Hello and Welcome to our preview for England versus India match. We are covering ENG vs IND 2nd T20 Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI for the 2nd T20 international match. The match is to be played at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff.
This, of course, is just the preliminary round of the big battle that we all await. While the ODI and Test series remain highly anticipated, the T20I series is not far behind. The first T20I was an eye opener for hosts as they were mesmerized by the wrist spin of Kuldeep Yadav. They were in store for further punishment as KL Rahul blasted them out.
England batted first and had a flying start as Buttler and Jason Roy raced to 50 runs in the first five overs. Jos Buttler maintained his fine form and kept finding boundaries regularly. After the openers, the rest of the English batting line-up folded. Apart from David Willey, no one else could reach double figures. Chris Jordan and Adil Rashid bowled economically and kept India under pressure but it wasn’t enough.
Indian performance was exemplary. Kuldeep Yadav led the bowling attack and sliced through the English batting line-up like a hot knife through butter. The batsmen failed to read Kuldeep and were unable to put him away. The left-arm spinner picked up five wickets for just 24 runs. The batting reply was dominated by KL Rahul who showed his IPL form and smacked his second T20I century to take India to the victory.
Leading into this match, India will have the upper hand and England will have to figure out how to face Kuldeep Yadav.
ENG vs IND 2nd T20I, India on tour of England 2018
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
6th July, 10:00 PM IST
1st innings average score : 144 runs
2nd innings average score : 139 runs
Eoin Morgan (c), Adil Rashid, Jos Buttler (wk), Jonny Bairstow, Chris Jordan, Jason Roy, David Willey, Moeen Ali, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Jake Ball, Sam Curran, Liam Plunkett.
Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Siddarth Kaul, Manish Pandey, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Lokesh Rahul, Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni (wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Krunal Pandya.
The changes are unlikely in this England team unless someone is injured. A change in the team here will show nervousness of hosts which they surely won’t display.
With the T20I series on the line, India will be continuing with the same playing XI that won the last match. If India wins another match, they may experiment in the last T20I.
Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (wk), Alex Hales, Eoin Morgan (c), Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, David Willey, Liam Plunkett, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid.
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Jos Buttler (Wk) (C)
Virat Kohli (Vc)
Alex Hales/Joe Root
Jason Roy/Rohit Sharma
Captain and Vice-captain choices: J Butter, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, R Sharma, S Dhawan, J Roy, Kuldeep Yadav, Joe Root.