India vs England World Cup 2011 cricket Live Streaming, Live Scores On Sunday February 27

India vs England Live Cricket ICC World Cup 2011 Online Broadcast from M Chinnaswamy stadium on Sunday February 27 at 09:00 GMT Live.

As a cricket fan, the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 matchup is getting more excited. The India Vs England is one of the most anticipated matchup in Group B of the Cricket World Cup 2011 to be held M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, 09:00 GMT on Feb. 27 2011. The official ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 site will cover the live updates of India vs England matchup, go here.

Both India and England is eager to win this game to lead the Group B of ICC Cricket World Cup that will boost momentum going to the tournament. India, who meet England in the day-night match on Sunday, defeated Bangladesh by 87 runs in their opener in Dhaka last Saturday, while England defeated the Netherlands by 6 wickets.

Player to watch for England - Batter Paul Colingwood and bowler Stuart Broad

Players to watch for India - Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag

India's Virender Sehwag will be fit to play for World Cup clash with England despite receiving a painful blow to the ribs in practice on Friday.

Predictions: England playing in India always tend to struggle on slow dead wickets, so India win is expected unless England has some surprises.

For live updates of India vs England matchup, go here.

India and England have met six times at various stages of various world cups and the overall score is 3-3. India take on England in Bangalore on February 27 in the 2011 edition and it remains to be seen who takes the lead. Incidentally, the game was shifted from the Eden Gardens, Kolkata, to the Chinnaswamy Stadium

England's game against India has been billed as a marquee encounter and the pre-match hype, particularly in the host city of Bangalore, has already reached frenzied levels. England captain Andrew Strauss admitted "huge anticipation" ahead of the game but also believes it will inspire Kevin Pietersen, who is potentially England's game-changer at the top of the order but made a subdued start to the tournament against Netherlands. With expectations on the home side running high, Strauss added: "we'd love to spoil an Indian party here in Bangalore."

"It's going to be a huge atmosphere," he said. "It's one of those games that everyone dreams of playing, against India at the World Cup on their home turf. It's a great opportunity for us and one that we're very excited about. [A win] would potentially be a huge lift for us, and it would send out a pretty strong marker to other sides. But we've got to do it first. We've got to concentrate on the process of doing it."

The build-up to this game has put the spotlight on players on both sides but Pietersen, who scored a century in England's last game against India inNovember 2008 but hasn't managed one in ODIs since, is one player who won't mind that one bit. Strauss suggested that "it's the sort of match that brings out the best in him".

"Opening the batting is giving him [Pietersen] a fresh outlook on his one-day cricket, and hopefully he'll transform that into big runs as well," Strauss said. "He's performed well in the subcontinent before. He obviously knows this wicket well because he's played in the IPL here, and in the big matches and big tournaments generally we see the best of Kevin Pietersen."

Pietersen has averaged just 22.13 in ODIs since that Cuttack ton but Strauss insisted he had no doubts over his effectiveness in one-day cricket and that the team expected him to perform.

"I don't think it's the time to take the pressure off. It's a World Cup and we all need to stand up and perform, he knows that as well as anyone else. We know what he can bring to our side when he does perform, because he's a match-winning player and one that other sides will fear. I've got no issues, I'm very confident he's going to put in some telling performances in the course of this World Cup."

Even with a fully-firing Pietersen, England are sure to face a stern challenge from an Indian team on familiar terrain and primed to go the distance in this tournament, backed by fervent home support. "Playing India in their home conditions, that's always a big challenge for you as a side," admitted Strauss, "but we're up for that challenge, and we think we can do well. It's not something we're overawed about, it's something we're excited about.

"They're a strong side in their home conditions, there's no doubt about that. We played well against them in England, but not in India. But we've evolved a lot as a side in the last 12 to 24 months. We'll take a lot of confidence from how the guys played in the Twenty20 World Cup, playing under pressure, and our bowlers are a lot smarter now, which is probably crucial out here. We need to play well, we're under no illusions about that, but there's a real vibe and excitement and enthusiasm that I hope the guys will bring to the pitch tomorrow afternoon."

Speaking of the pitch, Strauss explained that the England set-up had been fed conflicting reports on how the wicket at the Chinnaswamy Stadium will play, and unseasonal rainfall in the city hasn't helped their assessment. The warm-up matches at the ground, and particularly India's game against Australia, suggested conditions could suit the spinners. Strauss said England would have to "tailor our side to the conditions that we think are going to be most prevalent. We probably won't know that until tomorrow morning".

The city was drenched by a torrential downpour on Friday, and while Saturday was muggy but rain-free, a thick cover of cloud remained and there's a chance the weather could play a role on Sunday. With that in mind, Strauss suggested England might opt for the relative safety of chasing with an eye on the Duckworth-Lewis tables.

"That's always an option when there's rain around. It's better to know the situation than not to know. But we'll assess the conditions at the toss. It's too early to say anything categorically at this stage. In terms of the conditions, I always think you want to be the man making the choice [at the toss]. The key is to assess the conditions before the game starts and hopefully we'll be able to do that over the next 24 hours."

While it would be a shame for the weather to dampen what could be an intense and emotional encounter, the threat of a storm could also add to the drama sure to unfold in front of a 'housefull' stadium. The ground is sure to be packed to the rafters despite the continuing furore over tickets and the deafening shouts of 40,000 energized spectators will make it a challenge for Strauss to maintain control in the field.

"There's going to be a lot of sign language involved, I think. It's something we've definitely talked about. Trying to get people's attention is going to be difficult, so people are going to have to keep their eyes on me. Fielders are going to have to be smart too, knowing when they should be saving two or when they need to be right on the boundary. These are things we try to do day in and day out, so hopefully it shouldn't be too different."

The very first game of the World Cup was played between India and England, back in 1975 at Lord's. Since then, this rivalry has grown into a fascinating duel, with India enjoying a upper hand in recent times. We look at four games between the two sides that are worth remembering for years to come.

The teams went into the final game with India leading 3-2. This match, at the Wankhede in Mumbai, provided the fitting climax as England eked out a thrilling five-run win to draw the series 3-3. England made 255 based on opener Marcus Trescothick's 95. They looked like making much more at 153-2, but collapsed, with Harbhajan Singh picking up a five-for. Sourav Ganguly (80) led India's chase, but Andrew Flintoff (3-380 won it for England. To rub salt into India's wounds, Flintoff took off his shirt and ran around the ground with his teammates in jubilation.

Feb 3, 2002 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Brief scores: England 255 in 49.1 overs (M Trescothick 95, N Hussain 41, A Flintoff 40; Harbhajan 5-43) beat India 250 in 49.5 overs (S Ganguly 80; A Flintoff 3-38) by five runs.

It was the decider of the NatWest series, which had gone right down to the wire at 3-3 till that point. At Lord's, however, everything went wrong for India. England, expectedly, prepared a fast and bouncy wicket and bowled out India for 187. The game, unfortunately, was spoiled by Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar's folly in judging Sachin Tendulkar out caught behind off Flintoff when television replays showed that the ball had brushed the batsman's shoulder.

Sept 8, 2007 at Lord's

Brief Scores: India 187 in 47.3 overs (MS Dhoni 50; A Flintoff 3-45, A Mascarenhas 3-23) lost to England 188-3 in 36.2 overs (K Pietersen 71 not out, P Collingwood 64).

It was probably the second most impactful win for India after the 1983 World Cup triumph. The Natwest tri-series final looked like England's for the taking after Nasser Hussain & Co made 325 for five. With the top order in the hut, all hope looked lost at 146-5, before Yuvraj Singh andMohammad Kaif scripted a sensational turnaround with a 121-run partnership. The most abiding memory though was Sourav Ganguly twirling his shirt on the Lord's balcony.

July 13, 2002 at Lord's

Brief scores: England 325-5 in 50 overs (M Trescothick 109, N Hussain 115; Z Khan 3-62) lost to India 326-8 in 49.3 overs (M Kaif 87, Yuvraj 69, S Ganguly 60, V Sehwag 45) by two wickets.

In a must-win game for India, Ashish Nehra produced perhaps the best-ever spell delivered by an Indian fast bowler. Playing with a badly damaged knee, Nehra ran through the English batting line-up on a seaming Durban pitch. In between, the charged up pacer had a banana and threw up instantly! The other thing worth remembering from this game is Sachin Tendulkar's pulled six off seamer Andy Caddick.

Date: February 26, 2003

Venue: Durban

Brief scores: India 250-9 in 50 overs (R Dravid 62, S Tendulkar 50, Yuvraj 42; A Caddick 3-69) beat England 168 in 45.3 overs (A Flintoff 64; A Nehra 6-23) by 82 runs.

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