India is back in action for the shortest format of the game, where they will face England for five T20I matches after winning the Test series 3-1. With the T20I World Cup approaching, India will be trying to find the right mix. With Rohit Sharma back in the team, KL Rahul will be the favourite to replace Shikhar Dhawan as the opening batsman. Rishabh Pant, fresh off an outstanding Test series, will hold wickets for India in this T20. Due to the absence of Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar is expected to lead the bowling attack.
In contrast to the recent test series, England has an entirely new look for the T20I series, with big hitters such as skipper Eoin Morgan, Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, and Dawid Malan in the lineup. England defeated South Africa 3-0 in their previous series, demonstrating why they are the world’s number one team in this format. Dawid Malan is a T20 specialist who was the top run-scorer in the last T20I series.
Ahmedabad will have a hot day with a maximum temperature of 36 degrees Celsius, but the evening will be more comfortable with temperatures varying from 26~33 degrees Celsius. The humidity level would be 38%. There is zero risk of rain in today’s match.
The average first-innings score in seven Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy games played at this venue was 139 runs. The pitch is a little slower than average. So far, the spinners have dominated the roost, but pacers should be able to pass the ball around a little more under the lights.
On the other hand, a new pitch may even the odds for the batsmen, who will have to curb their attacking instincts at first. With the vast dimensions of the ground expected to favour the bowlers, having wickets in hand may be crucial.
Both teams should try to chase under the lights, with 160 runs being a fair number.
Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel/Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini/T Natarajan
Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Sam Curran, Jofra Archer, Tom Curran/Chris Jordan
India vs England, 1st T20I Dream 11:
KL Rahul (c&wk), Jos Buttler (wk), Hardik Pandya, Virat Kohli, Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Axar Patel, Ben Stokes, Yuzvendra Chahal, Chris Jordan, Jofra Archer
Winning the toss
Eoin Morgan (England), Rohit Sharma (India)
Adil Rashid (England), Yuzvendra Chahal (India)
Jos Buttler (England), Rishabh Pant (India)
Player of the Match
Team Scores Batting First
England 180+, India 190+
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