INDIA VS ENGLAND | Though teams are experimenting in preparation for the T20 World Cup, they'd like to stamp their supremacy in the third T20I and get closer to the series trophy.
England got off to a strong start in the series by winning the first ODI by eight wickets, but India came back to take the second ODI by seven wickets. To put the series on ice with a 2-1 advantage. Bairstow completes the job with a slap over Shardul's backward point. Buttler concludes with a ranking of 83 not out. England put in a great show.
Virat Kohli and his team have a chance to keep their winning streak running in the third contest. They tried a bit too hard in the first match, but they recovered their balance in the second T20I. Simultaneously, the hosts' experimenting has persisted. In the second T20I, opener Ishan Kishan made his debut, while Suryakumar Yadav made his first appearance for India. On his debut, Kishan made an impression with his aggressive bowling, scoring 56 runs off 32 balls. Captain Kohli looks as sublime as ever as he helped India celebrate with another unbeaten fifty.
The Motera pitch helped the pacers and gave England a massive advantage in the first match, but the second pitch was slow, and the Indian pacers outclassed their opponents in the second match, despite some important scores from England batsmen.
The third Twenty20 International will be played on a red soil pitch, which should support spinners, so lineup changes will be fun to watch. KL Rahul or Ishant Sharma will have to make room for Rohit Sharma to return to the top of the order for India. In place of Suryakumar, India could bat Rahul in the middle order. Axar Patel may also be considered for a pacer role.
Eoin Morgan, England's captain, wants Mark Wood to join the side, but Moeen Ali may be called up in place of Tom Curran.
As a result of the rising COVID-19 events, the third T20I and the remaining matches of the series will be played without spectators in the Ahmedabad stadium.