IND vs ENG Live Score, Commentary, Playing XI & Match Timings for 1st T20I
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Updated - Mar 12, 2021 6:49 pm
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Match Timings: 12 March 2021, 07:00 PM IST
Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
IND vs ENG Head to Head
Played – 14 | India – 7 | England – 7
Played – 6 | India – 3 | England – 3
After a fascinating Test series, India is all in readiness to take on England, the number one T20I side, in a five-match T20I series that gets underway on Friday at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. While England started the tour with an emphatic victory at Chennai, too little went their way later and they subsequently lost the chance to make it into the World Test Championship Final.
With the Test series gone to the home side, the current series is not only a chance for England to get back to winning ways but the series is even otherwise significant when seen in the context of the approaching T20I World Cup. Including the upcoming five fixtures, England has 13 games before they step out in the World Cup in October. However, they will not have an opportunity bigger and better than this series and the approaching season of the IPL to acclimatize themselves with conditions they will face come to the T20 World Cup.
For India, who have no more international 20-over fixtures before the World Cup after these five games, the current series is the moment to sort their problem of plenty. From identifying an apt opening combination to the most suitable number four and the correct pace attack, there are quite a few questions that India would prefer to have the answers to.
After all, not often in the recent past has India had all four in Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, and Virat Kohli available. While skipper Kohli confirmed on the eve of the game that Rohit and Rahul continue to be India’s first-choice openers, the selection headache at number four – where India has as many options as Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, and Ishan Kishan – continues.
India Squad: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Axar Patel, Shikhar Dhawan, Deepak Chahar, Shreyas Iyer, Rahul Tewatia, T Natarajan, Ishan Kishan, Rahul Chahar
England Squad: Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Sam Billings, Reece Topley, Mark Wood, Tom Curran, Liam Livingstone.