England vs India: Best Combined XI of the T20I series
These eleven players stood out in the tournament.
Published - Jul 9, 2018 10:10 am | Updated - Jul 9, 2018 10:25 am
The T20I series between England and India turned out to be an exciting one with the viewers guessing until the last match of the series. Prior to this series, the Men in Blue had not won a T20I series on English soil. It was a tad different this time around as well for the fact that Virat Kohli and co brushed aside the hosts after three riveting encounters in Manchester, Cardiff and Bristol respectively.
Thehosts put forward a comprehensive show in the opening encounter, but Alex Hales’ brilliance ensured that the English team draw level in the series. Nevertheless, the visiting team held their nerves and emerged. As the curtains come down on the series, we take you through the best combined eleven of the series in our article.
He was the Player of the Match and the Series as well as it was justified. He couldn’t find his timing in the first match but built a match-winning partnership with KL Rahul. He made 32 in his partnership of 123 runs with the Karnataka batsman. In the second match, he was nipped out by Jake Ball and could only score five runs at the Sophia Gardens.
In the series decider at the County Ground in Bristol, he came on to his own and plundered 100 runs in a mere 56 balls. He saw his team through to victory and also became the first batsman with as many as three T20I centuries after New Zealand’s Colin Munro. His stand of 89 runs with skipper Virat Kohli somewhat sealed the fate of the contest as well as the series.