The Indian team arrived in Adelaide on Monday ahead of their semi-final match against England in the 20-20 World Cup 2022. The entire squad looked in good spirits ahead of the mega clash as they were greeted with a musical welcome at the team hotel in Adelaide.
The Men in Blue finished at the top of the table in Group 2 after their 71-run- win over Zimbabwe in their final match in the Super-12 stage on Sunday. They managed to win four games out of five and finished with eight points, the highest in both groups.
In the video uploaded by the Indian Cricket Board, skipper Rohit Sharma led the team as the players entered the hotel in Adelaide. The players and support staff received a musical welcome as a fan was seen playing the saxophone and singing ‘India jeetega (India will win)’ outside the team hotel. Fans were also seen chanting Virat Kohli’s name as soon as he took off from the team bus.
Watch the video here:
Touchdown Adelaide 📍#TeamIndia | #T20WorldCup pic.twitter.com/absGUDySIK
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 7, 2022
The semi-final clash against England will take place on 10th November at Adelaide Stadium and India have a great record at the Adelaide Oval. So far, the Indian team has not lost a T20I game at the venue and have registered a victory in both their fixtures – one against Australia in 2016 and the most recent Super 12 win over Bangladesh.
Star batter Virat Kohli has also enjoyed his time whenever he stepped on the ground across formats. Kohli has a stellar record at the venue and will pose a threat to England, who will be wary of the leading run-scorer in the 20-20 World Cup 2022.
Ahead of the semi-final scheduled for Thursday, Men in Blue will train in Adelaide on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Before India’s game, the first semi-final of the World Cup will be played between Pakistan and New Zealand on 9th November at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney. India last reached the final in the 2014 edition of the 20-20 World Cup and will be eager to make their third appearance at the grand stage.
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