Mark Wood will be a great budget bowling option.
The 2nd of the 5-match T20I series between India and England will be played on 14th March at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
The match is scheduled to start at 7:00 PM IST and local time. It will be streamed live on Star Sports Network, Jio Sports and also can be streamed on Disney+Hotstar.
Not many gave them a chance before the start of the series, but England proved once again why they are amongst the best cricketing nations in the world in the shortest format, by defeating the hosts in the first game quite easily. Batting first, England could only score 124 runs.
They lost their first 3 wickets inside 5 overs. Shreyas Iyer, with contributions from Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya, managed to bring the score past the 120-run mark. However, it still was never going to be enough on a pitch that has enough assistance for the bowlers. In this game, they will desperately want to bounce back, but the job will be difficult against England.
IND vs ENG Weather Report for 2nd T20I:
As always, it will be very hot here in Ahmedabad. The temperature will be around 35 °C when the match will start, but we will witness a full game as there is no chance of precipitation.
The pitch is not at all a bowling paradise. It has got enough assistance in it for the batsmen, and as Jason Roy & Co. proved, a score of around 160-170 can be easily achieved if the batsmen play to their strengths.
Average first innings score:
145 (Considering last 6 matches)
Record of chasing teams:
Won – 4, Lost – 2, Tie – 0
Injury and Availability News:
For India: T Natarajan is nursing a shoulder niggle. He missed the first game and is doubtful for this match.
IND vs ENG Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (w), Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal
Shikhar Dhawan, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Rahul Tewatia, T Natarajan, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Rahul Chahar
Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (w), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
Liam Livingstone, Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Tom Curran, Jake Ball, Matt Parkinson, Reece Topley.
IND vs ENG Top Picks for Today’s 11Wickets Match:
There was a lot of talk about the selection of Shreyas Iyer before the match, but he let his bat do the talking and shut his critics down. He scored 67 runs in the first T20I.
It was proved once again that Rohit Sharma is a pillar of the Indian cricket team. He is likely to be back in his opening role again and will be a must-pick.
KL Rahul might have had a poor game in the last match, but he was India’s leading run-scorer in the T20I series against Australia. He is likely to find his form back soon.
Washington Sundar should be a good budget pick. He was one of the only 2 Indian bowlers to get a wicket in the last game, while he also maintained an economy rate of just over 7 runs per over.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma
Vice-Captain Options – Dawid Malan, Jason Roy
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for IND vs ENG 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – KL Rahul (c), Jos Buttler, Rishabh Pant
Batters – Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jason Roy (vc)
All-Rounders – Washington Sundar, Ben Stokes
Bowlers – Yuzvendra Chahal, Chris Jordan, Jofra Archer
12th Man – Hardik Pandya
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for IND vs ENG 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – KL Rahul, Jonny Bairstow
Batters – Shreyas Iyer, Rohit Sharma (c), Dawid Malan (vc), Eoin Morgan
All-Rounders – Ben Stokes
Bowlers – Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid
12th Man – Jos Buttler
Mark Wood will be a great budget bowling option. He picked up a wicket in the first T20I and conceded 20 runs at an economy rate of only 5 runs per over.
Today’s IND vs ENG Probable Winners:
India are expected to win this match.