| On Mar 20, 2021 6:47 PM IST

IND vs ENG 5th T20I: Why KL Rahul Is Not Playing Today?


IND vs ENG 5th T20I: There’s a lot riding on this game. Series’ bragging rights may be the principal target for both India and England but for the Virat Kohli and team management, there’s more going on behind the scene than meets the eye.
For a good period, team India has slots nailed down by the regulars, but with Shikhar Dhawan no longer as consistent as he used to be, and Rohit Sharma’s hot and cold form, Team India selectors and management has a lot in its basket than what everybody would have hoped for.
That’s why the team combination has to hit the bull’s eye in the IND vs ENG 5th T20I match. There’s no ifs and buts. No excuses after the match, only inquest and judgement.

India vs England 5th T20I: Why KL Rahul Is Not Playing Today?

The chop was coming for KL Rahul. The Punjab Kings captain has been struggling for form since the start of the series. Virat Kohli himself has come under a lot of scrutinies for the team selection.

Now in the IND vs ENG 5th T20I match, Indian team management has made one change and you can say it was coming.
KL Rahul has been dropped for an inconsistent form, with left-arm pacer T Natrajan coming into the side to bolster the bowling attack.

ENG vs IND 5th T20I: A World-Cup Final In The Making

England are the best T20I team in the world, but Indians are not far behind. England may have taken the white-ball cricket quite seriously and have evolved into an all-action outfit, with players such as Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer tailor-made for this mode of cricket, the Indian team has always been a top dog in this format.
IPL has given Indians youngsters a big platform and has helped create a bigger pool of players who can withstand the demand for international cricket.
Many believe that the current T20I series is a smokescreen for the upcoming T20 World Cup, with India and England seen as the most likely teams to lift the trophy.

IND vs ENG 5th T20I: How India And England Lined Up?

India Playing 11 | India Starting XI

Rohit Sharma
KL Rahul
Virat Kohli
Shreyas Iyer
Suryakumar Yadav
Rishabh Pant

Hardik Pandya
Washington Sundar
Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Shardul Thakur
Rahul Chahar

England Playing 11 | England Starting XI

Jason Roy
Jos Butler
Dawid Malan
Jonny Bairstow
Eoin Morgan
Ben Stokes
Sam Curran
Jofra Archer
Chris Jordan
Adil Rashid
Mark Wood

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