T20 World Cup 2022: England cricket team were dealt with a huge blow ahead of the semi-final clash against Team India on Thursday.
England’s star player Dawid Malan is set to the miss the semi-final clash against India owing to a groin injury. England finished second on the Group 2 points table behind New Zealand.
Just like New Zealand, they also won three games, lost once and the other game ended as no result. On the other side of the coin, Team India beat Pakistan, Netherlands, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.
As a result, they won four games but surrendered at the hands of South Africa in Super 12. However, Team India secured eight points from the Super 12, more than any other team.
The Men in Blue aggregated crucial points and topped the Group 1 points table. England’s defeat came against the Ireland cricket team in the Super 12.
Apart from that, the clash between England and Australia was abandoned without a ball being bowled owing to rain.
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T20 World Cup 2022: Dawid Malan set to miss the semi-finals against Team India due to injury
The former number 1 batsman in the T20I rankings pulled his groin in during the team’s final Super-12 match against Sri Lanka.
As a result, he had to walk off the pitch. Meanwhile, England all-rounder Moeen Ali added that things are not going well for the injured man.
“He has been one of our best players for a number of years. I don’t know but to be honest with you it is not looking great. He went for scans yesterday and when he arrived, we don’t really know much but it is not looking great,” Moeen Ali told BBC.
“England are the underdogs. India have been playing fantastic over the last year and even if you look at the tournament they have been playing really well. I don’t think we have to be honest, we have been a little behind,” Moeen Ali further added.
Meanwhile, the cricket fans across the world are eagerly waiting to witness the second semi-final clash between India and England. The blockbuster clash will kick off on November 10, Thursday at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide.
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