T20 World Cup 2022 Phil Salt will take Dawid Malan’s place vs India in semifinal England team will be strong

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T20 World Cup 2022: England batsman David Malan has little chance of being fit for the semi-final against India at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday. All-rounder Moeen Ali said that his injury is not good news for the team. Malan was injured in the 15th over while saving the ball from the boundary. Thereafter, England suffered a wavering in the latter part of the chase, but this was ultimately not needed as they chased successfully to reach the semi-finals.

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England vice-captain Moeen said, “He is a big player and has been for many years. He is one of our best players. I don’t know but it (Malan’s injury) is not good news for the team.” Malan is England’s highest-ranked batsman in T20Is but has been far from his best during the tournament. His highest score in the tournament was a 37-ball 35 in a five-run loss to Ireland during the Super 12s.

Phil Salt will be an option

If Malan is not fit in time for Thursday’s semi-final against India, England could use Phil Salt, the only extra batsman in their 15-man squad. Salt played 11 T20Is for England with the highest score of 88 not out against Pakistan in September. Primarily an opener, Salt has also batted at other positions as a batsman. If not Salt, Ben Stokes could possibly be placed at number three, a role he did well in the chase against Sri Lanka, then England fast bowling all-rounders David Willey, Chris Jordan or left-arm pacer Tymal. can be brought.

Talking about facing India in the semi-finals, Ali is excited about the prospect of facing the Rohit Sharma-led side at the Adelaide Oval. “It’s a big deal to play with India anywhere in the world because of the crowd and they are such a big team and a force in cricket. I am very excited to play,” he said.

Thursday’s semi-final will also be England’s first match of the tournament at the Adelaide Oval. This means he will need to adjust quickly with the longer straight boundaries of the wicket. India had previously played at the Adelaide Oval, beating Bangladesh by five runs in a Super 12 match last week.

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