ENGLAND will fight for their survival in the 2019 Cricket World Cup tournament when they take on India at Edgbaston in Birmingham.
The hosts started as favourites but are now on the brink of getting knocked out of the tournament.
Not only does Eoin Morgan’s side need to beat India, something that no team has done so far in the competition, but they will also have to come out better against 2015 finalists, New Zealand in their last group game on Wednesday to advance to the final rounds. England currently stands at the fifth position in the points table with eight points.
Meanwhile, all India needs is a win in Birmingham to join Australia in the semi-finals.
Battling with middle-order limitations, the Indians, who will play in their orange away uniforms, are placed second with 11 points.
The weather forecast predicts bright sunshine and the baked pitch on the drier side promises more turn than usual.
An expected large crowd of Indian supporters, the match might turn out to be rather unsettling for the hosts that are already under severe pressure from all quarters.