Amit Kumar
Bengaluru: A stunning 87 runs victory over Bangladesh at Mirpur must have brimmed the morale of men in blue, as they are going to contest England on February 27 at M Chinnaswami Stadium, Bengaluru.
If India thumps Englishmen, then no one can stop their crusade for Quarter finals in the World Cup. The Group B event has built a buzz for fans of cricket all around the world are waiting to watch this fight between two cricket giants.
India has played 70 One Day Internationals (ODIs) with England, leading with 38-30 record.
Originally, the match was scheduled to be played at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, but the inspection team rejected this location and decided to hold the match in Bengaluru due to non preparation on the given deadline.
Piyush Chawla and experienced Harbhajan Singh will be the main spin attack bowlers for India.
With experienced batsmen like Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar followed by the strong batting line up including captain MS Dhoni, Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh, India holds strong possibilities of turning the game to its stride.

Despite all the talk about Sehwag, his average against England in India is the lowest of the current top six - 37.70 - but the strike-rate is 100.

Though Sreesanth's performance against Bangladesh has been horrid, but he has 10 wickets at 16 each against England in India.

India (possible):  Virender Sehwag,  Sachin Tendulkar,  Gautam Gambhir,  Virat Kohli,  Yuvraj Singh,  MS Dhoni (capt & wk),  Yusuf Pathan,  Harbhajan Singh,  Zaheer Khan,  Sreesanth/Piyush Chawla, Munaf Patel.
Bengaluru statistics:
So far, India and England have played against each other three times at Chinnaswami stadium in Bengaluru and it's the visitors who actually lead the head-to-head 2-1, although the wins did come back in 1985 and 1993.
However, England fears the Duckworth-Lewis method which offered a win for India when they met last time in 2008 at the same venue.
Success Mantra:
The jagranpost brings a garland of good luck to team India for a chance to make their entry in Quarter Finals—“Beat England, Enter Quarters”.
Dhoni's boys shouldn’t be worry as India have already pulled up their socks with confidence and brimmed up after defeating Bangladesh in their own huts and answered them for 2007 panic. Now it’s time to bamboozling at Bengaluru.

Bengaluru pitch is totally meant for batting, so it totally depends on toss. If Dhoni & company would win the toss then without any doubt they should opt for batting. And can take the help of experienced Indian ‘turbinator’ Harbhajan Singh and young turner Piyush Chawla, who will get a good turn on the pitch and can trouble the batsmen.

We have part time spinners like Yusuf Pathan and Yuvraj Singh who make the possibilities of taking wickets.

So all the best to Dhoni’s team and will hope he will win it for us.