England vs India, 2nd T20I
Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham
Date & Time: July 9th, at 7:00 PM IST and 2:30 PM Local Time
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network
England will clash against India in the 2nd T20I of the series on Saturday. Not the right kind of start three lions have expected to this series as they were beaten thoroughly by India by 50 runs. They leaked runs early on the innings and pulled it back later to restrict the opposition to below 200. They never had control in the run-chase as they lost wickets regularly however Moeen Ali and Harry Brook tried to rebuild which wasn’t enough while chasing a massive target. Jos Buttler is in the first game as the full-fledged captain didn’t make an impact as he was dismissed by a peach of a delivery from Bhuvneshwar Kumar. It’s just a matter of one game for the hosts to come back and they will be playing to stay alive in the series.
India, on the other hand, showed a different approach with the bat in the 1st T20I which helped them set a target of 199 and later collective bowling performances gave them a 1-0 lead. Even though wickets were falling at one end it didn’t stop them from scoring runs freely. Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, and later Hardik Pandya all made valuable contributions. It’s a selection headache for the management as the key players Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, and Jasprit Bumrah will be available for the rest of the series. Arshdeep Singh who made a memorable debut in the 1st T20I will miss the remainder of the series. It’s a crucial series for Virat Kohli as India has started finalizing their squad for the T20 World Cup.
What is the pitch report for ENG vs IND, 2nd T20I?
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What is the expected, Probable Playing XIs for ENG vs IND, 2nd T20I?
Jos Buttler (c & wk), Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Matt Parkinson / David Willey, Tymal Mills, Reece Topley
Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik / Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
What are the Top Picks, players for Dream11, My11circle and MPL for ENG vs IND, 2nd T20I?
Top Pick – Batter
Suryakumar Yadav has got all the shots in the book and he is a 360-degree player as described by the cricketing fraternity. He started hitting boundaries from the ball one in the 1st T20I and got dismissed after a well-made 39 runs from 19 balls.
Top Pick – All-Rounder
Hardik Pandya showed a lot of maturity with the bat and ball in the 1st T20I and he was the player of the match for his all-round display. He timed the ball well and didn’t afraid to play big shots in his innings of 51 runs from 33 balls, he even bowled smartly, picking up 4 wickets at an economy of 8.25.
Top Pick – Bowler
Chris Jordan was the most economical bowler for England in the 1st T20I, he varied his pace and used short deliveries quite effectively at the death and returned with the figures of 2 for 23 in his 4 overs and scored an unbeaten 26* runs with the bat.
Top Pick – Wicketkeeper
Jos Buttler got out for an unplayable deliver from Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the 1st T20I for no score. He is a resilient player and we except big runs from his willow in this match.
Moeen Ali is the most underrated T20 all-rounder in the world currently. He kept the faith of his skipper by picking up 2 wickets in the 1st T20I and struck 36 runs at a strike rate of 180.
What are the fantasy suggested teams for ENG vs IND, 2nd T20I?
1. Jos Buttler (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), Suryakumar Yadav, Jason Roy, Deepak Hooda, Dawid Malan, Moeen Ali, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Chris Jordan
2. Jos Buttler, Rishabh Pant, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav (c), Dawid Malan, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali (vc), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills
ENG vs IND, 2nd T20I Probable Winners:
England are expected to win this match.