The England team is on a tour to India since last month and both the teams played the 4-match test series. The Indian team won the series 3-1 and qualified for the World Test Championship Finals. The T20I series started on 12 March and it has become the talk of the town, due to the competitiveness of both the teams in the T20 format. Another reason is that the T20I series is being played in Narendra Modi stadium at Ahmedabad which is the world’s biggest cricket stadium. The crowd has pulled in with huge numbers in both the T20I matches. The stadium’s atmosphere has been brilliant as they get to see the best T20 players play in their city.
The England team has one of the stable limited-overs sides in the world. Their batting, as well as bowling department, has good experience of playing all around the world. It has been made possible by ECB’s change of plan ahead of the T20 World Cup.
The England pace bowler who was clocking speeds in excess of 150+ kmph in the 1st T20I did not play the IND vs ENG 2nd T20I due to injury concerns. Eoin Morgan was asked about the availability of Mark wood for the next match.
“I think when a guy bowls 95 miles an hour in the first game and he misses the second, you’re always going to miss him. Particularly in the first game when there was a bit of pace in the wicket. But today it was a different challenge. Woody feels better today, so hopefully, he’ll be fit for the next game. If not, the fourth game.” Morgan said in the press conference.
One of the cleanest hitters in the white-ball cricket, Jos Buttler has not been able to contribute enough in the first two T20I matches. A player with his class and experience can be an X-factor at the top-order.
The all-rounder Sam Curran gained a good amount of experience in T20 cricket while being a part of the 2019 and 2020 IPL. He has the ability to contribute effectively in both departments.
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