India vs England: Dale Steyn, Simon Doull and Aaron Finch are the big favorites to win the semi-final

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Team India and England will face each other in the second semi-final of the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2024. The game is scheduled for Thursday (June 27) in Guyana.

This is the second consecutive time that India and England will meet in the semi-final of the T20 World Cup. They also faced each other in the semi-final of the last T20 World Cup. On that occasion, England had won the game by 10 wickets and would look to replicate that performance again, while India would be desperate to avenge that loss.

While only time will reveal the winner of the second semi-final, several former cricketers have overwhelmingly picked India as favorites to win the game. Speaking on Star Sports, former South Africa cricketer Dale Steyn, former New Zealand cricketer Simon Doull and former Australia captain Aaron Finch picked India as favourites.

Meanwhile, the winner of the second semi-final will face South Africa in the final. Earlier in the day, South Africa thrashed Afghanistan by 9 wickets to qualify for the final for the first time in their history.

India vs England in T20 World Cup:

India and England have met in the T20 World Cup four times and both teams have won two matches each so far. Their first meeting took place in the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup in 2007 and India won that game by 18 runs. It was the same game in which Yuvraj Singh had hit Stuart Broad for six sixes in an over.

In 2009, they met again and England emerged victorious by 3 runs. The third meeting between them in the World T20 took place in 2012 in Sri Lanka. On that occasion, India had beaten the English team by 90 runs. Rohit Sharma had scored an unbeaten fifty in that game and would look to play a match-winning knock in the next game as well.

After 2012, India and England faced each other in the T20 World Cup after a gap of 10 years when they faced each other in the semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2022. England had thrashed India by 10 wickets in the game and won the T20 World Cup.

In total, both the teams have played 23 T20Is against each other so far and India is slightly ahead in head-to-head history. While India has won 12 of the 23 matches, England has won 11.