When and Where to Watch India vs England, Live Streaming, Match Preview, Timings, and Pitch Report for 4th T20I
If India loses the 4th rubber, it would mean that they lose the series as well.
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Two batsmen, blessed with contrasting styles stamped their authority over the bowlers in the third T20I between India and England at Ahmedabad. Virat Kohli and Jos Buttler made life difficult for the bowlers and scored contrasting fifties. While Kohli’s half-century was one where sheer timing and placement made the opposition wilt, Buttler’s innings was one filled with brutal power and disdain.
But in the end, it was Buttler’s power that trumped Kohli’s class, as England thrashed the Indian side by 8 wickets. In fact, the Indian side owes its decent showing with the bat in the third T20I entirely to Kohli’s resplendent knock. The Indian skipper scored 77 runs out of India’s total of 156 and scored his runs at a strike rate of 167.39. The next highest run-scorer for the Indian side was Rishabh Pant, who scored 25.
For England, it was the ‘Jos Buttler show’ that steered them home. Opening the batting, the right-hander scored a whirlwind 52 ball 83* to decimate the Indian bowlers. Apart from Buttler, Jonny Bairstow too scored a handy 40* for the visitors. The Indian bowlers produced an extremely poor performance in the third T20I. While Shardul Thakur was smashed for 36 runs in 3.2 overs, Yuzvendra Chahal gave away 41 runs in his 4 overs.
And surely, the pressure will be on Virat Kohli’s men going into the 4th T20I on 18th March 2021. If India loses the 4th rubber, it would mean that they lose the series as well.
Pitch and Conditions
The pitch at the Narendra Modi Stadium has been a ‘fair’ one for T20I cricket. Bowlers who have run in relentlessly have been rewarded for their effort, and at the same time, batsmen have also managed to score runs once they spend time out in the middle. The toss has played a massive role in all the three T20Is thus far. The side that has won the toss and chased, has won all the matches. Needless to say, both sides will be looking to chase in the 4th T20I.
Playing Combinations for India vs England
The Indian side might make a few changes going into the 4th T20I. Suryakumar Yadav was left out of the side in the third T20I without even getting a chance to bat in the second rubber. So, Yadav might make a comeback into the side. Yuzvendra Chahal was hammered to all parts of the ground in the third T20I, and India might want to try out Rahul Chahar in his place. Shardul Thakur was unimpressive in the third T20I and leaked a lot of runs without scalping even a single wicket. So, Navdeep Saini might replace Thakur in the side. KL Rahul is likely to keep his place.
Predicted Playing XI: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Shreyas Iyer/ Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal/ Rahul Chahar
The England side is unlikely to tinker with its winning combination. The England fast bowlers picked up wickets at regular intervals, and their top order destroyed the Indian bowlers in the third T20I. Expect them to field the same side.
Predicted Playing XI: Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (WK), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan (C), Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
India vs England Head-to-Head
Played – 17 | India – 8 | England – 9
India vs England Broadcast details
Match Timings: 7:00 PM (IST)
TV: Star Sports Network
Live Streaming: Disney + Hotstar VIP