New Delhi: Determined Team India is set to beat the England 'blues' in their new flaming orange jerseys in a high-octane World Cup clash in Birmingham's Edgbaston on Sunday. Virat Kholi-led team, who haven't tasted defeat in the entire tournament, will look forward to continuing with their winning streak and secure their spot in the semi-finals.
Meanwhile, the Eoin Morgan-led team who toppled from the top and are currently fifth, need to register a win after two back-to-back defeats against Sri Lanka and Australia. If they lose to India, they would have an uphill task of remaining in the tournament.
However, if we divulge into their performances in the previous World Cup matches, both the teams have played a total of seven matches so far. Both have won three matches each and there has been one tie.
In the first-ever World Cup clash that took place between the two countries in 1975, England registered a thumping victory against India by posing a then world record total of 334.
In 1983 World Cup clash, India smashed England at Old Trafford in Manchester. Kapil Dev-led team bowled England out for 213 in 60 overs. India went on to lift their first ever World Cup trophy in the same year.
However, in 1987, while India was looking to lift the cup for the second time, England defeated India at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium.
India and England continued with their winning and losing game in 1992, 1999 and 2003. While in 2011, India and England played out a thrilling tie. India walked away with the coveted World Cup trophy for the second time in 2011.
Cut to 2019, India has had a smooth sail in the tournament with Afghanistan causing a bit of tension. The Virat Kohli-led is the only team that has not lost a single match. India are currently at the second position in the points table and are eyeing the first spot.
Meanwhile, the Eoin Morgan-led team had a great start but a few unexpected defeats hampered its growth. The team is placed fourth on the points table and it is important for England to win the match against India to remain in the tournament.
Post their high-octane clash, India will lock horns with Bangladesh and Sri Lanka while England will take on New Zealand.