Poms sweating on injured duo in T20 Cup

England will delay decisions on injured duo Dawid Malan and Mark Wood until the last possible moment before their T20 World Cup semi-final against India.

Key batsman Malan (groin) and express paceman Wood (stiffness) remain in doubt for Thursday night's Adelaide Oval encounter.

The pair underwent fitness tests on Wednesday with England hierarchy monitoring how they recover.

"We will try and give them as long as possible," England captain Jos Buttler told reporters on Wednesday.

"Obviously Dawid left the field the other day with a small niggle and Woody has had a bit of stiffness.

"But we will trust the medical team, we will trust those two guys as well.

"In all sport now, players don't always play at 100 per cent but of course you have to be able to fulfil your role in the team.

"So we will give that as long as we can with those guys and, as always, we have 15 guys preparing to play."

England were knocked out of last year's T20 World Cup at the semi-final stage and reached the final of the previous edition in 2016 when losing to West Indies.

The 2016 tournament came a year after England suffered an embarrassing loss to Bangladesh at Adelaide Oval in the 50-over World Cup which knocked them out at the group stage.

"We were actually just talking about that in the dressing room," Buttler said of that shock 15-run loss.

"Any time you go back to certain grounds there's some moments or memories - and not always good ones.

"But absolutely it has been clear to see the change in mindset in English cricket towards the white-ball game since that day, and especially the way we play.

"The way we have played (since) has given us better results ... there seems an ingrained way of playing now in English cricket so it has been a fantastic journey to be involved in.

"Going back to that (2016) point, it was a real line in the sand I would say, that moment, in English white-ball cricket.

"And to be now into a semi-final and go into tournaments with a level of expectation that we should perform well is a great place to be as a team."

India captain Rohit Sharma was struck on a wrist while batting at training on Tuesday but said he was a certain starter.

"I was hit yesterday, yes, but it seems to be fine," Sharma told reporters on Wednesday.

"There was a little bruising but it's absolutely fine now."