India v England, 2nd T20I: India Predicted XI
by Arya Author
Published - Jan 27, 2017 9:36 pm | Updated - Jan 27, 2017 10:51 pm
After winning the Test and the ODI series with utmost comfort, Team India have started off their T20I campaign on a losing note and they will surely try to rectify their mistakes ahead of the 2nd T20I in Nagpur on Sunday. The batting line-up didn’t click as a unit and the newcomers in the team failed to make their opportunity count. The hosts kept losing wickets at regular intervals which prevented them from going beyond 150 especially on a pitch which was a batting paradise.
The England batsmen flourished with both openers striking the ball with disdain in the first three overs. Later on, it was captain Eoin Morgan and Joe Root who ensured that the visitors reached the moderate target without further hiccups. Ahead of the much win contest in Nagpur, Virat Kohli will be a worried man as India has lost both their last two matches. He will surely try to change the team combination and bring in some new faces who might prove vital for the team’s chances on Sunday.
Here is team India’s Predicted XI for the 2nd T20I
Rahul hasn’t been in the greatest of forms but given his reputation in all three formats of the game, it is highly unlikely that he will be asked to sit out. The right-hander had a horrendous outing in the ODI series and followed it up with another low score in the 1st T20I in Kanpur. He was in tremendous form in the longest format scoring a brilliant 199 in the final Test in Chennai.
The Karnataka lad knows to play the big shots and it was quite evident from the mind-boggling innings he played against the mighty Carribeans in the USA earlier in 2016. He hasn’t realised his potential in the last four matches but with the range of shots, he poses a big knock is just round the corner. He will surely look to rectify his mistakes and come back stronger in the remainder of the series