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Eng vs Ind, 1st T20I: Preview

After a thumping series win against Ireland, India is all set to take on Confident England in their own backyard. Interestingly, both India & England are looking to gain the top ranking spot in the upcoming series with such explosive Top-Order both have a fair amount of chance to do so. But talking about the bowling India has a far better spin attack and really good fast bowling attack in comparison to England. It will be interesting to see who win’s the series and who win’s the hearts.

Pitch: The match will be played at Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester. It is the home for county team Lancashire. The wicket is expected to be sporty but faster bowlers can acail swing in the early part of the innings.

Head-to-Head: So, far England & India have played 11 between them and England has won 6-5 in comparison to India.

Match Time: 22:00 PM IST

Teams:

India- The Bumrah & Sundar less India is likely to field a eleven with a mixed blend. So, expect Rohit & Dhawan to open and Umesh to come in place of injured Bumrah, also Kuldeep might miss out in favour of swing king Deepak Chahar, who is expected to debut in the game.

Playing XI:- Rohit, S.Dhawan,Raina, Virat(C), MS.Dhoni(Wk), M.Pandey, Hardik, B.Kumar, D.Chahar, U.Yadav, Chahal

England- The English-man are likely to feature a strong side with Buttler at top along with keeping duties and Ben Stokes might get a chance to feature that depends on his availability.

Playing XI:-Jos Buttler(Wk), Jason Roy, E.Morgan(C), A.Hales, J.Root, J.Bairstow/B.Stokes, M.Ali, D.Willey, L.Plunkett, C.Jordan, A.Rashid

Records that can be Broken/Achieved:

  • Raina need two more sixes to complete 300 Sixes in T20 Cricket.
  • MS.Dhoni need 2 more stumpings to reach at top position in the list of most stumpings in T20’s.
  • Virat Kohli needs 17 more runs to complete 2000 runs in T20I.
  • Rohit needs 51 more runs to reach 2000 mark in T20I.
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