The T20 flavor has started to strike back. After a small phase of international test cricket. The Indian Cricket team is set to dawn the blue jersey. India VS England T20I series begins today (7th of July 2022). The teams will be rooting to go as this series will see two of the best teams of this format, take on each other. England will be playing under the full-time captaincy of Jos Butler. This series hence also marks a new era for them. Rohit is back in the India blue as skipper. Here is an in-depth look:
Indian Cricket Team Preview for India VS England T20I:
The Indian Cricket Team is playing a sub-strength squad for the 1st T20I against England. But the squad is just said to be sub-strength. In reality, if those players play to their potential, they can rock and shock the English team. The combination will be a key factor. Rohit Sharma will be back at the top alongside Ishan Kishan. Will Yuzvendra Chahal and Ravi Bishnoi both play? The pace bowling unit does look a bit sorted. The team is coming with a boost of confidence from the Ireland series. The batting unit especially will be very high on confidence.
England Team Preview:
The same applied to the English team. They are also playing a sub-strength squad. But the players chosen are the top performers of the NatWest T20 Blast. The major senior players to miss out on are Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow. The white-ball specialists are high on confidence after dominating the Netherlands. Jos Butler looks in the form of his life.
The venue, Pitch, and Timings:
The venue for this game is the Rose Bowl Oval in Southampton. The English T20 conditions are generally overcast and cold. Similar weather can be expected. The game will be streamed in India at local time 10:30 pm. Whereas it will be played in the evening in England. The average score at the Rose Bowl in both innings is 158. It is 168 in the first innings and 153 in the second. So, the one who wins the toss is expected to bat first.
India Squad for India VS England T20I 1st T20:
Rohit Sharma (Captain), Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj 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
Expected Playing XI:
Rohit Sharma (C), Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel.
England Squad for India VS England T20I 1st T20:
Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Jason Roy, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, David Willey, Richard Gleeson, Jos Buttler (Captain), Philip Salt, Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills, Matthew Parkinson, Reece Topley.
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