pandya (7) also ranks within the top 10 in the all-rounder category.

30 Sep 2023, 06:53:57 PM IST

Ind vs Eng Live: Bangar on the role of Shubman Gill

Ind vs Eng Live: “We had a series against New Zealand and here comes Shubman Gill as a youngster. He made everyone stand up and take notice (with his batting). When we saw the stroke-making he executed in the nets, we knew this is the guy who will be next big thing," Bangar said on Star Sports.

30 Sep 2023, 06:31:38 PM IST

Ind vs Eng Live: Next warmup match

Ind vs Eng Live: India will play its next warmup match against Netherlands on 3 October. If today's match gets abandoned, its a opportunity miss for India and England as both teams could have gauged each other's strength and weakness ahead of the ICC World Cup 2023.

30 Sep 2023, 06:10:03 PM IST

Ind vs Eng Live: Key highlights of the day 

1. India has won the toss and chosen to bat against England. According to Rohit Sharma, every player on the team is in good health.

2. India is up against the reigning champions, England, who possess an impressive batting and bowling lineup

3. The Shreyas Iyer versus Ishan Kishan dilemma adds an intriguing aspect to the warm-up match against England.

4. The match is delayed due to the rains and it's unlikely that the teams will play today.

5. India vs England warmup match was finally called off as the rain gods didn't allow the play.

30 Sep 2023, 05:51:33 PM IST

Ind vs Eng Live: Match called off 

Ind vs Eng Live: The warmup match between India and England was called off due to intense rains in Guwahati. Team India will play its next warmup match against Netherlands on 3 October. 

30 Sep 2023, 05:46:32 PM IST

Ind vs Eng Live: England's formidable batting 

Ind vs Eng Live: England's formidable attribute lies in their extensive batting prowess, and although spinners unquestionably hold significant importance in Indian conditions, the Indian team's management anticipates a strong performance from their pace bowlers to add intensity to the contest in Guwahati.

30 Sep 2023, 05:40:47 PM IST

Ind vs Eng Live: Sunil Gavaskar on Ravichandran Ashwin's role

Ind vs Eng Live: “To start with the new ball there is Mohammed Siraj and Mohammed Shami...I don't know if all three of them will play in the World Cup, but these three are world-class bowlers. We saw Bumrah took a little bit of a hammering in Rajkot against Australia. He is too experienced a bowler to repeat those mistakes," former India legend Sunil Gavaskar said.

"But that is not to worry. It is the middle overs which is...we saw what good pitch this was so players can play through the line when the ball is not deviating or turn or bounce. And this is where Ashwin with his experience and his canniness will play as a key factor. I'm not sure if they will play him in the XI for the big matches but he is the kind if bowler who can actually get you wickets in the middle overs, and that doesn't allow partnerships to build and subsequently, a team can be restricted to a low total," he added.

30 Sep 2023, 05:34:43 PM IST

Ind vs Eng Live: No signs of rain stopping 

Ind vs Eng Live: Dark clouds have eclipsed the Barsapara Stadium In Guwahati and slowly the match is moving towards abandonment

30 Sep 2023, 05:27:48 PM IST

Ind vs Eng Live: Ravichandran Ashwin's last minute inclusion in squad 

Ind vs Eng Live: Ravichandran Ashwin's inclusion in the World Cup squad came about as a last-minute substitution for the injured Axar Patel, and it is imperative to provide him with opportunities to play in matches prior to the main tournament in order to prepare him effectively.

30 Sep 2023, 05:20:32 PM IST

Ind vs Eng Live: Official update

Ind vs Eng Live: An official update from the India vs England match is in which said it's currently pouring down in Guwahati and if it stops – and remains stopped – the ground staff would require 90 minutes to make the conditions fit for playing, as per Hindustan Times

30 Sep 2023, 05:12:49 PM IST

Ind vs Eng Live: Mohammed Siraj's domination

Ind vs Eng Live: Mohammed Siraj, who is currently the top ranked ODI bowler is going to play crucial role for India in the ICC World Cup 2023. He is coming from a magical spell in Asia Cup 2023 Finals and all observors will closely watch his performance in the World Cup.

30 Sep 2023, 05:06:57 PM IST

Ind vs Eng Live: The No 5 dilemma

Ind vs Eng Live: The Shreyas Iyer versus Ishan Kishan dilemma adds an intriguing aspect to the warm-up match against England. While Ishan has been a consistent presence in the team in recent months due to injuries to Iyer and KL Rahul, the return of the latter to scoring runs could add excitement to the middle order.

30 Sep 2023, 05:01:44 PM IST

Ind vs Eng Live: Next warmup match 

Ind vs Eng Live: India will play its next warmup match against Netherlands on 3 October. If today's match gets abandoned, its a opportunity miss for India and England as both teams could have gauged each other's strength and weakness ahead of the ICC World Cup 2023. 

30 Sep 2023, 04:56:32 PM IST

Ind vs Eng Live: Entire field is inundated

Ind vs Eng Live: The entire field is inundated, and the prospect of having a game today appears increasingly improbable.

30 Sep 2023, 04:51:28 PM IST

Ind vs Eng Live: Match likely to be called off 

Ind vs Eng Live: The news seems to be true as the energy on the Barsapara Stadium in Guwahati expresses the negative energy and the match is likely to be called off. 

30 Sep 2023, 04:47:00 PM IST

Ind vs Eng Live: Teams leaving the stadium 

Ind vs Eng Live: As per Hindustan Times quoted on ground journalist who said that England and Indian team have left the stadium. But, there is no confirmation on the abandonment of the match. 

30 Sep 2023, 04:41:11 PM IST

Ind vs Eng Live: Shreyas Iyer or Ishan Kishan?

Ind vs Eng Live: Shreyas Iyer and Ishan Kishan are both good choices for the warm-up game against England. Lately, Kishan has played regularly, filling in for injured players like Iyer and KL Rahul. But Iyer is also doing well in batting and could help the team.

Iyer recently scored a century in a game against Australia. He did this after taking six months off due to injuries. People were wondering if he would still play well, and it looks like he can.

30 Sep 2023, 04:35:01 PM IST

Ind vs Eng Live: What about the other warmup match?

Currently there is currently no precipitation but there are numerous puddles of water, indicating the likelihood of yet another prolonged interruption, unless there is no further rainfall.

30 Sep 2023, 04:29:19 PM IST

Ind vs Eng Live: Cut-off time 7:30 PM

Ind vs Eng Live: We still have 3 hours during which match is possible but seeing the intensity of the rains, the possibility of the match is getting bleaker. 

30 Sep 2023, 04:22:07 PM IST

Ind vs Eng Live: Official update 

Ind vs Eng Live: An official update from the India vs England match is in  which said it's currently pouring down in Guwahati and if it stops – and remains stopped – the ground staff would require 90 minutes to make the conditions fit for playing, as per Hindustan Times 

30 Sep 2023, 04:17:33 PM IST

Ind vs Eng Live: Coach Rahul Dravid on injuries in Team India

Ind vs Eng Live: India were concerned about how injured players would do before the World Cup. But, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer and Jasprit Bumrah have played really well. Rahul has been the best of them all while Shreyas scored a century a couple of games back. Bumrah, however, had another family break during the Australia series.

Dravid is, nevertheless, happy with how they have played. This has made our team stronger. “For all those guys, game-time was important. The fact that they have been able to get that is, I think, something that we are much better off for it," Dravid earlier said.

30 Sep 2023, 04:13:29 PM IST

Ind vs Eng Live: Full schedule of warmup matches 

For ICC World Cup warm-up matches, the action kicked off on September 29, with three matches lined up. Bangladesh went up against Sri Lanka at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati. South Africa took on Afghanistan at the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram. New Zealand squared off against Pakistan at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. Read More

30 Sep 2023, 04:08:08 PM IST

Ind vs Eng Live: Ravichandran Ashwin on inclusion in World Cup squad

Ind vs Eng Live: "I would be saying you are joking," he started off with laughter before adding: "Life is full of surprises and I honestly wasn't thinking I would be here. The trust that the team management has shown and circumstances have made sure I am here today. But enjoying the game has been my prime motive over the last few years and that is what I will be doing in this tournament," Ravichandran Ashwin said. 

30 Sep 2023, 04:03:26 PM IST

Ind vs Eng Live: Storm calms down 

Ind vs Eng Live: At the moment, Guwahati is experiencing a gentle rainfall, indicating that the intense storm appears to have calmed down. We are still eagerly anticipating an official update to confirm the situation.

30 Sep 2023, 03:58:54 PM IST

Ind vs Eng Live: Virat Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin looking to create history

Ind vs Eng Live: If India win the World Cup, Virat Kohli and R Ashwin will be the only Indians to win it twice in the 48-year history of ICC World Cups

30 Sep 2023, 03:53:18 PM IST

Ind vs Eng Live: Wet Outfield 

Ind vs Eng Live: Huge amount of rainwater is visible on the outfields on the grounds and even if the rain stops, the start of the match will take some time. 

30 Sep 2023, 03:47:59 PM IST

Ind vs Eng Live: India's squad for the warmup match 

Ind vs Eng Live: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami and Ravichandran Ashwin.

30 Sep 2023, 03:41:37 PM IST

Ind vs Eng Live: Sunil Gavaskar explains Ravichandran Ashwin's key role 

“To start with the new ball there is Mohammed Siraj and Mohammed Shami...I don't know if all three of them will play in the World Cup, but these three are world-class bowlers. We saw Bumrah took a little bit of a hammering in Rajkot against Australia. He is too experienced a bowler to repeat those mistakes," former India legend Sunil Gavaskar said. 

"But that is not to worry. It is the middle overs which is...we saw what good pitch this was so players can play through the line when the ball is not deviating or turn or bounce. And this is where Ashwin with his experience and his canniness will play as a key factor. I'm not sure if they will play him in the XI for the big matches but he is the kind if bowler who can actually get you wickets in the middle overs, and that doesn't allow partnerships to build and subsequently, a team can be restricted to a low total," he added.

30 Sep 2023, 03:36:36 PM IST

Ind vs Eng Live: Rains are back !!!

Ind vs Eng Live: The dark clouds are back and rains have started again in Guwahati, the warmup match will surely take a while to start. 

30 Sep 2023, 03:31:39 PM IST

Ind vs Eng Live: Clear skies loading 

Ind vs Eng Live: Great news!!!! Some clear skies are visible in Guwahati and it seems that warmup match is likely to start soon. 

30 Sep 2023, 03:22:53 PM IST

Ind vs Eng Live: Rain stops, pitch inspection at 3:30 PM

Ind vs Eng Live: The rains have stopped for now, but dark clouds still looms over Guwahati. The umpires will inspect the pitch at 3:30 PM

30 Sep 2023, 03:18:14 PM IST

Ind vs Eng Live: England players are fit and ready to go

Ind vs Eng Live: “To be in India ahead of what's gonna be a really exciting World Cup, for us it is very much about getting out there and getting moving. We had a long travel to get there. We will be a bit cautious today," Jos Buttler said at the toss.

"There is a lot of experience in our game, everything including this game is about preparing for that (World Cup opening) match. We have plenty of guys who played a lot of IPL cricket here in India and really excited about today. All the players are fit and ready to go," he added.

30 Sep 2023, 03:13:48 PM IST

Ind vs Eng Live: England's squad for the warmup match 

Ind vs Eng Live: England squad for the warm-up match against India:

Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Jos Buttler (C), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Gus Atkinson, Reece Topley and Mark Wood

30 Sep 2023, 03:10:30 PM IST

Ind vs Eng Live: And the rain continues….

Ind vs Eng Live: Nothing much to update, the rains are still continuing in Guwahati and fans are now imagining the worst as yesterday's SA vs AFG match was a washout

30 Sep 2023, 03:06:21 PM IST

Ind vs Eng Live: England's 38-hour journey to India 

Ind vs Eng Live: The defending champions England cricket team arrived in India on Thursday ahead of the first warmup match against India on Saturday. In the first match of ICC World Cup 2023, the finals of the previous World Cup edition will be recreated as England will face New Zealand on 5 October at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. However, the English players faced a host of difficulties before landing in India. Read More

30 Sep 2023, 02:59:25 PM IST

Ind vs Eng Live: Bangar on the role of Shubman Gill 

Ind vs Eng Live: “We had a series against New Zealand and here comes Shubman Gill as a youngster. He made everyone stand up and take notice (with his batting). When we saw the stroke-making he executed in the nets, we knew this is the guy who will be next big thing," Bangar said on Star Sports. 

30 Sep 2023, 02:55:07 PM IST

Ind vs Eng Live: All eyes on Mohammed Siraj 

Ind vs Eng Live: Mohammed Siraj, who is currently the top ranked ODI bowler is going to play crucial role for India in the ICC World Cup 2023. He is coming from a magical spell in Asia Cup 2023 Finals and all observors will closely watch his performance in the World Cup. 

30 Sep 2023, 02:48:09 PM IST

Ind vs Eng Live: Virat Kohli speaks about his tough phase 

Ind vs Eng Live: “The last two and a half years have taught me a lot. Those angry celebrations are a thing of the past. I have had many suggestions, lots of advice has come my way; people were telling me I was doing this wrong, that wrong," Virat Kohli said

“I picked out all the videos from the best time I had, same initial movement, same approach towards the ball and it was just what was happening inside my head, I wasn't able to explain it to anyone," Kohli added. 

30 Sep 2023, 02:42:30 PM IST

Ind vs Eng Live: Yuvraj Singh on Axar Patel's exclusion 

Ind vs Eng Live: “With Axar not there we have to wait and see who will bat at No. 7. I was thinking if Washington Sundar would have played in place of Axar then India would have had another left-hander. But unfortunately, he did not get picked and so did Yuzvendra Chahal. But otherwise, I feel the combination is fine," former Team India star Yuvraj Singh said in a chat with Hindustan Times Digital.

30 Sep 2023, 02:38:27 PM IST

Ind vs Eng Live: More intense rains

Ind vs Eng Live: It's raining heavily in Guwahati now, which is surprising as during the toss Rohit Sharma chose to bat and said the conditions are hot here. 

30 Sep 2023, 02:29:55 PM IST

Ind vs Eng Live: What about other warmup matches?

Ind vs Eng Live: Even though there is rain in Guwahati at the moment, Thiruvananthapuram has experienced no gameplay in two matches thus far. Yesterday's South Africa vs. Afghanistan match was canceled due to rain, and today's toss for the Australia vs. Netherlands game is also delayed due to the weather.

30 Sep 2023, 02:24:34 PM IST

Ind vs Eng Live: Complete schedule of warmup matches 

Ten teams are scheduled to engage in two warm-up matches each before the ICC World Cup 2023 starts on October 5. India's initial fixture will be against reigning champions England at the Barsapara Stadium. Next, they will journey to Thiruvananthapuram for their second encounter, slated for October 2, against the Netherlands.

On September 30, another warm-up match is set to take place. The match between Australia and the Netherlands will be held at the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Read More

30 Sep 2023, 02:18:45 PM IST

Ind vs Eng Live: Virat Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin looking to create history 

Ind vs Eng Live: If India win the World Cup, Virat Kohli and R Ashwin will be the only Indians to win it twice in the 48-year history of ICC World Cups

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