- Match Date: Sunday, 27 February 2011
- Group: B
- Live Streaming: Watch the Live Telecast of the match on Star Cricket from 9:00 am GMT. Check in about an hour earlier to catch the pre-match World Cup Preview Show. (With Siddhu around, it is generally a colourful, interesting scene there!)
- Also for Live Cricket Streaming: India vs England Live Streaming
The mayhem that just happened outside the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore which is playing host to this match shows how big a game this is. Fans are restlessly anticipating for a good match - and this one features India. Doesn't get bigger than this, does it?
The format of this World Cup is such that there are too many mismatches in the first round. How excited can one get about an India vs Netherlands or a England vs Ireland match? No wonder then that the few matches which involve two full members of the ICC are drawing all the eyeballs and streaming attention.
While the World Cup keeps producing an upset now and then, but yet, the quality of the cricket definitely suffers when there is one of the minnows playing. Can't blame them. All that I think is that this is not the CWC is not the right platform for them to show their wares. The earlier formula where the winner of the ICC Associate Trophy used to get to play was the right one.
Coming back to the India - England game tomorrow. As Andrew Strauss has said yesterday, "the pressure is going to be on India." Tens of thousands of supporters in the ground and the expectations of millions more outside really weighs on the shoulders of Sachin Tendulkar and the the other members of the other team.
The one mitigating factor would be that it is not really a do-or-die match. However, both teams would be keen to win the match as they would want to finish on top of the group and ideally meet New Zealand in the quarter-final.
So don't miss the live streaming of the India vs England World Cup Group B match tomorrow. Tune into Star Cricket at 9:00 am GMT.