This is a match between the first and second place in the ICC T20 rankings. India and England are going to clash in a bilateral T20I series after more than 15 months. The first match of the three-match series will be played at the Rose Bowl Cricket Ground in Southampton. Although both teams come into the match with wins in their last T20I series, England will have the psychological edge over the visitors thanks to their win in the COVID-19-delayed Edgbaston Test. India, who were on top in the first innings, lost to England by 7 wickets.
England chased down 378 runs thanks to excellent centuries from Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow. However, by switching to colored jerseys, India will be keen to bounce back from defeat and retain their pole position in the ICC rankings. In form, Deepak Hooda, high on confidence from his quickfire century against Ireland, will get his England debut.
England, on the other hand, tend to make the most of their winning momentum. England will play with new white-ball captain Jos Buttler after Eoin Morgan announced his retirement from internationals last week. Buttler has been Morgan’s partner in white-ball cricket since 2015.
England (ENG) vs India (IND) Probable Starting XI:
India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan.
England: Jos Buttler (captain), Jason Roy, David Malan, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, David Willey, Reece Tapley, Tymal Mills, Matthew Parkinson.
England vs India Teams:
England squad for T20I vs India: Jos Buttler (captain), Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, David Malan, Jason Roy, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, David Willey, Richard Gleeson, Philip Salt, Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills, Matthew Parkinson, Rees Dobley.
India squad for T20 series against England: Rohit Sharma (captain), Ishan Kishan, Rudraj Gaekwad, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik
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